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Let the games begin at refurbished Scottrade

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 05:30:00 -0500

Blues fans will see $34 million worth of improvements, including 'huge' video board, at Wednesday's preseason home opener.


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Blais scores twice, Blues lose at Dallas

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 03:30:00 -0500

Some of the Blues’ young players got their chance in the preseason opener Tuesday night, and Samuel Blais continues to command attention.


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Early injuries mean open roster spots on Blues

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 01:05:00 -0500

Replacing Bouwmeester isn’t easy. He regularly goes out against the opponent’s top line and also anchors the Blues' penalty kill.


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Gordo: Bouwmeester's injury tests Blues defensive depth

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:30:00 -0500

Jay Bouwmeester could miss time this season after suffering a fractured ankle, so the impressive Blues defensive depth will get an early test.


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YouTube star Vince Dunn vying to stick with Blues

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 13:30:00 -0500

Next up for the rookie defenseman is to make his name in the NHL, and if he does that, it will probably be with his stick, not his fists.


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Blues exhibition telecasts increase this season

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 09:53:00 -0500

Telecasts of Blues exhibition games have been few and far between over the years, but two of their practice games this month are scheduled to be shown on cable outlets. And two more are set to be available via video…


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Blues camp update: Injury sidelines Bouwmeester

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 15:05:00 -0500

UPDATE: Blais will skate with Fabbri and Steen in Blues preseason opener Tuesday in Dallas. Blues make first roster moves of camp, send four players back to juniors.


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Tage is the rage at Blues' scrimmage

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 05:10:00 -0500

Thompson is among several impressive players in scrimmage before overflow crowd at IceZone.


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Sanford will miss rest of Blues camp

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 05:45:00 -0500

Forward Zach Sanford, one of many contenders in the Blues’ wide-open center search, is off the list after injuring his shoulder on the opening day of training camp. Blues coach Mike Yeo said Saturday that Sanford would be out at…


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Fabbri at the center of things in Blues camp

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 00:05:00 -0500

Robby Fabbri was back on the ice with his teammates at full speed for the first time since February as the Blues opened training camp last week.


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Blues open camp: Fabbri plays center, Sanford gets hurt

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 15:30:00 -0500

POST-PRACTICE UPDATE: After missing end of last season with knee injury, Fabbri moves to the middle in camp; Sanford hurts shoulder when hit into boards on drill


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Yeo begins to put his stamp on the Blues

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 05:00:00 -0500

Training camp is noteworthy for Mike Yeo — and his players — because it’s his first with the Blues as head coach.


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Thomas makes his mark among Blues' prospects

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 01:15:00 -0500

First-round draft pick Robert Thomas, who turned 18 on July 2, blossomed into a point-a-game scorer last season in the Ontario Hockey League.


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The Blues and SLSO wanted to find a national anthem singer. Instead they got 9.

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 10:30:00 -0500

The Blues and the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra were looking for one person to perform “The Star-Spangled Banner.” The results of the auditions were so good that they ended up with nine.


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Pietrangelo can settle in as Blues captain

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 02:45:00 -0500

A player’s first season as a captain always carries a large dose of on-the-job training, and Alex Pietrangelo’s season seemed to bring one complexity after another.


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Kostin making fast adjustment, impresses Blues

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 07:05:00 -0500

The second of the team's two first-round draft picks in June, the native of Penza, Russia, scored in both prospects games over the weekend.


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Blues prospects rally to win in OT, 7-6

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 11:30:00 -0500

TRAVERSE CITY, MICH. • The Blues had another wild ride Saturday at the NHL prospects tournament.


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Original Blue Picard remembered as great teammate

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 08:30:00 -0500

It was a comment Blues defenseman Bob Plager heard often from teammate Noel Picard. It would be late in a game that the Blues trailed by two or three goals with time running out.


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Ortiz: Top prospect Thompson hungry to make Blues roster

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 06:15:00 -0500

Tage Thompson, a 6-foot-5, 205-pounder who won’t turn 20 until Oct. 30, says: 'I want to make the team, and I want to stay there as long as possible.'


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St. Louis comptroller seeks partial dismissal of Blues lawsuit

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 15:45:00 -0500

Some City Hall observers say the case is similar to legal fights from the 1990s over the powers and responsibilities of the Comptroller's Office.


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Gunnarsson keeps focus on a new Blues season

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 09:20:00 -0500

Defenseman plagued by injuries in 2016-17 season; he played 56 games and had no goals and just six assists.


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Oakville grad Pat Maroon hitting his stride in NHL

Mon, 04 Sep 2017 00:10:00 -0500

For Pat Maroon, finding himself on a line in Edmonton with Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl — two of the best young players in the NHL — could be seen as a gift from the heavens.


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Ortiz: Yeo prepares for Blues camp with an eye on Houston

Mon, 04 Sep 2017 00:05:00 -0500

Last week was supposed to be an exciting time for Blues coach Mike Yeo, who returned to St. Louis last weekend ready to finally settle into his new hometown. As he truly began to set roots here, though, his heart…


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St. Louis City Hall sides with the Blues in Scottrade Center lawsuit

Sat, 02 Sep 2017 07:15:00 -0500

St. Louis City Hall is standing by a deal with the Blues to renovate Scottrade Center as the pact faces a legal challenge, the city’s top attorney said Friday.


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Ortiz: Yeo has Houston ties, plans fundraiser for flood victims

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 23:25:00 -0500

Blues coach lived six years in Houston during two stints with a minor-league hockey club. He still owns a home that he rents out in a Houston suburb that was evacuated.


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Blues set for next month's Prospects Tournament

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 00:25:00 -0500

The Blues' roster and schedule for the 2017 Prospects Tournament, Sept. 8-12, in Traverse City, Mich., was announced Tuesday afternoon.


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St. Louis County Council votes for a timeout in plan for ice complex

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 23:55:00 -0500

The proposed 254,000-square-foot facility would have three indoor ice rinks and one covered outdoor rink, all National Hockey League size.


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Yeo 'much more confident' as he begins first full season at Blues helm

Mon, 28 Aug 2017 14:30:00 -0500

As Blues coach Mike Yeo made an eight-hour drive to St. Louis on Sunday, he recalled his feelings of coming to town a year ago as the team’s “coach in waiting.”


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Not so fast: Leader of St. Louis County Council wants to delay new Blues practice facility

Sat, 26 Aug 2017 12:00:00 -0500

A proposed resolution says the council initially approved the project based on incorrect, misleading and incomplete information.


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Cam Janssen earns STL Hall of Fame honor

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 08:20:00 -0500

On a bitter-cold night last winter, St. Louisan and former Blue Cam Janssen arrived at The Wheelhouse bar and restaurant downtown to co-host a radio show. He was excited to see that many friends and family were filtering in as…


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Three Blues picked for NHLPA Rookie Showcase

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 10:16:00 -0500

The Blues will be heavily represented at the National Hockey League Players' Association Rookie Showcase this year.


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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.












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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