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The Edmonton Oilers Drop A Big Home Game To The St. Louis Blues

from Robert Tychkowski of the Edmonton Journal,

The Edmonton Oilers are going to need a smaller measuring stick.

The one the St. Louis Blues used to beat them down Thursday night is a little more than they can handle right now.

The 4-1 home ice defeat, spoiling their chance to win two games in a row at home this season, was another wake-up call for Edmonton....

All the usual suspects were present in Edmonton’s latest loss: The PK gave up a goal, the offence was anemic, the giveaways were painful to watch, and once again, Edmonton’s best players were trying to pass the puck into the net.

So now they head back out for a five-game road trip with a 7-10-2 record, their game still full of holes, one long slump away from being buried in the playoff race by the American Thanksgiving.

Otherwise things are looking pretty good.

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Video- 7 Goals In Just Over 13 Minutes Blues/Flames

Goals were coming fast and furious in the third period of the Blues/Flames game.  The Calgary Flames defeated the St. Louis Blues 7-4.

 

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Another Win For The Vegas Golden Knights

from Jesse Granger of the Las Vegas Sun,

The Golden Knights are taking on the personality of their city — they’re becoming known for late nights.

Late Saturday night, Golden Knights forward Reilly Smith slid a pass just underneath a diving defenseman’s stick right to teammate William Karlsson, who buried the puck into the back of the net for a game-winning, overtime goal.

The Golden Knights’ 3-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues was their second straight overtime win, and made them 3-for-3 in games stretching beyond regulation on the year....

It’s appropriate the first major professional sports team in Las Vegas’ history goes for broke when it gets late. The players’ explanations for why they’ve been so successful in overtime are similarly fitting.

“Luck,” Smith laughed, perhaps only half-joking. “Just kidding. We’re doing a good job just keeping teams to the outside. They had some chances and (Oscar) Dansk made some big saves. It’s just the last shot that goes in and luckily we’ve had the positive luck the last few games.”...

The Golden Knights won the game, but lost their second goaltender this season to injury. Malcolm Subban, who had 37 saves on Saturday, injured his leg early in the third period while stretching to save a shot that went wide of the net.

Rookie goalie Dansk entered the game with no NHL experience and the team nursing a 2-1 lead despite being severely outplayed throughout the game.

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Robby Fabbri Will Miss The Whole NHL Season

(Sept. 27, 2017) – St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today that forward Robby Fabbri will miss the entire 2017-18 season after re-injuring his surgically repaired left knee.

Fabbri originally suffered a torn left ACL on Feb. 4, 2017.  Dr. Bernard Bach performed surgery on Fabbri’s knee on Feb. 28 in Chicago, and he was cleared to play on July 31. 

Fabbri, 21, has appeared in 123 career regular season games, recording 66 points (29 goals, 37 assists) and 52 penalty minutes.

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Zach Sanford Out Up To Six Months After Shoulder Surgery

(Sept. 27, 2017) – St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today that forward Zach Sanford underwent successful surgery on his dislocated left shoulder on Tuesday, Sept. 26.  The surgery was performed by Dr. Rick Wright, Dr. Matt Smith, and Dr. Matt Matava at the Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Orthopedics Center in Chesterfield, Missouri.  Sanford is expected to be sidelined for five to six months.

Sanford, 22, joined the Blues via trade from Washington on Feb. 27, last season.  The 6’4, 203-pound forward went on to make 13 regular season appearances for the Blues, posting five points (two goals, three assists).  The Salem, Massachusetts, native also dressed in four 2017 postseason games.

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Larry Robinson Is Now A Senior Consultant To Hockey Operations For The St. Louis Blues

(Sept. 21, 2017) – St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the club has named hall of famer and nine-time Stanley Cup champion Larry Robinson Senior Consultant to Hockey Operations.  Armstrong will be available to the media following Blues practice today at Scottrade Center, while Robinson will be available during the first intermission when the Blues host the Dallas Stars on Saturday, at 7 p.m., at Scottrade Center.

Robinson is a highly experienced and accomplished former NHL defenseman, coach, and executive.  During his illustrious career in hockey, he has won nine Stanley Cups and participated in 13 Stanley Cup Finals.
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Injury News From The St. Louis Blues

(Sept. 19, 2017) – St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today that forward Zach Sanford will undergo surgery after dislocating his left shoulder during training camp.  He is expected to miss five to six months.  In addition, Blues defenseman Jay Bouwmeester will be re-evaluated in three weeks after suffering a left ankle fracture.

Sanford, 22, joined the Blues via trade from Washington on Feb. 27, last season.  The 6’4, 203-pound forward went on to make 13 regular season appearances for the Blues, posting five points (two goals, three assists).  The Salem, Massachusetts, native also dressed in four 2017 postseason games.

Bouwmeester, 33, is entering his sixth season with the Blues.  In 2016-17, the 6’4, 212-pound defenseman logged 15 points (one goal, 14 assists) in 81 regular season games.  The Edmonton, Alberta, native also played in 11 2017 postseason games, serving four penalty minutes.

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Coach Steve Ott

from Alex Prewitt of Sports Illustrated,

Midway through a pugnacious and loquacious playing career that ended five months ago, Steve Ott found a fresh notepad in his home office and began jotting down ideas. Some of the roughly 100 pages filled with tactical lingo, practice drills and set plays and systematic concepts that Ott found particularly effective. Others contained motivational tactics and teaching moments that resonated. He never knew exactly when those notes might come in handy, only certain that one day they would. “Man,” Ott kept telling himself, “I can’t wait to coach in this league.”

That moment finally arrived late this May, when Ott formally retired and took a job as an assistant coach with the St. Louis Blues, one of his five former teams. At first, the rugged forward planned to squeeze one final year from a body that over 15 seasons had undergone 15 surgeries (16 if you include the ruptured appendix, which he does not). But that was before several Canadian junior executives called, wondering what Ott’s future held. And before St. Louis GM Doug Armstrong did the same. Soon, the 35-year-old found himself sporting a crisp suit at Blues headquarters—“You always class it up”—for the first job interview of his adult life.

Such a move, while abrupt, actually isn’t altogether uncommon. Among the NHL’s 31 staffs, 12 coaches have hopped straight from the ice to the bench, wielding sticks one season and whistles the next.

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The St. Louis Blues Announce An Affiliation With The Tulsa Oilers

(Aug. 8, 2017) – St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the Blues have signed a one-year affiliation agreement with the East Coast Hockey League’s Tulsa Oilers for the 2017-18 season.

“First of all, and most importantly, the entire St. Louis Blues organization would like to offer our thoughts and prayers to those impacted by the tornado that went through the Tulsa area on Sunday,” said Armstrong. “We are thankful there were no fatalities and hope for a quick rebuild.  We are proud to extend our footprint to Tulsa and partner with the Oilers for the 2017-18 season. The Oilers are a strong organization from top to bottom and will provide a great opportunity for our young prospects to continue to develop their game.”

“It is truly an honor for us to affiliate with such a class organization like the St. Louis Blues,” said Oilers General Manager Taylor Hall. “Our fan base will be thrilled as we have many Blues fans here in Tulsa.”

The Oilers will begin their fourth ECHL season in 2017-18.  The club is coached by Rob Murray, who previously spent six seasons as the head coach of the ECHL’s Alaska Aces.  The Aces were affiliated with the Blues for three of Murray’s six seasons in Alaska. 

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A Five-Year Deal For Colton Parayko And The St. Louis Blues

Aribtration day was today.

 

 

 

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