They have different roles. Maybe some day the Blues may opt not to have a tough guy, but Yeo prefers having some muscle at his disposal.
If he is healthy, sure. But the Blues can only hope that back-to-back major knee injuries doesn't ruin his career. The Blues will surely view him as a bonus if he makes it all the way back and stays back.
Jim Thomas and Tom Timmermann both love their pucks. It's fun to have fun with them.
Or maybe they will make it. But, yes, the guys coming in behind them have lots of promise.
Neither side will want a long-term deal. For Robby to get one, he would have to sell himself well short of his potential. And even then I'm not sure the Blues would go past one year.
The fact Yeo can roll these guys against top opposing lines is huge. That line is winning the battles, forcing the rival forwards to spend a lot of time in their own end. So, yes, that is a win-win deal for the Blues. This line is a huge matchup challenge for opponents.
I can't imagine Armstrong going anywhere. This team appears likely to have a good long run in contention. The pieces are lining up nicely. Fans are impatient because this team has never won a Cup, but clearly this hockey operation is run better than most.
Yeah, the Kings are coming back. They were happy to turn the page on Sutter. As great as Darryl was there, leading them to Cups, he finally wore down Kopitar, Brown, et al.
I suppose Wayne Gretzky's short run here was the most exciting. Lots of drama that year. The pieces didn't fit great, but the ambition was huge and, again, it was Gretzky.
OK, we've covered a lot of ground today. I'll be back next week at the normal time of 1 p.m. Thanks!