Well, where are they coming from now?
He was on pace to take a step forward offensively this season, but then the whole team collapsed. I still believe he is fine, but I warn people not to draw too many conclusions from the last quarter of the season. When a team falls apart, nobody looks good.
Sure, if you're going to miss the playoffs, you would love to have that high pick. But losing enough to sink into the bottom 10 could cause some real hard to younger players, so that is danger of tanking.
No, I survived the worst of the Rams years. Took almost a perverse pleasure in it.
Tom lives and dies with this stuff. He hates losing. This is killing him.. He will have a lot to say about how the Blues go about completing this retooling.
There is something there. He got damaged by the losing in Arizona. The Coyotes gave up on other younger guys, so play attention to that team. Could be a fit.
Sounds like a reasonable plan.
If the Jets want to keep Stastny, they can make a deal with him right now. Or pay the market price later. If they lose him to another team, that's their call.
There was some chit-chat among NHL insiders about that at the trade deadline. But to my knowledge that have been no locker room brawls.
Or Schenn, or Schwartz. Lot of guys can lead -- and I have not given up on Pietrangelo.
As Joel Quenneville would say, I don't mind him. All things considered he should play the rest of the way, ahead of veterans if need be. Make sure you know what he can and can't do.
Yeah, I was just thinking about that. Few guys played to their full ability for the full season.
Don't know what happened to Jaskin. The days of the Chuck Norris Division are over. Retaliation isn't the answer. Initiating is the answer. Take Logan Couture and Brent Burns into the boards. Accidentally skate into Martin Jones while driving the net. This team must regain toughness with proactive play, not chasing around taking stupid retaliatory penalties, i.e;, Upshall Penalties.
As for the coaches/GM salaries, perhaps they need an association that makes such numbers public. That worked wonders for the Players Association.
As for the free agency/trade question, yes the Blues will be active as part of the build-up. Not sure if there is much traction for more goaltending equipment adjustments.
Pietrangelo logs tough minutes against elite opponents, blocking shots and playing hurt. An orator he is not, but he is widely respected inside and outside of the Blues dressing room. Every team in the league would love to have him.
Sure. Just try to remember that his management team hates to lose.
Mike Keenan would have tried to trade everybody, only to learn that the salary cap prevents that.
Sportsnet NHL and TSN NHL sections are good. CapFriendly is the go-to site for salary stuff. Dobber Hockey for fantasy.
Gotten really mad. But remember, similar things happened on his watch here and elsewhere.
If the Preds finish the job, then ex-Blues get shut out.
His message is the same one that worked last year, but a whole of things went wrong and he and his staff failed to find solutions.
If he had Laine and Ehlers on his wing, he would still be here and the Blues would be in the playoff bracket.
OK, that is it until next time. See you next week.