Now I wouldn't go that far . . .
We beat that drum every week here in the chat. Hit like George Brett, we say, not like Jim Thome.
That whole line is fabulous. Bergeron, Pastrnak and Marchand are the three best forwards in the series. The Blues have lots of very good forwards, but those guys are elite. When I do my keys to the series for our special section, that will be the No. 1 item.
$1 million per game is the usual guess. But this round, whoa, there are going to be dollars spent in the building. The Blues would love a cut of the after-after market on ticket sales.
I like the evil emperor. He's a classic. He just doesn't care. He does his thing and that's that. An utterly deadpan Belichick stiffly waving the flag once or twice before walking away in disgust would be epic.
St. Louis came close on the World Junior Championships. Perhaps the team's new training rink will make the market even better positioned to host that event.
Now, if you're on the IL with a bad back and you're out there playing 18 rounds of golf, pounding drives off the tee . . .
No sir. And what if Game 6 is a potential clinch game?
How would I know? I know very few NBA fans. My son-in-law in K.C. is all in for LeBron and loves the Lakers. My daughter's old hitting coach was all in for Kobe and he loves the Lakers as a result as well.
Well, you just don't go down to Sam's Club to add a frontline starting pitcher when you're buying your 2-gallon bucket of potato salad and your 100-pack of bratwurst.
The Blues will never tell you what Robert's injury is, but clearly he is not the same guy he was earlier in the playoffs. He drove the Stars crazy.
Good luck finding value in the free agent marketplace. Guys are jumping at extensions left and right. Harper was never going to be the answer here, ever. When guys like Arenado and Trout re-up with their teams, we are reminded that free agency as we once knew it is dead. The Cardinals tread that market carefully and now most of their peer teams are doing the same.Given the depth of young pitching the franchise still has, despite what we've seen the past few weeks, I see the Cardinals staying the course There will be no need to take and rebuild. Given the poor returns the Cardinals have gained from the big contracts they HAVE given out, I don't see DeWitt doubling down.
Not sure when his next start will be. Are you looking to place a wager against the Cardinals that day?
Chat regulars know that I have always been a big Thomas promoter for a long, long time. The surprise would be the offense from Oskar "Sunny": Sundqvist and the hitting by Sammy Blais.
Tough call there. I loved Kell's TV work. I'm not THAT old, so I can't evaluate him as a player. But I never thought of him as one of the all-time greats, like, say, Tigers short-timer Eddie Matthews.
You are right about the cash flow crisis. The Blues had to find new revenue because some of the standard revenue was gone when Stillman's group took over. I do not know if the franchise has finally got past those pre-sold deals.
Thanks to analytics guys, teams are pulling their goaltenders sooner than they used to. The numbers guys crunched the risk-reward numbers and proved that it was stupid to wait until the last minute. You've seen quicker pull in these playoffs. But . . . many coaches still get jittery with empty net. They can't bear to leave their team that vulnerable.
That is something we will dive into as we prepare for the playoffs. O'Reilly took a big step back against Dallas, obviously, and a lot of folks still wonder if he is 100 percent. If the Blues struggle on draws against the Bruins, that could be big, big trouble.
Today he did try something different, as noted earlier in the chat.