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May 4th, 2020
Vegas Golden Knights

In today's NHL rumor rundown, there is news out of St. Louis when it comes to the future of Alex Steen. In Vegas, it sounds like the Golden Knights might be leaning towards a move with defenseman Deryk Engelland. Could the Calgary Flames see major turnover this season and will the Edmonton Oilers buy out James Neal? What Will Happen with Blues' Steen? Tom Timmermann of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch writes that recent rumors suggest the St. Louis Blues will buy out veteran forward Alex Steen in an effort to create salary space for pending UFA Alex Pietrangelo. Timmermann isn't buying it. Instead, he believes it’s more likely that Steen, one of the most popular players on the team and a leader as well, will retire at the end of this season. If so, that saves...
May 3rd, 2020
Blues History

May 3 has seen quite a bit of National Hockey League history throughout the decades. Among the memorable moments include the first non-North American scoring champion, numerous overtime goals and some great goaltending performances, as well. Jagr Sets the European Standard The 1995 regular season ended on May 3 after the 48-game schedule didn’t begin until late January, following a 103-day owners’ lockout. Jaromir Jagr picked up an assist in the Pittsburgh Penguins’ 4-3 loss to the Florida Panthers. The helper gave him 70 points on the season, which tied him for the most in the league with Eric Lindros of the Philadelphia Flyers. Since Jagr had a 32-29 advantage in goals, he was awarded the Art Ross Trophy for being the NHL’s top scorer. Jagr won five Art Ross trophies...
May 3rd, 2020
St Louis Blues

Alex Pietrangelo of the St. Louis Blues will be an unrestricted free agent (UFA) whenever the 2019-20 season comes to an end in the NHL. And while it seems most likely that the first man ever to lift a Stanley Cup in a Blues uniform will remain in St. Louis, there's a real possibility that the team will be in search of a new captain this offseason. If that occurs, they will likely look to name one immediately. While it is somewhat in vogue for teams to go months or even seasons without an official on-ice leader, the Blues will look to fill the vacancy quickly in the middle of a championship window. In this article, we will look at the potential favorites, underdogs, and long shots for the Blues' captaincy if Pietrangelo leaves. As we do, we will assign simulated odds for how likely...
April 30th, 2020
Blues Transactions

It has been almost five years since a blockbuster trade went down during the offseason between the St. Louis Blues and the Washington Capitals. The Blues sent forward TJ Oshie to the Caps in exchange for forward Troy Brouwer, goaltender Pheonix Copley and a third-round pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. As with most deals in the NHL, there's a winner and a loser. Who won the trade may not have been clear initially, but revisiting what each team received years later, there appears to be a clear winner. St. Louis Blues The Blues were able to rid themselves of a $4.175 million in cap space by sending the American Olympian to the Capitals. In exchange, they saved about half a million with Brouwer's $3.66 million cap hit. Saving money is always a good thing, but the production they...
April 29th, 2020
St Louis Blues

Despite the uncertainty surrounding the status of the 2020 NHL Draft, there's still reason to discuss possible scenarios when the event takes place. Although we don't what kind of pick the St. Louis Blues will have in the first round, we know it will be towards the bottom of the round. We will act as if they have the 30th pick in the draft since they were ranked second in the league prior to the suspension. The latest first-round draftee for the club was forward Dominik Bokk at No. 25 overall in 2018, but he was moved to the Carolina Hurricanes in the Justin Faulk trade. Related: THW's 2020 NHL Draft Guide The club did not have their first-round pick last year as that was dealt in the Ryan O'Reilly trade. This year, there are plenty of opportunities to find a good player in the...
April 29th, 2020
St Louis Blues

Zach Sanford’s story hit very close to my heart back in 2018 when his dad passed away before the start of the St. Louis Blues' 2018-19 season. The toughest part of that no doubt was that Sanford wasn’t there when it happened, and this I know, because when my dad died, I wasn’t there. His dad was 54, mine was 56. What they had in common was that they both loved hockey. When Sanford scored the last goal in the Stanley Cup Final against the Boston Bruins at the end of the 2018-19 season, what I remember most was David Perron hugging Sanford after he scored. Now, of course, Perron was the one who passed it over to him, before he put it in the net, so I understand his joy. For me, though I immediately thought how Sanford must have thought about his dad and how happy he would have...