According to the TickPick blog, Arizona is allowing 7,900 - or 46% of capacity although they had only, 3,981 when I was there for the Blues' game April 17. Dallas and Pittsburgh are allowing 5,,000.
I don't know. And if I did I might not tell anyway!
I think the NHL has a real problem with player safety and discipline. If they want to go back to '60s and '70s hockey, fine. Just don't pretend that you have the player's health and safety as any kind of priority. Tom Wilson is a repeat, repeat, repeat. . . . offender. Remember what he did to Oskar Sundqvist a couple of years ago - in a preseason game no less? I agree with the Rangers. It's pretty much a joke.
I'd say it's possible. Maybe rest some banged up players. Maybe get Husso an extra start.
I still like Krug on the first PP. I think he's more fluid as a passer than Faulk. And yeah, "Freddie" works for me.
I think they may be seeded by regular-season points. In other words, 1 vs 4, and 2 vs. 3. But I'm not positive on this.
Based on what we've seen this season, I would say the Blues would rather play 1.) Minnesota, 2.) Colorado, and 3.) Vegas. They're 4-1-1 against the Wild; 3-5-0 against the Avalanche (although they've won the last 2 and four of the five losses have been by 1 goal (minus empty-net goal). They're 2-3-1 against Vegas but have been on the wrong side of 3 blowouts against the Golden Knights: 5-1, 5-1, and 6-1. I'm curious to see how the apparently improved Blues will do against Vegas in the back-to-back this weekend.
Yeah, I wouldn't be surprised if the Rangers do something tonight. As I mentioned in an earlier answer, this is getting ridiculous.
The question is: Does Hoffman want to return to St. Louis after this season's trial and tribulations. I think Berube should've had Hoffman on the first power play unit earlier _ he did for a little bit _ especially when the Blues had all those players injured. Why not play to the guy's strengths? But I also get the fact that Berube probably shouldn't just jettison guys from the power play to make room for the new guy. Brayden Schenn for example has helped you win a Stanley Cup and has been a strong PP guy in the past. Do you just say: 'Thanks for that Schenner, but Hoffman's here, now move over?"
Well, Colorado and Minnesota already were in the Blues' division. Maybe San Jose to a degree or Vegas. But the Blues already played them 3 times a year in the Pacific Division. Not feeling it with LA or Anaheim. But you know what, maybe a little with Arizona since those games were such knock-down, drag-outs. And Arizona is moving to the Central next year with the arrival of Seattle.
But I swear, Berube pronounces it Paranko at times.
I'm sure there's something in the works.
I think Dunn might be the closest, followed by Krug..
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I'm sure he'd rather be playing center. But he's the ultimate team player. He'll do whatever's necessary.
It's always good to have some goalies in the pipeline. Hofer and Ellis had strong junior careers and Hofer starred for Canada in the World Juniors a year ago. But let's wait till we see what they do in the AHL. Hofer has finally gotten some games in for Utica this year and has run hot and cold. But it's hard to make judgements on those games since it had been so long since he played. I think next year will help define things.
If the Blues clinch early, and Kostin is on a seven-day quarantine, why not put him on the fourth line for the games against Minnesota May 12-13 and see what he does. If that's the case, and you like what you see, why not at least consider him for the playoffs.
Well, the Blues are saying lower-body. And while they have traditionally been secretive on injuries, they've never - to my knowledge - intentionally provided misleading or wrong info. So I'm saying no until I learn otherwise.