Category Archives: St. Louis Blues
Army on Hitch: "The guy has the best winning percentage in hockey over the last six years. If he's in danger, then everybody's in danger."
— Jeremy Rutherford (@jprutherford) November 20, 2016
— Michael Augello (@MikeInBuffalo) February 22, 2016
The contract that was supposed to last forever is set to expire July 1, when Backes will become an unrestricted free agent. Talks between the Blues and their captain have been infrequent to date, and though he holds a full no-trade clause, there’s no certainty which way the situation will unfold with just 37 days left before NHL’s trade deadline Feb. 29.
The Blues are fourth in the standings, but they may be leading in trade rumors. The most recent one centers on speedy Tampa Bay Lightning winger Jonathan Drouin, who has demanded a trade and was recently suspended for not showing up to an American Hockey League game.
It appears the Jonathan Drouin trade talks are heating up. TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie provides an update on The Morning Show on TSN Radio 690 in Montreal.
St. Louis Blues defenceman Kevin Shattenkirk could be on the block, while the Anaheim Ducks are a team to watch in the Jonathan Drouin sweepstakes, TSN Senior Hockey Reporter Frank Seravalli writes.
Source tells me a deal involving Robby Fabbri for Jonathan Drouin is a serious possibility. https://t.co/VVxU6mNzDC
— AJ Jakubec (@AJonSports) January 8, 2016
Blues GM Doug Armstrong would prefer to move Carl Gunnarsson, a No. 4-5 defenceman and pending UFA, but that would only bring back a Cam Atkinson-type player, should he deal with the Jackets. If St. Louis wants a Top 6 forward in return, they may dangle Shattenkirk, who has one year left on his deal beyond 2015-16.
lot of talk St. Louis winger Vladimir Tarasenko will be getting an offer sheet after finishing off a rookie deal last season.
Blues not planning to re-sign Jackman
Blues owner takes hard look at team
Tipsheet: Let the Blues speculation begin
Not done but STL still working on deal for ARI D Zbynek Michalek. ZM currently injured (concussion) but conditional pick(s) could work.
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) March 2, 2015