1. Brodeur has had a big impact. I can't speak to the technical side of what Brodeur has done, but I think he's been a calming influence on Jake. 2. In case anyone missed this, Yeo acknowledged yesterday that Brodeur tells him who should start each night. I don't see anything wrong with that as long as Yeo is comfortable with it, and he is. 3. No, regardless of Hutton's performance, I think this is Allen's team and will continue to be. Hutton might get a few more starts than they anticipated, but it's A and B, not 1 and 1A.
I don't have a clue. I saw Vermette's slash on the linesman. I didn't see any context regarding the situation. Perhaps somebody can fill me in: Vermette was upset with something??? Nothing will excuse what he did, obviously. Why these guys think they can get away with anything inside a 200 by 85 foot rink with cameras at every angle is beyond me.
They may be considering it. I don't pretend to know what's in their head. But if I had to guess, I think he'll be protected.
I've never seen anything like that. I'd have to imagine that it would count. If the whistle didn't blow, it didn't blow, even though it should have. But the refs and the league for that matter would have dealt with a huge reaction from the Blues had that happened.
They can not practice, that's the purpose of the buy. Most players probably leave town for that period. They can practice if they have a game on the first day after the five days off, but otherwise they can't. The Blues do play on Feb. 26, the sixth day, so they can hold a practice after 4 p.m. on the 25th.
To my knowledge, they are not interested.
I don't know about over, but it's not a good sign when four minor leaguers have jumped ahead of him into the lineup. I realize two (Barbashev and Megan) are centers and Jaskin is not, but still not a good sign.
Yeah, nothing here is going to be a valid reason for what he did.
I wish. I understand getting it right, but the rule was not meant for the ticky-tack stuff we're seeing reviewed.
I'm going to take a couple more, and then I've got to blog the Brodziak news and finish up the Sunday Blues Insider. The topic of the Insider, by the way, is what does a guy like Barret Jackman do with his life when he retires as age 35. I sat down with Jackman this week and came away with lots of colorful stuff. Please take a look on Sunday.
Well, teams' records haven't been too good coming back from the break. A few days ago, teams are something like 3-8-1 in their first game back.
I get your logic, but seems harsh. I don't know if teams should be punished for utilizing a tool that the league put in place.
Thanks guys for everything today. I just got a phone call from somebody I've got to interview for Sunday's story, so I've got to go now. Thanks for your interest. See you next week!