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07-08SLBlues
2007–08 St. Louis Blues · NHL
Division 5th Central
Conference 14th Western
2007–08 record 33–36–13 (Apr. 6)
Home record 20–15–6
Road record 13–21–7
Goals for 205
Goals against 237
General Manager Larry Pleau
Coach Andy Murray
Captain Vacant (Oct-Feb)
Eric Brewer (Feb-Apr)
Alternate captains Barret Jackman
Paul Kariya
Jamal Mayers (Oct-Jan)
Bryce Salvador (Oct-Jan)
Keith Tkachuk
Doug Weight (Oct-Dec)
Arena Scottrade Center
Average attendance 17,610 (92.0%) [41 games]
Team leaders
Goals Brad Boyes (43)
Assists Paul Kariya (49)
Points Brad Boyes, Paul Kariya (65)
Penalties in minutes D.J. King (100)
Wins Manny Legace (27)
Goals against average Manny Legace (2.41)

The 2007–08 St. Louis Blues season began on October 4, 2007, with a game in Glendale, Arizona against the Phoenix Coyotes. It is the Blues' 40th season in the National Hockey League.

Key dates prior to the start of the season:

Regular seasonEdit

Divisional standingsEdit

Central Division
No. CR GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
11 p-Detroit Red Wings 82 54 21 7 257 184 115
28 Nashville Predators 82 41 32 9 230 229 91
310 Chicago Blackhawks 82 40 34 8 239 235 88
413 Columbus Blue Jackets 82 34 36 12 193 218 80
514 St. Louis Blues 82 33 36 13 205 237 79

Conference standingsEdit

Western Conference
GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
p-Detroit Red Wings * 82 54 21 7 257 184 115
y-San Jose Sharks * 82 49 23 10 222 193 108
y-Minnesota Wild * 82 44 28 10 223 218 98
Anaheim Ducks 82 47 27 8 205 191 102
Dallas Stars 82 45 30 7 242 207 97
Colorado Avalanche 82 44 31 7 231 219 95
Calgary Flames 82 42 30 10 229 227 94
Nashville Predators 82 41 32 9 230 229 91
Edmonton Oilers 82 41 35 6 235 251 88
Chicago Blackhawks 82 40 34 8 239 235 88
Vancouver Canucks 82 39 33 10 213 215 88
Phoenix Coyotes 82 38 37 7 214 231 83
Columbus Blue Jackets 82 34 36 12 193 218 80
St. Louis Blues 82 33 36 13 205 237 79
Los Angeles Kings 82 32 43 7 231 266 71
bold - clinched playoff spot, y - clinched division title, p - clinched Presidents' Trophy and best record in conference, * - division leader

Game logEdit

OctoberEdit

Record: 6–4–0; Home: 4–2–0; Road: 2–2–0
Attendance: 103,299 (6)

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record Pts
1 October 4 St. Louis 2 – 3 Phoenix Legace 17,799 0–1–0 0
2 October 6 St. Louis 5 – 3 Los Angeles Toivonen 18,118 1–1–0 2
3 October 10 Nashville 4 – 1 St. Louis Legace 19,150 2–1–0 4
4 October 12 Colorado 4 – 1 St. Louis Legace 19,150 3–1–0 6
5 October 17 St. Louis 3 – 1 Chicago Legace 10,002 4–1–0 8
6 October 20 Minnesota 3 – 1 St. Louis Legace 19,150 4–2–0 8
7 October 23 Anaheim 2 – 4 St. Louis Legace 14,764 5–2–0 10
8 October 25 St. Louis 0 – 3 Columbus Toivonen 12,786 5–3–0 10
9 October 27 Washington 3 – 4 St. Louis Legace 16,863 6–3–0 12
10 October 30 Phoenix 1 – 2 St. Louis Legace 14,222 6–4–0 12

NovemberEdit

Record: 8–4–1; Home: 5–1–0; Road: 3–3–1
Attendance: 105,838 (6)   Total: 209,137 (12)

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record Pts
11 November 1 St. Louis 3 – 2 Minnesota Legace 18,568 7–4–0 14
12 November 3 Chicago 3 – 2 St. Louis Legace 19,150 7–5–0 14
13 November 4 St. Louis 0 – 3 Columbus Toivonen 13,254 7–6–0 14
14 November 9 St. Louis 2 – 4 Chicago Legace 16,149 7–7–0 14
15 November 13 Detroit 3 – 4 St. Louis Legace 18,440 8–7–0 16
16 November 16 Columbus 2 – 3 St. Louis Legace 19,150 9–7–0 18
17 November 17 St. Louis 3 – 2 Nashville SO Toivonen 15,246 10–7–0 20
18 November 19 Nashville 1 – 2 St. Louis Legace 15,239 11–7–0 22
19 November 21 St. Louis 0 – 3 Detroit Legace 19,124 11–8–0 22
20 November 23 Vancouver 1 – 3 St. Louis Toivonen 18,721 12–8–0 24
21 November 25 Calgary 0 – 3 St. Louis Legace 15,138 13–8–0 26
22 November 28 St. Louis 4 – 3 Buffalo Legace 18,690 14–8–0 28
23 November 30 St. Louis 2 – 3 Minnesota OT Legace 18,568 14–8–1 29

DecemberEdit

Record: 5–6–3; Home: 2–4–2; Road: 3–2–1
Attendance: 139,681 (8)   Total: 348,818 (20)

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record Pts
24 December 1 Chicago 1 – 3 St. Louis Toivonen 19,150 15–8–1 31
25 December 4 St. Louis 1 – 3 Calgary Toivonen 19,289 15–9–1 31
26 December 7 St. Louis 4 – 3 Edmonton Toivonen 16,839 16–9–1 33
27 December 9 St. Louis 5 – 9 Colorado Toivonen 15,476 16–10–1 33
28 December 11 Edmonton 5 – 4 St. Louis SO Toivonen 14,329 16–10–2 34
29 December 13 Florida 1 – 0 St. Louis Legace 14,088 16–11–2 34
30 December 16 Calgary 5 – 3 St. Louis Legace 16,733 16–12–2 34
31 December 20 Detroit 2 – 3 St. Louis Legace 19,150 17–12–2 36
32 December 22 St. Louis 4 – 1 Boston Legace 14,200 18–12–2 38
33 December 23 Atlanta 3 – 2 St. Louis OT Legace 17,731 18–12–3 39
34 December 26 Detroit 5 – 0 St. Louis Legace 19,250 18–13–3 39
35 December 28 San Jose 1 – 0 St. Louis Legace 19,250 18–14–3 39
36 December 29 St. Louis 4 – 5 Dallas SO Toivonen 18,532 18–14–4 40
37 December 31 St. Louis 2 – 0 Detroit Legace 20,066 19–14–4 42

JanuaryEdit

Record: 4–5–3; Home: 3–1–2; Road: 1–4–1
Attendance: 101,341 (6)     Total: 450,159 (26)

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record Pts
38 January 2 Edmonton 3 – 2 St. Louis OT Toivonen 14,465 19–14–5 43
39 January 5 Carolina 0 – 1 St. Louis Legace 19,150 20–14–5 45
40 January 8 Columbus 1 – 6 St. Louis Legace 14,818 21–14–5 47
41 January 10 Dallas 2 – 4 St. Louis Legace 16,805 22–14–5 49
42 January 11 St. Louis 4 – 6 Columbus Toivonen 15,233 22–15–5 49
43 January 13 Vancouver 4 – 3 St. Louis SO Legace 16,828 22–15–6 50
44 January 16 St. Louis 1 – 6 Chicago Schwarz 17,570 22–16–6 50
45 January 19 Nashville 5 – 2 St. Louis Legace 19,275 22–17–6 50
46 January 21 St. Louis 3 – 6 Nashville Legace 13,642 22–18–6 50
47 January 23 St. Louis 2 – 3 Vancouver SO Legace 18,630 22–18–7 51
48 January 24 St. Louis 1 – 4 San Jose Legace 17,142 22–19–7 51
49 January 29 St. Louis 3 – 2 Toronto Legace 19,363 23–19–7 53

FebruaryEdit

Record: 5–7–3; Home: 4–4–1; Road: 1–3–2
Attendance: 162,932 (9)     Total: 613,091 (35)

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record Pts
50 February 1 Anaheim 0 – 1 St. Louis SO Legace 19,150 24–19–7 55
51 February 2 Colorado 6 – 4 St. Louis Legace 19,150 24–20–7 55
52 February 5 Tampa Bay 5 – 4 St. Louis Legace 17,150 24–21–7 55
53 February 9 St. Louis 2 – 6 Dallas Toivonen 18,584 24–22–7 55
54 February 10 Minnesota 2 – 1 St. Louis SO Legace 16,477 24–22–8 56
55 February 12 Los Angeles 2 – 4 St. Louis Legace 15,688 25–22–8 58
56 February 14 St. Louis 4 – 1 Colorado Legace 17,131 26–22–8 60
57 February 16 St. Louis 1 – 2 Nashville OT Legace 17,113 26–22–9 61
58 February 17 Columbus 1 – 5 St. Louis Legace 19,150 27–22–9 63
59 February 19 Chicago 1 – 5 St. Louis Legace 19,150 28–22–9 65
60 February 21 St. Louis 1 – 5 Los Angeles Legace 14,132 28–23–9 65
61 February 22 St. Louis 1 – 2 Anaheim OT Legace 17,174 28–23–10 66
62 February 24 St. Louis 0 – 2 Phoenix Legace 14,845 28–24–10 66
63 February 26 Dallas 3 – 1 St. Louis Legace 19,150 28–25–10 66
64 February 28 Phoenix 2 – 1 St. Louis Legace 17,867 28–26–10 66

MarchEdit

Record: 3–9–2; Home: 1–3–0; Road: 2–6–2
Attendance: 72,423 (4)     Total: 685,514 (39)

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record Pts
65 March 1 San Jose 2 – 0 St. Louis Legace 19,150 28–27–10 66
66 March 4 Los Angeles 2 – 3 St. Louis Legace 14,973 29–27–10 68
67 March 5 St. Louis 1 – 4 Detroit Legace 18,064 29–28–10 68
68 March 8 St. Louis 2 – 4 Vancouver Legace 18,630 29–29–10 68
69 March 10 St. Louis 3 – 7 Calgary Toivonen 19,289 29–30–10 68
70 March 11 St. Louis 3 – 4 Edmonton OT Legace 16,839 29–30–11 69
71 March 14 St. Louis 1 – 4 San Jose Toivonen 17,496 29–31–11 69
72 March 15 St. Louis 2 – 5 Anaheim Legace 17,174 29–32–11 69
73 March 18 St. Louis 4 – 3 Montreal SO Legace 21,273 30–32–11 71
74 March 20 St. Louis 2 – 3 Ottawa Toivonen 20,027 30–33–11 71
75 March 23 St. Louis 3 – 4 Chicago OT Toivonen 19,146 30–33–12 72
76 March 25 Detroit 2 – 1 St. Louis Legace 19,150 30–34–12 72
77 March 28 St. Louis 4 – 3 Detroit OT Legace 20,066 31–34–12 74
78 March 29 Chicago 4 – 3 St. Louis Legace 19,150 31–35–12 74

AprilEdit

Record: 2–1–1; Home: 1–0–1; Road: 1–1–0
Attendance: 36,507 (2)   Total: 722,021 (41)

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record Pts
79 April 1 Nashville 4 – 3 St. Louis OT Toivonen 17,357 31–35–13 75
80 April 3 St. Louis 2 – 3 Nashville Toivonen 17,113 31–36–13 75
81 April 5 Columbus 0 – 3 St. Louis Legace 19,150 32–36–13 77
82 April 6 St. Louis 4 – 1 Columbus Toivonen 17,739 33–36–13 79
  • Green background indicates win.
  • Red background indicates regulation loss.
  • White background indicates overtime/shootout loss.

PlayoffsEdit

The Blues failed to qualify for the playoffs for the third season in a row and dropped from 81 points (34–35–13) in 2006–07, but they did manage to dramatically increase their average attendance from 12,520 (59.6% of capacity) that year, to 17,610 (92.0% of capacity) in 2007–08.

Player statsEdit

SkatersEdit

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty Minutes

Player GP G A Pts PIM
David Backes 72 13 18 31 99
Christian Backman ** 45 1 9 10 30
Brad Boyes 82 43 22 65 20
Eric Brewer 77 1 20 21 91
Micki DuPont 2 0 0 0 2
Mike Glumac 4 0 0 0 5
Dan Hinote 58 5 5 10 42
Barret Jackman 78 2 14 16 93
Cam Janssen 12 0 1 1 18
Erik Johnson 69 5 28 33 28
Mike Johnson * 21 2 3 5 8
Ryan Johnson 79 5 13 18 22
Paul Kariya 82 16 49 65 50
D. J. King 61 3 3 6 100
Manny Legace 66 0 2 2 4
Jamal Mayers 80 12 15 27 91
Jay McClement 81 9 13 22 26
Andy McDonald 49 14 22 36 32
Jay McKee 66 2 7 9 42
David Perron 62 13 14 27 38
Roman Polak 6 0 1 1 0
Martin Rucinsky 40 5 11 16 40
Bryce Salvador ** 56 1 10 11 43
Yan Stastny 12 1 1 2 9
Lee Stempniak 80 13 25 38 40
Keith Tkachuk 79 27 31 58 69
Hannu Toivonen 23 0 0 0 2
Steve Wagner 24 2 6 8 8
Matt Walker 43 1 1 2 61
Doug Weight ** 29 4 7 11 12
Jeff Woywitka 27 2 6 8 12
TOTALS 82 205 357 562 1,137

* out for season with injury
** traded away

through April 6, 2008

GoaltendersEdit

Note: GP = Games Played; TOI = Time On Ice (minutes); W = Wins; L = Losses; OT = Overtime/Shootout Losses; GA = Goals Against; SO = Shutouts; SA = Shots Against; Sv% = Save Percentage; GAA = Goals Against Average

Player GP TOI W L OT GA SO SA Sv% GAA
Manny Legace   66 3,666 27 25   8 147   5 1,648 .911 2.41
Hannu Toivonen   23 1,202   6 10   5   69   0   566 .878 3.44
Chris Beckford-Tseu     1     27   0   0   0     1   0       9 .889 2.22
Marek Schwarz     2     50   0   1   0     6   0     17 .647 7.20
TOTALS 82 4,945 33 36 13 223 5 2,240 .900 2.71

through April 6, 2008

Awards and recordsEdit

RecordsEdit

MilestonesEdit

Regular Season
Player Milestone Reached
Erik Johnson 1st NHL Game
1st NHL Assist
1st NHL Point
October 4, 2007
Steve Wagner 1st NHL Game October 4, 2007
Erik Johnson 1st NHL Goal October 6, 2007
Steve Wagner 1st NHL Assist
1st NHL Point
October 6, 2007
David Perron 1st NHL Game
1st NHL Assist
1st NHL Point
October 12, 2007
Martin Rucinsky 600th NHL Point October 20, 2007
Steve Wagner 1st NHL Goal October 20, 2007
Dan Hinote 400th NHL Game October 27, 2007
Keith Tkachuk 1,000th NHL Game December 1, 2007
Barret Jackman 500th NHL Penalty Minute December 20, 2007
Matt Walker 1st NHL Goal February 17, 2008
Andy McDonald 100th NHL Goal February 17, 2008
Ryan Johnson 100th NHL Point March 4, 2008
Andy Murray 600th NHL Coaching Game March 5, 2008
Keith Tkachuk 500th NHL Goal April 6, 2008

TransactionsEdit

The Blues have been involved in the following transactions during the 2007–08 season.

TradesEdit

June 26, 2007
To St. Louis Blues
Keith Tkachuk
conditional 4th round pick in 2008
To Atlanta Thrashers
conditional 1st round pick in 2008
July 23, 2007
To St. Louis Blues
Hannu Toivonen
To Boston Bruins
Carl Soderberg
August 1, 2007
To St. Louis Blues
Francois-Pierre Guenette
To Vancouver Canucks
Zack Fitzgerald
November 8, 2007
To St. Louis Blues
7th round pick in 2008 Entry Draft
To Colorado Avalanche
Jason Bacashihua
December 14, 2007
To St. Louis Blues
Andy McDonald
To Anaheim Ducks
Doug Weight, Michael Birner, 7th round pick in 2008
February 26, 2008
To St. Louis Blues
Cam Janssen
To New Jersey Devils
Bryce Salvador
February 26, 2008
To St. Louis Blues
4th round pick in 2008
To New York Rangers
Christian Backman
June 4, 2008
To St. Louis Blues
T.J. Fast
To Los Angeles Kings
5th round draft pick in 2009
June 19, 2008
To St. Louis Blues
3rd round pick in 2008
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Jamal Mayers
June 20, 2008
To St. Louis Blues
Chris Mason
To Nashville Predators
4th round pick in 2008

Free agentsEdit

Player Former team Contract Terms (Yrs., $Total / yr.)
Alex Brooks New Jersey Devils 1 year, $500,000
Paul Kariya Nashville Predators 3 years, $6 mil.
David Perron Lewiston Maineiacs (QMJHL) $875,000
Yan Stastny Boston Bruins $605,000
Player New team
Radek Dvorak Florida Panthers
Curtis Sanford Vancouver Canucks
Jamie Rivers Montreal Canadiens
Dallas Drake Detroit Red Wings
Jon DiSalvatore Phoenix Coyotes

Contract renewalsEdit

Player Contract Terms (yrs., $Total / yr.)
Jason Bacashihua 1 year, $643,720
D. J. King 3 years, $1.6 million
Matt Walker 1 year, $600,000
Jeff Woywitka 1 year, $689,700
Barret Jackman 4 years, $3.6 million
Brad Boyes 4 years, $4.0 million
David Backes 3 years, $2.5 million (Jul. 1, 2008)[1]

Signed prospectsEdit

Player Signing Date
T.J. Oshie (C) May 13[2]

Draft picksEdit

St. Louis' picks at the 2007 NHL Entry Draft in Columbus, Ohio.[3]

Round # Player Position Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 13 Lars Eller C Flag of Denmark Denmark Frölunda HC (Swedish Elite League)
1 18 Ian Cole D Flag of the United States United States US National Team Development Program (NAHL)
1 26 David Perron LW Flag of Canada.svg Canada Lewiston Maineiacs (QMJHL)
2 39 Simon Hjalmarsson RW Flag of Sweden Sweden Frölunda HC (Swe Jr.)
2 44 Aaron Palushaj RW Flag of the United States United States Des Moines Buccaneers (USHL)
3 85 Brett Sonne C/LW Flag of Canada.svg Canada Calgary Hitmen (WHL)
4 96 Cade Fairchild D Flag of the United States United States US National Team Development Program (NAHL)
4 100 Travis Erstad C/RW Flag of the United States United States Lincoln Stars (USHL)
6 160 Anthony Peluso D Flag of Canada.svg Canada Erie Otters (OHL)
7 190 Trevor Nill C Flag of the United States United States Detroit Compuware (Michigan midget)

Farm teamsEdit

Peoria RivermenEdit

The Peoria Rivermen are the Blues American Hockey League affiliate in 2007–08.

Alaska AcesEdit

The Alaska Aces are the Blues affiliate in the ECHL.

RosterEdit

See also: List of St. Louis Blues players
Goaltenders


Defensemen

Wingers

Centers

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Backes remains a Blue: Blues match $7.5 million offer sheet tendered by Vancouver. Archived from the original on 2009-06-02. Retrieved on 2009-05-27.
  2. T.J. Oshie is Latest WCHA Player to Leave Early - Signs with St. Louis Blues. Archived from the original on 2009-05-21. Retrieved on 2009-04-05.
  3. 2007 NHL Entry Draft Results NHL.com


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