I've tried to reach him several times over the past many months without success. As for coaching, I get the sense he might rather spend the time with his family - at least for now.
That's a good question. Other than looking at the Springfield AHL stats, I don't really have a sense of who's playing well and who's not. Although they must have quite a few guys playing well since they're off to a 4-0-1 start. If I had to pick a forward, I'd say Nathan Walker, since he's been serviceable in the past when he's had to come up for short stints. In that sense, he's kind of a proven commodity. Next, I'd say Sam Anas based on how he looked in camp and the preseason.
So you're saying 30-goal Tarasenko, and no injury issues? I'd say a pretty good player, plus something else. (A prospect with a pulse, or a high-round draft pick.) I realize "a pretty good player" leaves a lot of gray area. but I think it would have to be someone with a history of consistent offensive production.
I don't know if staying in the NHL comes down to a popularity contest. But I do think he stays.
No way of knowing. The Blues started 13-3-1 under Mike Yeo in 2017-18 and didn't even make the playoffs. (Missed by one point.) The defense is allowing only 2.20 goals per game, so in my opinion, they've been better than expected. But the Blues have been giving up a lot of shots - more shots than usual. So they certainly could tighten up in that area.
Oh gee. Just two weeks into a season, so to me it's a little early to be surprised by much of anything just yet. Maybe I'll go with Florida, just because they've been so dominant in their 5-0 start. (A league-best plus-15 goal differential.)
I don't really know how this came out. I haven't followed the story that closely. But from what you say, If Quenneville knew, he should be fired. And I think that would fall within the league's powers.
Tarasenko is several years older than Tkachuk, so you have to factor that in. But _ and I really hate to say this _ what you say sounds logical.
Probably a little bi of both.
No sale. You're basing all this on a two-second exchange after one game?
I did not see the play you mentioned in the Colorado-Vegas game; was still working. But I did see the Stone hit on Bozak, which sidelined him for 21 games. Twenty-one games.. I quickly learned on the hockey beat that there is occasionally no rhyme or reason when it comes to NHL officiating.
I'm not a huge believer in analytics. (In part because I don't understand some of them.) But also, I still rely on the eye test. But they have been playing well. As I pointed out in an earlier response, keep in mind that their minutes have been low - even for a third pairing, so Berube is in part limiting their exposure. Nonetheless, so far so good.
Don't think so. The Blues were able to add Buchnevich and Saad.
I would say Clifford. (Keeping in mind that Kostin is still waivers exempt.)
I'll have to check out the story. As I mentioned earlier, money always gets the attention of NFL owners. Particularly the prospect of losing money.
I'm limiting my Roy Hobbs answers to about 4-to-6 per session. Otherwise, it's not fair to the other posters.
Well put. I think the Sabres have started out strong for the last several seasons. This is indeed a marathon, and there's a lot of road to be traveled.
Or if that's the case, maybe the Blues keep Dunn and he's lining up on the the third pairing with Bortuzzo again.
Wow. Yeah, if this is the case. I agree. Don't see how he stays.