Not everything. But just about everything he touches turns to gold these days.
I think Bortuzzo's the kind of person who'd try just about anything once.
Oh, I didn't say that. While realizing that the landscape can change in an instant, if I were a betting man I'd say he wouldn't be back after the 2020-21 season. It's getting close to the time where the Blues must fish or cut bait on Husso.
Can't see that trade happening.
Haven't heard anything. Again, I think the most logical scenario might have some team moving into Chicago to take the Wolves' AHL franchise spot, which would open up another AHL franchise elsewhere for the Blues
They are both obviously talented coaches. Can't see that happening right away, though. Both probably need a little more seasoning. This is only Ott's third year in coaching, and only Van Ryn's fourth year coaching in pro hockey (once of which was spent in the AHL). But no, I haven't heard of any feelers.
That depends in part on how many games he plays during the regular season. He's been out so long. But I'd say more than 50 percent though. Maybe 70 percent at the start.
Their work ethic certainly exemplifies what this team is all about. In particular, I like watching Sundqvist. His defense, his backchecking, his PK work, his passing, and just a little sandpaper, too. Interestingly, the group hasn't been together as a line all that much. According to my notes, they have been on the same line only 7 times this season (to open a game _ you know, as opposed to being thrown together during a game).
Don't know what to tell you.. I had nothing to do with that.
I'm with you on this one. I didn't think Blais was playing poorly before he was benched. But like you, I'm not a coach.
I'm going to handicap it as 60-40 Petro stays. I would certainly think that Petro wants to be in Mr. Josi's neighborhood ($9.05 M per year).
They work on it a lot, usually after the formal portion of practice is over.
Interesting thoughts. Thanks for your input.
Again, I don't think you can re-sign both PIetrangelo and Scandella, even if the Cap goes up to $88 million. And it will be tough to get Dunn and Pietrangelo done if it goes up to just $84 million without doing something else with the roster.
You could be right. Or it could be someone in the Chicago (March 8), Florida (March 9) and Anaheim (March 11) games _ 3 games in 4 days, with a trip to Anaheim to boot. And that's not to overlook New Jersey Friday _ the Devils somewhat surprisingly have been playing pretty well since trading Taylor Hall. I would think the Blackhawks will be motivated because it's a national game (NBCSN) and it will draw even more attention since it's an all-female crew doing the game. Plus Chicago has let the Blues off the hook twice, blowing a 3-goal lead in the third period on Dec. 14 and leads of 3-1 and 5-4 against the Blues Feb. 25.
I don't know that they're trying more, but they've certainly been successful on more. And certainly, if the coaches notice that the opposing goalie is a little slow transferring from post to post, it is something that will be mentioned to the players _ both before the game and in game.
Tough call. Right now, I think Berube would be hard-pressed to split up Schwartz-OReilly-Schenn, as strong as they've been playing together. But not sure if placing Tarasenko with Thomas-Perron would work because Tarasenko is used to playing right wing and so is Perron.
I think if the cap goes up to $88 million it's possible. (And by everyone I'm not including Scandella.) But if the increase is only to $84 million, you're right, not sure how you can bring back Pietrangelo and bring back Dunn. I sure wouldn't want to move Schwartz.