Happy holidays to you! Having a roster with a lot of good to really good players has always been the cornerstone of Doug Armstrong's team building. And it's been hard to argue with the results. Normally, if you have a superstar or two, that usually means you don't have as much depth in the salary cap era. For all the wonderful things McDavid and Draisaitl do for Edmonton, they really haven't made a deep playoff run yet. Anyway, I don't see Armstrong changing this philosophy going forward. I think he'd rather have five or six 20-goal scorers, than one or two 30-40 goal scorers.
I'm not exactly sure. I think if he's released and goes unclaimed, the Blues are still on the hook for his cap count. So a trade for future considerations might be the way to go. In the short time he's been around the Blues, I've respected Neal and the way he's gone about his business. But I'm not sure he would fetch anything in a trade at this stage of his career.
Since we've been on the chat, the Blues have made it official. Toropchenko has been called up and will be on a fourth line tonight with Kostin and Walker I presume. Under that scenario, Toropchenko would be the center.
Not really. I wonder if one player just wanted a fresh start with another organization. Stevens didn't seem to have a way out of Springifeld in the Blues' organization. Too many others ahead of him.
I get that. But apparently the NHL was left a loophole, or some wiggle room, and excercised it.
It is amazing, week in and week out - especially in the dead time of summer - that the Blues chatters come out. Don't think it isn't noticed or appreciated. And Happy New Year!
I'm glad I got that new heavy sweater for Christmas.
For the longest time, I would have said Sundqvist.. But I no longer think that's the case. It's a tough call now. Maybe Faulk
Yeah, it's always interestnig to hear or read the outside view,. And while I don't know if Happy Vladi is the key, the Russians certainly have been lifesavers this season, especailly the past few weeks.
I'm not ready to kick Binnington to the curb. Lindgren has been a revelation in his four starts, but it's just four starts.Saying that, yeah, I'd like to see more of Lindgren, just to see if he can keep his magic going.
That's all up to the CIty of St. Louis. They make the final call on such thiings. But I don't see it happened at Enterprise - at least not at the moment. After toniight's game, the Blues don't play at home again until Jan. 7. Let's see what the landscape looks like then.
Berube doesn't seem to have a problem with Krug; he seems to genuinely like what Walker brings to the table. And I'm pretty sure he sees the value in Perunovich. So I disagree with your assertion that Berube is in love with big players.
At this stage, I'd say Neal and Bozak don't return; Bortuzzo a maybe; in terms of goalies Husso and Lindgren, only one of the two will be back; which brings us to Perron. I think he's back.
Sure, if they could put 40,000 seats around the pond.
Yikes! And with this, we'll close it out for the day. Thanks as always for your participation and happy New Year. Enjoy the hockey game tonight.