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  • Zero NHL franchises on Forbes list of top 50 most valuable sports teams

    Sportsnet "Forbes released its annual ranking of the 50 most valuable sports teams Wednesday, but not a single NHL franchise managed to crack the list. NFL teams dominated with the Dallas Cowboys sitting at No. 1 with a valuation of $4.8 billion, a 14 per cent increase from their..." July 18

  • Maroon excited to play for hometown Blues: 'I've dreamed of putting that jersey on'

    The Score "Sports fans grow up dreaming of playing for their hometown team, and for Patrick Maroon, that dream is now a reality. Maroon grew up in Oakville, Mo. - about 20 mins from St. Louis - and signed a one-year, $1.75-million contract with the Blues on Tuesday. "I'm..." July 11

  • Blues sign first-round pick Dominik Bokk

    Yardbarker "The St. Louis Blues have been one of the busiest teams in the league recently, and today they completed a little more offseason work. Dominik Bokk, the team’s first-round selection from the June draft, has signed his three-year entry-level contract. The contract will almost certainly..." July 11

  • New Jersey Devils Pursued Patrick Maroon, James Van Riemsdyk

    Pro Football Rumors "The New Jersey Devils have signed just one forward—Kurtis Gabriel—in free agency, but it hasn’t been for lack of trying. GM Ray Shero spoke to media today including radio play-by-play announcer Matt Loughlin and admitted that the team had pursued James van Riemsdyk and Patrick..." July 11

  • Blues sign forward Maroon to 1-year deal

    TSN "The St. Louis Blues have signed forward Patrick Maroon to a one-year contract worth $1.75 million, the team announced Tuesday. "We're excited to add Pat Maroon to our group," Blues General Manager Doug Armstrong said in a news release. "Things picked up over..." July 10

  • Salary Cap Floor Should Not Pose Problems For Any Team In 2018-19

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The purpose of the salary cap in the NHL is to maintain a sense of competitive balance across the league. That means both limiting how much a team can spend, the salary cap ceiling, but also ensuring that every team is competitive with a minimum expenditure, the salary cap floor. Some teams,..." July 10

  • How Blues GM Doug Armstrong won the summer

    ESPN "On trade deadline day during the 2017-18 season, St. Louis Blues general manager Doug Armstrong made the bold decision to trade center Paul Stastny to the Winnipeg Jets because, in his mind, the Blues weren't a true championship contender at that point. So this summer, they got..." July 09

  • Blues expected to sign Patrick Maroon

    The Score "The St. Louis Blues continue to stock up at the forward position. According to Jeremy Rutherford of The Athletic, unrestricted free agent Patrick Maroon and the Blues are expected to reach an agreement on a contract. No word yet on terms. In the 2017-18 season, Maroon split..." July 08

  • St. Louis Blues Sign Dmitrij Jaskin To One-Year Deal

    Hockey Fights "St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the Blues have signed forward Dmitrij Jaskin to a one-year, one-way, contract worth $1.1 million. Jaskin, 25, was originally drafted by the Blues in the second round, 41st overall,..." July 07

  • Blues Interested In Patrick Maroon

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Even though the Blues have been big spenders this summer, they are making a push to sign UFA winger Patrick Maroon, reports Jeremy Rutherford of The Athletic (Twitter link).  However, Maroon’s camp is staying patient and there doesn’t appear to be any particular rush to..." July 06

  • Edmundson among 3 Blues to file for arbitration

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The fact that Joel Edmundson filed for salary arbitration Thursday wasn’t surprising. No, the surprise came when teammates Dmitrij Jaskin and Oskar Sundqvist joined Edmundson in filing for arbitration as restricted free agents before Thursday afternoon’s deadline. But..." July 06

  • Blues 'better team' after offseason acquisitions, Pietrangelo says "Alex Pietrangelo likes how the St. Louis Blues look after the acquisitions of centers Ryan O'Reilly and Tyler Bozak, forward David Perron and goalie Chad Johnson on July 1. "We are a better team," Pietrangelo said Tuesday. The 28-year-old defenseman and..." July 05

  • St. Louis Blues Sign Jordan Nolan

    Last Word On Hockey "The St. Louis Blues signed free agent forward Jordan Nolan to a one-year, two-way contract worth $650,000 at the NHL level. Nolan spent last season with the Buffalo Sabres. Over his seven-year NHL career, Nolan has played primarily for the Los..." July 05

  • Blues' Fabbri gets medical clearance after losing season to ACL injury

    The Score "After taking all of last season to rehab an ACL injury, St. Louis Blues forward Robby Fabbri has finally received medical clearance, the team announced Tuesday. "He's doing very well," Blues general manager Doug Armstrong said in a statement. "He is up in Toronto..." July 03

  • Blues Re-Sign Robby Fabbri And Mackenzie MacEachern

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The St. Louis Blues remain a busy team this off-season, today inking two restricted free agents to new contract extensions. The team announced a one-year, two-way deal with forward Mackenzie MacEachern and soon after announced a second contract, a one-year, one-way deal for..." July 03

  • Bozak pens emotional letter: ‘Being a Maple Leaf is all I’ve ever known’

    Sportsnet "Tyler Bozak was with the Toronto Maple Leafs for his entire nine-year career. Think about all the change the organization has gone through in that time, and it’s stunning. The centre was there for the infamous Game 7 collapse agains the Boston Bruins in 2013. He was present..." July 03

  • O'Reilly stands by end-of-season comments about losing love of game

    The Score "Ryan O'Reilly has no regrets about how his end-of-season locker room clean out interview went. After another losing season with the Buffalo Sabres, O'Reilly said the following when asked if the team was mentally strong enough, according to The Athletic's Joe..." July 02

  • Blues Add Defenseman Tyler Wotherspoon

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The St. Louis Blues are getting some extra help in their own zone. TSN’s Darren Dreger reports that the team has signed defenseman Tyler Wotherspoon to a one-year, two-way contract. Wotherspoon is set to make $700K at the NHL level, with $400K guaranteed. " July 01

  • Ryan O’Reilly Traded To St. Louis Blues

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The St. Louis Blues added some forward depth today by signing Tyler Bozak and David Perron, but weren’t done making a splash. The team has acquired Buffalo Sabres center Ryan O’Reilly according to Pierre LeBrun and Jeremy Rutherford of The Athletic. The Sabres will acquire a 2019..." July 01

  • Blues' Tyler Bozak: Finds new deal in Western Conference

    CBS Sports "Bozak will sign a three-year contract with the Blues worth $5 million AAV, Bob McKenzie of TSN reports. The Blues biggest need in free agency was a top-six center. While teams continued to wait on the John Tavares decision, they were able to nab their man. " July 01

  • Chad Johnson Signs With St. Louis Blues

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The St. Louis Blues already lost Carter Hutton on the open market, and have now found their replacement goaltender. Chad Johnson—formerly of the Buffalo Sabres, where Hutton ended up—has signed a one-year $1.75MM contract with the Blues. " July 01

  • Perron appears headed back to Blues

    TSN "Forward David Perron appears to be heading back to the St. Louis Blues, according to TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie. Last season, Perron scored 16 goals and added 50 assists in his first season with the expansion Vegas Golden Knights. Perron was selected by the NHL’s newest..." July 01

  • Sabres expected to sign free-agent goalie Carter Hutton

    ESPN "St. Louis Blues goalie Carter Hutton is expected to sign with the Buffalo Sabres once the NHL's free-agency period opens Sunday, according to multiple reports. The two sides are close to having the framework of a deal in place after Hutton visited Buffalo this week, according to..." June 30

  • Report: Blackhawks, Isles among 8 teams to reach out to Hutton

    The Score "The free-agent goalie market is thin, and as a result, St. Louis Blues netminder Carter Hutton has become one of the most sought-after names. Once the UFA interview period opened on Sunday, eight teams reportedly reached out to Hutton's camp; the Buffalo..." June 26

  • Carter Hutton Has Received Interest From Eight Teams

    Yardbarker "With goaltending at a premium this season as several teams are still in need of starting help, St. Louis Blues unrestricted free agent Carter Hutton has received quite a bit of interest. In fact, he has received close to 10 teams checked in on the 32-year-old netminder, according to Fox..." June 24

  • Blues Sign One-Year Contract With Nikita Soshnikov

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Dan Milstein has announced that his client signed a one-year, one-way contract with the Blues, keeping him in St. Louis for the upcoming season. FWhile some had speculated that Blues winger Nikita Soshnikov was likely going to sign in the KHL this summer, that doesn’t appear to..." June 24

  • Blues, Penguins Interested In Jeff Skinner

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Penguins and Blues are among the teams that are interested in acquiring Hurricanes winger Jeff Skinner, Pierre LeBrun of TSN and The Athletic reports (Twitter link).  Skinner has been frequently speculated as a trade candidate in recent months as he gets set to enter the final..." June 22

  • Blues Nearing One-Year Contract With Nikita Soshnikov

    Pro Hockey Rumors "While some had speculated that Blues winger Nikita Soshnikov was likely going to sign in the KHL this summer, that doesn’t appear to be the case.  His agent, Dan Milstein, told Pierre LeBrun of TSN and The Athletic (Twitter link) that the sides are in the process of..." June 22

  • Canadiens, Hurricanes, Blues showing interest in Ryan O'Reilly

    The Score "If the Buffalo Sabres decide to trade premier center Ryan O'Reilly, they have at at least three potential suitors. The center-needy Montreal Canadiens, Carolina Hurricanes, and St. Louis Blues have all shown interest in O'Reilly, according to The Athletic's Pierre LeBrun...." June 20

  • Blues GM confirms interest in Kovalchuk

    The Score "The St. Louis Blues could be looking to add another lethal Russian scorer to their lineup. Blues general manager Doug Armstrong confirmed Friday the team is interested in highly sought-after winger Ilya Kovalchuk. "There's nothing planned yet on a visit but we..." June 16

  • Blues goalie Carter Hutton may explore other free agent options

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "With NHL free agency just around the corner, the Blues continue to have discussions with goalie Carter Hutton about a new contract. But it remains clear that Hutton wants to see what's out there as an unrestricted free agent. "Yeah, I don't blame him," general..." June 16

  • Kovalchuk getting interest from Blues "The St. Louis Blues have expressed interest in free agent forward Ilya Kovalchuk, general manager Doug Armstrong told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Friday. "Always looking to improve our team," Armstrong told the newspaper. "We're like all teams. [Kovalchuk] is 35..." June 16

  • Oddsmakers peg Lightning, Knights as 2019 Cup favorites

    The Score "The Vegas Golden Knights fell just short of taking home the 2018 Stanley Cup title in the club's inaugural season, but that isn't getting in the way of hometown oddsmakers naming the Knights as the second favorite to take home the 2019 crown. Bookmakers in Vegas have..." June 08

  • St. Louis Blues Pursuing Top Centers This Summer

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The St. Louis Blues decided to trade Paul Stastny at the deadline this year, despite still being within striking distance of the playoffs. That marked the second consecutive season that GM Doug Armstrong traded away a star on an expiring contract, after dealing Kevin..." June 07

  • Blues name OHL coach Bannister head coach of AHL’s Rampage

    Fox Sports Midwest "Drew Bannister, who led Sault Ste. Marie to the best regular-season record in the Ontario Hockey League last season, has been named head coach of the St. Louis Blues‘ AHL affiliate, the San Antonio Rampage. “I’m incredibly appreciative of the opportunity that..." June 05

  • Blues have a decision to make on Jake Allen

    Yardbarker "Even though the free agent goalie market is rather thin, Jeff Gordon of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch suggests that the Blues should not try to use that to their advantage and look to move Jake Allen this summer. Allen struggled this past season, putting up the worst numbers of his..." June 02

  • Paul Stastny ‘absolutely’ open to St. Louis Blues return

    Pro Hockey Talk "Winnipeg Jets forward and pending unrestricted free agent Paul Stastny says he’d be open to returning to the St. Louis Blues. Talking to Hockey Sense host Andy Strickland on The Fan 590 in St. Louis, Stastny, who was traded by the Blues to the Jets at the trade deadline in a..." June 02

  • St. Louis Blues, New York Islanders Extend Partnership With ECHL Affiliates

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The St. Louis Blues have announced a one-year extension to their affiliation with the ECHL’s Tulsa Oilers. The two organizations worked without the benefit of an AHL partner last season, something that will be remedied this year with the agreement between St. Louis and the San..." May 31

  • Blues sign Finnish defenseman Mikkola to entry-level deal

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Niko Mikkola, a promising young defenseman who the Blues drafted in 2015 and played last season in Finland, has signed a two-year, entry-level contract with the team. Mikkola was chosen by Finland for the recent world championships, though he didn't appear in the..." May 31

  • Blues hire Mike Van Ryan as assistant coach; Darryl Sydor steps down

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Mike Van Ryn, who played three seasons with the Blues, will return to the team as an assistant coach next season. He'll take the place of Darryl Sydor, who has stepped down to spend more time with his family. “After almost 30 years in professional hockey, I am confident that..." May 30

  • NHL projects salary cap to be around $80M for 2018-19 season

    The Score "NHL deputy commissioner and chief legal officer Bill Daly confirmed during a press conference Monday that the salary cap for the 2018-2019 season is projected to be around $80 million, up from $75 million this season. A set number for next season has not yet been agreed upon..." May 29

  • St. Louis Blues Must Decide Who To Move If They Want To Improve

    Yardbarker "One reason the St. Louis Blues struggled this past season was their lack of quality players in their top-six. If the Blues want to upgrade their center position this offseason which is believed to be their biggest need, the team must be willing to move some of their assets to do that. Some..." May 27

  • Carter Hutton showing promise and due for possible raise

    Pro Hockey Rumors "2017-18 was full of highs and lows for the Blues.  Carter Hutton emerged as a top goaltender while offseason Brayden Schenn vastly exceeded expectations.  On the flip side, Jake Allen struggled between the pipes and they had more than their fair share of injuries.  In the end, it..." May 26

  • NHL’s ‘Smart Puck’ will enhance fan experience

    Pro Hockey Talk "The NHL has already announced that the Smart Puck era is quickly approaching, which is exciting news for hockey fans all over the globe. The league is planning on having this added technology at their disposal for the start of the 2019-20 season, but there’s a chance that we..." May 24

  • Blues arena renamed Enterprise Center "The St. Louis Blues home arena will be called Enterprise Center as part of a 15-year building naming-rights agreement announced Monday. The name change takes effect July 1. The building, which opened in 1994, had been called Scottrade Center since 2006. It previously was..." May 21

  • Blues’ Jaden Schwartz to miss remainder of Worlds with injury

    Sportsnet "St. Louis Blues forward Jaden Schwartz will miss the remainder of the World Championships due to an upper-body injury, Hockey Canada announced on Friday. Per the Blues’, Schwartz’s injury does not require surgery and won’t affect his training camp..." May 18

  • Jaromir Jagr Will Play In Czech Republic In 2018-19

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Though there is still bound to be speculation over a return to the NHL this summer, Nova Sport in the Czech Republic is reporting that Jaromir Jagr has agreed to return as a player for Kladno, the Czech team he owns. There apparently had been interest from the DEL in..." May 15

  • Trade of close teammates possible cause for Tarasenko's slump

    Yardbarker "Many people had high hopes that St. Louis Blues winger Vladimir Tarasenko would take that next step this year and become that franchise player that everyone has been waiting for. However, despite those hopes, Tarasenko had a down year. After averaging close to 39 goals per game over the past three..." May 06

  • NHL players must step up if they want this headhunting to end

    New York Post "Rule 48.1 splits hairs so that it remains legal to crack skulls. An overstatement? Well, of course, except the NHL and essentially all of its stake-holders are so fearful that banning all blows to the head would all but eliminate the little hitting that remains in the game, they are willing to..." April 23

  • Jordan Kyrou assigned to Chicago Wolves for AHL Playoffs

    Yardbarker "Jordan Kyrou has turned into one of the most intriguing prospects in the league, and now his season will continue after the St. Louis Blues assigned him to the Chicago Wolves for the remainder of the season. " April 18