Kyrou is recovering from kneecap surgery and is expected to be ready for camp. The Blues would like him to push for a roster spot. Last year, you may recall, he made the opening roster after a strong camp/preseason.
Calumet is in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan on the shores of (I think) Lake Superior, and is an old mining community. Its downtown is on the National Register of Historic Places. One of the noted local foods is the "pasty" _ a mixture of meat, potatoes, rutabaga, carrots and onions wrapped in a crust made of flour and lard. It used to be a staple of the miners' diet. Binnington is a restricted free agent (RFA) meaning he can get an offer sheet from another team but the Blues would have the right to match. Offer sheets are very rare in NHL, as they are in the NFL. As for outside free agents, I haven't heard of them expressing any interest in any. But that doesn't mean it hasn't happened. It has been a whirlwind here and I haven't been able to do much prep work at all on free agency. I've gone from the Cup, to the parade, to Las Vegas and the awards show to the draft, to the Berube contract news/prospects camp.
Well, there you go. Thanks.
Looks like someone agrees with DonP
No, it seems just about right to me. Hockey coaches never seem to have much job security. Although I get it that he just won the cup.
Sergie Bobrovsky, that's your cue.
He will make $5.125 million this year, so I would guess closer to Karlsson.
To tell you the truth, I really hadn't noticed one way or another.
Well, I think it was Armstrong who mentioned that Steen ended the season banged up. He had some shoulder issues in-season. I guess Tarasenko's shoulder is OK _ you heard about the knee surgery I resume. I was under the impression Dunn might need some additional work after his facial and head injuries in the San Jose series. We didn't really get a chance to ask Armstrong about injuries at today's Berube press conference. And because of the post-Cup chaos, we didn't have the traditional locker cleanout day where injury info usually comes out.
Although he told me he didn't get to make nearly as many calls in May and early June because of the Cup run, I'm sure Doug Armstrong is back to making plenty of calls and getting the pulse of the league. I believe, however, his top priority is retaining both Schenn and Pietrangelo.
No, but I haven't been looking for him.
I don't think this wins the prize, but I heard Maroon wants to eat chicken wings from Garvey's in Oakville out of the Cup.
He played as high as the second line at times and played some power play for a while in the just-concluded season. But I would foresee a similar role next year _ mainly fourth line, penalty kill.
It might depend more on how Husso is doing in San Antonio.
He has one year left on his contract. It does kind of seem like his best chance to establish himself on the roster has come and gone,.I don't think he would fetch much if anything in a trade, so why not bring him to camp and see what he's got.
I just haven't had a chance to look at the schedule and analyze it. It's something I normally enjoy doing. But Tom Timmermann handled that story for us, and I just haven't had time. Sorry I don't have an answer for you.
I would check with Gordo on his Friday chat. I don't have a feel for it.
Thanks for hanging in there with us for the chat today. We got a late start for a variety of reasons, but the questions still came in. So thanks for your patience. I got to almost all of the questions, but I apologize for the few I couldn't get have to. But have to leave now to write for the newspaper and stltoday.com. Thanks again. . . . .