How are things in Orlando, Barry? Stay safe. The CBA hasn't made things easy, but at least the Blues have some certainty, some parameters to what the cap will look like going forward. The Avalanche seem to be in pretty good shape, cap-wise, at least in the near term. And there are several other teams with more cap space than you'd think although some are pretty far down in the standings. So it's possible more than one team would make a run at Petro.
He certainly was making strides towards becoming a more consistent NHL-er, playing with more confidence.more often. So I think the signs are trending in the right direction. But we'll see.
Thomas wouldn't be a bad choice for a breakout player. I like the look of the Blais-Thomas-Bozak line that they've been using in practice since Phase 3 started. And although I think Thomas will always be a pass-first type of player, I do think he started looking for his shot more as this season progressed.
I confess, I haven't given this any thought. But Vegas is a high-scoring team, so I'm going to say Paul Stastny.
Fun question here. I'll say 1.) Dunn; 2.) Parayko; 3.) Faulk
I don't think he'll be mic-ed, so I think we're safe here.
Husso's been at the far end of the rink almost exclusively, and we don't have the freedom to move around the rink during these pandemic times. So I haven't gotten much of a chance to watch him. Also, Husso's in the same group as Binnington, so when I've looked at the goalies during that session, my eyes have been on Binnington.
I wouldn't read too much into that. More and more theses days, the positions seem interchangeable.
I would say no nore than was the case during the regular season. They've always been near the fringe of the roster at forward.
Since the regular season is over, Bouwmeester already has received his full salary. Not sure what Bouwmeester's timetable is in terms of any retirement decision. Maybe he's waiting until the season ends.
I haven't read much of the Phase 4 protocols, so I'm not sure. In practices so far at Centene, water bottles were space out on the bench, team support staff and rink personnel were masked up. (As mentioned by Jeff Gordon in his Tuesday column.) The players are wearing their normal face shields, which in the case of Ryan O'Reilly means no shield at all.
I think so. Kind of like a laugh track on television.
Tough call given the 52-man team limit for the bubble. I have not seen him at Centene this week.
My man, Luis is still around. I have a lot of respect for him. Very hard worker, Very industrious. He's working the zoom thing. And in hockey, at least, he would chime in with a question now and then in the locker room back in the pre-pandemic days.
Not sure. I know she was a St. Louis Rams cheerleader for a few years _ right around the Spagnuolo tenure. I think she was the cover photo for the 2012 team cheerleader calendar.
Again, I had heard that but not exactly sure. Obviously, that would mean he could be away fro the team for a couple, three days.
I wouldn't do it. 30-goal scorers don't grow on trees.
I think you just go without the two players from junior hockey _ Hofer and Tyler Tucker (who has yet to skate with the team,.) Doesn't that get you to 28 players and 3 goalies?
Not sure. I'll try to do a little checking around. Not exactly front burner at the moment. But I'm curious about it myself.
Not sure. You do notice that they're the home team for the other two round-robin games. Not that being home or away means much at a neutral site with no fans, other than the last line change.
I don't think the Blues will be in a rush to get them on Zoom any time soon. And of course, Bortuzzo isn't back on the ice yet.
Had a little power outage there for a while. Big storm here in SoCo. Sorry for the inconvenience Thanks for joining in; we'll talk to you all next week.