St. Louis Blues

Blues avoid arbitration, sign Parayko to $27.5M, 5-year deal
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After hearing development coach Tim Taylor sing the praises of a late-blooming defenseman playing college hockey in Alaska, Doug Armstrong went to see for himself. The St. Louis Blues' general manager and Taylor watched as Colton Parayko dominated a game at Bowling Green, and even then Armstrong didn't get his hopes too high. Just two […]

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Blues sign Parayko to 5-year, $27.5 million contract
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ST. LOUIS – The wait is over for Blues defenseman Colton Parayko. Just minutes before the team and Parayko were headed to arbitration, the sides came to a resolution on a new deal after announcing the signing of a five-year, $27.5 million contract for the restricted free agent ($5.5 million AAV). The contract will take […]

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Here’s the reported Blues-Parayko contract divide with arbitration looming
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Plenty of NHL teams have dealt with looming salary arbitration hearings, but one big name remaining – literally and figuratively – is St. Louis Blues defenseman Colton Parayko. On the bright side, Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reports a divide that seems pretty moderate. Parayko’s current ask, according to Friedman: one year, $4.85 million.

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Blues first round pick Kostin has sights set on playing in North America
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HAZELWOOD, Mo. — It was the first day of prospects camp for the St. Louis Blues last week and setting up shop on the left faceoff dot was the 31st pick of the 2017 NHL Draft, Klim Kostin. Kostin, a big, powerful, imposing-looking 6-foot-3, 196-pound player with the raw ability of skill and size, was […]

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Blues sign first-rounder Kostin, who could be a real steal
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The St. Louis Blues have signed Russian forward Klim Kostin to a three-year, entry-level contract. The 18-year-old was the 31st overall pick in the 2017 draft, and he may have been a steal considering he was the top-ranked European skater by NHL Central Scouting. Kostin was only able to sign with the Blues after his financially […]

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Kostin released by KHL club, expected to sign with Blues soon
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Russian forward Klim Kostin is suddenly free to sign with the St. Louis Blues. That’s because Kostin, 18, has been released by the KHL’s financially troubled Dynamo Moscow club. His agent, Dan Milstein, tweeted Tuesday that an entry-level contract with

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Brayden Schenn 'shocked' by trade, leaving Flyers with 'mixed emotions'
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After six seasons with the Flyers, Brayden Schenn was dealt away on draft night. Schenn said on Friday night he was shocked at being traded to the St. Louis Blues for Jori Lehtera and multiple draft picks. Ironically, No. 2 overall pick Nolan Patrick was looking forward to seeing his friend at Flyers training camp.

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Penguins spend big to get bigger, land Reaves from Blues
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Pittsburgh Penguins GM Jim Rutherford said he wanted to add some snarl to protect stars such as Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin. Moments ago, Gary Bettman announced the details of the move. Rutherford believed that the NHL was allowing teams to take liberties with star players, particularly Crosby and Malkin.

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NHL expansion draft: Blues available and protected list
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ST. LOUIS — The NHL made public Sunday morning the protected/unprotected list available for the Vegas Golden Knights, who will make their expansion draft selections known on Wednesday at the during the NHL Awards ceremony in Las Vegas. Among those protected by the Blues, who chose to protect seven forwards, three defensemen and one goal […]

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The Blues may protect Ryan Reaves as the team’s seventh forward for the expansion draft, per report
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St. Louis has some hard decisions to make before the expansion draft. On Thursday, St. Louis Blues beat writer Jeremy Rutherford told The Bernie Miklasz Show that the team might be looking to protect Ryan Reaves in the seventh forward spot for the expansion draft. St. Louis is no doubt protecting offensive standouts in Vladimir […]

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After leaving school, prospect Thompson wants to make Blues next year
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Tage Thompson skipped his final two years at Connecticut to turn pro this spring. Now, he’s hoping that experience will propel him to the next level — a spot with the St. Louis Blues. “It was exactly what I needed and exactly what I was hoping for, a stepping stone,” Thompson told the Post-Dispatch of […]

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Steve Ott joins St. Louis Blues as assistant coach
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Mike Yeo has added an interesting new name to his bench in St. Louis by hiring long-time NHL pest Steve Ott to his staff. The Blues announced the hiring – a three-year deal – Thursday afternoon one day after adding former NHLer Darryl Sydor to Yeo’s staff. “Steve was a competitor on the ice as […]

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