It sure looked like the puck darted downwards a bit after it passed the sticks of Maroon and I think it was Seguin. To be honest, I kept waiting for an official score change, switching the goal to Maroon. But it never happened. Maybe it glanced off Seguin's stick.
Don't get me wrong, I saw some tremendously intense Rams playoff games. From the Super Bowl win and loss, to the NFC title game against Tampa Bay, to the double-overtime loss to Carolina, to that wild-card loss on New Year's Eve in New Orleans after a great Rams rally. The one big difference is it happens every other day in hockey. Not once a week. And obviously, this hockey is a fast, fast sport.
Pretty amazing, isn't it. Reviving that strong forecheck was a huge key to winning Games 6 & 7. Now the Stars did get their transition game going a little better at times in Game 7, but certainly not to the levels of earlier games in the series.
I wonder if it's not already done, at least a gentleman's agreement, and we just don't know about it yet. Maybe the Blues don't want to announce anything until the playoffs are over. I sure feel silly describing Berube as "interim" coach. But until we hear otherwise, that's what it is.
You make a great point. And it's a point backed up by 40 years of perspective, which is something I don't have on the hockey front. You have seven defensemen who could play for a lot of teams. . . .(Left to get another coffee. Sorry for the delay.) . . . .Yeah, the depth is thing. It's something Armstrong noticed, I'm sure with Nashville's recent success rolling out for lines, and especially Vegas' run to the Cup finals last year. I realize Steen's great career is nearing an end but when you have a guy with his versatility and experience on the fourth line and doing so without complaint _ what a plus. One other point. In basketball, you can win a championship with, say, two great players. That's much harder to do in hockey, football or baseball. You need more. And the Blues, it turns out, have lots of good players.
OK, glad you're stoked. You should be. My wife surprised me the other day, saying she wanted to attend the parade. (She never goes anywhere except to work, shopping, or anywhere her kids are.) But first things first. And that would be either the Sharks or the Avalanche in the conference finals.
Thank you. And enjoy the ride!
Are the New Kids really kids any more? Or are they different Kids?
Yeah, he was. Eight consecutive seasons of 30 or more goals from 1971-79 for the Blues. I'm enjoying the periodic Unger appreciation on the chat today.
To be precise, I don't think the Blues fans cheered at the end of Game 5. It was a couple of times during the game after power play failures. Strangely, about a minute after booing a feeble power play there were chants of "Let's Go Blues!" after the Jaden Schwartz goal. Were these the same fans, booing and cheering their team within the span of a few seconds? Any way, I get the frustration. But was does David Perron have to do with any of that past frustration? I think there's a segment of Blues fans who basically enjoy being the Chicago Cubs of hockey, and almost wear that frustration like a badge of honor.
OK, I'm not sure what's going on with this one.
We all love hockey. But I think the Cher fans would be disappointed.
Again, this is all before my time.
You're real close with that No. 30.
With all due respect to the Cardinals and the St. Louis Rams, I think it will be unlike any sports celebration this town has seen.
Yeah, if I was a goalie, I would want all the protection I could get.
Sports reporters are trained to be objective. So even if it's the hometown team, if they play well, the stories are generally positive. If they play poorly, the stories are generally not positive. But we all root for a good storyline. And what a story line that would be: St. Louis vs. Kroenke, for the right to go to the Stanley Cup.
Much appreciated. If this is who I think it is, it took two overtimes before the Blues got that note!
I'm sure the league will announce it immediately after the conclusion of Sharks-Avs tonight. I'm expecting it to be Saturday for Game 1 whether the series stars in San Jose or St. Louis. (Blues have home ice if they play Colorado, they open on the road if it's San Jose.) But there could be an interesting twist if it's Colorado. There's the Cher concert at Enterprise Friday and another event at Enterprise on Monday. So I've heard some speculation _ and as far as I know it's just that, speculation _ that there could be a back-to-back situation at Enterprise, with an afternoon game Saturday and a night game Sunday.
I wish I had something like that for you. All I can say off the top of my head is that I watched Bishop closely after the Stars morning skate. As he untied his skates, took off his pads _ to see if he was favoring that shoulder. Someone said I should have tossed a high puck to see if he reached for it with his bad shoulder side. Anyway, he showed no signs of being in any discomfort