Interesting. And yeah, I could tell you a story or two about bags of pot and women laying around and Rams.
I don't remember your question, but it looks like your wish has come true. The Russians have been fantastic. Let's see iif they have staying power. The Springfield contingent has been impressive, way better than expected, but I get your point. I think we'll see a Saad-O'Reilly-Perron line coming out of the holiday break and a Brown-Thomas-Kyrou line as well Those lines have to chip in.
Husso has been very impressive this season, but it's been a very small sample size. I think we have to see a lot more of Husso before we even think about what you're suggesting.
All this bitterness over a few postponed hocky games?
Well, Neal iisn't practicing now after aggravating the injury. So if it's cap gymnastics, Neal is still doing cartwheels.
Agreed. While I admiire what Neal did to make the club on a PTO, hiis best hockey his behind him. Brown looks like part of the Blues' future.
Yes, get along well with JR, Korac, TomTimm. But not much time for socializing away from the rink.
Yeah, I think the Mikkola-Parayko pairing has some promise. At this point in his career, Mikkola is no Bouwmeester. Bouwmeester was a world-class player, an Olympic champion, etc. But Mikkola has made a lot of progress lately. I've heard Bouwmeester is doing well, and doing a lot of back-country skiiing.
Since he was called up on an emergency loan basis, the Blues can send him down - without having to clear waiivers - if he plays in less than 10 games and is with the club less than 30 days. He's not close to either of those mileposts at this tme.
No, if push comes to shove, i think you move Neal.
Yeah, the Winnipeg game certainly was there for the takinig. And again, I think it's too small of a sample size to say the Blues defense doesnt play as effectively for Binniington. And taking away nothing from what Lindgren has done, Winnipeg has more high-end offensive talent than any of the teams "Chuck" played in his four starts (Detroit, Montreal and Dallas twice). Although Detroit is a much-improved team.
Interesting question. If Tarasenko plays at his current level - he's on pace for like 31, 32 goals - I'm not sure Armstrong wants to trade him. But iif you do feel like you absolutely need a top 4 defenseman, then Tarasenko's trade value would be high. And I think how you feel about a top 4 D is pretty directly related to Niko Mikkola's play. If you think MIkkola is a top 4 guy, then you probably don't need another D-man.
I do believe Parayko has snapped out of his funk. He's played much better in this recent run of games since he has been paired with Mikkola. But I kind of think Parayko is who he is at this point: As you say, a very good defenseman but probably not an elite one.
Well, there's always the possibility that me and my colleagues are wrong. I'll add that Chris Kerber really likes Walker, for what that's worth. Keep in mind, as a player brought up on an emergency loan, Walker can be sent down without having to clear waivers if he;s played in fewer than 10 games. Walker is at six right now, so the Blues still have a liittle wiggle room.
No inside info here, but I believe he's staying put.
Roy, is this a burner account?
I plan to see it at some point. Just don't know if I'll have time to do so during hockey season.