Blues hold the leverage over their budding young star — and GM Doug Arnstrong will use it.
Hitchcock says it's a chance for the club to look at young players in a key role.
Coach promises to place greater emphasis on checking.
Training camp kicks off with many players back, but Hitchcock says 'full-on competition' is there.
The winger remains in a contract dispute with the club.
In 2001, StLouisBluesNews.com was created and an era was born in hockey message board history. Now LetsGoBlues.com, the site has remained your #1 stop for discussing the St. Louis Blues with fellow fans. As if this was not enough, LGB added front-page content last season that included game recaps, analysis of trades and even a Twitter feed for all of the Blues players. This season, we are taking it a step further.
On Tuesday, September 20th, 2011 the St. Louis Blues Radio Podcast will debut. A collaborative effort between LetsGoBlues.com Owner Curt Price, LGB Lead Writer Jeff Ponder and BlueNoteZone.com Owner and NHLHotStove.com Associate Editor Jeff Quirin will be made to deliver news analysis and opinion regarding the Blues in audio form.
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