Blues coach Ken Hitchcock will be better off diving into a good Civil War novel than a video review Thursday night's messy 4-1 loss to the Canucks.
Bluenotes • Hitchcock was uncertain Thursday morning who would be out with flu.
It's a rough reunion as former Blues goalie makes 31 saves in leading Vancouver to 4-1 victory.
Former St. Louis goalie stops 31 of 32 shots in win.
Erstwhile Blues goaltender is back to revive the awful memories of another playoff collapse. Boo him if you must, but Miller wasn't alone in the capitulation to Chicago.
The St. Louis Blues annonced today that they have officially signed Jaroslav Halak to a four year deal worth a reported 15 million dollars.
The deal is structured as follows:
Year one: $2.75 million
Year two: $3.50 million
Year three: $4.25 million
Year four: $4.50 million
The cap hit will be $3.75 million per year for each of the four years.
Halak's camp said they didn't file for salary arbitration because they wanted to negotiate without a deadline.
In other news...
Defenseman Carlo Colaiacovo has been re-signed for two years at $4.25 million. That's a cap hit of $2.125 per season.
Tough guy Cam Janssen has signed a one-year $600k contract extension. There is no word on how this will effect contract negotiations with Blues' enforcer, D.J. King.