The Blues were playing next to no defense early in the season. So Allen fell victim to that to a degree. I don't know what it is about his home numbers this season, although it does seem that the home crowd is quick to turn against him. That being said, as a professional who has been in the league a while, he should be able to block that out and play through it. As you mentioned, his road numbers are among the best in the league, the Boston game notwithstanding.
That seems to be the plan.
A little bit. I'm working on a few projects though, so it's not like I can run down to Florida or something. I've got jury duty next week!
Yes, I believe you're wrong.
You must have been in the last coaches' meeting. Schenn and Schwartz are being split for Anaheim, with Schenn joining O'Reilly and Tarasenko.
Yeah, on three of those four goals he pretty much had no chance. Tonight's game certainly isn't an end-all/be-all for Binnington's future, but we'll see how he responds to his first regulation loss and first game that he gave up more than two goals.
Actually, the Blues do have a skating coach, although his name escapes me at the moment. He worked with the team in training camp.
Pietrangelo was minus-2, but I get your point. It was one of his worst games. Dunn was plus-1, is your highest-scoring defenseman and is plus-6 for the season. With 7 healthy D, it's a tough decision every night.
Interesting Kyou debate going on today in the chat. He is still considered a prized prospect, especially for a team where team speed seems to be an issue. My only point is that, if you're not going to give him meaningful minutes here, he should be in San Antonio. Which is where he is.
Realizing that the NFL goes with the no-blood, no-foul approach in the playoffs., Belichick wisely surmised that officials might call some of the infractions but they wouldn't call them all. And he was right. They didn't call them all. Not nearly. That's always been one of my beefs with NFL officiating, and we saw another example of it in the NFC title game with the P.I. no-call. If it's a foul in the regular season, it should be a foul in the postseason. Consistency.
Can't do that. The Blues are off at that time, so it shouldn't be a problem.
But as a matter of course, more established players _ players that have produced over a long period of time _ get a longer leash. That doesn't mean that get a free pass, but it generally means more minutes, and more leeway in terms of being able to play with mistakes.
I don't believe we're staffing the Super Bowl.
Find another hobby. I'm pretty engrossed in the hockey. You have to be if it's your beat. I think St. Louis has done a pretty good job of moving on, but then this happens (LA Rams in Super Bowl), and I'm sure some of the old feelings come back. .
I guess there's so much push because many of the veterans aren't exactly lighting it up for a team that is one game below 500 and still rates as one of the league's biggest disappointments this season.
I beg to differ. Under the NHL's point system, you get one point for an overtime/shootout loss. So in 48 games, they have 47 points. That's just under one-half of the maximum attainable point total. Half of the maximum attainable point value is .500. So the are playing just under .500 hockey.
I had a chance to move to LA and cover the Rams. I did not pursue. I love St. Louis. I've covered 25 Super Bowls _ so been there, done that many times over. I covered 2 Super Bowls involving the St. Louis Rams. Covered one of the most exciting teams in NFL history, the Greatest Show on Turf. I'm really enjoying what I'm doing now. Hockey is a great sport. Very fast. As I've said many times, I'm liking hockey much more than I'm missing football.
Beg to differ, Part II. The maximum number of points any team can get in one game is two points. Again, with 47 points in 48 games, the Blues are just under getting half of their maximum allowable points _ or just under .500.
Agreed. And you should throw Steen into that group as well.
We're coming up on 3 hours in the chat. Last call for questions. Speak now or forever hold your peace _ until next week at least.