I'll, uh, get back to you on that.
I guess there's something to be said for having momentum, playing well, entering the postseason. Then again, you could say Tampa Bay had momentum all season. But in the case of the Blues, I'm sure they probably would've like to have found their groove earlier than late January-early February.
If he did, I'm sure he'd find a way to get in and out of Enterprise out of the public eye. And he'd have his security people around him _ you know, the guys who "guarded" the bathroom for him at Minnesota a few years ago. My question to you: If it were the Avs, would the fans at Enterprise revive the "Kroenke Sucks!" chant for nostalgia's sake.
Kyrou was hurt at the end of the San Antonio season. The Blues were keeping open the possibility that he might be healthy enough to becomes one of the Black Aces, but that wasn't the case. Berube said he's still banged up. Not sure what the injury was.
All indications are that it will be Gunnarsson.
I must have missed that one.
Distant cousins I believe. When Unger played, some friends and I occasionally would hang out at the place where the players left The Arena after games. So one night, out comes Unger, with a blonde on his arm, hops into a sports car and drives away. Just like you'd imagine it, right? .
I'm not sure if teams have any such tracking devices on the bench, but it wouldn't surprise me. Of course, after being involved in so much hockey over the years, I would think they had a pretty good sense of that just by watching. You know the NHL is supposed to unveil a lot of new technology on its telecasts next season. I wonder if something like could be part of the package.
I'm not sure of the particulars. I was in the middle of chronicling the Rams go 15-65 over a five-year stretch at that time. Not sure if Bishop needs any more motivation than leading his team into the second round of the playoffs _ but it's certainly there, isn't it?
We'll see. All I know is Dallas doesn't leave much margin for error. They just don't give up many goals.
If you're talking about the Feb. 21 and March 2 losses, you are correct. And that's a very good point. Perron played in both the January contests, but was out for the last two games in the series. And Schenn was out for 6 games w/an upper-body injury which encompassed both of those last two losses. And we saw that the Blues really had trouble scoring when two of their top four scorers were sidelined (meaning O'Reilly, Tarasenko, Schenn, Perron).
Klingberg has been very effective against the Blues this year as well _ I think he scored twice against StL this season. And it should be noted that not every major sportsbook had the Blues as favored. One _ Bovada I believe _ had the Blues and Capitals as co-favorites. I think there was another that had the Capitals as favorites.
I was surprised to see Bortuzzo sit _ I thought he was playing well. But I go with what you're using now. At least to open the series.
The idea with these Black Aces is to get more practice time and also give them an idea of what a playoff atmosphere is like. I still don't know what to make of Kostin. He did show an increase in goals in San Antonio _ up to 10 goals as opposed to six in 2017-18, but he also had 102 penalty minutes. And he was minus-28 this season. Then again, he's only 19. (Turns 20 on May 5.)
But would Kevin Demoff come to the hockey game with Kroenke?
I believe the term Kroenke used was our "dying" city.
I believe it's up to the team. And I would think he would get a ring. He is a team consultant and helped coach for a month and a half following the Yeo dismissal.
Jaden Schwartz was the leader at plus-4; Vince Dunn brought up the rear at minus-5. That's surprising w/Dunn considering his was third on the team at plus-14 during the regular season, trailing only O'Reilly (plus-22) and Parayko (plus-20).
I think the Blues' scoring depth could be a factor in this series.