Blues Rumors & News

  • Ignoring Devils is sad way for Martin Brodeur to say goodbye

    New York Post "Don’t know about you folks, but when I think of Martin Brodeur’s legendary career, the three players who come immediately to mind are Brett Hull, Bernie Federko and Al MacInnis, with whom he shared the stage at his retirement announcement in … St. Louis? It was his party, so not only didn’t he..." January 30

  • Blues show off for dads in shootout win over Predators

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "A celebration erupted on the ice when the Blues capped a 5-4 shootout victory over Nashville Thursday, but it paled in comparison to the party in Suite 247 inside Scottrade Center. A majority of the Blues players had their fathers in attendance Thursday, as they prepared for a “dad’s trip”..." January 30

  • Martin Brodeur leaves game 'with a big smile' on face

    USA Today "Martin Brodeur, who has three Stanley Cup rings as the NHL's winningest goalie, will now try to win one in management. The 22-year veteran officially announced his retirement on Thursday and was named senior adviser to St. Louis Blues general manager Doug Armstrong. "I'm excited to start a..." January 29

  • Penguins send F Goc to Blues for C Lapierre

    TSN.ca "The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired centre Maxim Lapierre from the St. Louis Blues in exchange for centre Marcel Goc. The teams agreed on the trade after the Penguins' 5-3 win over the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday night. Goc had one assist in the win. In 43 games with the Penguins this season,..." January 28

  • Why the NHL's most hated players are never going away

    CBSSports.com "They tend to be some of the most hated players in the NHL, and when they inevitably do something reckless you probably want them out of the league. They are the guys that spend their time skating along the fine line between "playing with an edge," and playing dirty. On occasion, they will jump..." January 28

  • Martin Brodeur to retire, join Blues front office

    Sportsnet.ca "Martin Brodeur is stepping away from the crease and joining the St. Louis Blues front office, Sportsnet has learned. The NHL’s all-time winningest goalie made the decision after taking a break from the NHL team to ponder his future. Two sources confirmed that Brodeur took the Blues up on the..." January 27

  • Devils' Lou Lamoriello supports Martin Brodeur's job in St. Louis Blues' front office

    Newark Star-Ledger "1 / 17 St. Louis Blues goalie Martin Brodeur (30) looks at the scoreboard during a timeout in the first period of a game against the Nashville Predators on Dec. 4, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo | Mark Zaleski) Kevin Manahan | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com Print Rich Chere | NJ Advance..." January 27

  • Brian Elliott Headed to NHL All-Star Game

    NHL.com "Blues goaltender Brian Elliott is a late addition to the 2015 NHL All-Star Game this weekend in Columbus. Elliott will be making his second All-Star appearance and will join Kevin Shattenkirk and Vladimir Tarasenko in Columbus. Elliott leads the NHL with a 1.86 goals-against average and is..." January 22

  • Crosby, Stamkos top picks in NHL.com All-Star draft

    NHL.com "The stars of the 2015 NHL All-Star Weekend in Columbus will conduct a fantasy draft Friday to create teams for a real game to be played Sunday. We here at NHL.com decided to get into the spirit by conducting our own All-Star fantasy draft. Dan Rosen played the role of Jonathan Toews; Corey..." January 22

  • Blues extend Martin Brodeur's leave of absence

    The Score "Hockey Hall of Fame bound goaltender Martin Brodeur needs a little more time to reflect on what's next. The legendary netminder, who has appeared in a small handful of games this season with the St. Louis Blues, was granted a leave of absence from the team last week. That leave has now been..." January 21

  • Blues rumble into All-Star break as hot as they've been all season

    Fox Sports Midwest "Give the Blues some time to reach full speed, and they've proven themselves quite capable of tightening the screws. Relatively slow first periods haven't been nearly enough to stop St. Louis from heading into the long All-Star break on one of its hottest stretches all season. A 3-1 win over..." January 20

  • Blues roll into break by stopping Avs

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Blues already had passed Chicago in the Central Division standings on a successful homestand, and had Nashville in their sights. A 3-1 win over Colorado, the reigning division champ, on Monday night gave the Blues 62 points, and they are now just two out of first place as they film the..." January 20

  • LeBrun: Blues, Flyers well-matched for Senators on trade front

    Nichols on Hockey "“I will give you a few teams to keep an eye on if that’s the kind of thing that Bryan Murray is looking for. And I did hear that a few weeks ago, that he was looking for a top-6 forward and clearly not a rental. I mean, the Senators are 10 points out. As he said on your station, he’s looking for..." January 20

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    Jeremy Rutherford @jprutherford

    Cole stays in, Butler out. #stlblues

  • Ken Hitchcock passed Pat Quinn for fifth all-time in coaching wins

    Pro Hockey Talk "When his St. Louis Blues blanked the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-0 on Saturday, Ken Hitchcock passed Pat Quinn for fifth all-time in wins for an NHL head coach with 685. While shootout victories likely helped to some extent, it’s worth noting that Hitchcock reached this mark in 1,285 games while..." January 19

  • Red Wings cap grueling road stretch with dramatic OT victory against Blues

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Red Wings are finally heading home after playing six straight games and eight of the last nine on the road. With the next three games scheduled for Joe Louis Arena, they'll also be riding a nice wave of momentum after capping that stretch with two straight victories - including an..." January 16

  • Blues could offer G Martin Brodeur management position

    CBSSports.com "It's now Day 2 of Martin Brodeur's one-week leave of absence from the St. Louis Blues. The veteran goaltender is taking time away from the team to go over his options and ponder his future in the game. There are several options available to him and, according to Darren Dreger on TSN's Insider..." January 16

  • Blues’ 4-2 win over Edmonton

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Ken Hitchcock has broken the records of many NHL coaches in his time behind a bench, but perhaps none for whom he had more respect than the one he’ll surpass with his next victory. The Blues’ 4-2 win over Edmonton on Tuesday night at Scottrade Center was Hitchcock’s 684th regular-season victory,..." January 14

  • Brodeur Granted One-Week Leave of Absence

    NHL.com "St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the club has given goaltender Martin Brodeur a one-week leave of absence from the team. Brodeur will rejoin the club in one week and his future will be addressed at that time. The 42-year-old..." January 14

  • Tarasenko expected to be NHL All-Star

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "If the NHL were picking its All-Star rosters from the past three games, the league might have trouble narrowing down its list of Blues. The club has scored 20 goals in a three-game winning streak. But the selection process will encompass the Blues’ 41 games, and on those terms, the team..." January 10

  • Blues blast Coyotes with four goals from Backes

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Four nights earlier, T.J. Oshie called it. After he and Alexander Steen lit up the scoreboard in San Jose, Oshie said the third member of their line, David Backes, would be next. "We have been on the end of the scoresheet and tonight was his night," Oshie said. "We were feeding him and he was..." January 07

  • NHL to unveil player-tracking for All-Star Game

    Sportsnet.ca "The NHL is preparing to take a glimpse into the future by using player-tracking technology at the upcoming all-star game. Officials from the league and NHL Players’ Association will be in Columbus for testing early next week, according to two sources, with the goal of employing the Sportvision..." January 06

  • Blues' Stastny finally appears to be hitting his stride

    Fox Sports Midwest "Paul Stastny's transition from his longtime home in Colorado to his hometown has finally gotten smoother after a rough start. The veteran center figured to play a big role in St. Louis, with general manager Doug Armstrong even hinting a spot on the top line with David Backes and Alexander Steen..." January 06

  • Blues GM weighs in on Blues' struggles

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "To see Doug Armstrong in the press box during Blues’ games, the general manager certainly wears his emotions on his sleeve. He’s not the hysterically heated character that Ron Caron could be, but one knows full well how the team is performing. The Blues’ 7-2 victory over San Jose on Saturday,..." January 05

  • Robby Fabbri out, Brayden Point in for Canada at world junior championship

    Yahoo! Sports "Canada's world junior team has lost forward Robby Fabbri for the remainder of the tournament due to a high ankle sprain. The St. Louis Blues' prospect suffered the injury after throwing a routine body check at Denmark's Anders Krogsgaard on Friday early in the first period of Canada's 8-0..." January 03

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    Lou Korac @lkorac10

    The #stlblues have activated Jaden Schwartz from injured reserve, assigned Colin Fraser to the Chicago Wolves.

  • Blues start new year stuck in the middle

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "William Shakespeare, who doesn’t get quoted enough in hockey stories, wrote, What’s past is prologue. Even if they haven’t seen The Tempest, where that line comes from, Blues fans are fully aware of the team’s history of early postseason exits (the past) and that colors everything that may..." January 01

  • Predators beat Blues with defensemen's offense

    Tennessean "Predators coach Peter Laviolette encourages his defensemen to jump into the offensive rush when an opportunity presents itself. But two defensemen at once — on a penalty kill? Roman Josi fed Shea Weber to finish a two-on-one break for the decisive goal midway through the third period in..." December 31

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    St. Louis Blues @StLouisBlues

    Hitchcock said Elliott will start tonight, Allen will back up. He also said Brodeur will start in one of the next two games. #stlblues

  • Brodeur's time in St. Louis could be up soon

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Goaltender Brian Elliott is on the verge of returning to the Blues’ lineup — perhaps as soon as tonight’s game in Nashville — which means the end could be near in St. Louis for Martin Brodeur. Brodeur made his fourth start with the club Monday against Colorado, and if it was his last, he..." December 30

  • Elliott Activated from Injured Reserve

    NHL.com "St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the club has activated goaltender Brian Elliott from injured reserve. Elliott, 29, has appeared in 14 games this season, posting an 8-4-1 record while pacing the League with a 1.82 goals against..." December 30

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    Jeremy Rutherford @jprutherford

    Allen in net Saturday. Bouwmeester (groin) won't play. #stlblues

  • Blues recall Lindbohm, Gunnarsson (concussion) skates

    Pro Hockey Talk "The St. Louis Blues recalled defenseman Petteri Lindbohm from the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League on Friday, the club announced. It appears he could also be in the lineup when the Blues host the Dallas Stars on Saturday, as per Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis..." December 28

  • Former Stars’ agitator Steve Ott has some advice for Ryan Garbutt regarding suspensions

    Dallas Morning News "Ryan Garbutt knows he has a long haul ahead of him, but he also has some pretty good examples to follow. Garbutt already has been suspended three times in his 157 game-NHL career, and realizes that he has to make changes to his edgy style. But former Stars agitator Steve Ott dealt with similar..." December 28

  • Avs put Christmas beatdown on Blues and win 5 to 0

    Mile High Hockey "Merry Christmas* all you Mile High Hockey faithful. Joy to the hockey world, but boos to the Blues.** BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. *Merry Christmas Eve Eve (whatever fuckers) ** I don’t give a fuck, it’s Christmas time. So, I have been charged with this Christmas recap and I..." December 24

  • Armstrong doesn't expect Blues to be overly active in trades

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "This holiday season is the busiest time of the year for deals, but not in the NHL. The league's annual trade freeze goes into effect at 11:59 p.m. tonight (St. Louis time) and runs through 12:01 a.m. Dec. 28. No deals involving the Blues are expected to happen before the freeze, meaning the..." December 21

  • Kings fight their way back from three-goal deficit to beat Blues

    L.A. Daily News "Drew Doughty didn’t name names Thursday morning. He didn’t get into specifics. He didn’t mince his words, however. He cast his unwavering gaze at everyone on the Kings’ roster, refusing to spare his own play from his unvarnished critique of the team’s play. “We need more consistency from all of..." December 19

  • Some smoke and fire with Oshie to the Bruins?

    CSN New England "There continues to be some smoke around a potential move brewing between the Bruins and the St. Louis Blues. The name of right wing and Team USA Olympic shootout hero T.J. Oshie was first mentioned in this space a week ago and was reiterated by TSN’s Bob McKenzie on NBCSN in between periods of..." December 19

  • Ben Eager signs with Blues’ AHL affiliate

    Pro Hockey Talk "Ben Eager is back playing hockey in North America. On Thursday, the well-traveled tough guy inked with the Chicago Wolves, AHL affiliate of the St. Louis Blues." December 18

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    Jeremy Rutherford @jprutherford

    Schwartz blocked a shot by #lakings Drew Doughty in the first period, the likely source of the injury.

  • Tarasenko stars as Blues storm past Kings, 5-2

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Blues, whose motto seems to be “Don’t do in the first or second period what you can put off until the third,” pulled out one of their sweetest wins of the season on Tuesday night, scoring three goals in 2 minutes, 30 seconds of the final period to grab a 5-2 win over the Kings at Scottrade..." December 17

  • With Backes setting the example, Blues' top line is heating up

    Fox Sports Midwest "A hard-working veteran line hitting its stride has provided the spark for a Blues offense averaging nearly four goals per game in December. Alexander Steen, T.J. Oshie and David Backes finished last season as the top three points leaders for St. Louis, so it came as no surprise when the team..." December 16

  • Steen nets two goals in Blues' 6-3 win over Islanders

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Not having much success with large leads lately, the New York Islanders thought they'd try the other role on for size. In each of their last two games, the Isles had blown a three-goal lead, including once against the Blues last Saturday on Long Island. This time, the Blues jumped out to a..." December 12

  • Blues not focused on avenging cheap shots

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The New York Islanders will visit Scottrade Center tonight, which means the Blues will be reunited with forward Anders Lee, who laid out Blues defenseman Carl Gunnarsson with a left elbow to the face six days ago. Gunnarsson remains out of the lineup because of a concussion. Lee was fined by the..." December 11

  • Blues recover, pull out 4-2 win over Panthers

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Hey, how about this new guy? Martin Brodeur, who makes everyone's short list of the greatest goalies ever, now is also earning a spot on the greatest-guy-to-fill-in-for-a-little-while list. Making his first start at Scottrade Center since the Blues signed him less than a week ago to fill in for..." December 09

  • Blues get a kick out of Brodeur’s $20K win bonus

    Pro Hockey Talk "Martin Brodeur won his first game with the St. Louis Blues in a rare fashion, as he relieved Jake Allen while the Blues managed a 6-4 comeback against the New York Islanders. More than a few people couldn’t help but note that he got a $20K bonus for winning the game, too. As part of Brodeur’s..." December 07

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    Jeremy Rutherford @jprutherford

    Brodeur will start against Florida Monday. #stlblues

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    Jeremy Rutherford @jprutherford

    #stlblues announce Gunnarsson (upper-body injury) will not return.

  • Martin Brodeur’s complicated farewell begins

    New York Post "There is no denying that it was weird on Thursday night watching Martin Brodeur saunter out onto the ice in Nashville decked out in Blues gear, take warmups and then make a stop on the Predators’ Colin Wilson just 50 seconds in. It’s weird to see Brodeur as anything but a New Jersey Devil. “I..." December 06

  • Predators beat Blues 4-3, take first in Central

    Tennessean "Nashville's Colin Wilson was stopped by St. Louis goalie Martin Brodeur on the first shot of the game. But when he got a breakaway opportunity in the third period, Wilson connected for a crucial goal that was the difference in the Predators' 4-3 win over St. Louis at Bridgestone Arena. "I..." December 05