Blues Rumors & News

  • Goaltending great Brodeur has faith in Blues' Allen

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Jake Allen may have lost the faith of some Blues fans who watched his situation come to a head last weekend — staying away from the team for Saturday’s game in Winnipeg — but he has not lost the confidence of the winningest goaltender to ever play the position. As assistant general manager of..." January 23

  • For Wayne Gretzky, history is hockey's cornerstone "Wayne Gretzky is keenly aware there will be considerable debate Friday, and presumably for much longer, when the League unveils the rest of the 100 Greatest NHL Players. Given that pitched arguments break out whenever people compare hockey dynasties and eras, it is also a given that emotions..." January 22

  • Edmonton Oilers still keen on idea of trading for St. Louis Blues defenceman Kevin Shattenkirk

    Edmonton Journal "Kevin Shattenkirk to the Edmonton Oilers? We’ve been banging that drum about the St. Louis Blues defenceman for two years now, so it’s not a stop-the-presses story that the Oilers are still very keen on the right-shot, offensive blueliner who’s set to become an unrestricted free-agent as a..." January 22

  • Strange omissions reveal NHL’s real motive for Greatest 100 list

    New York Post "It is a marketing function, not that there’s anything wrong with that, but you should bear that in mind when the NHL unveils the post-Original Six Era portion of its Greatest 100 Players on Friday night in Los Angeles as part of the league’s All-Star weekend. And as such, I would expect current..." January 22

  • Pavelec, Jets stymie Blues

    The Sports Xchange "WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- It looks like this up-and-coming Ondrej Pavelec kid is the answer to the Winnipeg Jets goaltending problems as the team's new (and old) starter stopped 34 shots on Saturday afternoon to beat the St. Louis Blues 5-3 for his second consecutive win. While not quite putting..." January 21

  • Some NHL stars are packing less punch this season; why?

    USA Today "Jamie Benn, a scoring champion in 2014-15 and 41-goal scorer last season, has 11 goals in 43 games this season. Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews, averaging 28 goals per season in his career, has seven this season. Future Hall of Famer Joe Thornton has scored only three goals and each..." January 21

  • Dreger: ‘I believe that Shattenkirk would love to play in Detroit’

    Fanrag Sports "This has been a rough year for the 20-19-6 Detroit Red Wings, a franchise that could finally see its stellar consecutive seasons with a postseason berth streak come to an end. With three straight wins though, the Red Wings are still in the thick of things in that Eastern Conference Wild Card..." January 21

  • Capitals score seven again, rout Blues

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- T.J. Oshie knows a team doesn't score seven goals and lose a game very often in the NHL. Having witnessed that first-hand in the Washington Capitals' previous game on Monday night in Pittsburgh, however, Oshie and his teammates made certain it didn't happen again Thursday night..." January 20

  • Hitchcock believes Blues’ Allen is ‘locked up mentally’

    Pro Hockey Talk "Things were already rough for the St. Louis Blues and their goalies (particularly still-pretty-newly crowned No. 1 Jake Allen) heading into Thursday, but the Washington Capitals really highlighted those issues in a 7-3 thrashing. Blues fans and management must be wondering, then: what’s wrong..." January 20

  • Berglund picks up the pace in a big way

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "If you see that over the past month, the top goal-scorer on the Blues is Patrik Berglund, one of the first conclusions you might reach is that the Blues are struggling offensively and no one is scoring goals — that Berglund has won by default. But then if you see that Berglund is not only the..." January 19

  • NHL announces details of the 2017 All-Star Skills Competition

    Sportsnet "The NHL All-Star skills competition is coming up in Los Angeles on Jan. 28 at 7:00 p.m. ET and on Thursday, the league announced details of the event. The following events will be part of this year’s skills competition: · Gatorade NHL Skills Challenge Relay™ · Honda NHL Four Line..." January 19

  • McKenzie: Blues, Shattenkirk are open-minded about discussing a trade

    Pro Hockey Talk "Earlier today, PHT discussed that something seems “off” about the St. Louis Blues. Might they slip enough to justify trading high-scoring (but pending UFA) defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk? Hockey insider Bob McKenzie covered a variety of interesting issues on “NHL Live” on Wednesday, including the..." January 19

  • Stone, Hoffman lead Sens past Blues

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Mark Stone expected the Ottawa Senators would need a couple of lucky bounces if they were going to defeat the St. Louis Blues on the road Tuesday night. One of those bounces left the puck on his stick early in the third period, and he was able to score a tiebreaking goal which..." January 18

  • Blues' Hitchcock calls Karlsson an 'offenseman'

    Ottawa Citizen "Ken Hitchcock had nothing but praise for Senators’ captain Erik Karlsson. “He’s a great skater but it’s his anticipation that puts him ahead of everybody,” the St. Louis Blues coach said Tuesday morning. “It’s his reads, when to jump, when to go, when to attack. He just seems to be a step ahead..." January 18

  • A statistical look at the 2016-17 Selke candidates

    Fanrag Sports "Halfway through the NHL season, it’s pretty obvious who some of the awards favorites are. Unless Auston Matthews falls off the face of the earth, he’s likely to be taking home the Calder Trophy in June. The same can be said of Brent Burns and the Norris Trophy, as he’s on pace to top Erik..." January 18

  • Berglund's OT goal helps Blues ground Ducks

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- In winning two games within 24 hours against two of the Pacific Division's top teams, the St. Louis Blues might have rediscovered their identity. Patrik Berglund scored his second goal 51 seconds into overtime to give the Blues a 2-1 win over the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday..." January 16

  • Hutton-led Blues blank Sharks

    The Sports Xchange "SAN JOSE, Calif. -- It won't erase what happened the last time the Blues were in town, but the St. Louis Blues certainly made their mark Saturday. The visitors played a physical brand of hockey and received stellar goaltending from one-time Sharks farmhand Carter Hutton en route to a 4-0 win..." January 15

  • Muzzin, Pearson pace Kings in rout of Blues

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- When the Los Angeles Kings are running on all cylinders, they produce performances that remind the opposition of what it was like to face them during their championship seasons. With the St. Louis Blues offering little opposition, the Kings delivered as complete a game as they have..." January 13

  • Bruins best Blues in Backes' return to St. Louis

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Former Blues captain David Backes returned to St. Louis on Tuesday night for the first time since signing as a free agent with the Boston Bruins. While Backes, who played for the Blues for 10 years, spent the night reminiscing -- and even getting in a fight for old times' sake..." January 11

  • NHL unveils jerseys for All-Star Game "The National Hockey League's Centennial, the Los Angeles Kings' 50th anniversary, previous NHL All-Star Games and the Hollywood setting all influenced the design of the jerseys that will be worn during the 2017 Honda NHL® All-Star Game at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Jan. 29. All..." January 11

  • NHL announces 2017 All-Star rosters

    Sportsnet "The NHL released its 2017 All-Star Game rosters on Tuesday. A fan vote determined each division’s team captain, the results of which were released last week. The four head coaches for all-star weekend will be Michel Therrien of the Montreal Canadiens (Atlantic), Bruce Boudreau of the..." January 10

  • Friedman points out which NHL teams are hungry to make trades

    Fanrag Sports "Somebody. Anybody. Make some trades. Hockey fans are anxiously waiting for even a trickle of trade activity in the National Hockey League, but it’s been gravely disappointing on that front for awhile. “I have to tell you, I think there’s teams that really want to do something,” explained..." January 10

  • Blues expect 'business as usual' against David Backes "Boston Bruins forward David Backes and his former St. Louis Blues teammates have already had their first on-ice encounter, on Nov. 22 at TD Garden. But that was in Boston. Tuesday, the Bruins visit the Blues at Scottrade Center (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, TVA Sports, SN, NESN), Backes' home away from..." January 10

  • Berglund, Stastny help Blues edge Stars

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Kevin Shattenkirk proved Saturday night that sometimes a pass can be just as effective as a shot. Shattenkirk's pass from the blue line found Patrik Berglund's stick and he was able to redirect it into the net with 1:54 left in the game to break a 3-3 tie and give the St. Louis..." January 07

  • Are the NHL outdoor games still must-see TV?

    Yardbarker "The plan here for New Year’s Day was about the same as it has been for the last couple of years: Curl up into a ball and watch the first of the NHL outdoor games until the NYE-induced champagne headache finally faded. A couple years ago, there was a sizable amount of people that did the exact..." January 03

  • Tarasenko, Blues tip Blackhawks in Winter Classic

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Vladimir Tarasenko loves the big stage, and he showed why again on Monday in the Winter Classic. Tarasenko scored twice in a span of 1:53 in the third period to lead the St. Louis Blues to a 4-1 win over the Chicago Blackhawks in the Blues' first outdoor game in their history at..." January 02

  • Saros, Predators shut out Blues

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- For years, the Nashville Predators have had one of the best goalies in the NHL in Pekka Rinne. Now they may have one of the best backups as well. Juuse Saros, a 21-year-old native of Finland, earned the first shutout of his career in his seventh start Friday night in the..." December 30

  • Fabbri scores hat trick in Blues' win vs. Flyers

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Sitting on the bench when the Philadelphia Flyers grabbed the lead early in the third period Wednesday night, Robby Fabbri did not sense any change in emotions among his St. Louis Blues' teammates. "The biggest thing tonight is no one got down on the bench," Fabbri said...." December 29

  • Bortuzzo agrees to two-year extension with Blues "Defenseman Robert Bortuzzo has agreed to terms on a two-year contract extension with the Blues. Bortuzzo's current contract was set to expire at the end of the 2016-17 season. The extension will now keep Bortuzzo in St. Louis through the 2018-19 season. Bortuzzo has played in 64 career games..." December 29

  • Darren Dreger wonders if Blues might become possible fit for Fleury

    Fanrag Sports "The future of Marc-Andre Fleury with the Pittsburgh Penguins seems to be limited thanks to that pesky expansion draft that’ll be taking place this summer with the Las Vegas Golden Knights. The question, though, has been whether or not general manager Jim Rutherford will get Fleury to waive his..." December 29

  • Lightning strike late to overcome Blues

    The Sports Xchange "TAMPA, Fla. -- Tampa Bay overcame a two-goal deficit to win consecutive games for the first time in more than a month. Alex Killorn scored 5:25 in to the third period as the Lightning scored five unanswered goals to defeat the St. Louis Blues 5-2 at Amalie Arena on Thursday. Tampa Bay..." December 22

  • Stastny placed on injured reserve "St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the Blues have placed forward Paul Stastny on injured reserve with an upper-body injury. In addition, the Blues recalled forward Wade Megan from their American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the..." December 22

  • Perron's OT goal pushes Blues over Stars

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- Winning on the road has been rare much of this season for the St. Louis Blues. But Tuesday night against the Dallas Stars at American Airlines Center, the Blues prevailed 3-2 thanks to an overtime game-winner from David Perron. "It's a great feeling to win on the road," Perron said..." December 21

  • Nugent-Hopkins scores in OT as Oilers jolt Blues

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Anytime Connor McDavid has the puck on his stick, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins knows something good is likely about to happen. Nugent-Hopkins had that feeling in overtime Monday night, and he was right. McDavid, who leads the NHL in scoring, made the pass to Nugent-Hopkins for the..." December 20

  • Blackhawks rally for 6-4 win over Blues

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- The Chicago Blackhawks found themselves playing catch-up hockey for almost the entire game Saturday night -- except when it mattered most. Four times the Blackhawks trailed by a goal against the St. Louis Blues and each time they were able to score the tying goal before the..." December 17

  • Blues continue to roll at home, defeat Devils

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- For the second consecutive game, the St. Louis Blues switched their forward lines, trying to find an offensive spark. No matter how much the lines change, however, it always seems that right winger Vladimir Tarasenko is leading the attack. He did it again on Thursday..." December 15

  • Predators rally past Blues

    The Sports Xchange "NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The first 22 minutes of Tuesday night's game bore all the earmarks of another long game for the Nashville Predators. Trailing by three goals to the St. Louis Blues, Nashville was well on the way to falling to 1-4-1 in December and Bridgestone Arena had all the atmosphere..." December 13

  • Yeo excited for Minnesota return "Mike Yeo isn't sure about the range of emotions he'll experience when he returns to Xcel Energy Center for the first time as an associate coach of the St. Louis Blues when they play the Minnesota Wild on Sunday (6 p.m. ET; FS-WI, FS-N+, FS-MW, NHL.TV). Yeo, 43, led the Wild to three appearances..." December 11

  • Dumba, Niederreiter spark Wild over Blues

    The Sports Xchange "SAINT PAUL, Minn. -- It's generally cold and dark in Minnesota at this time of the year, but a recent run of hot play has the local hockey club looking like a team that could go deep into the spring. On Sunday, the Minnesota Wild followed a familiar script on Sunday, getting stellar..." December 11

  • Blues miss morning skate due to traffic in Brooklyn

    The Comeback "It’s safe to say the St. Louis Blues aren’t going to be big fans of the New York Islanders’ home in Brooklyn any time soon. Heading into a game against the Isles on Thursday night, the Blues missed their morning skate due to a “clogged commute” which prevented them from making it to the..." December 10

  • Blues end Devils' home ice streak

    The Sports Xchange "NEWARK, N.J. -- The New Jersey Devils had gone more than two months this season without losing a game in regulation on home ice, but that came to an end Friday night when Robby Fabbri, Jake Allen and the St. Louis Blues handed them a 4-1 defeat at the Prudential Center. New Jersey, which had..." December 09

  • Lee scores twice as Islanders' resurgence continues

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Winning five out of their last six games hasn't completely undone the self-inflicted damage the New York Islanders suffered in the first six weeks of the season. But it's helped convince the Islanders they were correct in believing they were much closer to becoming a contender than..." December 08

  • Schwartz lifts Blues over Canadiens in OT

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Blues trailed the Montreal Canadiens, the best team in the NHL so far this season, 2-0 going into the third period Tuesday night but still had confidence that the game was not over. "We just needed to regroup," left winger Jaden Schwartz said. "The first two..." December 07

  • McDavid, Crosby, Price and Kane lead All-Star voting through first week

    Pro Hockey Talk "Voting for the 2017 NHL All-Star game has been underway for more than a week now, and on Tuesday afternoon the league announced the early leaders from each division. The game, which will take place in Los Angeles on Jan. 26, will feature the same format as last year’s game with the four..." December 06

  • Blues Place Robert Bortuzzo On IR, Activate Joel Edmundson

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Robert Bortuzzo’s tough luck with the injury bug this season continues. The Blues announced that they have placed the blueliner on the injured reserve list with a lower body injury and that they will re-evaluate his condition in six weeks. It’s the second time already this year that Bortuzzo has..." December 06

  • Blues' Steen joins father Thomas with 200th NHL goal

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Blues had two goals on Saturday that were cause for celebration — Alexander Steen getting No. 200 in his career and Dmitrij Jaskin getting his first of the year and ending a 35-game regular-season drought — but the ultimate outcome of the game left no one on the team feeling festive. A..." December 04

  • Blues ‘need more’ from Lehtera, who could be healthy scratched

    Pro Hockey Talk "Jori Lehtera received one of his lowest ice times of the season in Thursday’s win over Tampa Bay — just 11:21 — and was demoted to the fourth line at Friday’s practice. If that didn’t send a message, Blues head coach Ken Hitchcock delivered it shortly thereafter. “We’re going to need more..." December 03

  • Little lifts Jets past Blues in OT

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Winnipeg's Patrik Laine has made quite a first impression through the first 27 games of his NHL career. The rookie right winger for the Jets announced his presence with authority against the St. Louis Blues on Saturday night. Laine scored a goal and assisted on center Bryan..." December 03

  • NHLPA expected to reject offer to extend CBA for Olympic participation

    The Hockey News "The NHL’s verbal offer of a three-year extension to the collective bargaining agreement in exchange for Olympic participation has been rejected by the NHLPA. If NHL players are going to participate in the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics, it’s not likely to come by way of extending the collective..." December 02

  • NHL Eyeing Exhibition Game In China; Continues History Of International Play

    Pro Hockey Rumors "According to TSN’s NHL Insider Darren Dreger, the NHL is expected to play an exhibition game in China next season. While the NHL is easily the most nationally diverse of the “Big Four” North American sports leagues and has a history of playing international games, this would be their first foray..." December 02