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NHL Rumors: Tavares, Maroon, Duchene, Stone, More

NHL Rumors: Tavares, Maroon, Duchene, Stone, More

July 12th, 2018 In today's rumor rundown insiders are trying to get inside the mind of John Tavares and assess why he really left the Islanders for Toronto, the Ottawa Senators just saw the price of their own players go with with the Nikita Kucherov deal and Patrick Maroon turned down huge money and had to settle...
Blues' Doug Armstrong: Master Trader?

Blues' Doug Armstrong: Master Trader?

July 12th, 2018 In what has already been a momentous offseason for the St. Louis Blues, the biggest single move without question was the trade that sent five assets to the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for veteran center Ryan O'Reilly. In recent years, Blues general manager Doug Armstrong has been extremely active on...

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July 1st, 2018
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The Buffalo Sabres have traded Ryan O'Reilly to the St. Louis Blues in exchange for a 2019 first-round pick, a 2021 second-round pick, 2016 first-round pick Tage Thompson and veteran forwards Vladimir Sobotka and Patrik Berglund. https://twitter.com/TSNBobMcKenzie/status/1013584745807171585 It’s hard to get big-time centers in the NHL who can play a solid 200-foot game while still contributing in an offensive way. O’Reilly checks off all the boxes as a center as he is an elite faceoff man, an excellent 200-foot forward and he has scored upwards of 55 points in six consecutive seasons, not including the lockout-shortened 2012-13 season when he still scored an impressive six goals and 20 points in 29 games. O’Reilly has recorded upwards of 30 assists in each of those six seasons and has scored over 20 goals in four of them, including 28 in 2013-14 while he was still a member of the Colorado Avalanche. He’s eclipsed the 60-point mark three times in his career, two of...
July 1st, 2018
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While it might not be the news most expected out of St. Louis, the Blues have made some noise on Sunday. After getting David Perron on a four-year deal that looked far more reasonable than many expected, the Blues went and spent most of the money they saved by giving it to former Toronto Maple Leaf center Tyler Bozak who was given a three-year deal worth $5MM per season. https://twitter.com/reporterchris/status/1013447401414242305 Some will consider this deal and overpay considering Bozak's declined numbers but there is a chance, if Bozak is given the opportunity to shine in St. Louis, this deal might be seen as fair with an increasing salary cap and with players signing for more and more money per year as the NHL changes toward being center and a defense-first league. The Bozak Bidding War Because Tyler Bozak was a legitimate NHL center, he was rumored to be a name that was going to get a lot of interest. Bozak wasn't destined to be back in Toronto thanks to salary cap issues...
July 1st, 2018
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David Perron is the newest member of the St. Louis Blues with a deal that will see him earn $4 million over the next four seasons. https://twitter.com/FriedgeHNIC/status/1013403793201889280 Despite showing interest in returning, after the Vegas Golden Knights and David Perron realized they weren't going to be able to come to terms on a deal that would keep the forward in Vegas, Perron hit the open market of NHL Free Agency and became a player to watch — a player that was likely to get overpaid based on a 2017-18 season that saw him earn 66 points in 70 games. With four years and four million, it's coming as a surprise to many that Vegas wouldn't have kept Perron under those terms. The fourth year must have been the sticking point for the Golden Knights. During the NHL interview period and leading up to Sunday, July 1, Perron was rumored to have spoken to as many as five teams. The Arizona Coyotes, Montreal Canadiens, St. Louis Blues and New Jersey Devils were believed to...
June 30th, 2018
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There are only 24 hours left before the opening of free agency and while there are still many questions to be answered regarding some of the NHL's biggest free agents, some pictures are starting to become clearer. James van Riemsdyk is closely tied to the John Tavares decision, one of the primary defensemen in the market is almost certainly re-signing back home and St. Louis might be trying to make moves considering they lost out on a few big names. van Riemsdyk Tied to Tavares TSN's Frank Seravalli reports several of the six teams interested in and waiting on John Tavares have been talking with James van Riemsdyk's camp. van Riemsdyk is going to cash in during this free agency and a seven-year deal worth over $6 million per season is not at all out of the question. Because of that, the Leafs are definitely out of the running. There was interest out of Chicago for van Riemsdyk but the prices got too high for the Blackhawks. The Blackhawks are unlikely to sign pending...

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One for the Ages: Wayne Gretzky's 1995-96 NHL Season

The 1995-96 St. Louis Blues were a collection of hockey's aged superstars. A team with an all-in mentality. One that endeavored to squeeze whatever elixir was still left in the proverbial fountain of youth. But for some reason, it didn't quite work. Wayne Gretzky's time with the Blues is likely... June 6th, 2018

Unbreakable Records: The St. Louis Blues and the 1978 NHL Draft

In 1978, the St. Louis Blues set an unbeatable record at the final NHL Amateur Draft. In the following year, the NHL allowed teams to draft players from the defunct WHA and those who had played overseas. In light of these changes, the league renamed the annual inventory-taking event as the NHL... November 1st, 2017