Archive for St. Louis Blues

Blues Acquire Justin Faulk

According to the St. Louis Blues, the team has acquired Justin Faulk and a 5th round pick from the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for Joel Edmundson, prospect Dominik Bokk, and a 7th round pick.

The Blues also announce that they reached an agreement on a new contract for Faulk, which will be 7 years at an AAV of $6.5 million, starting in 2020-21.

The Blues will have Faulk, Alex Pietrangelo and Colton Parayko patrolling the right side of their blueline. Pietrangelo is eligible to be a UFA this summer and Parayko has three seasons left on his contract.

Toronto Trades Jokinen to Blues


As expected, Olli Jokinen’s stay in Toronto was a short one. The Maple Leafs traded the forward to the St. Louis Blues in exchange for a conditional sixth round draft pick in 2016.

The Blues will be the 36-year-old’s 10th NHL team of his career and third this season after the Leafs acquired him from the Winnipeg Jets.

Penguins Acquire Ian Cole from Blues

Mark Spector reports that the Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired Ian Cole from the St. Louis Blues for Robert Bortuzzo.

Pierre Lebrun reports that the Penguins are also sending a 2016 7th round pick to the Blues.

Z. Michalek Dealt to the Blues

As per Bob McKenzie of TSN, Z. Michalek and a conditional 3rd rounder have been dealt to the St. Louis Blues in return for Maxim Letunov. The Arizona Coyotes will retain 50 percent of Michalek’s salary.

Rimer: Blues Close on Michalek

Josh Rimer reports that Zbynek Michalek appears to be close to being moved to the St. Louis Blues.

Penguins Trade Goc for Lapierre

Per Darren Dreger, the Penguins have traded Marcel Goc to the Blues for Maxim Lapierre.

Both Goc and Lapierre are UFA eligible after this season.

The Penguins signed Goc, as well as fellow Germans Christian Ehrhoff and Thomas Greiss, this past summer after trading for him at last season’s trade deadline. Goc has 2 goals and 4 assists in 43 games this season.

Insider Trading: Brodeur, Coyotes, Jets, Mike Richards, Sens

From January 15th’s edition of TSN’s Insider Trading:

Darren Dreger reports that Blues goalie Martin Brodeur will take some time to evaluate his options, two of which include returning to be the Blues’ number three goaltender behind Brian Elliott and Jake Allen and accepting a front office job with the Blues.

Pierre Lebrun reports the message coming from the Coyotes is clear: they are going to blow things up. He says Antoine Vermette will be dealt, Keith Yandle will likely be dealt, if not now then in the summer. He also suggests they are open for business on defenseman Zbynek Michalek.

Darren Dreger reports that Winnipeg Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff is after a third line right wing and is willing to trade a defenseman to get it, once Jacob Trouba and others get healthy.

Pierre Lebrun reports that the Los Angeles Kings have had talks with both the Jets and the Leafs, seeing if there is someone who might take on Mike Richards and his mega-contract. SPOILERS: There isn’t.

Lebrun reports that the Canucks are looking for a top-six forward, but aren’t interested in a rental. He also notes that sooner is better for the Canucks, as the trade deadline might be too late.

Lebrun also says that Marc Methot, with a new agent handling his file, will take another crack at contract negotiations with the Senators. Failing an extension, it seems inevitable that the Sens will move him at the deadline.

Dreger: Lucic Not Going Anywhere, Bruins Discussing Other Trade Options

Image from Dan4th Nicholas via Wikimedia Commons

Image from Dan4th Nicholas via Wikimedia Commons

During the first intermission of the Bruins and Penguins on NBC, Darren Dreger said that Milan Lucic won’t be moved as long as Peter Chiarelli is the team’s GM, though he adds the caveat “at least not in season” (though he says even an off-season move is unlikely). Dreger mentions Loui Eriksson and Ryan Spooner as two Bruins who could be moved. He says that Chiarelli has talked to St. Louis, Vancouver and Arizona about making a move.

Dreger goes on to say he doesn’t get the sense that Mike Yeo’s job is in jeopardy in Minnesota. He notes that GM Chuck Fletcher is looking to improve his team’s goaltending.


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