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Ex-Blue Lehtera eager to prove himself

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 04:00:00 -0500

'I have no idea why (the Blues traded me), but I think it’s better for me that I got traded, so I don’t really care why,' he said.


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Judge gives comptroller deadline in Blues owners' lawsuit

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:00:00 -0500

Green says her authority to not sign the financing agreement comes the city charter, which states the comptroller "shall preserve the credit of the city."


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Blues will have ECHL affiliate in Tulsa for 2017-18

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 13:24:00 -0500

Team won't have an AHL affiliate this season, but will have one in lower league for first time in two seasons


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NBCSN to show 10 Blues games this season

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0500

The Blues are going to have a significant amount of national television exposure this season, as the scheduled released this week has them set for 10 games — all on cable’s NBCSN.


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Restless Fabbri is ready for Blues camp already

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 05:30:00 -0500

Aside from a two-week trip to Europe, which was wrapped around the wedding of teammate Alexander Steen, Robby Fabbri has spent his summer in St. Louis.


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Parayko's 5-year deal solidifies Blues' young core

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 05:15:00 -0500

The Blues signed defenseman Colton Parayko to a five-year, $27.5 million contract on Thursday, effectively finalizing the roster for next season while setting the core of the squad for years to come.


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Know some local talent? St. Louis Blues launch search for anthem performers

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 12:00:00 -0500

The St. Louis Blues are auditioning local singers and musicians to perform the national anthem at a home game next season.


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Gordo: Big payday looms for Parayko

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 06:00:00 -0500

Quality defensemen are precious commodities in the NHL. Position has changed — and so have the paychecks.


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Blues' Parayko files for salary arbitration

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 23:10:00 -0500

The chance of Blues defenseman Colton Parayko signing an offer sheet with another NHL club ended Wednesday.


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Parayko files for salary arbitration, which takes him off the market

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 12:42:00 -0500

In a bit of a surprise move, Blues defenseman Colton Parayko filed for salary arbitration before Wednesday's 4 p.m. player-elected deadline.


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Keeping Parayko top priority before free-agent moves

Sat, 01 Jul 2017 23:40:00 -0500

By all accounts, Blues defenseman Colton Parayko is ecstatic to be in the NHL and playing in St. Louis. He’s been taken aback as much as anyone by the success he’s had in his two seasons in the league.


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Gordo: Free agency isn't what it was when Blues ran wild

Sat, 01 Jul 2017 23:35:00 -0500

While chatting before the start of the Blues prospect camp, general manager Doug Armstrong warned reporters not to fire up for the opening of the NHL marketplace this month.


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Blues like what they see so far in Kostin

Sat, 01 Jul 2017 06:00:00 -0500

Klim Kostin speaks little English and isn’t scrimmaging at the Blues’ prospects camp this week because of shoulder surgery four months ago. That, however, hasn’t stopped others from talking about the second of two first-round picks by the Blues in…


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Jackman 'easing' into role as development coach

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 11:27:00 -0500

In his 14-year NHL career, Barret Jackman was physical. The league's rules changed on him over the last decade, and he wasn't able to be as aggressive as he was while winning the Calder Trophy as the rookie of the…


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Ortiz: Hockey is genetic for Armstrongs

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 00:45:00 -0500

Hockey has been their family business since the NHL was still limited to the original six franchises.


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Blues prospect Walman close to being NHL ready

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 00:40:00 -0500

Walman, along with center Tage Thompson, is one of the players closest to being NHL ready on the roster for the Blues’ prospect camp.


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Blues reward Paajarvi with one-year extension

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 19:15:00 -0500

Magnus Paajarvi resurrected his NHL career in 2016-17 and the Blues rewarded him Thursday with a new contract.


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BenFred: Blues top prospect hungry for NHL debut

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 04:45:00 -0500

19-year-old Tage Thompson. the Blues’ top pick in the 2016 draft, is not timid about his plans to shed his 'prospect' label this summer.


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Blues hope to fill glaring need with Schenn at center

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 04:20:00 -0500

The acquisition was considered a costly move for the Blues, but one the club was willing to pay for a player it believes can produce.


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With Berglund out, Fabbri among Blues who will get a look at center

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 03:30:00 -0500

For the second time in three years, Blues center Patrik Berglund will have offseason shoulder surgery that will cause him to miss the start of the season. This time, the Blues don’t expect him back until early December.


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Gordo: GM's moves made Blues better now and in the future

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 11:00:00 -0500

After the Blues lost their second-round playoff series, general manager Doug Armstrong admitted his team needed to get stronger down the middle.


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Former Blues player Kariya part of Hall of Fame class

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 00:45:00 -0500

Paul Kariya, who closed out his 15-season NHL career with the Blues, was selected to the Hockey Hall of Fame on Monday.






It's Luke Martin's turn to live out NHL draft dream

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 01:00:00 -0500

Because his birthday fell after the deadline last year, he could only sit and watch as many of his teammates' names were called.


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Blues' Saturday draft picks at a glance

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 23:30:00 -0500

ALEXEY TOROPCHENKO • 4th round, 113 overall






Lehtera to Flyers, Reaves to Penguins; Blues add centers Schenn, Sundqvist

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 05:00:00 -0500

Blues make moves to get younger with trades on busy first day of draft. They select center Robert Thomas of OHL and forward Klim Kostin of KHL.


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Blues' first-round draft picks at a glance

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 23:25:00 -0500

Once a defensive standout, top pick Robert Thomas became a point-a-game player last season in the OHL.


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Blues have options with two first-round draft picks

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 05:50:00 -0500

The last time the Blues made two picks in the first round of the NHL draft, you could say it turned out well. It was in 2010, and since then Vladimir Tarasenko and Jaden Schwartz have combined for 234 goals…


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Blues play Blackhawks just four times

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:45:00 -0500

The Blues lost more than just David Perron to the NHL’s expansion to Las Vegas. It also cost them a game with their biggest rival.


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Blues host Stars, Hitchcock after opener in Pittsburgh

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 23:10:00 -0500

The Blues will have an interesting start to their season, playing in the very first game of the 2017-18 season against two-time champ Pittsburgh and then coming home to square off against a familiar face.


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Blues expected to lose Perron as Vegas' big night arrives

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 05:10:00 -0500

The NHL awards show — The Esposito Tonys? The Klefbom Oscars? — traditionally marks the end of the preceding season. With a champion already determined, the league now bestows awards to players based on their in-season performance. It is the…


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Blues consider their defense strong

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 01:00:00 -0500

The Blues’ defense was not the same in 2016-17, part of the reason coach Ken Hitchcock was let go and replaced by Mike Yeo.


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Could Perron be on his way to Vegas?

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 11:20:00 -0500

Today could be David Perron's last as a Blue, and if so, the reason is tied to Vladimir Sobotka's return from Russia.


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Gordo: Can Blues win summer games?

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 04:45:00 -0500

Fans hope GM Armstrong can improve the team through the league-wide roster shuffling that’s underway.


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Blues seeking more punch up front

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 04:00:00 -0500

The Blues played last season without David Backes and Troy Brouwer and somehow the franchise didn’t fold.


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Top five forwards in NHL draft

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 23:35:00 -0500

Top FIve forwards in NHL amatEur draft



NHL to announce 2017-18 schedule this week

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 12:30:00 -0500

It's a busy stretch in the NHL offseason this week, with the awards show and expansion draft Wednesday night, followed by the amateur draft Friday and Saturday.


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Perron among unprotected Blues for NHL expansion draft

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 05:00:00 -0500

On Wednesday, the Vegas Golden Nights will announce their roster, which will include one player from each of the current NHL teams.


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NBA stuffs NHL in St. Louis TV ratings for finals

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Basketball prevails by more than 2-1 margin



Maryland Heights council agrees to chip in $6.5M for Blues practice complex

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 21:45:00 -0500

Maryland Heights mayor Mike Moeller said: “The City of Maryland Heights values this project for the great benefits it will provide the entire region should it be completed."


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Berube named Blues' associate coach; new goalie coach 'perfect match' for Allen

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 12:25:00 -0500

The successful Chicago Wolves' coaching staff is staying intact, albeit in a move to St. Louis, and a goalie coach who's quite familiar to Jake Allen is also coming to town.


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Gordo: Parayko could help set market for young D-men

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 14:45:00 -0500

Shayne Gostisbehere is the last young defenseman to lock in with a long-term deal, getting $27 million over six years from the Flyers. Colton Parayko can aim higher than that.


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Stanley Cup Finals draw ho-hum ratings in St. Louis

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 23:45:00 -0500

It has been an entertaining, back-and-forth run in the Stanley Cup Finals, but with the Blues long gone St. Louisans have moved on to other things for their television viewing.



Gordo: How much would Las Vegas want to take Blues' Lehtera?

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 05:30:00 -0500

The Las Vegas expansion team has been fielding lots of trade offers and it sounds like GM George McPhee would like to sign off on some of them this week. Might the Blues interest the Golden Knights in Jori Lehtera?


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Ortiz: Tarasenko's goal — have no regrets as a father

Mon, 29 May 2017 23:45:00 -0500

Blues' star forward credits his family for helping him cope with what he describes as the most difficult and tiring year of his career. He is using the offseason to show his gratitude for their support and love.


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Hitchcock ‘proud’ of time as Blues coach

Thu, 25 May 2017 05:00:00 -0500

'I just spent five years of unbelievable success right from day one. There wasn’t one day that we were out of the playoffs,' he says.


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Blues hire Darryl Sydor as assistant coach

Wed, 24 May 2017 16:04:00 -0500

Longtime NHL defenseman worked with Yeo in AHL and in Minnesota, was assistant for Blues' farm team last season


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Gordo: Blues must respond to Nashville's success

Tue, 23 May 2017 05:00:00 -0500

Blues fans are suffering from a severe case of Predators Envy these days, and understandably so.



Stillman Q-&-A: On Yeo's impact, roster issues, Scottrade upgrades

Mon, 22 May 2017 04:40:00 -0500

Blues owner Tom Stillman wears his heart on his sleeve, as fans found out when the Post-Dispatch watched a road game from his home earlier this season.


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Blues will lack primary minor-league team next season

Wed, 17 May 2017 06:45:00 -0500

The Blues’ four-year affiliation with the Chicago Wolves ended Tuesday, when the American Hockey League club confirmed that it will align with the expansion Vegas Golden Knights in 2017-18.


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Lehtera vows improvement after year of decline

Wed, 17 May 2017 00:30:00 -0500

Blues center Jori Lehtera says a raise in salary and a drop in confidence led to a decline in his production, a trend he plans on turning around in 2017-18.


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