Folks, Jim Thomas will be here shortly. He's coming from practice at The Mills. Thanks for your patience.
Hello again everybody. Sorry for the delay. Locker room session was much longer than usual. Then I noticed by gas needle was near empty on the drive downtown from the Mills. Plus, the dog ate my homework. What's on your minds today?
The competition was pretty stiff for forward spots, especially with the younger forwards stepping up (Blais, Kyrou, Thomas). Sanford was able to play in only two of seven preseason games _ he played in the first and the last _ missing a chunk in the middle because of the death of his father. I think Sanford's the first forward up from San Antonio at this point. Keep in mind, Fabbri's waiting on deck (on injury/non-roster list). But with Jaskin and Thorburn waived (Thorburn now in San Antonio) the Blues have only 12 forwards on the varsity. They've got to call up somebody soon. The Blues like Sanford.
Yeah, I would expect something on Wilson this afternoon while we're on this chat. Personally, I think he should get 10 games or more. This will be the third time he's committed an offense resulting in a suspension involving the Blues over the past two preseasons. Somehow the league needs to get the point across that he needs to turn it down a bit. Yeo, you may have seen, called it a predatory hit.but didn't want to comment further. Armstrong this mornikng wondered why you would make a hit like that in the second period of the last preseason game? What are you trying to prove? But Armstrong also said if the Capitals were to put Wilson on the market, there would be 30 other teams calling about him.
He was sent to San Antonio the weekend of the two preseason games with Columbus (Fri. Sept. 21 and Sun. Sept. 23). He was one of 7 players recalled for a one-game basis for the preseason finale this past Sunday in Washington. And now he's back in San Antonio. Kostin didn't do much in camp. He needs more seasoning in the AHL. He's still only 19.
Sorry, got questions out of order. Yes, the Mills is a ghost-town. Not too many malls are thriving these days. Sign of the times.
If that happens, you might see Ville Husso called up.
33 cents a day is too much?
Getting better. Still not skating. Armstrong said he has a concussion and a shoulder injury.
To each his own. All I know is we're the only media outlet in St. Louis that attends every Blues game home and away, preseason, regular-season or playoffs. That alone should be worth 33 cents a day.
I was unaware that he was sent down. And yes, if that were the case, I think he would have to go through waivers again.
I don't know. Four full seasons and 266 regular-season games is a pretty good look.
Not sure what you're talking about. The players on the injured/non-roster list are listed that way because their injuries either took place in camp or when they weren't on the active roster.
It would be fun to see you on the stand in a St. Louis courtroom, don't you think?
Yeah, I knew this policy would be tough on the ticket collectors. The Vegas stub plan sounds interesting.
Please look below for answer. Got question out of order.
Not aware of any timetable. Sorry. It's been nearly a month since his concussion in Traverse City.
I think the Blues certainly envision Fabbri as a top 6 player, although once he starts playing he may not be in that role right away. I think injuries to others as the season rolls on could contribute to where Fabbri lands. Right now, Yeo has a lot of flexibility on where to place people.
As for the power play, for one you have better players. Barring a rash of injuries, you should be able to field two very capable PP units, something that wasn't the case for much of last season. O'Reilly and Bozak are very good faceoff men. How many times did you see the Blues lose the faceoff last year and by the time they retrieved the puck there was only 1 1/2 minutes left on the power play. Schematically, the Blues are trying to be more direct and simplified in their approach. We'll see. I don't know if there is one at this time besides Ville Husso. I wouldn't say it's a make or break year for Yeo. But with all the offseason moves, this team needs to make the playoffs.