Mailbag: Tarasenko’s future, Devils playoff chances, rivalry games

Mailbag: Tarasenko’s future, Devils playoff chances, rivalry games

Here is the Aug. 3 edition of the mailbag, where we answer your questions asked on Twitter using #OvertheBoards. Tweet your questions to @drosennhl. Do the St. Louis Blues still have any talks ongoing with teams about Vladimir Tarasenko? There have been mixed reports about him still wanting out but talks seem to have died … Read more

Blues could lean on Acciari, young forwards to fill offensive roles

Blues could lean on Acciari, young forwards to fill offensive roles

After the NHL Draft, free agency and other offseason moves, NHL.com is examining where each team stands in preparation for the 2022-23 regular season, which starts Oct. 7. Today, the St. Louis Blues: 2021-22 season: 49-22-11, 3rd in Central Division; lost in second round of Stanley Cup Playoffs Key arrivals Noel AcciariF: The 30-year-old signed … Read more

Snapshots: Slafkovsky, Tarasenko, Oil Kings

Snapshots: Slafkovsky, Tarasenko, Oil Kings

From the moment the Montreal Canadiens took Slovakian winger Juraj Slafkovsky with the first overall pick at the draft earlier this month, there has been significant speculation on where Slafkovksy would be playing the 2022-23 season. Canadians co-director of amateur scouting Nick Bobrov indicated in his post-draft media availability that Slafkovsky had ‚Äúlearned all he … Read more

Who Does Matthew Tkachuk Get Traded To?

Who Does Matthew Tkachuk Get Traded To?

Calgary Flames forward Matthew Tkachuk‘s arbitration date on August 11 looms, but we know now that it’s only a matter of time before he suits up for another NHL team. Tkachuk told the Flames this week that he won’t re-sign long-term, either forcing a trade now or letting him walk for nothing as an unrestricted … Read more

2022 NHL Draft: What is each team’s biggest need?

2022 NHL Draft: What is each team’s biggest need?

Today we look at each NHL team’s biggest need going into the 2022 NHL Draft. Biggest need, in this context, doesn’t mean the immediate need on the big club’s roster. This is not about filling needs for the 2022-23 NHL season. The purpose of this from an NHL Draft perspective is to examine a club’s … Read more

Blues plan to keep O’Reilly, Tarasenko, core together next season

Blues plan to keep O’Reilly, Tarasenko, core together next season

That includes not trading forwards Ryan O’Reilly and Vladimir Tarasenkowho each have one year left on their contracts. “I’ve already read some articles, local and national, ‘Well what about ’23-’24 and these guys are all free (agents)?’” Blues general manager Doug Armstrong said Tuesday. “I’m going to worry about ’23-’24, a year from now. Hopefully … Read more

St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington admits throwing water bottle at Colorado Avalanche center Nazem Kadri in Round 2

St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington admits throwing water bottle at Colorado Avalanche center Nazem Kadri in Round 2

St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington confirmed Tuesday that he threw a water bottle at Colorado Avalanche center Nazem Kadri after Game 3 of their second-round series. On May 21, Binnington left the game in the first period with a lower-body injury that he suffered after Kadri and Blues defenseman Calle Rosen crashed the net … Read more

Fleury brings usual stability to Wild entering Game 3 against Blues

Fleury brings usual stability to Wild entering Game 3 against Blues

The veteran goalie made 32 saves Wednesday in Game 2 of the Western Conference First Round to help the Minnesota Wild to a 6-2 victory against the St. Louis Blues at Xcel Energy Center that tied the best-of-7 series. “To get a win at home and have your fans cheering from start to finish, it … Read more

2022 Stanley Cup playoffs – How the Conn Smythe Trophy will be won

2022 Stanley Cup playoffs – How the Conn Smythe Trophy will be won

Have we ever discussed how the Conn Smythe Trophy might be the NHL’s weirdest award? Let’s start with the hardware itself. In 1964, the trophy was donated to the NHL by Maple Leaf Gardens, to be awarded to the Stanley Cup playoffs MVP and as a bauble to honor Hockey Hall of Fame-inducted builder Conn … Read more