Very big, but neither team clinch, so . . .
Sure, the Blues should find their best effort of the season tonight. That should be enough to win. Will that happen? I dunno. Nothing much separates these teams and one funky bounce of the puck could decide the game.
No big impact. The Cardinals rested a lot of key guys, including their key relievers. Because they didn't burn their bullpen, they should be fine.
The guys writing under deadline would agree.
Perron had nine points with a plus-1 rating for the Golden Knights last season, helping them reach the Cup Final. That's pretty good. He's had his moments in this postseason, too, along with some near misses. It wasn't that long ago that Berube moved him with O'Reilly and Tarasenko looking to get them going at even strength.
I'd take the last option, just based on age. Or course, Arenado never reached free agency or was seriously offered up in a trade, so there's no reason to put him in that equation.
The NBA has more parity this season than usual -- with more strong teams and a better distribution of stars -- but you still sense that only a few teams really have a shot at winning it all. You could say the same for college football I suppose, so I can't answer that.
I didn't have a great look at that either. And if there isn't a great replay to catch the eye of the war room, then I suppose that's why you don't get a review. Sometimes it takes an animated player protest to draw attention to a play and get all the angles looked at.
I suppose anything is possible, since the Chargers ended up in a MLS Stadium. But as chat regulars know. I would be shocked if the XFL lasts long enough to make that an issue.
Baseball Prospectus had a great stats, but to get the fully sortable stuff you have to subscribe. Baseball Reference has more advanced stuff than ESPN, but I'm not sure if it has what you want.
This will be an interesting for him. If Binnington is locked in as usual, then the Blues know they really have their guy moving forward. That's what I expect to see. If he detonates like a car bomb, then the Blues know they remain in their eternal search for The Guy in goal.
His swing-and-miss rate is a bit alarming . . .
Maybe. But Grichuk is not such a bad standard to meet. The guy hits homers and goes and gets fly balls. He got a five-year, $52 million deal from Toronto. I'm guessing O'Neill would be fine with that sort of coin.
And Perron was briefly a healthy scratch for the Blues in the regular season, too, and ended up playing a key role in their resurgence. Sure, he could play better. But I'd be more concerned about the top guys, like Ryan O'Reilly, than Perron, who is more of a supporting cast guy.
Well, he's getting paid a crapload of money early in his pro career so it's tough to say he make a mistake. His injury risk is enormous, but he should be set for life if he doesn't last. The A's were going to pay him unprecedented money to keep him out of the NFL, so that did make the decision somewhat tougher. Normally it takes a player so long to get real money in baseball that other sports look more attractive.
I'd say regression in offense. I see the pitching heading in the right direction after some underachievement. Meanwhile the hitters have been leading the NL in their average runs per game. We'll see more 2-1 games moving forward.
If there is, the Cardinals better find it. You can't keep playing a guy who hits below the Mendoza line. He turned it around in a big way by mid-May last season and he needs to do that again.