Well, I think those are moves that probably would be made _ if they're made _ closer to the trade deadline I certainly don't expect Bouwmeester to be back next year. He's played better lately _ maybe a defense-needy team making a playoff would try to acquire him as a rental. I think Petro would attract a lot of interest even though he hasn't played up to his usual standards so far this season. As for Steen, you have to factor in his age (34) and contract status (due $5.75 million in each of next two seasons), so that might lesson demand. As for Fabbri, he still represents cheap labor. I would think the Blues would like to keep him around for at least one more season because of that. Lastly, if you're Doug Armstrong, as disappointed as you might be about the current state of affairs, the last thing you want to do is just get rid of these guys hastily without getting at least a fair return.
Actually, the questions aren't too bad today.
Armstrong was signed to a four-year contract extension last December, so I certainly don't believe Armstrong's job is in any kind of immediate danger. I think he gets this next coaching hire.
I'm thinking start of New Year or early into the New Year. So that means the Blues need to get on some kind of run right away.
Richie and I always got along pretty well actually _ in good times and bad. Marshall Faulk was very moody, was very high on the diva scale, but when he felt like it could be very engaging. There were some fringe wide receivers who gave me grief from time to time around that 1997, '98 period.. Robert Jones _ remember the ex-Dallas LB? _ once sought me out in the media room on a day only I was there, to confront me about something I had written. Alberto White was wacky to everyone. But all in all, nothing much on that front.
Feeling kind of down, or you? Try some Christmas carols.
Of course, he was trying to send a message to the entire team _ about committing stupid penalties. In Berube's first eight games as interim coach, the Blues averaged just under 6 penalties a game and just under 15 penalty minutes a game. Starting with the Vancouver game (when Perron was a healthy scratch) the Blues have averaged 2 penalties for 4 minutes in 2 games. And I agree with you, Perron has been pretty good. Very streaky as a scorer, with 7 of his 10 goals coming in three games. But 10 goals are 10 goals.
And man never landed on the moon. Is this Steph Curry?
Club house cancers. . .that would seem to be a little harder to prove. And remember, you can't bench the entire team, only three at most.
Favorites: A tie between Dick Vermeil and Mike Martz. Least favorite: I'm taking the fifth on this one.
I'm guessing you mean ongoing duels. I have no idea. But I would think the triplets has cut into his sleep time.
The teams was in a "battle" drill, which can get physical and intense. I think both players started to cross-check each other and tempers boiled over. It was an outgrowth of the frustration stemming from overall team struggles I would think. Yeah, definite advantage to Bortuzzo in that one.
Yeah, they were "colorful" that's for sure. Don't think I've talked to either since the early '90s.
He can't be happy about it.
Good question. Don't have an answer for you. Maroon brings a physical presence. But has only 1 point in his last 12 games. His lack of speed can be a liability.
No. Haven't heard a thing.
Well, if you want entertaining press conferences, maybe Joe Vitt is available.
Slim to none, unless this team makes the playoffs.
Yeah, that's a puzzling one to me. I like moving him around some, or having him play on the wings, or even occasionally down low.
Nothing wrong with public schools.
Looks like we've about run our course here. Last call for questions.
OK, that's it for today. Thanks for playing.