Haven't seen much "completely awful" from this team. The played well against an elite Lightning team and didn't score, but there was pace in that game and opportunity. Now we're getting to the point where a huge chunk of the team nucleus is missing at once and, yes, in a league with little separation between teams that will be a problem.
No. You don't get up to speed in the AHL. The pace is much different. With him, it's a question of healthy or not healthy. Maybe he just came back too soon, trying to play through pain.
Yes on both fronts. I've love to get the old offense back, but the goon hockey took a human toll that nobody could have imagined. The science just wasn't there.
Don't see the point at all.
A guy like Vanek is a good call. That type of a scorer could eventually shake free. The Blues won't find a world changer, but adding another finisher in addition to getting healthier surely help. Watching some of these guys try to function in offensive roles is painful.
I haven't paid much attention to the sweaters. I never have -- except when the Blues went to that stupid "modern" look that made the boys look like they were working the drive thru at Jack in the Box.
Right, there is a bone problem that will take time. And there is not a whole lot that can be done to speed that up.
Hullie was Hullie. Quips and smirks! And, BTW, he is looking great these days.
His stock was really high coming into camp, based on his college work, his AHL spin last year and his Traverse City showing. Dunn outplayed him in camp, but the independent analysts still like him. He could be a chip if the team believes Dunn is for real and Schmaltz offers at least depth. Right now Petro, Parayko, Edmundson, Dunn and Bortuzzo look good for the future.
Whew! I'm whipped. See you next time!