6:17 PM EDT, Thu July 28, 2016
St. Louis Game Time Jul 5, 2016

Beyond Checkerdome #129: Comings and Goings

So ... anything happen lately? Wow ... we knew there would be a lot happening between episodes this time around, but not this much! Since we last chatter, there's been the NHL Awards (#NHL17Tarasenko), the NHL Draft, and then the beginning of Free Agency. We see the departure of Brian Elliott, David Backes, Troy Brouwer and Steve Ott, and the return of David Perron. We've added Carter Hutton to the roster, and a whole slew of draft picks. Heck, we even brought in another assistant coach. This is actually the first of two shows, with all of the info coming out right now. Heck, we're barely...

Blues lose Backes and Brouwer

The Blues were unwilling to go long-term with free agents David Backes and Troy Brouwer on the first day of NHL free agency Friday, and while it may pay off in the long run with the two forwards in their…
St. Louis Game Time Jul 1, 2016

Troy Brouwer Signs With Calgary Flames

Brouwer was already building a house there. Troy Brouwer, Playoff Performer, has headed to join up with Brian Elliott in Calgary. I'm not sure if he'll be able to pull any game seven heroics with the Flames, but his father lives in Calgary and Brouwer was building a home there, so this signing may be more for personal reasons than anything else. Brouwer's deal with the Flames is for four years, $18 million. He had 18 goals last season with the Blues, and eight playoff goals, including one in game seven in round one against the Chicago Blackhawks that kept the defending champs from defending...
St. Louis Game Time Jul 1, 2016

David Backes Signs With Boston Bruins

It's time for the Blues to start searching for a new captain. David Backes has agreed to a five year, $30 million contract with the Boston Bruins, ending his tenure as captain of the St. Louis Blues. Backes is currently 32 years old, putting him way on the wrong side of 30 to be getting paid $6 million a year. His production overall has also been slipping. While still an effective player who brings size and heft along with a netfront presence, Backes turned a good playoff run into bank with a team very much looking to add a heavy player. Backes should be a good fit on the Bruins; he...

Flames Sign Troy Brouwer for 4 Years, $22 Million

The Flames have added another St. Louis Blue to their organization. The Calgary Flames have signed RW Troy Brouwer, formerly of the St. Louis Blues to a 4 year deal at $4.5 million a season. Troy Brouwer is coming off a season in which he scored 18 goals and 21 assists for 39 points in 82 games. He was also a strong contributor in the Blues playoff run, where he scored 8 goals and 5 assists in 20 playoff games. Brouwer joins the group of Stanley Cup winning Blackhawks on the Flames roster, with Michael Frolik and Brandon Bollig also winning the cup on the Blackhawks. In adding Troy Brouwer,...
St. Louis Game Time Jul 1, 2016

David Perron Returns To Blues On Two-Year Deal

Chances are good that he'll get more playing time than Magnus Paajarvi. What's old is new again in St. Louis - the Blues have signed free agent David Perron for a two year deal at an average hit of $3.75 million. Perron, you may remember, was traded to the Edmonton Oilers in 2013 for Magnus Paajarvi and a second round pick. Magnus Paajarvi, you may remember, occasionally plays for the Blues when he's not in Ken Hitchcock's doghouse. Robb has some statistical breakdown here on Frenchie. With David Perron signed ($3.75M AAV), #Blues current cap space is 10.5M, with a roster size of 20...

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