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yep Good for him....go Blues!!! :P

MMW they will make the playoffs...thanks to Jaro's incredible play.

This team is young and they've had high picks in the draft for the last couple of years. They have piles of money in cap space to pull the trigger on getting the right players to make a run during the playoffs. They are about 4 years ahead of Montreal in terms of young talent.

When I was in St.Louis a business partner mentioned he saw an article in the newspaper mentioning they didn't have to give up any of the talent on their line-up to get the star of the playoffs last year from Montreal........

Now....for once in Halak's NHL career......he is Priceless......and well rewarded.

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This team is young and they've had high picks in the draft for the last couple of years. They have piles of money in cap space to pull the trigger on getting the right players to make a run during the playoffs. They are about 4 years ahead of Montreal in terms of young talent.

When I was in St.Louis a business partner mentioned he saw an article in the newspaper mentioning they didn't have to give up any of the talent on their line-up to get the star of the playoffs last year from Montreal........

Now....for once in Halak's NHL career......he is Priceless......and well rewarded.

They are a low budget team. They've canceled prospect training camp to save some money.

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I like the blues, probably my 2nd favourite team, not just cause of halak :P but I like their younger guys and hope that they can at least make it to round 2 of the playoffs, I would have liked to see Kariya stay there though for another year possibly as their captain but guess they feel he doesn't fit or something. Anyway glad Halak went to a team where he will get TONS of playing time, and with Ben Bishop emerging there could be another battle for the starting job...wish we could have gotten maybe a more developed prospect or player but Im happy with Eller and Schultz

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With all their young prospects, it was the perfect team to trade with.

Just wondering if we could've gotten more... Happy with Eller, not so sure about Schultz.

I would honestly rather have had Pietrangelo than Eller, Schultz was a pointless throw in really

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yeah but even for Halak, St louis probably wouldn't have given up thier top prospect unless we threw in another person...beside with Subban and some of our other prospects we don't entirely need him...we do have an aging defence but no sense in takin someone to compete with Subban and OB for ice time in the big club. Maybe TJ Oshie? Perron? someone like them for Halak maybe a prospect and a draft pick or two

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<!--quoteo(post=1810051:date=Aug 17 2010, 07:32 PM:name=FirstStar)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (FirstStar @ Aug 17 2010, 07:32 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=1810051"><{POST_SNAPBACK}></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->With all their young prospects, it was the perfect team to trade with.

Just wondering if we could've gotten more... Happy with Eller, not so sure about Schultz.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

I would honestly rather have had Pietrangelo than Eller, Schultz was a pointless throw in really

same so much so no offense to eller,

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Forward David Backes will be a member of the St. Louis Blues for the foreseeable future.

The club announced on Friday that the 26-year old signed a five-year extension. According to TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie, the contract will have a yearly average of $4.5 million against the salary cap.

"David could have been an unrestricted free agent at the end of this season and we are excited that he has made the long term commitment to the Blues organization," Blues executive vice president and general manager Doug Armstrong said in a statement released by the club. "The way he handles himself on and off the ice represents what the Blues are all about."

Backes is currently in his fifth NHL season, all with the Blues, and has recorded six points (two goals and four assists) to go along with 32 penalty minutes in 14 games.

In 2009-10, Backes recorded career highs in assists with 31 and hits, and finished second on the team with 48 points.

"I am ecstatic to have this deal signed and to be a Blue for many years to come," said Backes in a statement. "My wife and I love this city and these fans have been nothing but great to us. This is a great organization to play for, from top to bottom, and we expect to be a top team in this league."

During his five-year career, Backes has appeared in a total of 296 games, amassing 162 points on 73 goals and 89 assists to go along with 439 penalty minutes.

-TSN

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After watching the Chicago-St.Louis game last night,Chi. 7-5 over St.Louis I've realized how good a team the Blues have.Ty Conklin was their goalie and had it not been for the penalties they outplayed Chicago,with Halak in nets they may have won.

I noticed that a few years ago, thats why I became a fan..not many near me are Habs fans, but NO one is a blues fan...but I still love the habs the best :P

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