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Blues’ Doug Armstrong is the General Manager of the Year

Jun 20, 2012, 8:04 PM EDT

Doug Armstrong AP

The St. Louis Blues broke out this season, winning the Central Division title and capturing the second seed in the Western Conference. On Wednesday, the architect of that rising franchise, Doug Armstrong was selected as the NHL’s General Manager of the Year.

This is just the third season that the award has been given out and the winner is selected by a panel of NHL executives, all 30 GMs, and the print and
broadcast media.

Armstrong beat out Florida Panthers GM Dale Tallon by a score of 119 to 88 in the voting. Nashville Predators GM David Poile was the third finalist and finished with 62 points.

The St. Louis Blues coach, Ken Hitchcock, was also recognized on Wednesday with the Jack Adams Award.

Recent Winners:
2010 – Don Maloney
2011 – Mike Gillis

  1. cardsandbluesforever - Jun 21, 2012 at 3:49 AM

    ok Army, you want to take it to the next level? sign Suter and Weber- we have more than enough cap space for both of them. after that package up Jackman and Coliacovo and a draft pick or 2 in exchange for Nash. then take a shot at Parise too.
    that would leave us with the best defensive core in the NHL and plug a couple hole on offense.

    Shattenkirk, Petreangelo, Polak, Suter, Weber, with your choice of Cole, Huskins, or Russel to fill out the last spot.

    scary huh? and thats just the d- men.

  2. sigep316 - Jun 21, 2012 at 2:42 PM

    I’m a huge blues fan, but where do you expect the money to come from. The new owners pockets aren’t deep enough to find that kind of investment. Also Coliacovo is an unrestricted free agent that I don’t see back because he is so injury prone. Think the blues will sign a top 4 d-man but don’t see Suter or Weber wearing the note next year.

  3. savior72 - Jun 21, 2012 at 9:27 PM

    This new ownership are hardcore Blues fans themselves. If they don’t have the money to go get big name players when the team needs one, what business would they have owning them?

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