Given the sadness of STL's sports community, the first NHL hat trick by the Blues' young winger couldn't have come at a better time.
Notebook • Team captain might have suffered head injury; Allen will start in goal tonight.
The Blues may be without captain David Backes, who was injured in Tuesday's 4-3 overtime win at Dallas.
Winger leads Blues in scoring and will stay on a line with Lehtera as they face Anaheim tonight.
Blues holding late practice session after win in Dallas on Tuesday night.
The NHL salary cap for the 2014-15 season, will be $69 million.
This is up from $64.3 million in the 2013-14 season.
What will this mean for the Blues? It is doubtful that we flirt with the cap ceiling again, but this is good news in terms of players like Spezza that the Blues may be targeting in a trade.
IF, the Blues trade for Spezza, his cap hit for next season is $7 million, but his actual salary is only $4 million.
In short, we'll have enough cap room for Spezza or Stastny for that matter, should the Blues decide to acquire either...or *shudder*...both. Especially considering that Ottawa wants a top 6 forward in the package for Spezza, so that is some salary coming off the books that would be going the other way.