Hello one and all, let's get started. . . .
I assume you're talking about the 8-0 debacle against Colorado? It's just one game. I'm not reading much into it so early in the season.
Or you could've read BenFred's amazing column on the Stillman-Armstrong relationship a week ago.
I don't mind the helmet ads one bit. I barely notice it. And I don't mind if they continue the practice next year and beyond. Revenues, after all, aren't going to bounce back immediately to pre-pancemic levels. But personally, I draw the line on jerseys. Don't want to see anything but the Bluenote on the front of that thing.
Obviously, "maintenance" means something got tweaked or strained. I'm gonna say lower-body only because it doesn't look like Parayko is skating with his usual burst. In fact, I can't recall one rush he made out of his own zone on Monday against San Jose.
So far, so good for Kyrou. The key is maintaining some sort of consistency over the long haul. If he does that he'll stay in the lineup. Although I don't think he's ever had an all-around strong game like he did Monday he has shown flashes of such play in the past only to regress. We'll see what happens. But if he stays in the lineup, I can see him posoting maybe 30 points this season. That will be especially true if he stays on the Schwartz-Schenn lilne. (I'm beginning to see that Schwartz's energy makes everyone around him better.)
How warm is it down there, Barry? Yeah, it usually takes a few games before the hitting picks up. And you're right, I'm sure if Kyrou continues to make a name for himself, the opposition will try to rough him up a little. That'll be a key. Of course, in some situations you can't hit what you can't catch. We'll see what the future brings. I never get too cranked up one way or another, this early in the season. I'd rather let the season play out a little rather than make snap judgments on players or teams.
Nice catch! You need to be a copy editor at the Post-Dispatch. I counted it twice in my notes, and I had Faulk not scoring until Game 28. So I'm gonna blame BenFred on this one. I just counted it again, and I still came up with Game 28. Maybe BenFred meant to say that Faulk didn't score in his first 27 games. (Or maybe I can't count.)
Dunn and Scandella have been quiet.. But since Scandella plays a defensive-oriented game, you're not really supposed to notice him much. But Dunn has been quiet offensively so far. I think Parayko's been fine. He had two assists Monday. As I mentioned in an earlier post, we didn't see that patented Parayko end-to-end rush against the Sharks _ I think because of whatever it is that has been needing "maintenance" lately.
Which story are you talking about?
There always seem to be more penalties called early in the season. But the Blues obviously seem to be getting more than their share.
Do you mean the one on Monday's game?
Hah. I don't see anything amiss in the online version. Are you talking about the newspaper verstion?
No Berube was not pleased. Neither was Armstrong. Armstrong did mention to me that he talked to the league about it. But I don't know if there's a formal appeals process.
And we love you for it. (I also subscribe _ although I do get an employee discount!) I don't know what to tell you. My newspaper didn't have that problem, but it was as earlier edition. Maybe my writing just sounds repetitive after a while.
I think it was Schenn that made those remarks. Yeah, that Dubnyk-Kyrou sequende was weird. I'm sure players and coaches always was want more penalties called in their favor. But I haven't really noticed any more complaining. I'm sure they're more perplexed by all the penalites called against them, particularly in that second Colorado game.