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A lot of big-time offensive talent changed places for this season. The Blues and Wild got two of the better free agents.
Gunnarsson's availability for the regular-season opener seems to be throwing a wrench in the plans.
He feels good about first time in game this season.
Blues put Mueller, Prosser on waivers.
Hall of Famer will be a sounding board for Hitchcock and also work with the club's minor-league affiliate.
Remember that sweet win over Pittsburgh a few weeks ago? Erik Johnson had the game winner that night after a great pass from teammate T.J. Oshie.
Granted, Johnson’s teammate is currently unavailable to feed him passes, but it would be nice to see some of that production from Johnson more consistently. Let’s compare Johnson’s numbers from this season to where he stood last season.
After 17 games played in 2010-11 (the Blues posting a 9-5-3 record), Johnson has but the lone goal and three assists to his credit. He also adds an even plus/minus. These numbers show a drastic drop in Johnson’s statistics from where he was last season.
In the same amount of games played, Johnson posted one goal and 12 assists for the Blues in 2009-10. He also had a plus-4, which is pretty impressive considering the Blues’ poor 6-7-4 record at the time.
The message? DO NOT RE-SIGN ERIC BREWER!
Brewer's contract is up after this season and there have been rumblings that suggest the Blues are interested in re-signing the underachieving, often-injured defenseman.
As a supporter of the St. Louis Blues, you have a right to voice your opinion.
This is not personal, it's business. I am sure Eric Brewer is a good guy off the ice, but the bottom line is that Blues fans deserve a winner and we strongly feel that Eric Brewer is not an ingredient in the Blues recipe for success and is actually standing in the way of the Blues becoming a better hockey club.
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After the Blues lost 6-3 in an ugly game to the Colorado Avalanche Monday night, Versus debuted their new show, NHL Overtime. This new installment is a Sportscenter-type show designed just for the NHL, and has feature analysts give commentary on that night’s games. The premier of the show placed Bill Patrick as the host of the show, while Billy Jaffe and Bill Guerin were the commentators. While Jaffe poked at Guerin and said that he was “quasi-retired,” I couldn’t help but think that this guy needs to take off the suit and put #13 on his back. He even stated later in the broadcast that he is “not recently retired.”
Would he be a good fit for the Blues? He did put up 21 goals last season on the high-flying Pittsburgh Penguins. Turning 40 last week, Guerin has had an illustrious career, scoring 20 or more goals 10 times over his 17-NHL season career. Brad Boyes, Andy McDonald and David Backes haven’t exactly been lighting up the score-sheet, and injuries to top-offensive producers T.J. Oshie and David Perron really point at getting some offensive help. It couldn’t hurt. After all, the Blues have just nine goals in their last four games played, which have all been losses.
Guerin’s power-play presence is a must too. He has been known to play the point, which allows him to take booming shots from the blue line. He has 130 total power-play goals, and has been counted on as the power-play quarterback many times in his career.
The NHL made its ruling today on Sharks’ captain Joe Thornton’s hit on Blues forward David Perron. Two Sharks games will be played without Thornton in the lineup.
Some Blues fans are calling for the hammer to be brought down on Thornton, while others felt it was not that dirty. So, what determines a dirty hit by NHL standards?
… I don’t know. The truth is… well, no one knows. It seems that NHL disciplinarian Colin Campbell and NHL vice-president of hockey operations Mike Murphy reached into their hat and pulled out the card that read, “two-game suspension.”
Revenge was the name of the game in Nashville.
Losing two weeks ago to the Predators for their only regulation loss thus far, the Blues came out looking like they wanted the victory tonight. After a rocky start for both teams that saw the puck bounce every play, the first period produced 15 Blues shots and 8 Predator shots. But the story of the period came at about the 8:14 mark when Patrick Hornqvist took a bobbling puck from Blues defenseman Carlo Colaiacovo’s stick and came in on Blues goalie Jaroslav Halak 1-on-1. He took the shot and Halak was ready with the big mit and robbed the Predators forward with a huge save to keep the game scoreless.
After Alex Pietrangelo hit the post late in the first period, Patrik Berglund skated the puck in on an odd-man rush near the middle of the second period and hit yet another post. He ripped a shot from the right face-off circle that beat Predators goalie Pekka Rinne over his right shoulder, but the puck hit off the pipe and flew to the far boards out of the reach of any of Berglund’s teammates.