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  • NBC Sports chairman acknowledges Olympic hockey ratings are down dramatically with NHL players sitting out

    Awful Announcing "NBC’s shot at projected strong viewership for this winter’s Olympic hockey tournament ended on May 29, 2017, when the NHL announced that its players would not be allowed to participate. Nine months later, the Olympic group stages are through, and NBC is indeed suffering from an absence of..." February 20

  • Blues in ‘serious’ trade talks with Sens for Hoffman, Brassard

    Sportsnet "The St. Louis Blues are “engaged in serious discussions” with the Ottawa Senators on a trade that could involve forwards Mike Hoffman or Derick Brassard, according to a new report from Blues beat writer Lou Korac. Citing a source, Korac reports if the two teams complete a trade, it will be for..." February 17

  • Bouwmeester set for 1,100th game "Jay Bouwmeester is slated to dress in his 1,100th career game on Friday night when the Blues meet the Dallas Stars, becoming just the eighth active player (excluding San Jose's Joe Thornton and Chicago's Marian Hossa, who are on injured reserve) and the second active defenseman (Zdeno Chara,..." February 16

  • Blues GM: Could be ‘flurry of activity’ on NHL trade deadline day

    Sportsnet "Back in December, St. Louis Blues GM Doug Armstrong said that he didn’t think his team would be in the market for a rental player around this year’s NHL trade deadline. In fact, more than a few NHL GMs have downplayed their potential involvement in the rental market. Armstrong returned to..." February 16

  • Maple Leafs trade Soshnikov to Blues for 4th-round pick

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Maple Leafs traded forward Nikita Soshnikov to the St. Louis Blues in exchange for a fourth-round pick in the 2019 NHL Draft, the teams announced Thursday. Soshnikov has failed to register a point in the three games he has played with the Maple Leafs this season. The Russian winger..." February 15

  • Zach Sanford Activated Off Injured Reserve

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The St. Louis Blues are among those looking for help at the trade deadline, but they may just have found it from an internal source. Zach Sanford, the prospect included in last season’s Kevin Shattenkirk deal, has been activated off injured reserve and assigned to the San Antonio Rampage. Sanford..." February 15

  • Parayko growing into increased role with Blues "The student has graduated to a bigger role. St. Louis Blues defenseman Colton Parayko, in his third NHL season, has seen his minutes increase to 22:39 per game this season, second most on the team behind captain Alex Pietrangelo (25:24). During his rookie season in 2015-16, Parayko played 79..." February 10

  • Edmundson out at least six weeks for Blues with broken right forearm "St. Louis Blues defenseman Joel Edmundson had surgery to repair a broken right forearm Friday and will be re-evaluated in six weeks. Edmundson left the Blues' 6-1 win against the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday with 7:53 remaining in the first period after he was hit by a shot. He was placed on..." February 09

  • Pietrangelo wins passing challenge at Skills Competition "-- Alex Pietrangelo had two simple objectives heading into the Dunkin' Donuts NHL Passing Challenge on Saturday. The St. Louis Blues defenseman didn't want to start the first-time event at the 2018 GEICO NHL All-Star Skills Competition at Amalie Arena. He wanted to follow Blues teammate Brayden..." January 28

  • NHL announces details of 2018 All-Star Skills Competition

    Pro Hockey Talk "We know who’s going to Tampa this week for the 2018 NHL All-Star Game, and now we know what events will make up this year’s Skills Competition. On Saturday night (7 p.m. ET, NBCSN), there will be six events focusing on individuality, with the winning player taking home $25,000 for each victory...." January 23

  • Blues are getting healthier at a crucial time

    Pro Hockey Talk "At one point during this season, it looked like the St. Louis Blues might run away with the Central Division. Failing that, it seemed like they would at least silence doubts about injuries submarining their campaign. Then Jaden Schwartz got hurt. OK, that’s a mild exaggeration. The..." January 22

  • Debating Brayden Schenn trade? Sean Couturier playing role in it

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "For two straight seasons, Brayden Schenn made a living doing it. Roaming the middle from circle to circle on the power play, ready to let a shot rip, punch home a tip pass or flush a rebound. Schenn mastered the role by understanding how to complement the playmakers surrounding him. He..." January 17

  • Blues Defenseman Petteri Lindbohm Out For The Season

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Blues announced that defenseman Petteri Lindbohm underwent successful shoulder surgery on Friday but that he will be out for the remainder of the season. The 24-year-old has split the season between St. Louis and their shared AHL affiliate in Chicago. In seven games with the Blues in..." January 07

  • IIHF head will do 'everything in his power' to get NHL players in 2022 Olympics

    Sporting News "The head of the International Ice Hockey Federation is going to do all he can to get NHL players back into the Olympics in 2022. The NHL decided its players would not participate in the upcoming Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea in 2018 for several reasons. For one, the 14-hour time..." January 05

  • Why the Winter Classic is still an NHL home run

    New York Post "The Winter Classic no longer creates the national footprint it did when the NHL’s outdoor extravaganza was created 10 years ago. It no longer makes for appointment viewing. Fact is, the national TV audience that peaked at 2.5 million for the 2009 game at Wrigley Field between the Blackhawks and..." January 02

  • Blues showing interest in Senators’ Mike Hoffman

    Sportsnet "The further the Senators fall in the standings, the louder the trade reports get—and one name we keep hearing is forward Mike Hoffman. Hoffman is, in many ways, an ideal trade target for many teams looking to add a little scoring down the stretch. The 28-year-old winger comes with two seasons..." December 31

  • Armstrong signs four-year contract extension with Blues "St. Louis Blues Chairman Tom Stillman announced today the Blues have signed President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong to a four-year contract extension. Armstrong's contract also includes a club option for a fifth year. Armstrong, currently in his 10th season with the..." December 27

  • Success without Schwartz will take team effort from Blues

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Blues were 20-8-2 with winger Jaden Schwartz in the lineup. They rolled along as one of the NHL’s elite teams. Without their team MVP they are 3-5 heading into a challenging game Wednesday against the Nashville Predators. Schwartz won’t return from injured reserve any time soon, so..." December 26

  • Blues recall Thompson from San Antonio

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Former first-round pick Tage Thompson is back with the Blues. The Blues recalled Thompson from San Antonio of the American Hockey League, placing forward Sammy Blais on injured reserve. In 24 games with San Antonio, Thompson was third on the Rampage in points (16), and tied for third in goals..." December 18

  • Alex Pietrangelo activated from injured reserve

    ESPN "St. Louis Blues captain Alex Pietrangelo was activated from injured reserve Sunday after missing four games with a lower-body injury. He will be available for Sunday's game against the Winnipeg Jets. Pietrangelo has been out since suffering the injury in the first period of a 6-1 victory over..." December 17

  • St. Louis Blues Looking For Top-Six Forward

    Pro Hockey Rumors "In the most recent edition of Insider Trading on TSN, insider Bob McKenzie mentioned the St. Louis Blues as a team interested in the Buffalo Sabres Evander Kane. Pierre LeBrun picked up where his colleague left off, further stating that the Blues have a real interest in adding a top-six forward at..." December 13

  • Blues put Pietrangelo on injured reserve; Schmaltz called up

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Blues put captain Alex Pietrangelo on injured reserve on Tuesday morning, meaning he'll be out at least the rest of the week. The team called up defenseman Jordan Schmaltz from San Antonio. The team said that Pietrangelo has a lower-body injury. He was hit by a puck on Saturday in..." December 12

  • Brayden Schenn scoring at will as domination continues

    Pro Hockey Talk "What’s the limit for Brayden Schenn? Curious and inquiring minds, like PHT’s own James O’Brien, want to know. Add Schenn’s opposition to the list of people looking for answers. They surely want the madness to end. But Schenn appears disinterested in letting cooler heads prevail. He is,..." December 11

  • Blues' Schwartz sidelined 6 weeks with ankle injury "St. Louis Blues forward Jaden Schwartz is out at least six weeks with an injury to his right ankle. He was placed on injured reserve Sunday. Schwartz was injured blocking a shot and was helped off the ice with 2:51 left in the first period of the Blues' 6-1 victory at the Detroit Red Wings on..." December 10

  • X-rays negative on Schwartz after blocked shot

    CBS Sports "Initial x-rays on Schwartz' injured foot came back negative Saturday. This is obviously positive news for the Blues and fantasy owners' alike, as there was evidently some concern that Schwartz suffered a broken foot during Saturday's 6-1 win over the Red Wings. " December 09

  • 2018-19 Salary Cap Projected At $78-82MM

    Pro Hockey Rumors "At the board of governors meeting today, the league shared projections for next season’s salary cap. According to Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic, that number is set to fall between $78-82MM depending on how the NHLPA uses their escalators. That’s an increase from this year’s $75MM ceiling, giving..." December 09

  • The NHL is political, whether you like it or not

    Sporting News "In the immediate aftermath of raising his fist, Lightning forward J.T. Brown received death threats. Brown, in the eyes of some hockey fans, had broken the cardinal rule of combining sports and the vague concept of politics. For, in the NHL, the best player is a quiet player who keeps his head..." December 08

  • The NHL's Most Valuable Teams "NHL team values are up 15% over last year to an average of $594 million, the biggest increase in three years. Deal-making in and out of hockey has been a boon to the NHL, most notably the $2.2 billion sale of the Houston Rockets (NBA), the $1.2 billion price for the Miami Marlins (MLB) and the..." December 05

  • Waiting on extending GM could be costly for Blues. Literally.

    Pro Hockey Talk "When you think of strong NHL teams that simply can’t “get over the hump,” your mind goes to teams like the Washington Capitals, San Jose Sharks, and the St. Louis Blues. Perhaps it’s the missing transcendent success that explains why Blues GM Doug Armstrong is currently waiting on a contract..." December 05

  • Blues struggling to score as lineup returns to full strength

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Blues have plenty of quality forwards. Jaden Schwartz and Brayden Schenn have earned a top three placing in the league’s player of the month honors in October and November, respectively, and Vladimir Tarasenko is Vladimir Tarasenko, a three-time All-Star who has had at least 37 goals in each..." December 04

  • Berglund Returns From Injury, Blues Place Prosser on Waivers

    CBS St. Louis "St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the club has activated forward Patrik Berglund from injured reserve (IR). Berglund has been sidelined since suffering a dislocated left shoulder during his offseason training this past summer. In..." November 29

  • IIHF backs Russia’s participation in Pyeongchang Olympics

    Pro Hockey Talk "The International Ice Hockey Federation doesn’t want to see hockey suffer at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. With the International Olympic Committee set to rule on whether Russia can compete at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Games next week, the IIHF threw its support behind Russia’s..." November 28

  • Blues Active Jay Bouwmeetster, Questionable To Play On Tuesday

    CBS St. Louis "St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the club has activated defenseman Jay Bouwmeester (BOH-mee-stuhr) from injured reserve (IR). Bouwmeester has been sidelined since fracturing his left ankle during 2017 training camp." November 20

  • Blues’ Beau Bennett Reassigned To AHL

    Pro Hockey Rumors "When Beau Bennett signed with the St. Louis Blues as a free agent this summer, he saw it as a fresh start in a career that has been marred by injury and missed opportunity. After an impressive rookie campaign with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2012-13, following his surprise early departure from the..." November 16

  • Berglund, Bouwmeester getting closer to comeback with Blues

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Before heading off for the airport and a three-game, weeklong trip to western Canada, the Blues held a rare Sunday practice that included some rearranged lines and some new faces. Jay Bouwmeester and Patrik Berglund both took part in the session, and both will accompany the team on the trip...." November 12

  • Report: Blues in talks to sign banned KHL star Danis Zaripov

    Sportsnet "The St. Louis Blues could soon be adding an X-factor into the fold. According to a report from Russia’s R-Sport, the Blues are in talks to sign former KHL winger Danis Zaripov. Zaripov played the 1998-99 season with the Swift Current Broncos in the WHL but outside of that the Chelyabinsk..." November 08

  • Tom Wilson keeps trying to beat up the Schenn brothers

    Pro Hockey Talk "There are probably plenty of players across the NHL that have a healthy dislike for Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson. He is physical. He is always kind of close to crossing the line. His job is to make you mad and get under your skin. The Schenn brothers, Luke (Arizona) and Brayden (St...." November 07

  • Best NHL trade targets with Duchene off the market

    Pro Hockey Talk "Fans of the Pittsburgh Penguins, Columbus Blue Jackets, Carolina Hurricanes, and other teams must feel a little left out after this weekend. While those GMs either were afraid to pay the sticker price or weren’t in the conversation, the bottom line is that the Ottawa Senators got Matt Duchene,..." November 07

  • Jaden Schwartz driving Blues’ early season success

    Pro Hockey Talk "When the 2017-18 season began the St. Louis Blues looked like a team that was going to be in some trouble for no other reason than a significant chunk of their lineup was hammered by injuries. They lost Robby Fabbri for the season before it even began, while players like Alexander Steen, Patrik..." November 03

  • Blues assign Barbashev, Blais to AHL "St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the club has assigned forward Ivan Barbashev to the American Hockey League's (AHL) Chicago Wolves, and forward Sammy Blais to the AHL's San Antonio Rampage. Barbashev, 21, has dressed in six games..." October 22

  • NHL admits off-side challenge error that cost Avalanche a goal

    Pro Hockey Talk "The NHL admitted on Friday that a decision denying the Colorado Avalanche a tying goal against the St. Louis was wrong. Mikko Rantanen’s goal late in the third period was overturned after Sven Andrighetto was ruled to be off-side following a video review challenge issued by the Blues. Now..." October 20

  • A solution to the NHL’s advanced stats problem

    New York Post "During a recent casual conversation with someone who has been intimately involved in the NHL for decades, he jokingly said this: “You ever think that all of these off-ice officials are actually the same people in every arena?” It was a funny take on this gaggle of people in each city who keep..." October 20

  • Blues' Sobotka fined $5K for high-sticking Blackhawks' Sharp

    Sportsnet "The NHL fined St. Louis Blues forward Vladimir Sobotka $5,000 for high-sticking Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Sharp, the league’s department of player safety announced Thursday. The fine is the maximum allowable under the collective bargaining agreement. Sobotka was assessed a..." October 19

  • Blues' Steen to make season debut following hand injury

    CBS Sports "Steen (hand) will make his season debut Wednesday against Chicago, Lou Korac of reports. The Blues will be ecstatic to have Steen back, who is one of their best players and something of a Swiss Army knife for the team. Steen has hit the 50-point plateau in each of the last four seasons,..." October 18

  • Report: NHL might scrap All-Star Game in favor of international event

    CBS Sports "The NHL All-Star Game has been somewhat of a shapeshifting beast over the years. A lot about the annual midseason event has changed, from the game's format to the way teams are picked and how players are voted in. But soon the league's All-Star Game may cease to exist altogether. According to a..." October 17

  • Blues Coach Mike Yeo calls Tom Wilson's hit on Sunday 'predatory'

    CSN Washington "For the second time this preseason, Tom Wilson was involved in a controversial hit on a St. Louis player. The first one resulted in a two exhibition game suspension for the rugged Caps winger. The second, well, we don’t know yet. In the second period of Washington’s 4-3 win at Scottrade..." October 02

  • Upshall skates with Blues, will meet with Armstrong, Yeo

    TSN "Veteran forward Scott Upshall joined the St. Louis Blues at practice Saturday morning, according to a report from Jeremy Rutherford of The Athletic. Upshall had been with the Vancouver Canucks through training camp on a professional tryout, but left to reportedly join the Blues after St. Louis..." September 30

  • St. Louis Blues Sign Robert Thomas

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Though he was just sent back to the London Knights to compete in the OHL again this year, the St. Louis Blues have signed Robert Thomas to a three-year entry-level contract. Thomas was the team’s first pick in the recent entry draft, selected 20th-overall. At the beginning of the 2016-17..." September 29

  • NHL Board of Governors discuss place of anthems before games

    Sportsnet "“It” wasn’t supposed to even be on the agenda at Wednesday’s NHL Board of Governors meeting. This was supposed to be a regular, run-of-the-mill meeting in New York City to rubber stamp a rule change, and get regular updates from various league departments. “It” was a discussion about..." September 29

  • Report | Blues expected to sign Scottie Upshall

    Fanrag Sports "Forward Scottie Upshall has spent the preseason on a professional tryout with the Vancouver Canucks, but he will now reportedly be heading to the St. Louis Blues to sign a deal for the 2017-18 season, according to Irfaan Gaffar of Sportsnet. He is expected to sign a new deal on Friday. For..." September 29

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