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Causeway Crowd

Boston Bruins: Prospect Urho Vaakanainen is NHL ready

Bruins top defensive prospect Urho Vaakanainen is on the verge of being a top-six player in Boston. With defensemen Torey Krug signing with the St. Louis Blues in free agency and captain Zdeno Chara still deciding if he is going to return to the Boston Bruins for a 15th season, it is starting to look […] Boston Bruins: Prospect Urho Vaakanainen is NHL ready - Causeway Crowd - Causeway Crowd - A Boston Bruins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Causeway Crowd

Boston Bruins: Is Shayne Gostisbehere a good trade target?

Should the Boston Bruins trade for Philadephia Flyers’ defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere? With the loss of defenseman Torey Krug to the St. Louis Blues in free agency and the uncertainty of captain Zdeno Chara returning, the Boston Bruins may be in search of an experienced left-shooting defenseman that can also help out on the powerplay. An […] Boston Bruins: Is Shayne Gostisbehere a good trade target? - Causeway Crowd - Causeway Crowd - A Boston Bruins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

St. Louis Game Time

Which random St. Louis Blue do you have a soft spot for?

It’s the off-season. Free agency is done for the Blues. Let’s talk childhood memories. So, the Blues probably won’t sign any other free agent to a contract this off-season. Fans are still waiting to see how much of a raise Vince Dunn will get. The Winter Classic has been postponed thanks to COVID-19 concerns. It’s October 27th, and there’s no hockey. The off-season is always unpleasant. I’m the first to admit, I’m not the best at writing filler for the hockey free months - I don’t want it to be bad filler. I don’t want people to roll their eyes at whatever random topic I...

St. Louis Game Time

SB Nation Reacts: Blues fans feel ok about offseason

Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports Losing Alex Pietrangelo isn’t the only thing fans care about. This is SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across the NHL. Each week, SB Nation sends out questions to the most plugged-in St. Louis Blues fans, and fans across the country. Sign up here to join Reacts. Never before has a league advanced from crowning a champion through the biggest moments of the offseason. Just a few weeks after the Tampa Bay Lightning won the Stanley Cup, the NHL has already hosted the 2020 Draft and gone through the first wave of free agency. For the Blues fans appear to be...

NESN.com

Blues’ Torey Krug Reacts To Matt Grzelcyk’s New Contract With Bruins

Just over a week after Torey Krug left Boston in free agency, the Bruins signed a homegrown blueliner to a long-term deal. The Bruins on Saturday announced they’d signed Matt Grzelcyk to a four-year contract. Grzelcyk, a third-round pick by the B’s in 2012, avoided arbitration by signing a deal that’s worth $14.75 million in […] The post Blues’ Torey Krug Reacts To Matt Grzelcyk’s New Contract With Bruins appeared first on NESN.com.

St. Louis Game Time

NHL GM: Blues signing Faulk, Krug “vindictive”

Billy Hurst-USA TODAY Sports In what way? On Wednesday, The Athletic’s Craig Custance published a breakdown of every team’s free agency moves so far, as analyzed by NHL GMs (subscription required). It’s well worth the read if you’re a subscriber - it feels like it’s rare to get opinions from NHL execs about one of the most important times of the year for teams. Most analysis come from pundits and journalists; the guys on the front lines of the signings are going to have a significantly unique take. If you scroll down to the section on the Blues, you come across this comment...

The Hockey Writers

The State of the Bruins’ Blue Line

It has been five days since the Boston Bruins lost one of their top defensemen, Torey Krug, in free agency to the St. Louis Blues. In the last five seasons, Krug has averaged 43 points while playing over 20 minutes a game. He has played a valuable role on the blue line and been instrumental […] The post The State of the Bruins’ Blue Line appeared first on The Hockey Writers.       

Bleedin' Blue

St. Louis Blues Chose Future Deals Over Alex Pietrangelo

The St. Louis Blues made a clear and distinct choice, regardless of whether you agree with it, in their free agency deals. They chose the future over the star. St. Louis Blues fans, like people in general, like things to be black and white with no room for gray. That’s not how things work in […] St. Louis Blues Chose Future Deals Over Alex Pietrangelo - Bleedin Blue - Bleedin Blue - A St. Louis Blues Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Sportsnet.ca

Pietrangelo ‘surprised’ by Blues signing Krug in free agency

Alex Pietrangelo talked about his contract talks with the Blues and his reaction to learning his former team signed defenceman Torey Krug. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

Toronto Sun

NHL SNAPSHOTS: Alex Pietrangelo picks bright lights and big money of Las Vegas

Alex Pietrangelo can now take his place as a prominent part of the Las Vegas Strip. The biggest name in NHL free agency, certainly among defencemen, ended three days of heavy speculation on Monday night, agreeing to seven years at $61.6 million US with the Golden Knights. He could be the missing ingredient in Vegas’s push to win a Stanley Cup, in its first few years, in which it made the 2018 final and lost, suffered opening-round elimination when Pietrangelo’s Blues won...

Bleedin' Blue

St. Louis Blues Add Another Former Foe Kyle Clifford

The St. Louis Blues seemed as though they were done in free agency when they filled out their blue line. Instead, they added another forward. Doug Armstrong continues to be a rather puzzling man in the year 2020. Just when it seemed the St. Louis Blues would surely not sign another free agent, Armstrong put […] St. Louis Blues Add Another Former Foe Kyle Clifford - Bleedin Blue - Bleedin Blue - A St. Louis Blues Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Puck Prose

NHL Free Agency: Vegas Golden Knights sign Alex Pietrangelo

Alex Pietrangelo is finalizing his contract with the Vegas Golden Knights in NHL free agency. The Vegas Golden Knights have made a huge splash in NHL free agency, as they’ve finalized a deal with the top free agent defenseman, Alex Pietrangelo. Pietrangelo used to be the captain for the St. Louis Blues, but now he’ll […] NHL Free Agency: Vegas Golden Knights sign Alex Pietrangelo - Puck Prose - Puck Prose - NHL

Knights On Ice

Alex Pietrangelo to sign 7-year deal with Golden Knights

Photo by Bruce Bennett/ The big fish has been reeled in. It’s taken only three seasons for the Vegas Golden Knights to win the game of chance that is free agency. And indeed, they won big. The Golden Knights have an agreement in place to sign star defenseman Alex Pietrangelo to a seven-year deal with an average annual value of $8.8 million, according to multiple reports, thus ending a 12-year run with the St. Louis Blues. The Athletic was first to report the terms, which were then confirmed by a source close to the deal. Elliotte Friedman reports the deal has a full no-move...

Toronto Sun

NHL SNAPSHOTS: Alex Pietrangelo tour takes UFA to Vegas

Young men usually don’t visit Las Vegas for a day or two with a chance to walk out with millions. But Alex Pietrangelo was holding all the cards on Saturday when he reportedly flew there as part of his interview process with prospective teams, still a big player in unrestricted free agency. It’s significant he went to see the Golden Knights first after the St. Louis Blues made it clear...

The Hockey Writers

Brodie Signing Makes Maple Leafs Defence a Strength

Leading up to Oct. 9’s opening of free agency, all of the talk in Toronto centered around the Toronto Maple Leafs’ need to address the blue line, namely in the form of Alex Pietrangelo. The (former?) St. Louis Blues captain and King City, Ont., native reportedly had the Maple Leafs on his shortlist, and the […] The post Brodie Signing Makes Maple Leafs Defence a Strength appeared first on The Hockey Writers.       

NESN.com

Brandon Carlo Bids Farewell To Torey Krug With Funny Instagram Post

Brandon Carlo will have a new defensive pairing partner next season. Boston’s blue line Friday lost a key cog in Torey Krug. Krug, who spent the first nine seasons of his NHL career with B’s, signed a seven-year deal with the St. Louis Blues in free agency. The 29-year-old admitted he’s sad to be leaving […] The post Brandon Carlo Bids Farewell To Torey Krug With Funny Instagram Post appeared first on NESN.com.

Puck Prose

St. Louis Blues: Breaking down the Torey Krug signing

What does the Torey Krug signing mean for the St. Louis Blues? NHL free agency is off and running. There have been some swerves and surprising signings on the first day, but the most surprising one happened late. Late on Friday evening, the St. Louis Blues announced they’ve signed a free agent defenseman to a […] St. Louis Blues: Breaking down the Torey Krug signing - Puck Prose - Puck Prose - NHL

Bleedin' Blue

St. Louis Blues Sign Torey Krug In Shocking Move

The St. Louis Blues seemed poised to let the first day of free agency go by with no movement. Late in the day, they made a shocking move. Nobody can ever accuse Doug Armstrong of taking fan sentiment into account. While it seemed like the St. Louis Blues were going to be patient, let the […] St. Louis Blues Sign Torey Krug In Shocking Move - Bleedin Blue - Bleedin Blue - A St. Louis Blues Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Puck Prose

Boston Bruins Free Agency: Making the case to sign Alex Pietrangelo

After losing Torey Krug to the St. Louis Blues, the Boston Bruins must turn their attention to signing Alex Pietrangelo. The first day of free agency was very rough for the Boston Bruins. Not only did they sign no one of consequence, free agent defenseman Torey Krug, who spent 523 games in a Bruins sweater, […] Boston Bruins Free Agency: Making the case to sign Alex Pietrangelo - Puck Prose - Puck Prose - NHL

St. Louis Game Time

Blues sign Torey Krug, apparently move on from Pietrangelo

Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports Krug was one of the top targets on the free agent market. When free agency began this afternoon, it was assumed that Alex Pietrangelo would continue his talks with Doug Armstrong while also testing the free agent waters. The Blues were willing to give Pietrangelo money and term, but a no-trade clause and bonuses were rumored to be the hold-up. Doug Armstrong doesn’t hand out contract perks, and signing Pietrangelo to a large contract, it would make cap management difficult for the next couple of seasons. Boston Bruins defenseman Torey Krug was also in...

Stanley Cup of Chowder

Torey Krug has signed with St. Louis.

Photo by Ethan Miller/ The team’s premiere offense-first blueliner has signed with the Blues. Rumor swirled over the past few months over where Torey Krug would land, if he’d land anywhere at all, with the Bruins offering a reasonable contract if he decided he couldn’t find the right fit elsewhere. And now, we have our answer. He did. It’s been reported that defenseman Torey Krug, deep into the night of the first day of free agency, has signed a contract with the St. Louis Blues. The terms are for 7 years, and for $6.5 million AAV Hearing Torey Krug to STL— Elliotte...

NESN.com

Are Bruins Interested In Alex Pietrangelo, Taylor Hall? Here’s What Don Sweeney Said

The signing of Craig Smith most certainly tightens the Boston Bruins’ salary cap situation. That said, with a little creativity the Bruins conceivably could remain in the market for some of the top free agents. Alex Pietrangelo remains unsigned into Day 2 of free agency, as does Taylor Hall. The St. Louis Blues effectively moved […] The post Are Bruins Interested In Alex Pietrangelo, Taylor Hall? Here’s What Don Sweeney Said appeared first on NESN.com.

Bleedin' Blue

St. Louis Blues Sign Jon Gillies Because…Reasons?

The St. Louis Blues waited until late afternoon of the first day of free agency to test the waters. It was not the player anyone hoped for that got signed first. The St. Louis Blues have made their first official free agent signing of the 2020 NHL free agency period. It was not the player […] St. Louis Blues Sign Jon Gillies Because…Reasons? - Bleedin Blue - Bleedin Blue - A St. Louis Blues Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

NESN.com

NHL Rumors: Blues Might Make Run At Torey Krug If Alex Pietrangelo Doesn’t Re-Sign

The St. Louis Blues appear hellbent on making a splash. Of course, the Blues are responsible for the most notable free agent on the market in Alex Pietrangelo. They appear to have made attempts to re-sign their longtime captain, and the push continues into the start of free agency. But in the event Pietrangelo leaves […] The post NHL Rumors: Blues Might Make Run At Torey Krug If Alex Pietrangelo Doesn’t Re-Sign appeared first on NESN.com.

Editor In Leaf

Toronto Maple Leafs: Looks Like Alex Pietrangelo Will Hit Free Agency

The Toronto Maple Leafs are anticipating a big day tomorrow as the NHL Free Agent period opens up. The Toronto Maple Leafs – and one assumes – many other teams will have their sites set on the biggest name on the market, Alex Pietrangelo, the captain of the St. Louis Blues. After John Tavares (you […] Toronto Maple Leafs: Looks Like Alex Pietrangelo Will Hit Free Agency - Editor In Leaf - Editor In Leaf - A Toronto Maple Leafs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Last Word on Hockey

NHL Rumours: Buffalo Sabres, Chicago Blackhawks, St. Louis Blues

Welcome to NHL Rumours. Each day, we take a look at the latest going on around the league. This week has been insane with the draft. However, today, NHL Free Agency is here! There are still plenty of NHL Rumours leading up to that though. Today, we are going to look at NHL Rumours from […] The post NHL Rumours: Buffalo Sabres, Chicago Blackhawks, St. Louis Blues appeared first on Last Word on Hockey.

The Hockey Writers

NHL Rumors: Jets, Golden Knights, Oilers, Stars, Blues, More

In today’s NHL rumor rundown, there is a ton of talk as teams head towards NHL free agency in a couple of hours. Thursday saw some action on the trade front and Thursday evening there was even more talk about trades that could come before the market opened. There was also buzz about teams that […] The post NHL Rumors: Jets, Golden Knights, Oilers, Stars, Blues, More appeared first on The Hockey Writers.       

The Hockey Writers

Flames Re-Signing Buddy Robinson Provides Size and Stability

Per St. Louis Blues rinkside reporter Andy Strickland, the Calgary Flames have re-signed right winger Buddy Robinson to a one-year, one-way deal worth $700,000. The re-signing comes on the opening day of NHL free agency, a time where many NHL general managers, including Calgary’s own Brad Treliving, are hard at work. Robinson was originally signed […] The post Flames Re-Signing Buddy Robinson Provides Size and Stability appeared first on The Hockey Writers.