St. Louis Blues

Rebuilding Joplin
5:03 pm
Fri February 10, 2012

Missouri sports organizations team up to build homes in Joplin

Governor Jay Nixon (left) outlined his challenge to Missouri sports teams to help rebuild Joplin.
Joseph Leahy St. Louis Public Radio

Governor Jay Nixon is putting Missouri's athletic organizations to work in helping to rebuild Joplin.

Teaming with the Joplin Area Habitat for Humanity, Nixon is challenging members from the St. Louis Rams and Cardinals among other teams across the state to build 35 houses by June.

 "When people know that these sports teams are coming, and when they see the players and the other folks, it really really helps," said Nixon.

Perron returns
2:19 pm
Fri December 2, 2011

Perron returns to Blues lineup on Saturday

Blues right-winger David Perron, being introduced here at the Blues' home opener on Oct. 8th, will return to the line-up on Saturday after missing 97 games with post-concussion syndrome.
(Bill Greenblatt/UPI)

After 13 months and 97 games, David Perron is ready to lace up the skates once again.

The St. Louis Blues announced today that Perron, the 23-year-old right-winger, will be on the ice when the Blues take on their division rival Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday. Perron suffered a concussion on Nov. 4, 2010 after being  hit by Joe Thornton of the San Jose Sharks and hasn't played since.

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St. Louis Blues
5:41 pm
Mon November 7, 2011

Ken Hitchcock: a new head coach for the St. Louis Blues

St. Louis Blues new head coach Ken Hitchcock addresses the media after it was announced he would take the place of fired head coach Davis Payne, at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis on Nov. 7, 2011.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

The St. Louis Blues have a new head coach. The team introduced Ken Hitchcock to the media Monday, after firing Davis Payne on Sunday.

Payne had a record of 67-55-and-15 over parts of three seasons for the Blues. Team general manager Doug Armstrong says while they're just 13 games into this year's schedule, it was time for a change.

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Blues fire Payne
8:19 pm
Sun November 6, 2011

Blues fire head coach Davis Payne

The St. Louis Blues line up for introductions on opening night, Oct. 8th. The team's general manager, Doug Armstrong, announced today that the Blues have fired head coach Davis Payne and hired Ken Hitchcock to take his place.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Updated at 11:10 p.m. to correct name and title of team general manager in caption.

The St. Louis Blues have fired head coach Davis Payne, and hired Ken Hitchcock to take his place.

Payne earned a 67-55-15 record with the Blues, but missed the playoffs in both 2010 and 2011. He was the coach of the team's minor league affiliate, the Peoria Rivermen, before being named the interim head coach of the Blues on January 2, 2010. The team removed the interim title on April 4, 2010.

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Morning round-up
9:23 am
Thu October 6, 2011

Morning headlines: Thursday, October 6, 2011

St. Louis Blues Chairman Dave Checketts. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch is reporting that Checketts has a reached a verbal agreement to sell a majority stake in the Blues to Chicago businessman Matthew Hulsizer.
UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Report: Checketts reaches deal to sell majority stake in Blues

According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Dave Checketts has a verbal agreement to sell a majority stake in the St. Louis Blues to Chicago businessman Matthew Hulsizer. As part of the deal, Checketts could remain with the club in some capacity.

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Russian plane crash
2:30 pm
Wed September 7, 2011

Two former St. Louis Blues players killed in plane crash

Pavol Demitra in action during a 2004 home playoff game against the San Jose Sharks. Demitra and another former Blue, Igor Korolev, were killed when a Russian passenger jet crashed just after takeoff.
(photo courtesy of the St. Louis Blues)

Updated at 5:00 pm with statement from Keith Tkachuk.

Updated at 2:25 pm with statement from Blues president John Davidson.

Updated at 11:10 am with information about death of another former Blues player.

Two former St. Louis Blues players were among those killed this morning in the crash of a Russian passenger jet that was carrying members of a Russian professional hockey team.

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Keith Tkachuk
4:16 pm
Mon August 1, 2011

Former Blues star Keith Tkachuk heading to U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame

Former Blue Keith Tkachuk, shown here warming up before a game, has been selected for the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame.
(via Flickr/Jinx!)

One of the top American-born hockey players is on his way to the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame.

Keith Tkachuk's induction will take place later this fall. His inclusion in the shrine to U.S. hockey, located in Minnesota, was announced today.

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Blues Sale
6:27 pm
Thu March 17, 2011

St. Louis' status as mid-level market possible factor in Blues sale

The Scottrade Center, home of the St. Louis Blues, on Dec. 15, 2010.
(Rachel Lippmann/St. Louis Public Radio)

The St. Louis Blues are for sale for the second time in six years, and a local economics professor says St. Louis' status as a mid-level market may have contributed to the move.

Team chairman Dave Checketts put the team up for sale Wednesday night when he could not reach a deal to purchase the 70 percent owned by an investment management firm.

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Morning round-up
9:22 am
Thu March 17, 2011

Morning headlines: Thursday, March 17, 2011

  • The St. Louis Blues are for sale. Team chairman Dave Checketts said Wednesday night that his group, Sports Capital Partners Worldwide, and Towerbrook Capital Partners have placed the NHL franchise and the Scottrade Center on the market. The two groups own roughly 90 percent of the franchise. Checketts, who placed at least a pair of deadlines on the table regarding purchasing majority ownership, cited a difference in terms with TowerBrook on the value of the franchise.
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