In the days and weeks that led up to the July 1 free agency extravaganza, you could almost feel the angst among loyal St. Louisans building up over what was surely going to be a disappointing offseason. After superstar center John Tavares passed on St. Louis even being a possible destination in favor of the… Read More See? St. Louis isn’t that bad, you guys
St. Louis native, Patrick Maroon has found his name buzzing around his hometown a bit more than usual as General Manager, Doug Armstrong of the St. Louis Blues has made a strong push to add one more piece this offseason in hopes to make a strong contention not only in hopes of winning… Read More Why the Blues Need A Patrick Maroon
Right when it looked as if they had all the puzzle pieces in place, the Blues have the potential to be in a weird spot financially. They have a little over $5 million left in cap space, but they still need to re-sign defensemen Joel Edmundson and Jordan Schmaltz. The Blues also appear to be… Read More If the Blues sign Maroon, Who Gets the Pink Slip?
In the early 20th century, the illusionist and escape artist Harry Houdini mesmerized audiences across the U.S. with his impossible tricks and death defying stunts. Fast forward to 2018 and Blues’ GM Doug Armstrong is pulling off miraculous illusions and escape acts right under the noses of other NHL GMs and Blues fans. If you… Read More Doug Armstrong is Harry Houdini
Let The Frenzy Begin! The time has come, ladies and gents. Mr. Stillman has the blank checks sitting on his desk. The Brinks trucks are being parked on 14th and Clark. All Armstrong has to do is swipe right on Tinder and create a match made in heaven. That is, of course, if his free… Read More Free Agent Frenzy Preview
The St Louis Blues are potentially at a crossroads regarding the long term future of the organization. … Read More Is A Rebuild The Best Option For The Blues?
Draft Day Welp, not what we all had hoped, or expected, on day 1 of the draft. The Blues went into this year’s draft with all the hype and rumors surrounding them. They were expected to make a big splash, pull off miracles, and get rid of the nightmare on “Bergy Street.” Unfortunately, the only… Read More Blues Make Picks; Look Towards Free Agency
Late Friday night, Blues General Manager, Doug Armstrong confirmed that his options for a big fish are slowly being crossed off the list. Over the last few weeks, the Blues have made it known that they are interested in acquiring at least one of John Tavares, Ilya Kovalchuk, or Artemi Panarin. As the night unfolded,… Read More Unclear Direction Hurting Blues
On Tuesday, Elliotte Friendman broke news that Columbus Blue Jackets star Forward, Artemi Panarin is not ready to sign an extension with his current club. As this stands, Blues fans have begun foaming at the mouth at the potential of uniting current Blues star and longtime friend, Vladimir Tarasenko and Panarin at long last. When Tarasenko… Read More Panarin being shopped, Blues need to make a move
The St. Louis Blues are currently in trade discussions with the Ottawa Senators involving forward Mike Hoffman. Hoffman is currently involved in a scandal involving his long time girlfriend harassing the wife of Erik Karlsson. While that situation is playing itself out, Hoffman’s trade value has decreased. The Blues and Senators nearly agreed to a… Read More Blues are actively pursuing Mike Hoffman, despite ongoing investigation
The breakdown: In a move that no one saw coming, the Blues traded Paul Stastny to a division rival. In return, the Blues receive a 2018 first round pick and forward prospect, Erik Foley. This move shows that Doug Armstrong had no intent of resigning Paul Stastny this summer, and with his departure looming, Armstrong… Read More Trade Deadline Recap
It’s February 14th and the countdown to the NHL Trade Deadline is in full swing, especially following last night’s horrific loss to Nashville. There are many different options and paths the Blues could take at this year’s deadline. They could sell some roster players that are soon to be free agents, and free some cap… Read More St. Louis Blues Trade Deadline Preview
We’ve known for awhile that the Blues need offense and are searching for a forward, preferably a top-six. The problem is the price for one. Armstrong doesn’t seem like he’s willing to give up any of the “Big Four” and I wouldn’t either. So, if Armstrong is wanting a forward then he may have to… Read More Are the Blues and Maple leafs perfect trade partners?
From what I have heard from Armstrong is he is not wanting to trade the “Big Four”. If you are not aware of who those four are, they consist of Thomas, Kyrou, Thompson, and Kostin. It sounds like those four are untouchable, but it also sounds like that’s the only thing that other teams want… Read More Should the Blues go for Vanek and Maroon over more expensive options?
The NHL’s 1st place St. Louis Blues have already overachieved on just about everyone’s radar to start the season. With injuries to their first pairing left handed defenseman, Jay Bouwmeester, and forward Patrik Berglund, the Blues still managed to dominate other teams. The defense has done more than expected with the absence of Bouwmeester, and… Read More With Berglund’s return eminent, who should the Blues target to round out the top 9?
The free-agency frenzy dust has settled with many of the big names off the board. Over GM Doug Armstrong’s time with the Blues he has rolled the dice on veteran forwards, giving some players a chance to continue their playing career on a cheap contract. There have been some success stories, such as Jason Arnott… Read More Could Jagr Play For the Blues?
Veteran winger, and well known “tough guy”, Chris Neil seems to be drawing interest from three teams; Nashville, Florida, and St. Louis. It was known throughout the day today that Ottawa remained in the mix to bring Neil back home, however an Ottawa source, Murray Pham, has told me the the Senators are now… Read More Predators, Panthers, and Blues remain interested in veteran winger, Chris Neil
Following one of the best draft nights in recent Blues history, it could possibly end up being just the pre-show to this offseason. Will the Blues set off more fireworks on July 1st, capping off their grand finale of an off-season? Heading into Prospect Camp, the St. Louis Blues were very content with how… Read More Will the Blues shoot off fireworks on July 1st, capping off their grand finale of an off-season?
Let me go out on a limb here. The Blues biggest need isn’t a center. Yep, I said it. The Blues can get by with some combination of Stastny, Schenn, Berglund (when healthy), Fabbri (?), Steen, Barbeshev, and Sobotka. I can agree with you that none of these are top centers in the NHL. But… Read More The Notes Biggest Need
The 2016-17 NHL season is officially over after the Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Nashville Predators in 6 games in the Stanley Cup Final. Pittsburgh has won back to back Cups for the first time since the 90’s and its due to a solid core group with great role players and veterans. However, the most… Read More Will the Blues potentially have interest in a 4 time Cup Champion?
Much was at stake in game 7 between the Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins. Legacies were on the line, Careers were on the line, and a trip to the Eastern Conference Finals were on the line. The Capitals couldn’t get over the hump yet again, losing game 7 at home and exchanging their hockey… Read More Washington holds the final piece of the puzzle that would arguably bring Lord Stanley to St. Lou
The St. Louis Blues and Washington Capitals just completed their second huge trade within the past two years. This time one of the NHL’s best offensive defenseman is on the move to DC. It was widely reported that the St. Louis Blues were shopping the power play specialist for months now. Dating all the way… Read More The day after: Breaking down the Kevin Shattenkirk trade
Blues fans anxiously await what’s in store for this season’s NHL Trade Deadline on February 29th. Arguably, what might be the most important day in the Doug Armstrong era for many reasons. Doug Armstrong and the Blues’ front office have some tough decisions heading into the trade deadline. Not only are they trying to make… Read More Trade Deadline preview: St. Louis Blues
(Written January 3rd, 2016) Drouin to the Blues?: The Tampa Bay Lightning are off to a rocky first half of the season, especially after a Stanley Cup Final appearance last summer. The Lightning have a record of 19-16-4 and are currently outside of the playoff picture. Due to where the reigning Eastern Conference Champions sit in… Read More Possible Lightning players on the Blues radar