Well, he's running out of chances, that's for sure. Don't know what else to say about it.
The Rangers have only $2.6 million in cap space - although it's not inflated by LTIR money since they have no one currently on LTIR. For myself I think Tarasenko and Bolduc is too much for Lafreniere. Also Lafreniere is an RFA after this season, so even with his struggles in NY he's probably due for a raise.
Yeah, I think O'Reilly, Tarasenko, Scandella, Krug, Mikkola, Barbashev all could be trade possibilities. If I'm GM, I'm not trading Parayko. I think Tucker could be a replacement for Mikkola
For Armstrong, I think the decisions are a lot easier in a season like this, which certainly looks like a down year and potentially - if my math is right - only the 10th non-playoff season in Blues history. I think it was a lot tougher last offseason, after you pile up 109 points and come within a second-round upset of Colorado of perhaps making a deep playoff run.
Yeah, I would say Kyrou and Buchnevich both would be deserving All-Stars. It just depends on how active the Blues fans are when it comes to voting
Yeah, he looks pretty good. Berube said as much after practice, but also added that Tarasenko hasn't given him a date when he thinks he can return. (Obviously pending approval by the medical people as well.) I think there's still a chance he could return before this trip is out.
Again, don't think Tucker will stay assuming enough of the D-men are back before the season's over. And I don't think Parayko's going anywhere.
More helpful info on practice at Centene. . . .
Great point. And with 55 seasons in the books, the Blues have more than enough of a history and legacy to celebrate. It's also a way to recognize players who had great careers in hockey but maybe not quite great enough to be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto.
The Golden Brett could help a lot of teams.