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Blues Have Massive NHL Draft

After a relatively quiet beginning to the 2017 NHL Draft, the St. Louis Blues would wind up being the team that stole the show. General manager Doug Armstrong made two trades that may change the identity of the club moving forward. Separate trades included forward Jori Lehtera and enforcer Ryan Reaves. “I think today was another significant day in what we started a year ago, in...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 hour ago

Reaves heard report of him going for a first-round pick and said “that’s a bunch of garbage”

St. Louis Blues fans weren’t the only ones surprised by the return Doug Armstrong was able to get in the trade which sent Ryan Reaves to the Pittsburgh Penguins. Reaves (and the 51st overall pick) fetched the 31st overall pick (which the Blues used on exciting prospect Klim Kostin) and Oskar Sundqvist. The trade was a sad one for Blues fans, but it’s a good hockey trade for...
Via Frozen Notes
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

2017 NHL Draft: Blues Pick Klim Kostin #31 Overall

With the 31st Pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft the St. Louis Blues Have Selected Klim Kostin From Dynamo Moskva in Moscow of the KHL. About Klim Kostin The Blues obtained this pick from the Pittsburgh Penguins when the Blues traded Ryan Reves and the 51st overall pick to the Penguins for forward Oskar Sundqvist and the 31st overall pick. Kostin is, as Craig Button describes,...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

2017 NHL Draft: Blues Pick Robert Thomas #20 Overall

With the 20th Pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, the St. Louis Blues Have Selected Robert Thomas From the London Knights in the OHL. About Robert Thomas Rob Thomas is a leader on the London Knights and a mainstay on the team’s top line. Comparable to Bo Horvat of the Vancouver Canucks, Thomas is a very skilled player who can play a strong two-way came and knows how to create...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

Blues announce they may want to move up in the 2017 NHL Draft

The St. Louis Blues apparently want to make it publicly known that they’re interested in moving up in the 2017 NHL Draft. The Blues currently hold two picks in the first round, the 20th and 27th overall selections, and are willing to make a deal to move up at the cost of either both current first-round picks or some combo of other draft picks. Here’s Doug Armstrong’s take on...
Via Frozen Notes
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames make head-scratching deal in acquisition of Mike Smith

Ahead of the trade freeze and the eventual expansion draft, the Calgary Flames have added a starting goaltender, acquiring Mike Smith from the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for prospect Brandon Hickey, a conditional third-round pick and goalie Chad Johnson. Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman adds that the third-round pick becomes a second should the Flames qualify for the postseason,...
Via The Comeback
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Here’s the 2017 preseason schedule for the St. Louis Blues

Get your calendars out, Blues fans. We finally know when the St. Louis Blues will return to action. Well, preseason action to be specific, but at least it’s something. The NHL has unveiled the league’s preseason schedule and we know now that the Blues will skate in their first exhibition on September 19th and will compete in eight total contests before the regular season begins...
Via Frozen Notes
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Listen to NHL officials who were mic’d up in the second round of the 2017 playoffs

Back in April, hockey fans were treated with a video revealing what was being said by the NHL’s officials on the ice during the first round of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs. With the second round of action complete, a new video has been released by Sportsnet highlighting some of the conversations by officials and it’s again extremely interesting.Listen in as the officials review...
Via The Comeback
May 20, 2017  |  Discuss

St. Louis Blues: A Tale of Two Teams

As another National Hockey League season has come to a close for the St. Louis Blues I’d like to take a look back at another extraordinarily average season. As usual the Blues lacked in playoff hockey and weren’t able to find their way to a Stanley Cup. However, the end of the season spelled a bit of optimism for fans. After the firing of Head Coach Ken Hitchcock on February...
Via isportsweb.com
May 15, 2017  |  Discuss

Where it went wrong: Stanley Cup Playoffs Round 2 exits

Another round is down, and another bunch of teams is packing up the stalls. None of these teams left quietly, but they all still find themselves headed for summer vacation. Here's a final look at the squads that made their playoff exits after Round 2.St. Louis Blues Despite being beat up and lacking in the special teams department headed into the playoffs, the Blues found a way to...
Via Yardbarker
May 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Mike Yeo says the Blues didn’t hate the Predators, but they do now

The St. Louis Blues find themselves in a 2-1 series hole against the Nashville Predators and are trying to figure out what’s behind their troubles. The Blues have a lot of areas to work on, ranging from faceoffs to generating more scoring opportunities, but apparently they’re improving in the “hate” department.Blues head coach Mike Yeo says that one of his fears entering...
Via The Comeback
May 01, 2017  |  Discuss

St. Louis Blues need to do the little things against the Predators

After tying their second round series in the Stanley Cup playoffs 1-1 behind Vladimir Tarasenko’s two goals, the St. Louis Blues laid an egg against the Nashville Predators on Sunday afternoon, losing 3-1, in a game that wasn’t as close as the score. The Blues now find themselves down 2-1 in the series, and needing to find another gear if they are going to overcome the Predators...
Via isportsweb.com
May 01, 2017  |  Discuss

Blues’ Twitter account calls out fan for racist P.K. Subban tweet

The St. Louis Blues’ official Twitter account on Wednesday night called out a fan over a racist tweet about P.K. Subban during the Nashville Predators' 4-3 Game 1 win.Subban made significant contributions to help stake the Predators to a 1-0 lead in the teams’ second-round playoff series, notching a goal and adding two assists. The standout play by Subban apparently drove one...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
April 27, 2017  |  Discuss

Box Score 3/28: Wilt's last game

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Good morning and welcome to the YB Box Score, what we're reading while we wait for Opening Day.Happy birthday today to Byron Scott, Jason Garrett, Keith Tkachuk and Luke Walton. On this date in 1973 Wilt Chamberlain played his last game in the NBA.Daily brain workoutThe 'Just a reminder...
Via Yardbarker
March 28, 2017  |  Discuss
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