Blues “off the charts” Joel Hoover thrives in the AHL because of the added strength

It was probably no coincidence that Blues general manager Doug Armstrong paid tribute to Joel Hoover the same day St. Louis signed the minor league goaltender to a two-year contract extension. “A guy like Joel Hoover has been amazing this year in the American Hockey League,” Armstrong said on a conference call last Monday. “Look … Read more

It’s raining injuries — and goals allowed — for the Blues

MONTREAL — The Blues arrived at the Bell Center on Saturday night with six injured reserves, and a seventh — fullback Nick Leddy — due to an upper-body injury. Before the first period ended, they were minus another veteran defender in Robert Portuzzo with a lower body injury, leaving them with only five players in … Read more

Player development becomes more important for the Blues as retooling looms

Blues Jimmy Snuggerud prospect You will shoot the disc. Playing for Team USA at the World Junior Championships In Halifax, Nova Scotia, he attempted 15 shots against Latvia on December 26. fifteen! Snuggerud had 11 scoring opportunities and made seven clean offensive zone entries in that game. He followed that up with a goal and … Read more