I think it’s fair to say that the St. Louis Blues‘ blue line is the biggest question mark going into the 2021-22 season because they’ve lost a fair amount of their defensive group from the 2018-19 championship team. It appears as if this season’s blue line is going to be fully dependent on improving players,
In today’s NHL rumors rundown, Darnell Nurse talks his new contract with the Edmonton Oilers. What led him to signing an eight-year deal and was it true that he originally wanted a four-year pact? Is there any further news on what the New York Islanders are doing? They’ve announced one deal, what about the others?
One of the biggest reasons that teams win the Stanley Cup is the depth of their roster. Having an above-average bottom-six forward group is almost always essential when it comes to winning. The St. Louis Blues roster structure is typically only successful when it is deep, and the 2021-22 bottom-six group could be really good.
The 2021-22 NHL schedule features an Olympic break, signaling that the NHL players will likely head to the Winter Olympics in February 2022. The St. Louis Blues have a diverse roster, as do many NHL teams, with players that could play for their country in this event. The last time the NHL had players go
In today’s NHL rumors rundown, the Dallas Stars and defenseman John Klingberg are starting to talk contract extension. How will the recent big-ticket blue line signings affect their talks? The Edmonton Oilers are keeping an eye on the goaltending market, but when will they pull the trigger on a deal, should they feel the need?
The St. Louis Blues were clearly an emaciated team during their first season without former captain Alex Pietrangelo, currently the odds leader for the Conn Smythe Trophy while playing for the Vegas Golden Knights. Without him, the Blues snuck into the playoffs only by claiming the final spot in the weak West Division, before promptly
In today’s NHL rumors rundown, there is talk the Chicago Blackhawks are officially in the running to acquire Jack Eichel. What would be going back the other way? Meanwhile, the Arizona Coyotes are looking to trade Oliver Ekman-Larsson again, the St. Louis Blues might be interested in Matthew Tkachuk and the Edmonton Oilers have a
In today’s NHL rumors rundown, the Carolina Hurricanes are allowing defenseman Dougie Hamilton to speak with other teams about a potential extension. Meanwhile, a few scribes look at the offers the Colorado Avalanche might make to Gabriel Landeskog, the St. Louis Blues might make another pitch to Mike Hoffman, and Owen Power might not join
The St. Louis Blues’ 2020-21 season had its highs and lows but ultimately ended in disappointment after the team fell in four games to the Colorado Avalanche in Round 1. In this series, we’ll look back on the season, player by player, and evaluate each player’s performance as an individual, with an eye towards their
When it comes to American Hockey League affiliation, the St. Louis Blues are not following the trends. Ironically, while most of the league’s 32 clubs are looking to get their affiliates at least in the same time zone and at best, just down the street, the Blues will have 1,100 miles between the mother club
Anyone who has been familiar with the St. Louis Blues under general manager Doug Armstrong’s leadership associates one word with the team before any other: defense. The Blues planned to build their franchise around Erik Johnson, and even after trading him, they had Alex Pietrangelo as a cornerstone. Armstrong brought in Jay Bouwmeester with the
Welcome to a THW GameDay Live, posted so fans could comment and interact during and after the game. We give you a little background on the game, and have the comments open below. Enjoy! The St. Louis Blues and the Vegas Golden Knights square off tonight at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, for the
Currently, the St. Louis Blues sit from the outside looking in, trailing the Arizona Coyotes by one point for the final spot in the West Division for the 2021 NHL Playoffs. The Blues had a solid start to the season but have come to a screeching halt with a subpar 3-6-1 record in their last
The St. Louis Blues have sent their fans on a roller coaster in recent days. After a bitterly disappointing seven-game losing streak, Jordan Binnington helped the team gut out a win with 50 saves. Then, the Blues beat the Minnesota Wild in back-to-back games, devastating them 9-0 in game one and coming from behind in
In today’s NHL rumors rundown, there is talk the Anaheim Ducks are reluctantly taking calls on defenseman Josh Manson ahead of the trade deadline. What is the ask? The Edmonton Oilers are open to re-signing one of their goaltenders, while the Toronto Maple Leafs are still taking stock of their goaltending situation. The St. Louis
When St. Louis Blues defenseman Jake Walman rifled a third-period shot under the crossbar just beyond the reach of Marc-Andre Fleury, the city’s fan base finally exhaled. It had been a long time coming. That goal, Walman’s first in the NHL, took a tight-checking 2-0 game and made it 3-0 en route to an impressive
An old adage claims home is where the heart is. For the St. Louis Blues this season, home has been where a loss is. The Blues are a frustrating 0-5-2 in their last seven games. At home, they are 4-8-4, and while they have been playing hard by their own admission, the recent box scores
The St. Louis Blues lost yet another player to a knee injury, as this time Oskar Sundqvist is out for the season. Despite all the returning players to the club eventually, they need to try and add another forward that can bring some of what Sundqvist does to the table. Here are two options for