Blues: Alexander Steen Retires

St. Louis Blues forward Alexander Steen has announced his retirement from the NHL. The team made the announcement Thursday, with the 36-year-old announcing his retirement due to a back injury sustained during the 2019-2020 NHL season. The team noted “multiple levels of degenerative herniated discs of his lumbar spine.” Steen spent the last dozen seasonsContinue reading “Blues: Alexander Steen Retires”

Canadiens: Montreal Acquires Jake Allen in Swap with St. Louis

The St. Louis Blues traded goalie Jake Allen and a 2022 seventh-round pick to the Montreal Canadiens for a third-round and seventh-round pick in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft. The 30-year-old netminder comes with a $4.3 million cap hit, but there’s just a year remaining. That will give the Habs the NHL’s highest-priced goaltending tandem,Continue reading “Canadiens: Montreal Acquires Jake Allen in Swap with St. Louis”

Canucks: Vancouver Eliminates St. Louis, Will Face Vegas in Round Two

The Vancouver Canucks have eliminated the St. Louis Blues from the Stanley Cup Playoffs with a 6-2 win Friday night. Vancouver took the first round series four games to two, knocking out the defending Stanley Cup champions with a total team effort. Jay Beagle opened the scoring in the first period with an unassisted goal,Continue reading “Canucks: Vancouver Eliminates St. Louis, Will Face Vegas in Round Two”

Blues: O’Reilly Dominates, St. Louis Evens Series

After jumping out with a 2-0 series lead and showing off some heroics, the Vancouver Canucks are back down to earth with their playoff series against the St. Louis Blues tied up at two games apiece. The Blues took back-to-back wins Sunday and Monday, illustrating that they are still indeed the defending Stanley Cup Champions.Continue reading “Blues: O’Reilly Dominates, St. Louis Evens Series”

2020 Stanley Cup Playoff Preview: Vancouver Canucks vs. St. Louis Blues

The Vancouver Canucks did not draw an easy post-season assignment, as they’ll clash with the defending Stanley Cup Champions. The St. Louis Blues didn’t win a game in the round robin, which sank them all the way to the fourth seed in the Western Conference. The team entered the round robin with the best pointsContinue reading “2020 Stanley Cup Playoff Preview: Vancouver Canucks vs. St. Louis Blues”