The St. Louis Blues appear to have their cannons pointing in the right direction. Ken Hitchcock is pushing all the right buttons and the clubs seems to have 2 solid goalies, 5 effective defensemen and up front they employ 4 forwards tracking to score more than 20 goals. They are 19-3-3 at home.
John Davidson had a couple of solid seasons for the Blues after being a high draft pick in 1973. Blues offloaded him when they drafted another WHL goalie (Ed Staniowski) and thought they’d snagged another top drawer goaltender. Identifying goaltenders is like finding starting pitching: you’re rarely covered even when you think it’s all fine.
Chuck Berry is one of the more famous people from St. Louis. This is one of my favorite songs from him:
The Oilers might be getting Eberle back tonight, but Hall’s a no-go (at least from what I’ve read) and I’d suggest this could be a blowout for the Blues. Edmonton has 4, 93 and 77 on the shelf and that’s a lot of ammo.
14th in the conference, 29th in the entire NHL this morning. If they do re-sign Tambellini and Renney, this might not be a good time to announce it.