2006–07 St. Louis Blues season

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2006–07 St. Louis Blues
Division 3rd Central
Conference 10th Western
2006–07 record 34–35–13
Team information
General Manager Larry Pleau
Coach Mike Kitchen (Oct–Dec)
Andy Murray (Dec–Apr)
Captain Dallas Drake
Alternate captains Bill Guerin (Oct–Feb)
Barret Jackman
Doug Weight
Arena Scottrade Center
Average attendance 12,520 (59.6%)
Team leaders
Goals Lee Stempniak (27)
Assists Doug Weight (43)
Points Doug Weight (59)
Wins Manny Legace (23)
Goals against average Curtis Sanford (3.18)

The 2006–07 St. Louis Blues season, its 40th in the league, saw the team attempting to improve on the 2005–06 season, in which it had finished with the worst record in the National Hockey League (21–46–15, 57 points).

One major offseason transaction saw the Blues sign Doug Weight back to the roster via free agency, after he had left the team at the trade deadline of the 2005–06 season and won the Stanley Cup as a member of the Carolina Hurricanes.

One notable event of the season was the jersey retirement of Brett Hull's number 16 on December 5, 2006. In the ceremony, the Blues announced that a section of nearby Clark Avenue would be renamed Brett Hull Way. In front of a sellout crowd, the Blues then went on to lose a disappointing game 5–1 to the division rival Detroit Red Wings.

The team started the season very poorly, winning only seven of its first 30 games. A dramatic turn-around was made in mid-December, however, and over a 20-game span, the Blues went 13–3–4. By the end of January, St. Louis had pulled its record to near .500 and had climbed into third place in the Central Division standings.

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

Central Division
No. CR GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
1 1 Detroit Red Wings 82 50 19 13 254 199 113
2 4 Nashville Predators 82 51 23 8 272 212 110
3 10 St. Louis Blues 82 34 35 13 214 254 81
4 11 Columbus Blue Jackets 82 33 42 7 201 249 73
5 13 Chicago Blackhawks 82 31 42 9 201 258 71

Note: CR = Conference rank; GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; OTL = Overtime/shootout loss; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; PIM = Penalties in minutes; Pts = Points
         Bolded teams qualified for the playoffs.


Schedule and results[edit]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 L October 5, 2006 4–5 OT @ San Jose Sharks (2006–07) 0–0–1
2 L October 7, 2006 1–4 @ Los Angeles Kings (2006–07) 0–1–1
3 L October 9, 2006 0–2 @ Anaheim Ducks (2006–07) 0–2–1
4 W October 12, 2006 3–2 SO Boston Bruins (2006–07) 1–2–1
5 W October 14, 2006 4–3 Chicago Blackhawks (2006–07) 2–2–1
6 L October 17, 2006 2–5 Phoenix Coyotes (2006–07) 2–3–1
7 L October 20, 2006 2–3 OT Vancouver Canucks (2006–07) 2–3–2
8 W October 21, 2006 4–3 @ Chicago Blackhawks (2006–07) 3–3–2
9 L October 28, 2006 2–3 Detroit Red Wings (2006–07) 3–4–2
10 L October 30, 2006 5–6 SO Anaheim Ducks (2006–07) 3–4–3
11 L November 1, 2006 1–4 @ Dallas Stars (2006–07) 3–5–3
12 W November 2, 2006 4–1 Colorado Avalanche (2006–07) 4–5–3
13 L November 4, 2006 2–3 Calgary Flames (2006–07) 4–6–3
14 L November 9, 2006 2–4 Columbus Blue Jackets (2006–07) 4–7–3
15 L November 10, 2006 1–3 @ Chicago Blackhawks (2006–07) 4–8–3
16 W November 12, 2006 5–3 Edmonton Oilers (2006–07) 5–8–3
17 L November 14, 2006 0–3 @ Calgary Flames (2006–07) 5–9–3
18 L November 16, 2006 2–6 @ Edmonton Oilers (2006–07) 5–10–3
19 L November 17, 2006 2–4 @ Vancouver Canucks (2006–07) 5–11–3
20 W November 22, 2006 4–3 SO @ Columbus Blue Jackets (2006–07) 6–11–3
21 W November 24, 2006 3–2 SO @ Detroit Red Wings (2006–07) 7–11–3
22 L November 25, 2006 1–2 Phoenix Coyotes (2006–07) 7–12–3
23 L November 28, 2006 0–2 San Jose Sharks (2006–07) 7–13–3
24 L November 30, 2006 4–5 Nashville Predators (2006–07) 7–14–3
25 L December 1, 2006 2–5 @ Chicago Blackhawks (2006–07) 7–15–3
26 L December 5, 2006 1–5 Detroit Red Wings (2006–07) 7–16–3
27 L December 7, 2006 3–4 OT @ Detroit Red Wings (2006–07) 7–16–4
28 L December 9, 2006 1–5 Columbus Blue Jackets (2006–07) 7–17–4
29 L December 12, 2006 2–3 Chicago Blackhawks (2006–07) 7–18–4
30 L December 13, 2006 1–4 @ Colorado Avalanche (2006–07) 7–19–4
31 L December 16, 2006 2–3 SO @ Nashville Predators (2006–07) 7–19–5
32 L December 17, 2006 1–2 OT Nashville Predators (2006–07) 7–19–6
33 W December 19, 2006 4–1 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (2006–07) 8–19–6
34 W December 21, 2006 5–2 Los Angeles Kings (2006–07) 9–19–6
35 W December 23, 2006 3–2 OT Buffalo Sabres (2006–07) 10–19–6
36 L December 26, 2006 2–3 SO @ Nashville Predators (2006–07) 10–19–7
37 W December 29, 2006 4–2 @ Colorado Avalanche (2006–07) 11–19–7
38 W December 30, 2006 2–0 Colorado Avalanche (2006–07) 12–19–7
39 L January 2, 2007 1–4 Chicago Blackhawks (2006–07) 12–20–7
40 W January 4, 2007 2–0 Chicago Blackhawks (2006–07) 13–20–7
41 L January 6, 2007 2–3 @ Nashville Predators (2006–07) 13–21–7
42 W January 9, 2007 4–3 SO @ Columbus Blue Jackets (2006–07) 14–21–7
43 W January 10, 2007 3–2 @ New Jersey Devils (2006–07) 15–21–7
44 W January 13, 2007 6–5 Los Angeles Kings (2006–07) 16–21–7
45 L January 15, 2007 4–5 SO @ Phoenix Coyotes (2006–07) 16–21–8
46 W January 16, 2007 6–2 @ Anaheim Ducks (2006–07) 17–21–8
47 W January 18, 2007 3–1 @ Los Angeles Kings (2006–07) 18–21–8
48 W January 20, 2007 1–0 @ San Jose Sharks (2006–07) 19–21–8
49 W January 26, 2007 2–1 OT Detroit Red Wings (2006–07) 20–21–8
50 L January 27, 2007 3–6 Nashville Predators (2006–07) 20–22–8
51 L January 30, 2007 2–5 Minnesota Wild (2006–07) 20–23–8
52 L February 2, 2007 3–5 @ Detroit Red Wings (2006–07) 20–24–8
53 W February 3, 2007 2–0 Dallas Stars (2006–07) 21–24–8
54 L February 6, 2007 1–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (2006–07) 21–25–8
55 W February 8, 2007 1–0 Detroit Red Wings (2006–07) 22–25–8
56 L February 10, 2007 3–4 OT @ Philadelphia Flyers (2006–07) 22–25–9
57 L February 13, 2007 5–6 San Jose Sharks (2006–07) 22–26–9
58 W February 14, 2007 4–2 @ Columbus Blue Jackets (2006–07) 23–26–9
59 W February 16, 2007 1–0 Nashville Predators (2006–07) 24–26–9
60 W February 18, 2007 5–3 Minnesota Wild (2006–07) 25–26–9
61 W February 20, 2007 5–4 SO Columbus Blue Jackets (2006–07) 26–26–9
62 L February 25, 2007 1–5 @ Chicago Blackhawks (2006–07) 26–27–9
63 W February 27, 2007 3–1 Vancouver Canucks (2006–07) 27–27–9
64 W March 1, 2007 3–2 OT @ New York Islanders (2006–07) 28–27–9
65 L March 3, 2007 2–3 SO @ New York Rangers (2006–07) 28–27–10
66 L March 6, 2007 2–4 Calgary Flames (2006–07) 28–28–10
67 W March 8, 2007 5–3 Dallas Stars (2006–07) 29–28–10
68 L March 10, 2007 3–4 Montreal Canadiens (2006–07) 29–29–10
69 L March 12, 2007 4–5 SO @ Calgary Flames (2006–07) 29–29–11
70 L March 15, 2007 2–3 OT @ Vancouver Canucks (2006–07) 29–29–12
71 W March 17, 2007 3–2 OT @ Edmonton Oilers (2006–07) 30–29–12
72 L March 20, 2007 2–4 Ottawa Senators (2006–07) 30–30–12
73 L March 22, 2007 1–5 @ Minnesota Wild (2006–07) 30–31–12
74 W March 24, 2007 3–2 SO @ Detroit Red Wings (2006–07) 31–31–12
75 L March 25, 2007 1–4 @ Columbus Blue Jackets (2006–07) 31–32–12
76 L March 27, 2007 1–4 Columbus Blue Jackets (2006–07) 31–33–12
77 W March 29, 2007 5–2 Edmonton Oilers (2006–07) 32–33–12
78 L March 31, 2007 2–3 OT Anaheim Ducks (2006–07) 32–33–13
79 W April 2, 2007 4–2 @ Dallas Stars (2006–07) 33–33–13
80 W April 3, 2007 5–2 @ Phoenix Coyotes (2006–07) 34–33–13
81 L April 5, 2007 1–4 @ Nashville Predators (2006–07) 34–34–13
82 L April 7, 2007 1–5 @ Minnesota Wild (2006–07) 34–35–13

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Playoffs[edit]

The Blues missed the playoffs for the second straight year.

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Weight, DougDoug Weight C 82 16 43 59 56 10 5 0 3
Stempniak, LeeLee Stempniak RW 82 27 25 52 33 -2 8 0 4
Cajanek, PetrPetr Cajanek RW 77 15 33 48 54 9 1 0 1
Guerin, BillBill Guerin RW 61 28 19 47 52 8 7 0 6
Tkachuk, KeithKeith Tkachuk LW 61 20 23 43 92 3 8 0 1
Dvorak, RadekRadek Dvorak RW 82 10 27 37 48 -6 1 1 1
McClement, JayJay McClement C 81 8 28 36 55 3 0 0 0
Rucinsky, MartinMartin Rucinsky LW 52 12 21 33 48 -3 4 0 3
Brewer, EricEric Brewer D 82 6 23 29 69 -10 2 0 1
Jackman, BarretBarret Jackman D 70 3 24 27 82 20 1 0 1
Backes, DavidDavid Backes C 49 10 13 23 37 6 2 0 2
Mayers, JamalJamal Mayers RW 80 8 14 22 89 -19 0 2 0
Wideman, DennisDennis Wideman D 55 5 17 22 44 -7 4 0 1
Backman, ChristianChristian Backman D 61 7 11 18 36 13 1 0 0
Drake, DallasDallas Drake RW 60 6 6 12 38 -14 0 2 2
Boyes, BradBrad Boyes C 19 4 8 12 4 0 0 0 1
Johnson, RyanRyan Johnson C 59 7 4 11 47 -7 0 2 0
Hinote, DanDan Hinote RW 41 5 5 10 23 -8 0 0 1
Salvador, BryceBryce Salvador D 64 2 5 7 55 -5 0 0 0
Woywitka, JeffJeff Woywitka D 34 1 6 7 12 4 0 0 0
Metropolit, GlenGlen Metropolit C 20 2 3 5 14 0 1 0 0
Walker, MattMatt Walker D 48 0 5 5 72 7 0 0 0
Sejna, PeterPeter Sejna LW 22 3 1 4 4 2 0 0 0
Rivers, JamieJamie Rivers D 31 1 3 4 36 -7 1 0 0
King, D. J.D. J. King C 27 1 1 2 52 -3 0 0 0
Mojzis, TomasTomas Mojzis D 6 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Glumac, MikeMike Glumac RW 3 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0
Bacashihua, JasonJason Bacashihua G 19 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Legace, MannyManny Legace G 45 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
McKee, JayJay McKee D 23 0 0 0 12 -9 0 0 0
Nieminen, VilleVille Nieminen LW 14 0 0 0 29 -1 0 0 0
Perrault, JoelJoel Perrault C 11 0 0 0 0 -4 0 0 0
Polak, RomanRoman Polak D 19 0 0 0 6 -3 0 0 0
Sanford, CurtisCurtis Sanford G 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Schwarz, MarekMarek Schwarz G 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T/OT GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Legace, MannyManny Legace 2522 45 23 15 5 109 2.59 5 1177 1068 .907
Sanford, CurtisCurtis Sanford 1492 31 8 12 5 79 3.18 0 707 628 .888
Bacashihua, JasonJason Bacashihua 894 19 3 7 3 47 3.15 0 450 403 .896
Schwarz, MarekMarek Schwarz 60 2 0 1 0 3 3.00 0 25 22 .880
Team: 4968 82 34 35 13 238 2.87 5 2359 2121 .899

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Note:

Pos = Position; GPI = Games played in; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes; +/- = Plus/minus; PPG = Power-play goals; SHG = Short-handed goals; GWG = Game-winning goals
Min, TOI = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T,T/OT = Ties; OTL = Overtime losses; GA = Goals-against; GAA = Goals-against average; SO = Shutouts; SA = Shots against; SV = Shots saved; SV% = Save percentage;

Transactions[edit]

The Blues have been involved in the following transactions during the 2006–07 season:

Trades[edit]

January 16, 2007 To St. Louis Blues
Yan Stastny
To Boston Bruins
5th round pick in 2007
February 25, 2007 To St. Louis Blues
Glen Metropolit
1st round pick in 2007
3rd round pick in 2007
2nd round pick in 2008
1st round pick in 2008 if Tkachuk resigns with Atlanta in the offseason.
To Atlanta Thrashers
Keith Tkachuk
February 27, 2007 To St. Louis Blues
Ville Nieminen
Jay Barriball
1st round pick in 2007
To San Jose Sharks
Bill Guerin
February 27, 2007 To St. Louis Blues
Brad Boyes
To Boston Bruins
Dennis Wideman

Free agents acquired[edit]

Player Former Team
D Jay McKee Buffalo Sabres
F Doug Weight Carolina Hurricanes
F Dan Hinote Colorado Avalanche
F Martin Rucinsky New York Rangers
G Manny Legace Detroit Red Wings
D Jamie Rivers Phoenix Coyotes
F Radek Dvorak Edmonton Oilers

Free agents lost[edit]

Player New Team
G Patrick Lalime Chicago Blackhawks
D Kevin Dallman Los Angeles Kings
F Mark Rycroft Colorado Avalanche
F Jeff Hoggan Boston Bruins
F Michael Zigomanis Phoenix Coyotes
F Jesse Boulerice Carolina Hurricanes
F Dean McAmmond Ottawa Senators

Claimed on waivers[edit]

Player claimed Former team
F Joel Perrault Phoenix Coyotes

Draft picks[edit]

St. Louis' picks at the 2006 NHL Entry Draft in Vancouver, British Columbia. The Blues possessed the first overall pick in the draft.

Round # Player Nationality NHL Team College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 1 Erik Johnson (D)  United States St. Louis Blues US National Team Development Program (NAHL)
1 25 Patrik Berglund (C)  Sweden St. Louis Blues (from New Jersey) VIK Vasteras HK (Allsvenskan)
2 31 Tomas Kana (C)  Czech Republic St. Louis Blues HC Vitkovice (Czech Extraliga)
3 64 Jonas Junland (D)  Sweden St. Louis Blues Linkopings HC (Elitserien)
4 94 Ryan Turek (C)  United States St. Louis Blues Omaha Lancers (USHL)
4 106 Reto Berra (G)   Switzerland St. Louis Blues (from Toronto) ZSC Lions (NLA)
5 124 Andy Sackrison (C/LW)  United States St. Louis Blues St. Louis Park (USHS-MN)
6 154 Matthew McCollem (LW)  United States St. Louis Blues Belmont Hill (Independent School League)
7 184 Alexander Hellstrom (D)  Sweden St. Louis Blues IF Bjorkloven (Allsvenskan)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2006–07 St. Louis Blues Games". Hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-15. 
  2. ^ "2006-07 St. Louis Blues Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-15. 

External links[edit]

2006–07 St. Louis Blues Roster

Goaltenders: 1 – Sanford 30 – Bacashihua 34 – Legace 40 – Schwarz 

Defensemen 4 – Brewer 5 – Jackman 27 – Salvador 28 – Walker 26 – Woywitka 46 – Polak 55 – Backman 74 – McKee 

Forwards 9 – McClement 10 – Drake 12 – Stempniak 15 – Sejna 17 – Johnson 18 – Dvorak 19 – King 21 – Mayers 22 – Metropolit 26 – Cajanek 32 – Nieminen 33 – Orszagh 38 – Boyes 39 – Weight 42 – Backes 58 – Hinote 62 – Rucinsky 

General ManagerLarry Pleau •  CoachAndy Murray