At the expense of which defenseman? If the Blues protect only three defensemen, then it's Mikkola, and which other two among Paryako, Faulk, Krug, Dunn, Scandella?
Jake Walman can skate. And pass. But he's not the goal-scorer that Dunn is. As for power-play time, Dunn has been on the second power play unit all year (except for the game he was benched). But you could be right.
He's got this year and next. His base salary dipped to $3.35 million this year _ I don't know why _ but bumps back up to $5.625 million this year. No, I don't think he'll ever be a beast. But that may not preclude the Blues from re-signing him.
I've really come to appreciate Schwartz as a player. Even though he's small in stature, he's not afraid to mix it up or go to the front of the net. Ad he's been a big scorer in the playoffs the last two years, which can't be overlooked.
No, I really haven't gotten anything more on this. Perhaps the fact that the entire Vegas coaching staff was self-isolating played into it. I don't know. But it is puzzling.
As you may know, the Blues went from 300 on the first homestand to 1,400 on the second. I'm sure the hope is that they can continue to increase the number in the house each homestand. Barry, I think you might have texted me your idea on letting children in at half price. My issues would be, who would provide adult supervision for these children? And although the infection rate may be lower, I'm not sure how many parents would want to risk exposure to their children.
Berube has encouraged Krug to shoot more from the point; apparently that was something not featured in the Boston system. As for Dunn on the seocnd unit, you never have to encourage him to shoot. But yeah, teams do seem to have success pressuring the Blues' PP. And they could always stand to use more second attempts _ it's all about establishing that net front.
We answered this one earlier. If I neglected to include the question, my bad.
I think the Blues are about $1.5M, $1.6 million over once Tarasenko comes back.
Maybe for the teams that are losing. And it's possible that in most cases, familiarity will lead to closer games as the season progresses.
I don't think Berube is going to disupt anything while the team is winning. And the O'Reilly line is showing some life lately.
He's still not skating. The Blues has 15 players on the ice for today's optional, and Bozak was not among them. I'm a little suprised he wasn't placed on IR.
Have heard nothing. And Schwartz, I should add, has not been made available to the media yet. I would think he'd some in a little cheaper than Schenn.
I wish I had an answer for you. It remains a puzzle to me.
I can't speak for Pang, but I jokingly asked Schenn why don't more media members sing his praises compared to the flashy Kryou. He laughed and gave a good answer, realizing it was just a little ribbing on my part. This is sports after all, not life or death. I try to keep it light when possible.
Sure on Hoffman at left wing. Right now, you certainly don't change Schwartz-Schenn-Kyrou. So you either put Tarasenko on the line with O'Reilly and Perron. Or you put him on the third line with Thomas and Hoffman. So you're either dropping Sanford, or Blais/Bozak. Keeping in mind, somebody else could be injured and out of the lineup by then.
Yeah, I saw some of his highlights from last night. And yeah, it is good to see. He's a good goalie
For sure. What's the old saying: It's a nice problem to have.