December 12, 2011

Weekend Roundup: Kelly, Kaberle, Hemsky, St. Louis, Montreal

  The Boston Bruins haven’t had any contract talks with Chris Kelly yet, leading the Ottawa Sun’s Bruce Garrioch to speculate whether the Ottawa Senators will target him if he hits free agency. Garrioch points out, ” Kelly makes his off-season home in Ottawa and it would only make sense for the Senators to try to bring him back if hes available.” […]

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November 25, 2011

Senators May Pursue Turris

The Ottawa Senators may pursue a trade for Kyle Turris who just inked a 2 year deal with the Phoenix Coyotes after a long hold out. Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun suggests Coyotes GM Don Maloney is in no rush to move the 22-year-old center. “I don’t think he’s going anywhere. Hard to give up on a No. 3 pick for […]

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November 17, 2011

GM Meetings Round Up

Craig Custance and Pierre LeBrun of ESPN write about the recent General Managers meeting and what is in store for potential trades: “You do find a quiet time … teams feel comfortable about what they have,” said Blues GM Doug Armstrong, who has aggressively used trades to build a St. Louis team back on track for […]

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November 16, 2011

Hitchcock Won’t Clean House

There are rumblings that new head coach of the St. Louis Blues, Ken Hitchcock is interested in bringing in his “own” guys into the fold. The trade for Columbus Blue Jackets Kris Russell only adds weight to that belief. ESPN.com’s Craig Custance debunks those rumblings when he spoke to Blues GM Doug Armstrong. Armstrong outlines how the deal for Russell shouldn’t […]

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November 16, 2011

NHL Suspends Chris Stewart

NHL.com reports that Chris Stewart has been suspended for three games for boarding Detroit’s Niklas Kronwall during Tuesday night’s game. The St. Louis winger was assessed a five-minute major and a game misconduct for checking from behind on the play. Brendan Shanahan’s explanation of the supplementary discipline. Stewart will be eligible to return on November 23 […]

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November 11, 2011

NHL Trade: Blue Jackets Trade Kris Russell To Blues

The Blue Jackets sent offensive defenseman Kris Russell to the St. Louis Blues blue liner Nikita Nikitin. Not a huge trade but yet again another obscure and head shaker from Columbus. Russell is a third-round pick from the 2005 NHL Entry Draft who has played in 12 games this season with 2 goals and an assist with a -1  (+/-). Nikitin […]

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November 7, 2011

Latest From Custance: More Ahead For Blues

Craig Custance of ESPN [Insider] discuss some potential moves the St. Louis Blue may make after firing Davis Payne and hiring Ken Hitchcock: Time isn’t a luxury Hitchcock has in St. Louis. Payne said he felt the team was really close to success and thinks it could happen as early as the Blues upcoming home stand. […]

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November 7, 2011

Blues Fire Payne, Hire Hitchcock As Head Coach

TSN is reporting that The St. Louis Blues fired head coach Davis Payne on Sunday and replaced him with Ken Hitchcock. The first coaching change of this NHL’s young season. The latest from TSN: Payne coached a total of 137 games with the Blues, but the team never played up to its talent level. Hitchcock […]

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