Just lately, he just doesn't seem as confident with the puck in his own end. I think that was the case to a certain degree last year as well. I do see teams trying to pressure the Blues' D-men in their own zone.
None that I can discern. But when you're losing, regardless of the sport, pro athletes aren't happy about it. And given the high expectations for this team, I think there would be even more unhappiness.
Yeah, it sure looked deliberate to me _ and to the head.
I think the Blues would have to have a heckuva finish for Berube to stay on as head coach. So chances slim. But Berube does have some fire in him, he just doesn't show it at press conferences.
Sure, at some point. Maybe not right away.
They also seem to be, uh, influenced by the home crowd from what I've seen.
You could be right on that one.
No, Schmaltz would have to clear waivers. And unlike Jerabek or Soshnikov, I think there's a pretty good chance he gets claimed. Schmaltz hasn't taken that next step, and I think that is frustrating to the coaches/organization. But someone on this chat made a good point weeks ago. Schmaltz has a ceiling. Bouweester and Butler are about as good as they're gonna get.
Sorry. I can't tell you for a fact.
I actually wasn't in the locker room Tuesday. I was busy writing the XFL story and the PSL settlement story that we just posted on stltoday.com. But today they seemed OK. I'll just say OK. In other words, I've seen better vibes. I think they realize it will be a tough, tough task to climb back into this.
Well Ott is coaching the Blues as an assistant. I wish I had time to go to CuJo's book signing tomorrow I'd ask him. Just a guess, but I don't think Hull has any inclination to coach. Shanahan is a front office executive, in Toronto, I think.
I don't know. But they do have a lot.
I'm a terrible ice skater. Week ankles. Played some street hockey back in the day. Sure, I think I'd have a better perspective if I played the sport.
It depends on how bad of a "break" year it is. On the one hand, $4.35 million isn't that bad for a starting NHL goalie.
I think you could be right. It's like that with a lot of injuries sometimes. And given that the injury occurred in April _ last game of regular season _ it was a pretty quick turnaround time for Tarasenko.
That's an interesting question. Do the Blues bring up Husso? Or is it Binnington, who's having a much better season for the Rampage?
This has been quite a news day. The XFL to St. Louis. PSL settlement details released by the Post-Dispatch. And just within the last 10 minutes or so, Cards have acquired Goldschmidt.
I've thought that, too! Although he is shooting more accurately this season.
Carter Hutton seemed to be very popular.
I don't think you're overboard on this at all. Confidence seems very low. And if something goes wrong early, this team seems to have a hard time. As for Binnington, wasn't there a time he was ahead of Husso in the Blues' system.