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Are The Boston Bruins shooting for T.J. Oshie?

View image | gettyimages.com If you believe the rumors on the Internet, the Boston Bruins attempting to trade for T.J. Oshie. As a Boston Bruins fan, I can only hope this rumor is true. The Boston Bruins are struggling offensively and a player like Oshie would give the listless Boston Bruins a nice shot in the arm. Of course this trade almost seems impossible due to the fact that Bruins salary cap doesn’t have any available space. Right now, the Bruins have $912,000.00 in cap space. To acquire Oshie, the Bruins would have to give up some expensive pieces to the Blues. Greg Wyshynski, Puck Daddy — The Blues have to look to the future, and Oshie might not be a part of it. So they’re listening to offers, and Elliotte Friedman says a lot of interest is trickling down from the Boston Bruins.On Brady and Walker on Friday morning, Friedman said the Bruins have “talked a lotâ€* with the Blues. “They’ve been linked to T.J. Oshie, and the issue there is that he’s got more term,â€* he said.And thatâ

Blues won’t be “overly active” in the trade market

There have been a ton of trade rumors surrounding the St. Louis Blues. Alexander Steen, T.J. Oshie, Patrik Berglund and Brian Elliott have all been mentioned in at least a couple of rumors involving the Boston Bruins and Edmonton Oilers. Based on these reports, it sounded like the Blues were considering a trade which would alter their top-6. However, Jeremy Rutherford of the Post-Dispatch spoke with GM Doug Armstrong and shed some light on these rumors which may tone down the belief that the Blues are going to make a big change.
When asked about all of the speculation, here’s what Armstrong had to say:
“I’m excited about our team. I don’t think we’re going to be overly active. I like the way the guys are playing. When you look at the (Patrik) Berglunds and the (Alexander) Steens and (T.J.) Oshies and these guys, these guys are starting to find their rhythm.”
Now, there’s always posturing in the NHL. Armstrong is always cautious in revealing his cards and it would make a lot of sense…

A Brian Elliott trade would be foolish

Recently there were rumors suggesting the Blues were considering a trade which would send Brian Elliott to a new team. The belief was that the club wouldn’t want to roll with three goaltenders once Elliott returned to full health and it wouldn’t make much sense to retain Elliott, Jake Allen and Martin Brodeur.
A lot has changed since the rumor surfaced roughly 10 days ago.
Brodeur was supposed to be a temporary patch while Elliott was out. If the injury was serious enough, Brodeur and Allen would close out the season together. Brodeur’s initial impression was a positive one and that kicked off the trade discussions on Elliott. If all three men can contribute, why roster all three? Why not trade the most attractive asset with the largest contract?
The idea sounded silly at the time, but even the supporters of the rumor have to admit it sounds foolish now that Brodeur has appeared in more games for the Blues.
Here’s Brodeur’s line after four appearances: 2-2-0, 3.59 GAA and a save per…

Video: Martin Brodeur loses the puck in his equipment

Shortly before he was beaten from center ice, Martin Brodeur enjoyed a good laugh after the puck went missing in his equipment. This seems to happen from time to time with goalies around the NHL, but in Brodeur’s case the mystery only grew more perplexing and more humorous as he examined all of his pads and the puck still couldn’t be found.

Martin Brodeur gets beat as puck takes crazy bounce (Video)

St. Louis Blues goaltender Martin Brodeur gave up a third period goal on a shot from center ice that took a crazy bounce during Thursday night’s game in Los Angeles.Kings forward Dwight King dumped the puck from center ice towards the Blues net. Brodeur got on his knees to stop the puck as it took a low bounce, but the puck suddenly bounced high over his right shoulder, and the next thing you knew, it hit Brodeur’s water bottle from inside the back of the net.Not much Brodeur could do about that one. It was a tough day for him as he gave up six goals as the Blues lost to the Kings 6-4.Video via NHL.
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Discussing the Blues-Bruins trade rumors

By now you’ve probably heard the rumors suggesting the Boston Bruins and the St. Louis Blues are evaluating a potential trade. While these reports fall strictly under the “rumor” label, it has been confirmed that both sides have been closely following a few key players. For the Blues, it’s believed T.J. Oshie, Alexander Steen or Patrik Berglund may be involved in a trade while Milan Lucic’s name keeps resurfacing on Boston’s end.
Before going any further, no one know exactly which pieces would be involved, but Jeremy Rutherford of the Post-Dispatch detailed that the two sides are in close talks.
As people who read my coverage know, I don’t get into rumors often. But when I believe there is something brewing behind the scenes, I don’t have a problem touching on it. There has been plenty of speculation involving the Blues and Bruins and believe there is definitely something being discussed. Doug Armstrong had a credential waiting for him last night in Minnesota, where the Bruins playi…

Blues place Schwartz on IR with injured right foot, recall Jaskin

ST. LOUIS — The St. Louis Blues announced Wednesday night that forward Jaden Schwartz has been placed on Injured Reserve and is considered week-to-week after suffering an injury to his right foot in the Blues’ 5-2 win over the Kings on Tuesday.  
Forward Dmitrij Jaskin has been called up from the Blues’ American Hockey League affiliate Chicago Wolves to fill his spot on the roster. 
Jaskin has played in 17 games for Chicago this season is is in a tie for fourth on the club with 15 points, including four goals and 11 assists. The 6-foot-3, 211-pound forward has appeared in six games with the Blues this season, posting a goal and four penalty minutes. 

Blues’ penalty-kill units have been busy — and increasingly effective

ST. LOUIS — A little more practice than they would like has brought the Blues’ improving penalty kill into focus at just the right time.
The Blues’ two penalty-kill units have been busy lately, particularly in the last two games when they’ve faced 12 power plays against the struggling units of Colorado and Los Angeles. Each opponent mustered just one goal in six opportunities before St. Louis rallied back to win with the help of momentum from dominant shorthanded defense.
“The last 12 games killing penalties we’ve shown a significant upgrade from where we were before,” coach Ken Hitchcock says. “There’s a lot of predictability. I think we’re excited about the possibilities of what we’re doing killing penalties for the first time all year.”
Those improvements are reflected in the numbers, and Tuesday night’s efforts against LA were even more impressive considering St. Louis didn’t even have time to practice after learning a key contributor, forward T.J. Oshie, would miss the game du…

RECAP: Tarasenko scores 3 in Blues’ comeback win over Kings

Vladimir Tarasenko scored three goals, and the streaking St. Louis Blues netted four in the third period in a 5-2 comeback victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night for their fifth straight win.
The Blues scored three times, including two power-play goals, in a span of 2:30 in the third. Tarasenko added an empty-net tally with 1:24 remaining for his 20th goal of the season.
Jake Allen made 21 saves for the Blues, who will begin a three-game road trip against the Kings on Thursday.
Los Angeles has lost three straight and five of six. The Kings have dominated the Blues in recent seasons, winning seven of eight in the regular season and 17 of 21 including the playoffs.
The Kings had taken control of this one when Marian Gaborik scored twice in the second period.
Gaborik’s first, at 5:39, came after a shot by Justin Williams from the left circle. The rebound was knocked around in the crease before Gaborik poked it in.
Los Angeles took advantage of an interference penalty by ro…

Tarasenko scores three in Blues’ comeback win over LA

ST. LOUIS — Vladimir Tarasenko scored three goals, and the streaking St. Louis Blues netted four in the third period in a 5-2 comeback victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night for their fifth straight win.
The Blues scored three times, including two power-play goals, in a span of 2:30 in the third. Tarasenko added an empty-net tally with 1:24 remaining for his 20th goal of the season.
Jake Allen made 21 saves for the Blues, who will begin a three-game road trip against the Kings on Thursday.
Los Angeles has lost three straight and five of six. The Kings have dominated the Blues in recent seasons, winning seven of eight in the regular season and 17 of 21 including the playoffs.
The Kings had taken control of this one when Marian Gaborik scored twice in the second period.

With Backes setting the example, Blues’ top line is heating up

ST. LOUIS — A hard-working veteran line hitting its stride has provided the spark for a Blues offense averaging nearly four goals per game in December.
Alexander Steen, T.J. Oshie and David Backes finished last season as the top three points leaders for St. Louis, so it came as no surprise when the team struggled to score while the trio got off to a slow start this October. Steen moved out of the starting lineup in the preseason to join new center Paul Stastny, and Oshie’s lengthy absence with a concussion kept production low for St. Louis’ starting forwards.
Only Backes stayed in the line consistently and despite a team-high five power-play goals, he scored just one at even strength before Thanksgiving. Oshie says it took him a couple weeks to feel comfortable again after he returned Nov. 13, and Steen rejoined the group in impressive fashion last week with two goals after returning from an injury in a 6-3 win over the visiting New York Islanders.
“My line’s playing really honest …

Barret Jackson Fights Jarome Iginla, Makes New Friend From Penalty Box (Video)

Hockey is a funny game.
After St. Louis Blues defenseman Barret Jackson engaged in a spirited bout with Jarome Iginla of the Colorado Avalanche toward the end of the first period of Saturday night’s game, the blue-liner showed off his softer side and made a friend from the penalty box.
The second period began with the two players still having to serve a good chunk of their major penalties, so Jackson thought it was as good a time as any to endear himself to the opposing crowd. As Jackson skated over to the box, he noticed a timid little cutie staring at him through the glass. Jackson first waved to the little girl and then slid over closer to her and flashed a smile.

Hockey players — they’re all giant teddy bears when they aren’t beating the crap out of one another.Filed under: NHL, Top Stories

David Backes had some teeth rebuilt, still needs additional work

It’s been a tough few games for David Backes. The St. Louis captain has been battered with pucks to the mouth and the details of his injury are nothing short of gruesome. Backes has had a lot of work done and remarkably is still playing through the pain even though he will need additional work in the future.
According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Backes has a series of stitches in his mouth which form the letter V. Backes’ description of his injury is difficult to read.
“I felt like my face was going to fall off, so we got out of there and got some painkillers on board to try to alleviate that. It was a tough night to deal with the pain and have ice on there for most of the night, just trying to get some remnants of a night’s sleep. … It was some of the worst misery I’ve been in.â€*
As for his teeth, those details are pretty brutal too.
“There’s a few (teeth) that were halfway gone. They didn’t save them, but they rebuilt them and they look like normal teeth.  

Blues are still struggling to close games out

The Blues are 7-2-1 over their last 10 games and they’ve rattled off four consecutive victories. A lot of things are going well for the Blues, but it’s easy for a winning streak to cover up some of the areas the team needs to improve on. One of those areas involves closing games out and putting a game out of reach. The Blues demonstrated once again when they narrowly defeated the Colorado Avalanche that capitalizing on chances may prove costly later in the year.
The Avalanche were on the ropes. The Blues were dominating the game and generating almost all of the scoring chances. After two periods, the Blues had 27 shots to Colorado’s 12. For a decent stretch of time, the Blues had 20 more shots than their opponent. While impressive, the score was 2-2 after two periods and it looked like the Blues were about to cough up two points.
After overtime and with two points in hand, it’s difficult to complain too much considering the best result was achieved. Still, the Blues continued their …

Blues Injury Update: Brian Elliott still not ready for practice

St. Louis Blues goaltender Brian Elliot faced a few shots on Tuesday but is still not ready for practice. View image | gettyimages.com Elliott was injured on November 25th during a game against the Ottawa Senators, when Senators right-winger Erik Condra was pushed into the net by Blues defenseman Chris Butler, which resulted in both players falling on top of Elliott. Elliott’s leg was caught underneath the two man mess and after getting back to his skates and testing out his leg, he left the game, as per Hockey Buzz.Elliott has 335 saves and a save percentage of .931 so far this season. Like what you’re reading? Subscribe to our email list for daily injury updates! Email Address Follow @sprtsinjryalert For more commentary and analysis, visit our friends at Last Word on Sports!