In the first of seven exhibition games, the club will travel to face the Columbus Blue Jackets at 5:30 p.m. Sunday.
At age 30, after winning back-to-back championships in Sweden, he's ready for a second shot.
Here's a guide to the team's line combinations and defensive pairings in training camp.
Nevertheless, 'it's really cool to be back' Tarasenko says as 60 players hit the ice for the start of training camp.
CBC grad last played with Blues in 2010-11.
On this special edition of Lets Go Blues Radio, Curt, Jeff and Bill discuss the past two games of the Blues' series with the LA Kings and preview Game 6, set to take place Friday night in LA. We also have a Pablo St. Clair tweet of the week.
The Blues and Kings are now deadlocked at 2 in their opening round Stanley Cup Playoff matchup. Most Blues fans would agree that the team should be leading 3-1 if not for unfortunate bounces and lack of execution during game 3. After weathering the storm in the first period, the Blues outplayed the Kings and Jonathan Quick, but missed too many open nets. In game 4 as with the series, the Blues had a 2-0 lead and blew it; leading Blues fans to lament and argue over how the team could play itself into this position.
As both of my Twitter followers probably could tell, I have not been happy with the play of two Blues in particular in this series: to say the least the play of Andy McDonald and Chris Stewart has been subpar. McDonald had two glorious opportunities in game 3, whiffing on a wide open net on a rebound and then moving out of position to below the goal line while the Blues were positioning for a shot late in the third. McDonald was two strides too deep and missed a chip pass through the crease for what would have been a tap in.
But his missed offensive woes aren’t the entire story. His play on the breakouts has been awful. He doesn’t handle pucks near the top of the zone and bails too easily when pressured. His backchecking has been solid, but he appears to start the backcheck early and has diffused a couple of rushes by moving against the flow. He has the hallmarks of a guy trying to too much.
On this episode of Lets Go Blues Radio, we discuss the first three games of the Blues' playoff matchup with the LA Kings and are joined by Eddie Garcia of the Puck Podcast. We also give you spirited Radio Rants and have a few Pablo St. Clair tweets of the week for you. Thanks for listening!
It's Curt & Bill running the show this week while Jeff Ponder is out of town! Hopefully we don't run off all of our listeners while Ponder is away.
On this episode of Lets Go Blues Radio, we discuss the games of the past week, the playoff scenario, an apparent demotion for a Blues player along with other riveting discussion we hope you’ll enjoy.