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Blues/Blue Jackets Trade

via Nick Kypreos tweet,

Confirmed #NHL trade tonite. #Bluejackets (Kris) Russell for #Blues prospect Nikita Nikitin

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  Tags: kris+russell, nikita+nikitin

Video- Save Of The Night Candidate

Ben Scrivens of the Toronto Maple Leafs robs Alex Steen of the St. Louis Blues.

Toronto wins 3-2 in shootout.

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  Tags: ben+scrivens

Video- Blues Pay Tribute To Pavol Demitra And Igor Korolev

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  Tags: igor+korolev, pavol+demitra

Blues Fire Payne, Hire Hitchcock

ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Blues Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced tonight the club has relieved Davis Payne as Head Coach and replaced him with Ken Hitchcock. Hitchcock will be the 24th Head Coach in franchise history and has agreed to a contract through the 2012-13 season. Armstrong and Hitchcock will be available to the media Monday at 10:30 am at Scottrade Center and the team will hold their first practice under Hitchcock at 1:00 pm. The team will have no further comment until tomorrow morning.

Hitchcock, 59, has coached 1,042 National Hockey League games with Dallas, Philadelphia and Columbus, compiling a record of 534-350-88-70 for a .588 winning percentage. His teams have won 40 or more games nine times and was Head Coach of Dallas when they won the Stanley Cup in 1999. He has guided his teams to six division titles and eclipsed 100 points eight times. Hitchcock coached in three consecutive NHL All-Star games (1998, 1999, 2000) and was Assistant Coach for Team Canada when they won Gold in the 2002 and 2010 Winter Olympics

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  Tags: davis+payne, ken+hitchcock

Halak Continues To Work Hard In Practice

from Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch,

Halak, who is 1-4 with a 3.47 goals-against average and an .835 save-percentage, hasn’t said much about his dissappointing start this season, but opened up a bit today after the Blues’ morning practice at Rogers Arena.

“Obviously, it’s not the start that I was hoping for, but here we are,” Halak said. “I’ve played five games and I’m 1-4. Obviously I need to work on my game. But it’s a long season. It’s only October. We’ve got so many games coming up. You just need to stay positive and work hard in practice.

“It’s always better to have a slow start than a slow finish. It’s not a sprint, it’s a marathon. We played 82 games. Good thing we don’t play 10 games a season.”

Asked if he could pinpoint his own troubles, Halak said: “If I knew the answer, I would be 4-1, not 1-4, so we’ll see. Like I said, just stay positive, work hard in practice and try to have fun out there. I’m not panicking. We need two goalies and it’s always good when you have two goalies that can play.”

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  Tags: jaroslav+halak

Video- Hit Of The Night Features Pronger On Backes

I am a bit suprised David Backes did not anticipate the hit from Chris Pronger.

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  Tags: chris+pronger, david+backes

Video- Bad Goal Of The Day

Ilya Bryzgalov plays take it, you take it with his defenseman…

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Blues Activate Colaiacovo from IR

ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Blues Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the club has activated defenseman Carlo Colaiacovo from injured reserve.  Colaiacovo has missed the last five games after suffering an upper body injury in the second period of the Blues’ season opener against Nashville on October 8. 

 

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  Tags: carlo+colaiacovo

Blues Struggling In Many Areas

from Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch,

Their offense showed few signs of life on the trip. The club scored eight goals in four games and now is averaging just 2.5 goals per game, which ranks 18th in the NHL.

On the trip, the Blues’ top six forwards combined for just six points (two goals, four assists) and had a collective plus-minus rating of minus-11.

T.J. Oshie didn’t have a point, while Jamie Langenbrunner, Chris Stewart and David Backes had just one each.

They are key members of the Blues’ power-play unit, which continues to drag the bottom.

It was 0 for 16 on the trip and is 0 for 19 since its last goal and sits 28th in the league at one for 24 (4.2 percent) this season.

But more telling than the numbers are the opportunities that are being lost when the Blues are on the man-advantage.

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Blues Place McDonald On IR

ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Blues Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today that forward Andy McDonald has been placed on injured reserve due to a concussion.  McDonald suffered the injury at the end of the second period on Oct. 13 in Dallas.

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  Tags: andy+mcdonald

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