Vladimir Sobotka's defection to Russia is a big loss, but re-signing Steve Ott is a viable Plan B.
As the versatile center moves on with a 3-year deal to play in Russian league, the Blues re-sign veteran Ott.
With his third agent in less than six months, Sobotka opts for three-year contract worth $4 million per season to play in the KHL.
Dallas, Colorado, Anaheim and Nashville could all be much stronger this season, making this side of the NHL that much tougher.
A third-round pick in 2012, the 6-foot-5 defenseman since has put on 26 pounds of muscle.
On our season recap show, Jeff, Curt & Bill breakdown game #6 and the series as a whole vs. the Kings, discuss highlights of the season, hand out season awards, discuss/debate the offseason possibilities, radio rants, the Pablo St. Clair Tweet of the Week, & more!
NOTE: Lets Go Blues Radio will continue to do shows in the offseason...so keep listening!! Hockey talk lives on in the offseason! Jeff Ponder will continue to host the show, along with his co-host from his Storm the Crease Podcast. Any Blues news will be discussed, along with other news from around the NHL. Bill will periodically join the show during the offseason. Curt is taking the summer off...but shoud be available for the NHL Draft Special Show in June. Jeff, Curt & Bill will be back full time during training camp next season.