Mar 28, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; Los Angeles Kings center Anze Kopitar (11) collides with St. Louis Blues goalie Jaroslav Halak (41) during the third period at the Scottrade Center. The Kings defeated the Blues 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports

Stanley Cup Playoffs 2013: Problems in St. Louis Blues Locker Room?

KTRS is reporting that the St. Louis Blues are dealing with more issues than being down in the series 3-2 to the Los Angeles Kings.

According to John Hadley:

After Wednesday night’s 3-2 overtime loss to the Kings, KTRS Sports Director John Hadley reports that the Blues are having issues behind the scenes.

Obviously, there are issues for the Blues on and off the ice–down 3-2 on the ice. KTRS Sports has confirmed that goalie Jaroslav Halak and Coach Ken Hitchcock got into a very animated and loud argument prior to game 4 out in LA, with Halak shouting profanity at Hitchcock. Furthermore, there are players on the team that noted earlier in the series, when Brian Elliot was hurt and down on the ice, Halak did not even begin to stretch.

Halak now finds himself in trouble with his coach and with his teammates. If being down 3-2 and going to LA isn’t enough, the team now has to deal with the fact that there is a legitimate issue in the locker room and that is the attitude of Jaroslav Halak.

KTRS has reached out to the Blues for a comment, but have not received a response.

If Jaro is becoming a problem in the locker room, what would happen if Brian Elliott was injured?  Obviously Halak has had a rough year and has failed to live up to the expectations of his coach and St. Louis Blues’ fans alike.  Let’s hope that this is just a reporter looking for attention rather than the actual situation.

Tune in tonight to watch the Blues take on the Kings in LA and hopefully tie the series at three games a piece.


-Alex Hodschayan

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