Stastny is playing with an elite shooter AND an elite skater who can also score AND a power play that is loaded. That's how you can get six points in five games.
Maybe 5 percent at this point. This West Coast trip could finish them.
Sure, you want to see some response there, But taking a dumb penalty wouldn't magically reverse this team's fortunes. That would not exactly be a Braveheart moment.
Walman is the best guy that hasn't stuck this season. Mikkola was the only D-man taken in the 15-16 drafts and he could be a good guy to secure for San Antonio next season when the Blues have control there. He is still another rangy kid with a lefty shot.
The Blues had their ECHL players in Tulsa this season. For instance, D-man Dmitrii Sergeev is there after playing for the Mavericks last season.
Phil, great to hear from you! Nobody got the bum's rush like Phil got from Mike Keenan.
Certainly staff adjustments at the least. Yeo certainly had some adversity this season, but the lack of response from the group was disconcerting.
If this team wasn't so depleted, he should be in San Antonio playing 15 minutes per game. He needs more work and it;'s hard to get that on the fourth line in the NHL.
There are not six guys to bring up and the Blues have just two call-up moves left with the minors.
The Chief wants to be a NHL head coach again, understandably, after doing excellent AHL work. Then again, he has had his part in this fiasco. The coaching marketplace could be interesting this summer with multiple teams facing rebuilds. For instance, who expected the Rangers to just pack it in while contending for the playoffs?
Nice thought, but that guy might be the NHL's next big thing. Not leaving the 'Peg.
You mean they aren't tanking now? Just kidding. Losing on purpose is not a good idea with so players you want to keep around for a while. Good way to develop bad habits. (By the way, best tank job ever: Houston Rockets. Let Elvin Hayes hike up endless fadeaway jumpers at age 38. Next year, hello Hakeem!)
For that reason I see Blues adding both a legit center for next season as well as another offensive weapon up front.
But tor this season, I wouldn't traded more than middling prospect or pick for short-term help.
As comedian Ron White liked to describe himself, via a relative's assessment, "That boy has a lot of quit in him."
I have been an Allen defender in the past, but bad goals are bad goals. When he let that no-angle shot from Sidney Crosby bleed through him, he was officially a liability this season.
I believe he has a standard entry level deal, but for two years and not three. As a college player he did have the leverage to stay in school, so he had some bargaining power to get more dollars on the NHL half of his contract. Obviously that never mattered. His contract is up after this season and he would get a two-way deal if the Blues keep him to populate San Antonio's roster.
Just so-so for the Guelph Storm. Looked promising early in the OHL, but then faded.