The former captain has moved on, but it sounds like he'll be one of the many former St. Louis athletes to find his way back. I for one look forward to the day when the team's front office includes Backes and Barret Jackman.
As the free agency window sets to officially open for business later this morning . . . I remind you that the Blues should not re-sign Steve Ott. There are plenty of reasons why, but I only have a few.
It appears that Brian Elliott didn't have a desire to be part of a 1A/1B tandem again, which is understandable considering that how he played in the playoffs and down the stretch would've solidified him as a starter on nearly any other team.
Signing him to an extension of reasonable length this offseason would go a long way toward that end, but considering the shelf life of power forwards, it may end up being the last deal he signs. I've heard of worse ideas.