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  • There’s now a tool to compare NHL players to Pokemon and it’s absolutely incredible

    Newark Star-Ledger "The tool you never knew you needed has arrived. Thanks to CJ Turtoro, a hockey analytics writer and contributor for All about the Jersey, you can now find every NHL player’s best Pokemon comparable with a new generator, which takes stats from hockey..." July 18

  • Where should the best remaining NHL free agents sign?

    ESPN "While hundreds of free agents have signed with NHL teams this summer (at the cost of hundreds of millions of dollars in total), some notable names remain on the market. Will they re-sign with their 2018-19 clubs, or move on to new opportunities? Our panel debates the 2019-20 destinations for..." July 15

  • Blues Prospect Dominik Bokk To Remain In Sweden For 2019-20

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Dominik Bokk, the Blues’ top draft pick in 2018, grew up in Germany and has been to St. Louis and the United States only a few times. Yet he’s already fallen in love with one thing in the place he hopes to soon call his hockey home. He loves the pizza. “We..." July 15

  • Blues, Jordan Binnington agree to 2-year, $8.8M deal

    St. Louis Game Time "Goaltender Jordan Binnington was a week away from his arbitration hearing on July 20th, but he never made it that far. The Blues announced on Saturday that the rookie goaltender, Calder nominee, and Stanley Cup champion has signed a two-year extension at an AAv of $4.4..." July 14

  • Blues Re-Sign Mitch Reinke

    Pro Hockey Rumors "After re-signing Robby Fabbri earlier in the day, the Blues have agreed to terms with another one of their restricted free agents.  CapFriendly reports that St. Louis has re-signed defenseman Mitch Reinke to a one-year, two-way contract.  The deal will pay $750K in the NHL and $100K..." July 13

  • Philly bar seeks profits from 'Play Gloria' merch

    ESPN "The St. Louis Blues' Stanley Cup championship run had a ubiquitous soundtrack: Laura Branigan's 1982 disco classic "Gloria" became the team's postgame victory song, and "Play Gloria!" became a rallying cry found on T-shirts, hats and other trinkets sold inside..." July 13

  • Blues Acquire, Sign Dakota Joshua From Maple Leafs

    Toronto Sun "The Maple Leafs made a minor trade on Friday, sending unsigned draft pick Dakota Joshua to the St. Louis Blues for future considerations. Joshua, drafted 128th overall by the Leafs in 2014, then signed a two-year entry-level deal with the Blues. A 23-year-old forward, Joshua..." July 13

  • An early look at the NHL's UFA class of 2020

    The Score "Most marquee names in 2019 unrestricted free agency are off the board, so the majority of offseason excitement is behind us, aside from potential trades, offer sheets, and big-ticket RFA signings. Without an idea of when said transactions may come, the hockey world doesn't have..." July 12

  • Robby Fabbri agrees to terms on one-year contract with Blues "Robby Fabbri agreed to terms on a one-year, $900,000 contract with the St. Louis Blues on Friday. The 23-year-old forward, who was a restricted free agent, had six points (two goals, four assists) in 32 regular-season games with the Blues last season and one goal in 10 Stanley..." July 12

  • Defining Jordan Binnington's worth is Armstrong's biggest summer challenge

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Blues general manager Doug Armstrong must solve his salary-cap puzzle from the goal line out. His biggest piece, by far, is goaltender Jordan Binnington. As a restricted free agent he will multiply the $650,000 salary he earned last season after finally graduating from the minors...." July 10

  • NHLPA announces arbitration dates

    TSN "The National Hockey League Players Association announced the dates for salary arbitration on Tuesday, beginning with Stanley Cup-winning goaltender Jordan Binnington scheduled for July 20. Binnington is among 40 players who filed for salary arbitration last week. Teams have..." July 09

  • Joel Edmundson eats poutine out of Stanley Cup in Manitoba "If you are going to take the Stanley Cup home to Canada, might as well enjoy a Canadian delicacy out of it. St. Louis Blues defenseman Joel Edmundson brought the Cup home to Brandon, Manitoba, and enjoyed some poutine out of it. Edmundson's first stop was at Joe Beeverz..." July 09

  • Top unsigned restricted free agents "With free agency underway, takes a closer look at the top remaining restricted free agents. A restricted free agent can receive an offer sheet contract from another team, which forward Sebastian Aho did from the Montreal Canadiens on July 1. His team can match the contract..." July 08

  • 5 playoff teams that could miss postseason in 2020

    Pro Hockey Talk "It happens every year. Teams that make the playoffs one season, don’t make it the following season. Five teams that made the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs failed to qualify for the postseason in 2019. So, who might those five teams be in 2020? The five teams that made the playoffs..." July 08

  • St. Louis Blues Re-Sign Zach Sanford To Two-Year Contract

    Last Word On Hockey "The St. Louis Blues announced on Monday, July 8th that the team has signed restricted free agent forward Zach Sanford to a new two-year contract worth $3 million or $1.5 million AAV. Sanford was one of four Blues players who elected to file for salary..." July 08

  • Molly Bozak turns Stanley Cup into ultimate margarita glass

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Stanley Cup is making its way around the world as the St. Louis Blues continue celebrating their 2018-19 title. Over the weekend the Cup made its way through Saskatchewan with Tyler Bozak and his friends and family getting a chance to spend time with the trophy. That means plenty..." July 08

  • NHL’s restricted free agents have proven to be untouchables

    Pro Hockey Talk "Some of the NHL’s best, young players are available. Technically. Mitch Marner, Brayden Point and Jacob Trouba are just a few of the restricted free agents in a bumper crop. Every team in the league would like to add any of those players..." July 04

  • Predicting a home for 5 key remaining free agents

    The Score "The initial wave of the 2019 free agency period has come and gone, but there are still some good players available. Below, we pick out destinations for five of the biggest names left. Jake Gardiner, D, 28 2018-19 cap hit: $4.05 million Top..." July 03

  • Blues defenseman and St. Louisan Chris Butler reportedly retires from pro hockey

    Fox Sports Midwest "No one can claim Chris Butler didn’t go out in style. The native St. Louisan, who spent parts of five seasons in the Blues organization, was able to hoist the Stanley Cup with his hometown team before hanging up his skates. Jeremy Rutherford of..." July 03

  • Winners and losers from Day 1 of NHL free agency

    The Score "The opening day of NHL free agency didn't disappoint, with several clubs making franchise-altering moves that might shift the league's balance of power. Some of Monday's deals were undoubtedly shrewd, but others left something to be desired. Here's who won..." July 02

  • Sammy Blais agrees to one-year deal with Blues "Sammy Blais has agreed to a one-year, one-way contract with the St. Louis Blues worth $850,000 for the 2019-20 season. Blais played in 32 regular-season games for the Blues in 2018-19, posting two goals and two assists (four points). The 23-year-old forward made his debut in the..." July 01

  • In a depth signing, Blues add Nathan Walker

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Blues are on the board in free agency _ but it's nothing earth-shattering. The team has agreed to terms with forward Nathan Walker on a two-year deal according to TSN's Bob McKenzie. It's a two-way contract, paying Walker $700,000 this coming season if he's in the..." July 01

  • PHR’s 2019 Top 50 NHL Unrestricted Free Agents

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The end of June is finally here, meaning July and the start of NHL free agency is right around the corner. On Monday at 11am CDT, a huge number of players will become unrestricted free agents allowed to negotiate and sign a contract with any team in the league. Teams will be allowed to offer..." June 30

  • Should the Blues trade Jake Allen?

    St. Louis Game Time "To trade Jake Allen or keep him? That is the most polarizing question in St. Louis Blues hockey land at the moment, and one that causes fire. If you say trade him, people breathe more fire at you than one of those dragons on Game of Thrones. If you say keep him, watch for an elbow in..." June 28

  • Projecting contract offers for the Bruins' restricted free agents

    NBC Sports Boston "Don Sweeney's biggest strength is re-signing his own players. He's not amazing in the draft, has handed out some horrid free-agent contracts and has been hit-or-miss in the trade market, but there might not be a better GM in the league at locking up his own guys. That alone is a primary..." June 28

  • Blues don't intend to trade Jake Allen this summer

    TSN "Despite outside interest, the St. Louis Blues intend to keep backup goaltender Jake Allen this off-season, according to TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun. LeBrun wrote in The Athletic Wednesday that some teams preferred the option of acquiring Allen over signing a goalie on..." June 27

  • St. Louis Blues Re-Sign Carl Gunnarsson

    Last Word On Hockey "The St. Louis Blues have finally come back to reality after their first Stanley Cup win. They have started to tackle their 18 pending free agents, re-signing UFA Carl Gunnarsson to a two-year deal. The contract has a yearly cap hit of $1.75 million, roughly $1.2 million..." June 27

  • Calgary Flames Showing Interest In Patrick Maroon

    Pro Hockey Rumors "A year ago, Pat Maroon decided to take less money in order to head home to St. Louis and play hockey closer to his son. That decision, based entirely on his personal life, ended up having huge ramifications on his professional one as Maroon was an integral part of the Blues’..." June 27

  • Blues sniper Tarasenko undergoes surgery on left knee

    Sportsnet "St. Louis Blues sniper Vladimir Tarasenko has undergone successful arthroscopic surgery on his left knee and will be re-evaluated in four weeks, the team announced Tuesday. The 27-year-old notched 33 goals and 68 points across 76 games in 2018-19, his fifth consecutive 30-goal..." June 25

  • Craig Berube signs three-year contract to remain Blues coach "Craig Berube signed a three-year contract to remain coach of the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday. Berube, who led the Blues to their first Stanley Cup championship this season, went 38-19-6 in 63 games after taking over for Mike Yeo who was fired on Nov. 19. The Blues defeated the Winnipeg..." June 25

  • NHL’s Top 12 UFAs of 2019

    Sportsnet "Did John Tavares and his $77-million sweepstakes open his UFA followers’ eyes for what might be possible if you peek beyond the curtain? The summer of 2019 will deliver no shortage of star power, as a two-time Vezina winner, a finalist for three major 2018-19 trophies,..." June 24

  • Blues’ Robert Thomas undergoes successful wrist surgery

    Sportsnet "St. Louis Blues forward Robert Thomas has undergone successful wrist surgery, the team announced Monday. The procedure was required to repair a tendon in his left wrist, which he injured in Game 6 of the Western Conference Final against the San Jose Sharks. The rookie..." June 24

  • Five big questions heading into 2019 NHL Draft

    Sportsnet "The NHL Draft is coming up fast and the trade rumours and speculation are heating up. Here are some of the bigger questions to consider before the fireworks begin: WHICH PLAYER WILL BE CHOSEN FIRST OVERALL? Jack Hughes has long been the projected No. 1 in this..." June 21

  • Gary Bettman confirms series of rule changes for 2019-20 season

    The Score "NHL commissioner Gary Bettman confirmed a series of rule changes for the 2019-20 season. The alterations were approved by the league's Board of Governors, general managers, and competition committee. The most prominent changes pertain to video reviews, which underwent..." June 21

  • NHL draft: The best player ever picked at every spot from 1-31

    USA Today "While it’s indisputable that NHL teams are more likely to find a superstar in the first few picks of the draft than they are later on, USA TODAY Sports research shows that quality picks can be found deep into the first round. In many cases, we found multiple desirable..." June 20

  • Ryan O'Reilly earns Selke Trophy as top defensive forward

    The Score "It's been quite a week for Ryan O'Reilly. Days after claiming the Stanley Cup and Conn Smythe Trophy, the St. Louis Blues pivot won the Frank J. Selke Trophy as the NHL's best defensive forward for the first time in his career Wednesday..." June 20

  • Three reasons why the NHL salary cap could get tighter

    Sportsnet "I have a theory. And, after the Rangers/Winnipeg trade involving Jacob Trouba, I’ve decided to lay it out. That deal was a surprise because the Jets were asking for more, and, on paper, Trouba is worth a greater return. So, why didn’t it happen? I think..." June 18

  • Report: Multiple teams fear that salary cap will be less than $82M

    The Score "The salary cap for the 2019-20 NHL season could come in below the $83-million upper limit that was initially estimated. The NHL and NHLPA are meeting Tuesday, and many teams reportedly told TSN's Bob McKenzie that they're concerned about the current forecast for the..." June 18

  • NHL draft: Six of the worst picks in league history

    USA Today "The NHL draft will be held Friday night and Saturday in Vancouver. Here's a look at some of the worst draft decisions NHL teams have made through the years: In 1993, the Ottawa Senators drafted Quebec Major Junior Hockey League star Alexandre Daigle with the No. 1..." June 17

  • Blues face decision on major deal for Jordan Binnington

    Yardbarker "The St. Louis Blues have spent the afternoon celebrating at their downtown parade, but soon will have to deal with eight unrestricted free agents and another 12 restricted free agents. While there are few major deals the team must negotiate, there is one unique case in Jordan Binnington, who..." June 16

  • Massachusetts restaurant wants to donate blue lobster to St. Louis aquarium

    Pro Hockey Talk "Arnold’s Lobster and Clam Bar, a restaurant in Eastham, Massachusetts, about two hours from downtown Boston, had a rare find in a recent order of live lobsters — a blue lobster. It probably wouldn’t be a newsworthy development under normal circumstances, but the..." June 15

  • Jay Bouwmeester finally won the Stanley Cup. Who are the other notable veterans seeking their first?

    The Hockey News "It took 764 career regular-season games with three teams for Jay Bouwmeester to finally make the playoffs. At 35, with 75 post-season games under his belt, Bouwmeester can finally call himself a Stanley Cup champion. Bouwmeester sat third in games played by an active player without a..." June 15

  • Patience paid off for the Blues

    TSN "With the Stanley Cup Final in the books, I wanted to use one last piece to praise the front office of the St. Louis Blues. We see overperforming and underperforming teams every NHL season. That’s the nature of the beast with what the NHL is today – a hypercompetitive, yet..." June 15

  • Jordan Binnington’s next contract is a challenge for Blues

    Pro Hockey Talk "As the champagne is still drying for the St. Louis Blues, let’s consider a good problem to have: how much will they pay Jordan Binnington, the 25-year-old goalie who emerged from relative obscurity to save their season, and then help them win their first-ever Stanley Cup? And for how..." June 14

  • Zach Sanford keeps late dad’s memory at heart during Stanley Cup win

    Pro Hockey Talk "Manchester, New Hampshire is about an hour minute drive north of Boston, so when Zach Sanford was growing up he was a die-hard Boston Bruins fan. He would watch the games on televison with his father, Michael, soaking in the experience of seeing his heroes playing on the Garden..." June 13

  • Jay Bouwmeester finally gets his Stanley Cup

    Pro Hockey Talk "The 1,260th NHL game of Jay Bouwmeester’s 17-year career was the sweetest. The 35-year-old defenseman finally got his opportunity to lift the Stanley Cup after the St. Louis Blues topped the Boston Bruins in Game 7. The journey to be able to call himself a Stanley Cup champion..." June 13

  • Bruce Cassidy and Craig Berube deserve more credit for getting their teams to Cup final

    Montreal Gazette "Nothing that happened Wednesday night could change the fact both the St. Louis Blues and Boston Bruins had tremendous seasons that exceeded expectations.  And for that their respective coaches deserve a lot of credit. Win or lose Game 7 of the Stanley Cup final, the..." June 13

  • Conn Smythe voting results shed interesting light on Ryan O’Reilly, Tuukka Rask

    Pro Hockey Talk "What a difference Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final makes. Heading into Wednesday’s winner takes all contest, PHT wondered if anyone else had a chance to win the Conn Smythe, what with Tuukka Rask‘s numbers towering over everyone else’s stats. I thought that Rask..." June 13

  • Blues-Bruins Stanley Cup Final Game 7 draws highest NHL overnight rating in at least 25 years

    Awful Announcing "When a Game 7 is on the schedule, high drama, increased tensions, and incredible stakes come along with it. Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Blues and Bruins on Wednesday brought all of that, plus an unexpected benefit for NBC – a record audience. The Blues beat the..." June 13

  • How the Blues hit reset, then beat the game

    ESPN "It's Jan. 2, and the St. Louis Blues are the worst team in the NHL. They're porous defensively and underwhelming offensively. Their meticulously crafted roster has failed the chemistry test. They fired their coach, Mike Yeo, 43 days earlier, but haven't improved under..." June 13