Blues Could Pursue Several Top Trade Targets

Blues Could Pursue Several Top Trade Targets

February 18th, 2020 The St. Louis Blues are in chaos at the moment. It is their worst stretch of the season results-wise, as they are 2-6-2 in their last 10 games. Additionally, the sudden and unexpected loss of Jay Bouwmeester has thrown their blueline into disarray. Unfortunately, the Blues find themselves in...
Blues Options to Fill Bouwmeester Void

Blues Options to Fill Bouwmeester Void

February 17th, 2020 Fear gripped every St. Louis Blues fan, and indeed the entire hockey community, as news spread that veteran defenseman Jay Bouwmeester had collapsed on the bench in a game last Tuesday night against the Anaheim Ducks. When it became clear that paramedics on the scene had brought him back from the...

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February 12th, 2020
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Nothing can prepare you for witnessing a medical emergency during a live sporting event. That rang true for hockey fans at the Honda Center in Anaheim and those watching on the live broadcast Tuesday night. St. Louis Blues' defenseman Jay Bouwmeester collapsed on the bench 7:50 into the first period. Jay Bouwmeester, St. Louis Blues, January 6, 2018 (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers) The chaos surrounding the incident generated silence in the arena and officially postponed the game. Response from trained professionals made the difference in this situation due to a league change from previous incidents.  Details of the Incident After finishing his shift, Bouwmeester got on the bench, took a drink of water and collapsed next to teammate Vince Dunn. Dunn immediately flagged...
February 12th, 2020
St Louis Blues

It was an incredibly busy night in the NHL, with 22 teams in action. Two goalies scored shutouts, and we'll talk about each. Also, we'll look at the cream of the crop, including one of the best goalies in the league who is continuing an incredible streak. Then, we'll give a brief update on the Jay Bouwmeester news. Vasilevskiy Hits 19 Andrei Vasilevskiy is one of the top goalies in the league, but he may be in the best form of his life right now. With a hard-fought win against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday, he extended his personal streak of games started with his team, the Tampa Bay Lightning, recording at least a point. The total now stands at 19 games. Andrei Vasilevskiy, Tampa Bay Lightning (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers) Vasilevskiy made 35 saves on 36 shots,...
February 10th, 2020
Blues Goaltending

As the St. Louis Blues have hit a bit of a snag here in early February, many questions have come up surrounding Jordan Binnington and his struggles in the last month or so. If you look at how he's been playing, I think the questions are valid. It seems like the right time to look at what Binnington has put together this season and the way he's been very up and down. His Start to the Season Binnington got off to a hot start in his sophomore campaign, and it looked like he could be a top candidate for the Vezina Trophy. He had a save percentage (SV%) above .900 in eight of his first 10 games, tallying five wins over that period. It only got better from there, as he went on a tear, he put up a SV% above .900 in nine of his next 10 after that. During this 10-game stretch, he...
February 8th, 2020
St Louis Blues

ST. LOUIS — Roope Hintz scored the game-winner at 2:19 of overtime and finished with two goals, leading the Dallas Stars to a 3-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Saturday night. Hintz flipped in a wrist shot from the right faceoff circle for the wi...
February 8th, 2020
Winnipeg Jets

In today's NHL rumor rundown, there are questions in Winnipeg about the team's willingness to move Kyle Connor. One offer is already out there. Next up, there is a lot of talk over the last 48 hours about this "loophole" the Maple Leafs may be able to use with their cap space. Is this a real thing and are the St. Louis Blues looking at it too? Finally, Joe Thornton to the Tampa Bay Lightning is a potential trade that's making some noise. Could Jets Actually Consider Moving Kyle Connor? With the Winnipeg Jets amazingly strange turnover on defense and now their struggles to make the playoffs this season, Mike McIntyre of the Winnipeg Free Press writes that the team is receiving considerable interest in top line winger Kyle Connor. McIntyre writes: Normally,...
February 7th, 2020
Winnipeg Jets

ST. LOUIS — Andrew Copp broke a third period tie, Connor Hellebuyck made 35 saves and the Winnipeg Jets beat the St. Louis Blues 4-2 Thursday night. Patrik Laine, Jansen Harkins and Nikolaj Ehlers also scored for Winnipeg. Colton Parayko and Carl Gunnarsson scored for St. Louis, which had recorded a point in its previous 11 home games. Jordan Binnington stopped 21 shots for the Western Conference leaders. Copp pounced on the rebound of a shot by Harkins to break a 2-2 tie with 10:56 left in the third period. Hellebuyck beat the Blues for the second time in five days. He made 38 saves on 40 shots in a 5-2 win over St. Louis on Saturday. Hellebuyck improved to 23-16-5. Connor Hellebuyck, Winnipeg Jets (James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports) Laine scored his 20th of the season...