I think that makes the most sense. In that case, do you go with Schwartz-Schenn-Tarasenko on one line? And then Thomas-O'Reilly-Perron on the other? Or how about Shwartz-Thomas-Schenn and Tarasenko-O'Reilly-Perron?
Poll update: So far more than 72 percent in favor of playing in the Central/South. Is start time factoring into the vote? Or has it simply been based on competitive issues?
I'm sure we could see MacEachern and de la Rose getting fourth-line minutes besides Clifford. Also, not sure Kyrou is quite ready for the top 6. But I think he's certainly got that kind of skill. A regular spot on the third line would at least be a start.
Took a quick break to check out Twitter, and noticed that St. Louisan Cade Brown, son of former Blues D-man Jeff Brown, has signed letter of intent with the University of Wisconsin.
What you're saying makes sense, but that assumes there will be an AHL this season, which isn't exactly a slam-dunk at this point.
OK folks, we've run through our list of questions but still have about 40 minutes left of chat time. Now's your chance to get a question in.
You mean from a private supplier? Yeah, I heard something on that about a week ago. Don't know if there's any truth to it. I'm not sure that's the best look for the league, if they're getting the vaccine ahead of potentially more needy "everyday" citizens.
Programming note: I'm putting on my football helmet, as I still do from time to time, to write a story for Thursday's Post-Dispatch on the 5-year anniversary of the last Rams game played in St. Louis. It will include a list of former "St. Louis" Rams still playing in the NFL. How many do you think are still playing for the "Los Angeles" Rams?
Not to my knowledge. I'll try to remember that next time I talk to Berube.
Good guess, but you're under.
I obviously watch the Western Conference more often since those are the teams the Blues are playing more often. For some reason I really like watching Vancouver and Colorado. I like the young talent of the Canucks, and I love watching MacKinnon play for Colorado. In fact, I told him that in so many words after a morning skate in St. Louis this past season. (He seemed genuinely flattered.) But don't get met wrong. It's one thing to like watching the Avalanche. But I could never be a "fan" of a team owned by Stan Kroenke.
You've done well. But there are three other "StL" Rams in LA that would be extremely tough to identify.
I think you've given me a story idea, or at least a poll question for next week. I think a good one also would be: Ville Husso shows why he once was considered a better NHL prospect than Jordan Binnington.
It's 7 "StL" Rams still playing for Los Angeles _ I do need to double-check the roster _ and we'll have the entire list (along with other Stl Rams playing elsewhere in the league) as part of the story. Without hockey this fall, I am watching a lot more NFL (and college football). But I can honestly say I still don't miss covering football as much as I thought I would. Covering hockey has been a great late-career surprise for me.
Top 3 of all time? Or just last season? I will say after the Blues got by Winnipeg in 6 games, the thought first entered my mind that they could at least reach the Cup Final. The Jets had such a good team that year.
I was working, so was kind of in and out on watching that game. But I finished working and gave the game my undivided attention just before Lamar Jackson came trotting back on the field. What a finish.
Yes and no. He certainly had the talent and the resume. But he could be headstrong and hard to work with,, especially when he was an OC and not in charge as head coach. When it didn't happen with Lovie Smith in Chicago I kind of wondered at the time if he'd work again. Nothing against Jonathan Hayes, but I would've loved to have seen Martz as head coach of the Battlehawks. Now, that would have been fun. I actually suggested to Oliver Luck that he take a look at Martz in St. Louis, but Martz was working as head coach of the San Diego Fleet in the Alliance of American Football at the time.
I don't know if I ever saw it in print, but I thought about that concept myself: four 6-team division in the U.S. and a 7-team Canadian division would cover the 31 teams and make the geographical pairings that much easier in the U.S. divisions. The only problem, with an odd number of divisions (5), how do you make the playoffs work?
Is that true? That's obviously not right if his jersey's not up there, even if Warner's Rams tenure was relatively short-lived. They've won one Super Bowl in team history.. And like Binnington, the Blues, and the Stanley Cup _ the Rams don't do it without Kurt Warner. And he didn't just win a Super Bowl, there was more historical significance because of the "Greatest Show on Turf" _ one of the best offenses in history.
OK time to go. Thanks for everything. Happy Holidays, and we'll see you next Wednesday.