The Winter Classic will pump millions into the St. Louis economy. And that's just from the World Series-level parking prices at downtown lots.
My favorite tailgate scene: Guys playing a washers-like game shooting pucks at small goalmouths 10 paces apart while the Blues theme song played on an endless loop.
A light rain starts falling at Busch Stadium. And the radar offers little hope.
NHL staff on the Busch Stadium ice checking conditions as the light rain continues downtown.
Zambonis making the rounds on the Busch Stadium ice. Will it do any good?
Any other day this week but this one . . . yeah, counting on a particular weather outcome in these parts in dicey business.
Yeah, that's not the greatest excuse. The Blues have put on a good show at Scottrade this season -- until Friday night. As for Winter Classic prices, this is supply and demand. With better weather, the after-market prices would have been crazy.
I think so. He seems to have the right mindset, unlike Halak or Turek. Sometimes he gets too aggressive trying to take away the first shot and he leaves the back side wide, wide open. This first season of carrying the load will be quite the lesson in mental preparation and maintenance.
Yes. If they played water polo, that, too, would be more entertaining.
Yeah, I wrote about that this morning. You kept looking at the weather forecast and the one day NOT to hold the Classic in the STL was today. Not fair.
Seriously, all the Blues can do is what they are doing under Tom Stillman. Keep doing things the right way and hope the karma follows.
Ah, the memories of Rams games gone bad, about 5 minutes into the third quarter, the chat mob getting uglier by the minute . . .
John Davidson wishes the playoffs started this week. Man those guys are hot. And Bobrovsky's groin muscles are intact. Good for JD. He cleaned up quite a mess after the Laurie Regime.
Will Columbus get that parade? Well, Sidney Crosby is still on that side of the league.
No "dry powder" here . . .
Yeah. it's a good thing that La Russa was off saving cats during the offseason. Hockey at Busch might have freaked him out.
Safe to say we're not going to see a noon faceoff. NHL crew still testing the ice. Weather forecast shows some promise later in the day.