Blues Rumors & News

  • New big NHL contracts appear to have protection from potential upcoming lockout

    TSN "NHL lockout. It's the one phrase that can send a chill down your spine on the sweatiest summer July day. Rest easy, for now: the NHL and NHL Players' Association has guaranteed labour peace for each of the next five seasons, through the 2019-20 campaign. While another hockey work..." July 29

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    Jeremy Rutherford @jprutherford

    Spoke today with #stlblues defenseman Jay Bouwmeester, who acknowledged that he was never 100 percent after suffering a groin injury Nov. 22

  • NHLPA’s Fehr: Players want to play in Olympics

    Sportsnet "NHL players competing at the PyeongChang 2018 Olympics certainly isn’t the most important storyline in hockey these days – expansion, off-season transactions and managerial moves are – but it’s still a topic many are interested in. NHLers have competed at the Olympics since the 1998 Nagano..." July 25

  • Post expansion, could NHL realign with eight divisions?

    Pro Hockey Talk "After the NHL received just two bids for expansion teams — one for Las Vegas, the other for Quebec City, but nothing for Seattle or Portland — could the league be headed for another realignment? From the Globe and Mail’s Eric Duhatschek: When the NHL last realigned, the commitment was only..." July 22

  • Can young NHLers be trusted?

    TSN "One of the hockey narratives I’ve always been curious about is the reputation that veterans pick up as the steady, reliable defensive options. The reputation seems to be built out of the fact that these players have extensive experience at the NHL level, and through that experience, they have..." July 22

  • Quebecor submits expansion bid for NHL franchise in Quebec City

    The Score "The company hoping to bring NHL hockey back to Quebec City has formally applied for an expansion franchise. Quebecor, the media conglomerate that operates Sun Media, TVA, Videotron, and Canoe, confirmed the bid in a brief statement Monday. A new arena in Quebec City, the Videotron Centre,..." July 20

  • Lack of cap room has made for ‘really difficult’ summer for some free agents

    Columbus Dispatch "It's been nearly three weeks since NHL free agency opened, and there are still plenty of good players on the market. There will be a second wave of signings, but one longtime NHL agent told The Dispatch that the market has never been this stagnant. "It's tough," the agent said. "There are..." July 20

  • Capitals' T.J. Oshie sends care package to fan after viral meltdown

    CBS Sports "Sports fans were first introduced to 5-year-old St. Louis Blues fan Libby Lu when her meltdown over T.J. Oshie's trade to the Washington Capitals went viral. The tearful (and painfully cute) outburst has over 300,000 views on YouTube as of this posting. Libby also ended up on SportsCenter for a..." July 16

  • Top 15 NHL UFAs of 2015: Best of who’s left

    Sportsnet "Where does the unrestricted free-agent class of 2015 stand now, after July 1’s flurry of signings? Well, admittedly, it’s looking a little thin. Although most big acquisitions will be made through trade at this point, that doesn’t mean useful players aren’t still out there to be scooped..." July 14

  • Oshie excited, says Capitals are 'ready to win'

    NHL.com "The Washington Capitals hope the additions of forwards T.J. Oshie and Justin Williams will help deliver what has been an elusive championship. Oshie, who was acquired from the St. Louis Blues on July 2 in a trade for forward Troy Brouwer, goalie Pheonix Copley and a third-round draft pick, met..." July 11

  • Ducks, Capitals stand out as teams with best salary cap situations

    CBS Sports "When you're a good team in the NHL over an extended period of time it is inevitable that the salary cap is going to become an issue. The Chicago Blackhawks are still experiencing that this offseason (again), whiles teams like Pittsburgh, Boston, Minnesota, Philadelphia, Vancouver and San Jose..." July 09

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    Jeremy Rutherford @jprutherford

    #stlblues announce a one-year, one-way contract for Paajarvi, avoiding arbitration.

  • Tarasenko Signs 8-Year, $60M Contract

    NHL.com "St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the club has signed forward Vladimir Tarasenko to an eight-year contract worth $60 million. Tarasenko, 23, had a breakout season in 2014-15, sharing 10th in the NHL overall with 73 points, fifth..." July 07

  • Top 14 NHL UFAs of 2015: Best of who’s left

    Sportsnet "Where does the unrestricted free-agent class of 2015 stand now, after July 1’s flurry of signings? Well, admittedly, it’s looking a little thin. Although most big acquisitions will be made through trade at this point, that doesn’t mean useful players aren’t still out there to be scooped up...." July 07

  • Blues sign D Andre Benoit to one-year, two-way contract

    Fox Sports Midwest "The St. Louis Blues have signed defenseman Andre Benoit to a one-year, two-way contract, the club announced Monday. The 31-year-old dressed in 59 regular season games with the Buffalo Sabres last season, posting nine points (one goal, eight assists) and 20 penalty minutes." July 06

  • 23 Players Elect Salary Arbitration

    NHLPA.com "Twenty-three players have elected Salary Arbitration: Arizona Coyotes Mikkel Boedker Phil Samuelsson Brendan Shinnimin Buffalo Sabres Phil Varone Calgary Flames Lance Bouma Paul Byron Josh Jooris Colorado Avalanche Andrew Agozzino Mathew Clark Detroit Red..." July 06

  • Armstrong content with Blues' changes

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Last week, the Blues bid farewell to Barret Jackman and T.J. Oshie, who had combined for 19 years and 1,315 games with the organization. On the same day that Jackman became an unrestricted free agent, he signed a two-year, $4 million contract with Nashville. A day later, Oshie was dealt to..." July 05

  • Report: Blues in trade talks about Kevin Shattenirk

    Puck Drunk Love "Prior to the surprising T.J. Oshie trade, the St. Louis Blues had another player popping up in several trade rumors – Kevin Shattenkirk. The defenseman was believed to be on the market, but eventually Shattenkirk’s agents stated that he wouldn’t be leaving the Blues. So, who were the Blues talking..." July 05

  • Blues sign Dmitrij Jaskin to 1-year contract

    The Score "The St. Louis Blues seem to have liked what they saw from rookie Dmitrij Jaskin last season. The Blues inked the 22-year-old to a one-year contract, the team announced on their official website Friday." July 03

  • Blues re-sign Jake Allen, stick with 1A-1B tandem in goal

    Yahoo! Sports "The St. Louis Blues have solidfied their net for next season, inking goaltender Jake Allen to a two-year, $4.7 million extension on Friday, according to Jeremy Rutherford of the Post-Dispatch. The 24-year old Allen, a two-time NHL All-Rookie Team netminder, was a restricted free agent as of..." July 03

  • Ex-Devils defenseman Peter Harrold signs with St. Louis Blues

    Newark Star-Ledger "Peter Harrold, who spent the last four seasons with the Devils, Thursday signed a one-year, two-way contract with the St. Louis Blues. The 32-year-old defenseman, who was signed as a free agent by the Devils Aug. 12, 2011, after beginning his career with the Los Angeles Kings, averaged 27 games..." July 03

  • Blues, Bortuzzo agree on two-year extension

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Defenseman Robert Bortuzzo has a spot waiting for him in the Blues’ starting lineup in 2015-16. But before Thursday, he didn’t have a contract for next season. The two sides took care of that about 24 hours after Bortuzzo became a restricted free agent, agreeing to a two-year, $2.1 million..." July 03

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    Jeremy Rutherford @jprutherford

    It's a two-year deal, according to Bortuzzo. Reports from @lkorac10 and @andystrickland say it's for $2.1 million ($1.05 AAV).

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    St. Louis Blues @StLouisBlues

    The Blues have agreed to terms on a two-way deal with forward Jordan Caron, who split last season with Boston, Colorado and the AHL Bruins.

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    St. Louis Blues @StLouisBlues

    The Blues have agreed to terms on a one-year, two-way contract with forward Danny Kristo. #stlblues #OurBlues pic.twitter.com/ZwCXNBOsCH

  • Shattenkirk a surprising subject of trade rumors

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "In what continues to be the case locally, Blues’ trade talk is overshadowing the scheduled events on the NHL calendar. Over the weekend, the chatter garnered more attention than the league draft, and on Wednesday, word of the club perhaps being interested in dealing defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk..." July 02

  • T.J. Oshie traded to Capitals by Blues

    NHL.com "Forward T.J. Oshie was traded to the Washington Capitals by the St. Louis Blues on Thursday. The Blues received forwards Troy Brouwer, goalie Pheonix Copley and a third-round pick in the 2016 NHL Draft." July 02

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    James Mirtle @mirtle

    Blues sign Kyle Brodziak.

  • Jackman leaves Blues, signs with Nashville

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Barret Jackman is leaving St. Louis, but he isn’t going very far. Blues fans already were aware that the club wasn’t expected to re-sign Jackman, 34, who became an unrestricted free agent on Wednesday, unless there weren’t any other attractive offers that came his way On the first day that..." July 02

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    Craig Custance @CraigCustance

    Spoke w/Kevin Shattenkirk's agent Jordan Neumann who says there's no truth that Shattenkirk is being dealt.

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    Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

    Barrett Jackman has signed in nashville

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    St. Louis Blues @StLouisBlues

    Three more years! >>> http://t.co/4qWXsrw34V #OurBlues #stlblues pic.twitter.com/v6Zj7nehOb

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    James Mirtle @mirtle

    Blues re-sign Chris Butler.

  • As free agency opens, Blues’ focus is Tarasenko

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The start of the NHL free agency period Wednesday will bring less fanfare to St. Louis than it did last summer. A year ago, the Blues were in competition for one of the crop’s top forwards, Paul Stastny, whom they landed with a four-year, $28 million contract. This offseason, the team has been..." July 01

  • Blues, Tarasenko are talking but no deal imminent

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "A day before the Blues' Vladimir Tarasenko will become a restricted free agent, general manager Doug Armstrong acknowledged Tuesday the two sides are continuing to discuss a contract extension but no agreement is imminent. "We're having conversations, but I think both sides think it's best to..." June 30

  • Blues sign forward Jeremy Welsh to a one-year contract

    Fox Sports Midwest "Doug Armstrong, the St. Louis Blues' president of hockey operations and general manager, announced Tuesday the club has signed forward Jeremy Welsh to a one-year, two-way contract. Welsh, 27, appeared in 75 games last season with the Blues' American Hockey League affiliate, the Chicago Wolves,..." June 30

  • Blues Acquire Abeltshauser from Sharks

    NHL.com "The Blues made a minor trade on Monday afternoon, acquiring defenseman Konrad Abeltshauser from the San Jose Sharks. The Blues dealt a conditional 2016 seventh-round draft pick to San Jose." June 29

  • Nicklas Lidstrom, Chris Pronger lead 2015 Hockey Hall of Fame class

    CBS Sports "The Hockey Hall of Fame today announced the 2015 class of inductees and is it ever a good one. Former NHL defensemen Nicklas Lidstrom, Chris Pronger and Phil Housley were all elected this year, as was forward Sergei Fedorov. Angela Ruggiero, a member of the U.S. Women's Olympic Team and one of..." June 29

  • Sobotka to Remain in KHL

    NHL.com "The St. Louis Blues announced Monday that forward Vladimir Sobotka will not return to the Blues for the 2015-16 season. Sobotka, who joined Avangard Omsk of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) last season, will remain in the KHL. The 27-year-old Trebic, Czech Republic native has played in..." June 29

  • Blues stand pat after the first day of NHL draft

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The first round of the NHL draft came and went Friday without the Blues making a pick or a trade. The club was in discussions to do both, according to league sources, but none of those conversations materialized. The Blues surrendered their 2015 first-round pick in the trade for Buffalo’s Ryan..." June 27

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    Frank Seravalli @frank_seravalli

    #RedWings had ongoing talks w/ pending UFA Andy Miele, but no deal. Miele fielded interest today from Toronto, St. Louis and Carolina. #TSN

  • NHL announces 2014-15 All-Rookie Team

    NHL.com "The National Hockey League today announced the 2014-15 NHL All-Rookie Team, including the three players voted as finalists for the Calder Memorial Trophy as the League’s top rookie: forwards Johnny Gaudreau of the Calgary Flames and Mark Stone of the Ottawa Senators and defenseman Aaron Ekblad of..." June 25

  • NHL to announce opening of formal expansion process

    CBS Sports "The NHL is expected to announce that the league's board of governors has approved the opening of a formal expansion process, barring something unforeseen, according to Chris Johnston of Sportsnet. This does not necessarily mean the league will expand, but this will allow the league to gauge..." June 24

  • Report: 3-on-3 overtime coming to NHL, pending board approval

    CBS Sports "It appears the NHL will have a new overtime format for the 2015-16 regular season. That should be music to the ears of anyone that despises the shootout. The NHL GMs and NHLPA agreed Monday to recommend a five-minute three-on-three overtime period for regular season games not decided in..." June 24

  • 10 NHL players who could be traded

    CBC Sports "The NHL's free-agent signing period opens on Canada Day, but the wheeling and dealing could begin much earlier for teams willing to go the trade route to upgrade their rosters. Get the scoop on 10 players considered to be on the block in this interactive graphic from The Canadian Press:" June 23

  • NHL sets 2015-16 salary cap at $71.4 million

    CBS Sports "The NHL salary cap will see a nearly two-and-a-half million dollar increase for the 2015-16 season. The league and the NHLPA announced on Tuesday afternoon that the salary cap for next season has been set at $71.4 million, with a salary floor of $52.8 million. The cap this past season was..." June 23

  • Doug Armstrong named Canada’s GM at Hockey WC

    Sportsnet "Hockey Canada has unveiled its management team for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey, led by St. Louis Blues GM Doug Armstrong. Armstrong will oversee the group as general manager with assistance from Montreal Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin, Detroit Red Wings GM Ken Holland, Anaheim Ducks GM Bob Murray,..." June 22

  • Report: Blues 'open-minded' about trading core players like Backes, Oshie, Berglund

    ESPN "The St. Louis Blues are one of the more intriguing teams to keep an eye on over the next few weeks. Utterly disappointed with another playoff failure, change is in the offing within their core roster if there’s a deal that makes sense. Word is the Blues would like to move apples for apples in..." June 20

  • Blues are targeting Tarasenko

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Stanley Cup playoffs are now complete, the NHL offseason has commenced, and while the Blues have a long “to-do” list this summer, one item sits clearly at the top. The signing of pending restricted free-agent Vladimir Tarasenko is the No. 1 priority, Blues general manager Doug Armstrong..." June 18

  • Barret Jackman not surprised by split, extends gratitude to 'honest' Blues

    The Score "Barret Jackman wasn't blindsided. A few hours after it was announced that the organization would not extend a contract offer to the longest-serving St. Louis Blue, the pending unrestricted free agent revealed that he saw the writing on the wall. "I think I saw it coming. You look at our..." June 12