You must be reading my diary. I like Twitter, but I hate it, for the reason you mentioned and others. One of the other reasons is this: I can spend hours interviewing people, transcribing the interviews into my laptop, crafting a story and posting the link. The link won't get much traffic, meaning not a lot of people will click on it and read it. But if I post one note or quote from it on Twitter, everyone will read it, retweet and so on. What's worse is sometimes I'll write a blog, post the link and people will ask me on Twitter a question that is answered in the blog. Very few people want to spend the time anymore to click on something and read an article that you actually put time and effort into. They want quick hits.
The Blues have European scouts, but honestly I'm not certain who patrols Russia. Therefore, I also have no idea who they're looking at ... Barulin has been on their roster for years but he has no intentions of coming over .... The answer is no on the Winter Classic/Alumni jerseys ... As we stand today, the AHL team will remain in Chicago ... No AHL games on Fox Sports, that wouldn't make any money ... No known talks with Berglund ... Anything else? I had a salad for lunch and my cell phone bill is due on the 12th of each month.
They "celebrated" No. 7 a few years ago, honoring Berenson, Tkachuk, Unger and Mullen. But no, there are no plans to retire it.
They've got to do it, right, if for no other reason than he checked Bieber into the glass.
Allen made the switch two months ago. My colleague Tom Timmermann spoke with him about this and he'll have more on that in tomorrow's paper. But Tom tells me Allen said one of the effects of the smaller pants is it's harder to cover the five-hole.
Sorry for the delay there. We have been going so long that the chat actually closed on me. I had to re-open. I've got time for a few more questions and I've got to write, I mean tweet, so people will be happy.
I think it has to do with Corsi's approach to the position. He has an old-school approach and the Blues have a couple of young goalies.
Well, they changed the rules to put him into the Hockey Hall of Fame, so I don't see a reason why the Blues couldn't put his number in the rafters before he officially retires.
They like Schwartz with Lehtera and Tarasenko, and as good as Fabbri has been at times this year, he hasn't scored since his hat trick Dec. 28 ... no goals in 15 games.
A little weird, you're right. As I've mentioned, Hitch was very informative and wildly entertaining, so I'm going to miss that. Yeo is more subtle, but so far he's been extremely helpful and accommodating.
Hard to see. You'd have to know what's in each individual, what makes them tick. My guess is they want to be successful individually and as a team. But you never know what is the ultimate motive for players.
I wouldn't rule out him staying put and signing an extension here. I'd imagine it will depend on where the Blues are at when the deadline comes and what they're being offered.
He'll be 32 when the contract expires after next season, so yeah, he won't get $7 million. But if the Blues don't re-sign him ahead of time, I think he'll have a chance to make at least five on the open market. As far as a pay cut or discount to stay here, it depends on his situation here when the deal expires. How does the team look? What's his role? Plans for him?
He may sign here, but I don't think he's taking a discount to stay here. This will be the biggest 'kick at the can' of his career. He'll be the most sought-after D-man in free agency and he's in his prime.
Probably neither. He didn't need a clean slate. He might not have had many Bobby Orr end-to-end rushes this season, but he was playing well. He said it was tough to see Hitch go, but although the change energized everybody last night, I don't think it had any extra affect on him.
I think Yeo will look like Schwartz in 15 years.
It's the daily grind that Hitch put assistants through. A lot of the highly successful coaches like Hitch do that, so no real surprise, but it can get to be a bit much for guys.