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Blues beat Hurricanes 3-1 in Steen’s preseason debut

ST. LOUIS — David Backes, Alexander Steen and Vladimir Tarasenko scored to lead the St. Louis Blues to a 3-1 exhibition victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday night.
Steen’s unassisted goal in the second period of his preseason debut gave St. Louis a 2-1 lead. He led the Blues with 33 goals and 62 points last season.
Ryan Murphy scored for Carolina. He sent a wrist shot through traffic at the 5:59 mark of the second period.
Backes had the first goal of the game just 33 seconds into the second. With St. Louis enjoying a 5-on-3 power play, Backes redirected a drive by Kevin Shattenkirk into the net.
Brian Elliott stopped 19 shots for the Blues, and Cam Ward had 26 saves for the Hurricanes.

Sports Illustrated cover features T.J. Oshie

Sports Illustrated is rolling out some regional covers and one of them features T.J. Oshie of the St. Louis Blues and Adam Wainwright of the St. Louis Cardinals. The other covers featured Alex Ovechkin and Adam Jones and the duo of Anze Kopitar and Clayton Kershaw.
It’s nice to see the Blues and Cardinals prominently featured on the cover, but it’s tough to overlook the bit of text at the top of the page. You can see the full version here, but it says the Chicago Blackhawks will win it all.
Of course, the Blues cropped out that part when they shared the cover on their Twitter account.
The Oct. 6 issue of @SInow features two of our favorite things! #TeamSTL pic.twitter.com/zO7erSPT3i
— St. Louis Blues (@StLouisBlues) September 30, 2014

Blues beat Hurricanes 3-1 in preseason game

ST. LOUIS (AP) David Backes, Alexander Steen and Vladimir Tarasenko scored to lead the St. Louis Blues to a 3-1 exhibition victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday night.
Steen’s unassisted goal in the second period of his preseason debut gave St. Louis a 2-1 lead. He led the Blues with 33 goals and 62 points last season.
Ryan Murphy scored for Carolina. He sent a wrist shot through traffic at the 5:59 mark of the second period.
Backes had the first goal of the game just 33 seconds into the second. With St. Louis enjoying a 5-on-3 power play, Backes redirected a drive by Kevin Shattenkirk into the net.
Brian Elliott stopped 19 shots for the Blues, and Cam Ward had 26 saves for the Hurricanes.

Blues Twitter Account Leaves Out Part of SI Cover

The newest edition of Sports Illustrated has 3 different covers that consist of a member of the regions playoff baseball team (in this case the Cardinals) paired up with a member of that cities NHL team due to the NHL preview.
The cover is pretty cool but the St. Louis Blues twitter account conveniently cropped something out of the cover.
The St. Louis Tweet
The Blues have every right to show off their cover boy T.J. Oshie but if you look at the top right corner something seems to be cropped out….
The Oct. 6 issue of @SInow features two of our favorite things! #TeamSTL pic.twitter.com/zO7erSPT3i
— St. Louis Blues (@StLouisBlues) September 30, 2014

Now this would have gone unnoticed if the WHOLE cover wasn’t shown by other accounts.
The Whole Cover
Now here is a picture of the ENTIRE cover. Please notice what it says in the top right corner.

Haha very it’s funny how the Blues twitter account just happen to leave that part out.

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Blues News: Keith Tkachuk to Scouting Staff

The St. Louis Blues brought back Keith Tkachuk to help their scouting department.#50848857 / gettyimages.comAndy Strickland of Fox Sports Midwest explains on twitter that Tkachuk knows the upcoming players well,#Stlblues have added 500 goal scorer Keith Tkachuk to amateur scouting staff. Has son who is a 1997 and knows the birth year very well.— Andy Strickland (@andystrickland) September 24, 2014While merely having a son (Matthew) due to join next year’s draft class does not automatically make him an expert, being able to acquire his knowledge exclusively, if it is indeed of quality and depth, can be a boon for the Blues in a potentially generational draft.Tkachuk isn’t the only former Blues player they hired this year, Kirk Muller and Jim Corsi were brought in as assistant coach and goaltender coach, respecitively. Like what you’re reading? Subscribe for daily updates!* indicates requiredEmail Address * Follow @sprtsrumoralert

Chicago Wolves assume Jaskin will stay with the Blues

Will Dmitrij Jaskin stay up at the NHL level with the St. Louis Blues as the 2014-15 season starts? That has been one of the intriguing stories to follow during the preseason and to date, the question remains officially unanswered. However, if you ask the Chicago Wolves, Jaskin will be with the Blues to start the year.
As seen in the Chicago Sun-Times, head coach John Anderson commented on the situation:
“As far as I assume they plan on keeping him. He’s played well. I know when I’ve seen him play he played well. The two games I saw him play (he was) very good. I’d love to have Jask back but as I realized from watching him play I probably doubt it.”
While no decision has been made and the call ultimately doesn’t involve Anderson, it’s interesting to hear that he thinks Jaskin will be with the Blues. Considering the immense depth the club has at forward thanks to a bunch of moves this summer, Jaskin’s odds of making the club seemed to diminish some with each passing transaction. Stil…

Bob Gainey Hired As Coaching Consultant For The St. Louis Blues

via TSN,

Former Montreal Canadiens general manager Bob Gainey will be used as a coaching consultant for the St. Louis Blues during the season.

In his new capacity, Gainey will talk with current Blues head coach Ken Hitchcock throughout the year.

The Peterborough, Ontario native was general manager of the Canadiens from 2003-10, amassing a regular season record of 241-176-46-7.

He also served as an adviser for the Canadiens until 2012.  

Jaden Schwartz realizes he has no leverage; re-signs

Jaden Schwartz and the St. Louis Blues have finally come to terms. The two-year, $4.7 million deal seems like a low at first glance, seeing as the restricted free agent scored 25 goals and 56 points last year. When you look at his position, though, it’s no wonder the Blues got him for just $2.35 […]
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All That Has Transpired: St. Louis Blues

We’re going to take a look at each NHL team, breaking down every new addition and subtraction, as well as promising prospects.
Today, we take a look at the St. Louis Blues.
By: Melissa Esing (@Off_thePost)

 2013 Season: 52-23-7  111 pts – (2nd Central Conference; 3rd Western Conference)
Free Agents Signed:
D Chris Butler (Calgary)
RW Benn Ferriero (Vancouver)
C Colin Fraser (Los Angeles)
LW John McCarthy (San Jose)
D Nate Prosser (Minnesota)
C Paul Stastny (Colorado)
C Jeremy Welsh (Vancouver)
Free Agents Lost:
C Derek Roy (Nashville)
LW Brenden Morrow (Tampa Bay)
LW Alexandre Bolduc (Arizona)
D Taylor Chorney (Pittsburgh)
RW Adam Cracknell (Los Angeles)
G Ryan Miller (Vancouver)
C Keith Aucoin (Europe)
Trades:
D Roman Polak to Toronto for D Carl Gunnarsson and a 2014 fourth-round draft pick.
Promising Prospects:
G Jake Allen
RW Ty Rattie
RW Dmitrij Jaskin
C Robby Fabbri
G Jordan Binnington
An accurate representation of the St. Louis Blues’ post-season.Photo Credit: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images
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Rattie, Binnington and others sent to the AHL

Following their loss to the Dallas Stars in Kansas City, the St. Louis Blues announced they had trimmed their roster down to 33. The five players sent down to the AHL were Ty Rattie, Jordan Binnington, John McCarthy, Brent Regner and Philip McRae. The Blues currently have 33 players left at the NHL level, including newly-signed Jaden Schwartz.
Couple of things worth pointing out here.
There’s really no surprise that Binnington is on his way to the Chicago Wolves considering the Blues are just a handful of preseason games away from the regular season and Brian Elliott and Jake Allen will need to shake off the rest of their rust.
Rattie, the skater usually referred to as the team’s best prospect, was sent down before 2014 Draft pick Robby Fabbri. It may not mean much, but it draws the conclusion that Fabbri is closer to making the NHL squad than Rattie. Maybe the team just wants to get a closer look since they have less information on Fabbri than Rattie, but it’s still kind of interes…

Blues sign Jaden Schwartz to two-year contract

ST. LOUIS — Restricted free-agent left wing Jaden Schwartz signed a two-year contract with the St. Louis Blues on Saturday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
“We are excited to have Jaden in the fold for the next two seasons,” general manager Doug Armstrong said in a statement. “He is an exciting young talent that will play a key role in the success of our club.”
The 22-year-old Schwartz had 25 goals and 31 assists in 80 games last season. In 132 career regular-season games in parts of three seasons, he has 34 goals and 38 assists.

St. Louis Blues Sign RFA Jaden Schwartz To Two-Year Contract

ST. LOUIS — Restricted free-agent left wing Jaden Schwartz signed a two-year contract with the St. Louis Blues on Saturday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
“We are excited to have Jaden in the fold for the next two seasons,” general manager Doug Armstrong said in a statement. “He is an exciting young talent that will play a key role in the success of our club.”
The 22-year-old Schwartz had 25 goals and 31 assists in 80 games last season. In 132 career regular-season games in parts of three seasons, he has 34 goals and 38 assists.
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Blues News: Abridged Jaden Schwartz gets $2.35 AAV

As is seemingly customary for young scoring forwards, Jaden Schwartz needed until training camp to get his new (bridge) contract.#479890581 / gettyimages.comComing off his Entry Level Contract, Schwartz broke out in his age-21 season in 2013-’14 with 25 goals and 56 points during the regular season. He also chipped in three points in St. Louis’ lone six playoff games.Jaden Schwartz’s new two-year contract with STL pays him $2M in 1st year, $2.7M in 2nd year for AAV of (yup, you guessed it) $2.35M.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) September 27, 2014The Blues have had a very busy offseason. They signed free agent and home towner Paul Stastny to a four-year $28M contract, brought in Jori Lehtera, and brought back Steve Ott and Brian Elliott, while letting Jaroslav Halak go to Long Island and losing Vladimir Sobotka to Avandgard Omsk of the KHL.All of which is to say that it’s quite an impressive feat that GM Doug Armstrong still has over a million dollars left under…

Blues reach contract extension with Jaden Schwartz

The Jaden Schwartz contract drama is officially over. As the 2014-15 opener on October 9th looms ever closer, the Blues gave Schwartz a new two-year, $4.7 million deal which will keep him with the team through 2015-16. The new extension – one which we can definitely refer to as a bridge contract – will pay Schwartz $2 million this season and $2.7 million next year.
It’s nice to have this matter resolved. Though it appeared that the Blues and Schwartz weren’t worried about a deal getting done, fans were. After watching Vladimir Sobotka’s negotiations head south (and ultimately to Russia), there were going to be concerns Schwartz may drive a harder bargain or choose to jump ship.
This contract is ideal for both the Blues and Schwartz. For the club, they retain an asset for two seasons and avoid making a long-term, expensive commitment to a player who still has a pretty small NHL resume. For Schwartz, this leaves the door open for a much larger and longer contract should he prove worth…

NBC commercial features a smiling Steve Ott and Carlo Colaiacovo getting punched in the face

NBC recently released an ad promoting their Wednesday Night Rivalry games and a couple of Blues players are featured. Set to the tune of “Lovin’ You” by Minnie Riperton, we’re treated to a grinning Steve Ott and Carlo Colaiacovo getting punched in the face in slow-mo.