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September 7th, 2020
Blues Prospects

A few seasons ago, the St. Louis Blues were considered to have one of the best farm systems in the NHL. But top prospects like Robert Thomas and Jordan Kyrou have graduated, general manager Doug Armstrong traded Dominik Bokk, and the herd has quickly thinned. Still, there are some bright spots in the team's future. This article will look at the top 10 prospects still in the team's pipeline. To qualify as a prospect, for the purposes of this article, you must not have played more than half of a season's worth of career NHL games. Therefore Kyrou, who has played 44, will not be considered. We will also limit our scope to players 24 years of age and under, so American Hockey League goaltender Ville Husso, who may join the Blues as a full-time backup in 2020-21, is also off the list....
September 6th, 2020
Blues History

Sept. 6 has been a pretty big date for the National Hockey League in the state of California. Also, the legendary Summit Series continued in Winnipeg and a pair of Hockey Hall of Famers are traded. Game 3 Ends in a Draw The infamous Summit Series continued on Sept. 6, 1972, with Winnipeg hosting the third series of the game. The Soviet Union won the first game of the series, 11-3, in Montreal, before Team Canada evened things up with a 4-2 victory in Toronto. Nearly 10,000 fans filled the Winnipeg Arena including star forward Bobby Hull, who was not allowed to play in the series because he left the NHL to play in the upstart World Hockey Association. Canadian fans saw a team that was dominated in Game 1, followed by a team that dictated Game 2. The faithful in Winnipeg saw both...
September 5th, 2020
Winnipeg Jets

In today's NHL rumor rundown, there are updates surrounding Patrik Laine potentially being traded out of Winnipeg, the Tampa Bay Lighting provide an update on Steven Stamkos, and the St. Louis Blues prove they won't make panic decisions. Finally, in Toronto, there's talk the Maple Leafs are interested in Matt Murray out of Pittsburgh, but the deal will require multiple moves if it goes down. Latest on Laine After making the top ten of TSN’s Top 20 Trade Bait Board this past week, many are wondering if there's really a chance the Winnipeg Jets would trade Patrik Laine. It certainly seems like there's more than just talk surrounding the winger but as per Scott Billeck, a beat writer and sports reporter for the Winnipeg Sun, he doesn't believe it would be a wise decision by the...
September 2nd, 2020
Blues Goaltending

In one fell swoop today, St. Louis Blues general manager Doug Armstrong clarified the team's goaltending picture for next season, cleared much-needed salary cap space for the team's offseason objectives, and made the pathway to re-signing team captain Alex Pietrangelo clearer. And yet, in St. Louis, many fans' response to the news was bittersweet, because in doing so, Armstrong traded a goaltender whose legacy in St. Louis dates back over a decade. The Blues traded backup goaltender Jake Allen to the Montreal Canadiens for a third-round pick and an improved position in the seventh round (as the teams swapped seventh-round selections). In so doing, they cleared his $4.35 million salary cap hit for the 2020-21 season and opened a space for youngster Ville Husso to play at the NHL level....
September 2nd, 2020
St Louis Blues

The Montreal Canadiens have acquired goaltender Jake Allen from the St. Louis Blues in exchange for a third and seventh-round pick in 2020. In addition to receiving Allen, the Canadiens are also receiving a seventh-round pick in the 2022 NHL Entry Draft from the Blues. The third-round pick that the Canadiens are sending to the Blues was acquired in the Ilya Kovalchuk trade. This deal helps solidify the Canadiens goaltending depth behind Carey Price for the 2020-21 season. While Price has proven to be capable of playing for long stretches of time without too much of a drop off as a result, injuries have definitely been a concern for the veteran netminder over the course of his career. Allen has been a borderline...
August 27th, 2020
Toronto Maple Leafs

In today's NHL rumor rundown, there is talk that after getting penalized by the NHL, the Arizona Coyotes might be a target for some NHL teams. In St. Louis, Alex Pietrangelo says he'd like to stay with the Blues, and the Toronto Maple Leafs are unlikely to quality Evan Rodrigues who they picked up as part of the Kapseri Kapanen trade. Finally, what is the NHL planning to do in regard to potential players protests over social injustice issues? Coyotes Dinged For Combine Violation, Teams to Target Them in Trade? The NHL has handed down their punishment to the Arizona Coyotes for violating the league’s combine policy when it comes to testing players. After a hearing in which the Coyotes admitted to illegally testing players, the Coyotes will now have to forfeit a 2nd-round pick this...