Interesting. His old agent, Dan Milstein, is a fascinating guy. He got a LOT of Russian players and did well for them. Panarin goes with Sergei Bobrovsky's guy, so maybe they will be a tandem heading to South Florida together. I don't see how this changes the dynamic for the Blues.
I could still see some roster clean-up, moving one of the veteran defensemen for draft pick. Then again, if the Blues take points from Nashville and clearly seem playoff-bound, then standing pat and keeping the depth makes sense too. That would make Jay Bouwmeester and Carl Gunnarsson rental players, but so what? This team was built to win now, so staying the course would make sense.
Big celebration time for Iron Mike and the '94 Rangers. Anniversary celebration time in the NYC. Big party with all the trimmings. The oily-haired despot can look back on the days when he looked like a genius . . . before it changed when he came to the STL.
There was a lot of colorful stuff going on within that team. Not sure what triggered that alleged incident, but I'm sure it was bigger than somebody borrowing another guy's shampoo without asking.
Good one! Nice call-back to a previous chat.
Of course. And just imagine if the Jori Lehtera-for-Patrick Kane went through too.
At this point, the team losing games and other guys getting hurt. The Chief is riding what he has, and why not?
With so many Western Conference teams rolling over into ditching and catching fire with passengers inside, the Blues have a shot. The old adage was that you couldn't get into the NHL playoffs if you had to climb over several teams (due to all three-point games), but if several other teams tank all at the same time . . .
Fowler will get his shot in the regular season. How long that lasts will depth on how his swing looks as opposed to his batting average. As for letting him go, that's something Bill DeWitt Jr. would have to decide if Fowler can't contribute. He will be the guy sending money to Dexter's bank for the next three years.
They are playing good hockey now, finally, and most of their immediate Western Conference rivals are struggling or outright tanking. First this team stabilized, then it actually starting stringing victories together. If they can get through this weekend in one piece, then it's on.
Let's see what happens with Binnington. If he keeps playing well, then the Blues could keep the tandem. Also, let's see how Allen responds. He isn't playing much, which is hard on goaltenders. On the other hand, the pressure is off him so perhaps he will be fine. Given the dearth of goaltending options around the league, that tandem may be the way to go. That also gives Husso a chance to hit the restart button after his season became a waste.
Kovalchuk has 11 goals in 44 games. He is 35 years old. Speed was never his game. He can still knock in a few on-timers on the power play, but let's settle down here.
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If the Blues keep winning, just let 'em play. This team has ample depth in the minors and guys fighting to get back in the lineup. Goaltending seems settled for now, so there really isn't anything to trade for.
This team is not begging for more old guys. Quick is an interesting guy, of course. But right now the Blues are getting good goaltending for free. Given Quick's decline, his injury history and the cap space he consumes, I don't see the Blues making a big play for him at this point.
I would follow Derrick Goold for such updates. Guys are rolling into Jupiter and he will have steady updates from the South.
Hmmm . . . maybe Machado, but Harper could be an interesting play for Scott Boras. He wants the moon on this contract and how long are they willing to take to get there?
That poor start lasted about 40 games. And it would have doomed them but for the sudden collapse of several other teams.
Yeah, one pass too many again and again and again. They can turn a 3-on-1 into a muffed pass every time. The Blues won last night because Schenn had nobody to pass to. He had no choice but to shoot.
No surprises for me. Now, if Miles Mikolas was a late report that would be a shocker because he lives there in Jupiter year-round.