Week 1 (Plus Monday) Recap

The Blues are undefeated. Brayden Schenn looks like a legitimate option down the middle for the Blues. Petro might be a serious Norris contender this year.  Now let’s come back to Earth: Third period goals Seriously? I thought we were done with this when the Blues shed about 250 pounds from the head coaching position….

Quick Thoughts on Game 1

Check out the highlights if you missed it First some quick hits on the Penguins From the pregame ceremony – Mario Lemieux looks in better shape than Phil Kessel. I seriously wonder if Phil ever gets stopped by a rookie security guard when he shows up for practice thinking he’s a fan sneaking into the…

Blues Season Preview and Predictions – 2017-18

Let me start by saying this has been my most frustrating blog post to date as I’ve had to rewrite it several times due to the Blues recent injuries and roster announcements.  Now that I have that off my chest, let’s look at my 2017-2018 season preview for the St. Louis Blues.    Lines/Pairings and…

Reaction – Blues 2017 Draft Picks (Part 2)

 Part 1 of my reaction to #20 overall pick – Robert Thomas. Klim Kostin (#31 Overall) Background:  Hailing from Penza, Russia, Kostin is a 6’3” 200+ lb. natural winger who played the 2016-17 season with the Moscow Dynamo of the KHL.  Having been hurt most of the season, Kostin did not record any goals or…

Reaction – Blues 2017 Draft Picks (Part 1)

Draft Results Robert Thomas, Center (20th Overall) Klim Kostin, Center/Right Winger (31st Overall) Alexey Toropchenko, Right Winger (113th Overall) David Noel, Left Defenseman (130th Overall) Trenton Bourque, Left Defenseman (175th Overall) Anton Andersson, Left Defenseman (206th Overall) I’ll start by saying I’m not going to pretend to comment on the Blues picks outside of the…

Reaction – Brayden Schenn Trade

St. Louis Blues Receive: Brayden Schenn (Center/Winger) Philadelphia Flyers Receive: First Round Draft Pick (2017 No. 27) Conditional First Round Pick (2018) Jori Lehtera (Center) Let’s start with the positional players in this trade. The Blues received a surefire 20-goal, 50-point per year 25-year old forward for an overpaid center that could barely put up…

Reaction – Ryan Reaves Trade

St. Louis Blues Receive: First Round Draft Pick (2017 Pick No. 31) Oscar Sundqvist (Center) Pittsburgh Penguins Receive: Second Round Draft Pick (2017 No. 51) Ryan Reaves (Right Wing) From a pure value standpoint for the Blues, I loved this trade.  Moving up twenty spots into the first round for a fourth line player is…