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 NHL salary cap for the 2014-15 season, will be $69 million.
This is up from $64.3 million in the 2013-14 season.
What will this mean for the Blues? It is doubtful that we flirt with the cap ceiling again, but this is good news in terms of players like Spezza that the Blues may be targeting in a trade.
IF, the Blues trade for Spezza, his cap hit for next season is $7 million, but his actual salary is only $4 million.
In short, we'll have enough cap room for Spezza or Stastny for that matter, should the Blues decide to acquire either...or *shudder*...both. Especially considering that Ottawa wants a top 6 forward in the package for Spezza, so that is some salary coming off the books that would be going the other way.