Latest Doug Armstrong News

Blues' Binnington, Faulk enter NHL COVID-19 protocol

Dec. 02, 2021 19:32 PM EST

Justin Faulk was scratched minutes before the St. Louis Blues' game at the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday night, and the team confirmed the defenseman had entered the NHL's COVID-19 protocol. Faulk's absence came hours after goaltender Jordan Binnington went into...

Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy placed in COVID-19 protocol

Nov. 30, 2021 17:13 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy has been placed in the NHL's COVID-19 protocol. Cassidy is the first Bruins player or coach to be added to the protocol this season and will miss Boston's game Tuesday night against Detroit. General manager Don Sweeney...

Back-to-back salary cap champion Lightning are envy of NHL

Oct. 10, 2021 14:17 PM EDT

Long before the Tampa Bay Lightning showed they were the best hockey team by winning the Stanley Cup back to back, they proved to be the class of the NHL in something far more mundane to the average fan: managing the salary cap. With a little luck along the way, general...

Kane, Matthews and Jones first 3 picks for US Olympic team

Oct. 07, 2021 13:37 PM EDT

Chicago winger Patrick Kane and defenseman Seth Jones and Toronto center Auston Matthews were the first three players named to the U.S. Olympic men’s hockey team on Thursday. “It’s no secret we’re excited about the prospects of our team for the 2022 Games,” said...

Golden Knights, Avalanche appear to be teams to beat in West

Oct. 06, 2021 15:03 PM EDT

The Vegas Golden Knights have made deep playoff runs in three of their four years and are used to being looked at as the team to beat in the Western Conference. Advancing in the postseason, though, is not going to satisfy a young franchise that lost in the Stanley Cup...

New-look Blues keep Tarasenko and will need him to produce

Sep. 29, 2021 15:52 PM EDT

Only half the players from the 2019 Stanley Cup championship run remain with the St. Louis Blues, a product of back-to-back first-round exits and the salary cap. Turnover is part of the NHL, and the fact that Vladimir Tarasenko is still around is just as surprising as all...

Blues Sign GM Doug Armstrong to 5-year Extension

Sep. 25, 2021 19:54 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Blues signed longtime president of hockey operations and general manager Doug Armstrong to a five-year contract extension Saturday. Armstrong, 57, was named the organization's 11th general manager after the 2009-10 season after joining the...

Blues promote Peter Chiarelli, Ken Hitchock returns

Sep. 22, 2021 17:38 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Stanley Cup-winning general manager Peter Chiarelli has been promoted to vice president of hockey operations for the St. Louis Blues, who also brought back Ken Hitchcock as a coaching consultant. Former VP of hockey operations Dave Taylor is now senior...

2 charged in robbery of Blues prospect at Gateway Arch

Sep. 17, 2021 08:11 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Federal charges have been filed against two people accused of robbing a St. Louis Blues hockey prospect on the grounds of the Gateway Arch. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 19-year-old Christopher Franklin and 18-year-old Kaniya Sloan are...

Two people arrested in robbery of Blues hockey prospect

Sep. 16, 2021 13:37 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Two suspects have been arrested in the robbery of a St. Louis Blues prospect and a woman on the grounds of the Gateway Arch, police said Thursday. The suspects, who are 19 and 18, were booked on suspicion of first-degree robbery robbery and two counts...