If it were up to me, I keep Berube. I don't think you can make a move so soon after winning the Cup. And I don't think O'Houlihan is available.
Given the current economic climate in the NHL, his injury history, and his production at this point in the season, I'm wondering if he even tops the $5.35 million he's making now.
No, the players seem pretty invested and engaged in this season. Very minimal grousing about the setup from what I can tell.
Yeo at least got to start the '18-19 season after his '17-18 team missed the playoffs. And to my recollection, Yeo never won a Cup as a head coach.
Wow. This question just gave me a flashback to Rams chats of years gone by. At least the Rams don't have it as bad as the Cleveland Browns. (As I recall, I used to get that one a a lot.)
I would sugggest asking Gordo this one on his Friday chat. You'll get a better answer from him on this one.
You make some good points here. The thing that is most noticeable is how much difficulty the Blues are having getting the puck out of their own zone consistently. And how many turnovers that leads to. Do they miss Pietrangelo that much in this area? Could they be getting more support here from the forwards? Are teams simply pressuring them more in their own zone? I don't have an answer.
I think if Pietrangelo had wanted to stay here, he would be here.
Kostin's team is about to start another round in the KHL playoffs. And even when that season ends, there will still be a quarantine period upon entering the U.S. I'm sure Armstrong would like to get Kostin back as soon as possible, but we may be talkig mid to late April. Longer if Kostin's team advances to the KHL finals.Intf the team continues to flounder over these next 6 games before the deadline, I'm sure Armstrong will try to do something. But for a variety of COVID and cap-related reasons, it looks like it will be harder to make much happen this year.
Not sure I see the value in trading Dunn now just so you'll get something for him prior to the expanson draft. If Dunn is gone by the time the expansion draft takes place, that just means Seattle will take another Blues player. Perhaps Scandella if they're looking for a defenseman.
You make some good points here. And no, it is not shaping up as a banner offseason for Armstrong. But let's see how the rest of the season shakes out. And especially this period before the trade deadline.
Yeah, that's a lot of change. Maybe too much for one season.
I wouldn't say Berube and the organization are shocked about Hoffman's defense. His one-game benching was just a prod to get him going, and hopefully serve notice on the rest of th team. But I do agree with your point about giving Hoffman more ice time (and more time on the power play). As I noted earlier, Hoffman was on the second line in practice Wednesday. (The Blues didn't run any power play.) Let's see how he does with this renewed opportunity for more ice time.
Thanks for all the input today. We had an overflow amount of questions today, couldn't get to all of them in the alloted time. But please come back next week. And you can always run some of the by Gordo on Friday. Thanks again for playing. . . . .