As Tom Timmermann has said in the past, in the final analysis aren't we all day-to-day? In general, I guess it means the injury/ailment is not considered serious and the player will be back sooner rather than later. But in this case, based on what Berube had to say Wednesday, I think it's day-to-day with a "still being evaluated" caveat, because he said Blais was still getting checked out.
Larry Robinson lives in Florida, so I'm pretty sure he'll be there. I would think the radio and TV guys would be glad to sign. You're best bet is the morning skate that day _ if the Blues have a morning skate.
That's a good question. Ideally, I think the Blues would like to keep Kyrou with the big club once they call him back. No Sammy Blais Expressway to San Antonio, as was the case for Blais the past two years. If Kyrou keeps playing at this point-a-game pace in the AHL, is a couple of more weeks enough? One month?
I do not think Berube is the type that wants to jump from job to job for a better offer. But I can't predict if Berube's message or method will grow stale. It seems to catch up to most coaches, at one time or another. We all know how quickly coaches come and go in this league.
Personally I am not a big fan of the drop pass. I guess it's a way to create space on the ice. Berube told me the other day that he doesn't mind it, that lots of teams use it. Maybe I'm too close to the forest, but it seems like the Blues use it more than most teams. Am I wrong on this?
Wow. That would be a lot of push-ups. It's interesting that you bring this up because I think Parayko was noticeably more accurate last season.
The problem with that approach is that you're trying to win games now. Who does Kostin and/or Kyrou replace on a regular basis while Perron is healthy.?
Well, and a lack in general of African-American players. In terms of coaches Paul Jarrard was an assistant with Calgary just a couple of seasons ago in the NHL. He's now an assist at the college level for the Omaha Mavericks. But I think it's a pretty short list.
As in furthest along? I think there's no doubt it's Blais. His hitting and defensive play have improved leaps and bounds and he's always had some offensive skill to his game. There were times last night against Tampa that it looked like he had the puck on a string.
I doubt it. And in a way, that's good. The lasting memory will be of that goal against Dallas in double-overtime.
Yeah, I've noticed that, too. And yeah, there are times when you'd like to see him keep carrying the puck. To me, he still looks just a little unsure of himself with the puck.
I guess we count this as a vote for the drop pass.
Another vote for the drop pass.
And Parayko's velocity is such than when a shot misses, or sometimes even when it's blocked (ouch), the rebound carries farther.
Schwartz had 12 goals over the first three Blues playoff series last year. So we've all seen what he's capable of doing. Last year, he didn't get his fifth goal until Feb. 16, so he's off to a better. spot. Throw in his 12 assists and he's off to a decent start, certainly much better than last year. So let's see if he approaches 20 goals this season. The Blues, like basically all teams, can always use more goal scorers. I'm sure they're hoping for more from Robert Thomas as the season continues, for O'Reilly to pick up his pace, etc.
I think as the season goes along, I'm leading towards, yes, he will have staying power. I think just about every season you'd take a 2.31 goals-against average _ which has Binnington ranked fourth in the league this season among goalies with at least 10 appearances. And his save percentage of .920 is 10th among goalies with at least 10 starts. It's an interesting point you make about Binnington's play improving since the "he's been OK" remark by Armstrong. Coincidence? Or cause and effect?
He just never seemed to fit the Berube style which demands defense, physical play, digging in corners, etc. I don't think Berube saw all that on a consistent basis with Fabbri.
I don't have strong feelings on it one way or another. Would a one-game allowance for a PTO player make that much of a difference in the evaluation?
Based on the way Allen's played the past two games, I'd say he stays.He's played very well, and if that continues why move him? And I think the answer is at least partly related to Ville Husso's development in San Antonio. Husso is playing better so far this season than in his injury-plagued 2018-19 campaign, but his overall numbers aren't jaw-dropping: 5-4-4, 2.66 goals against, .907 save percentage.