Good morning Blues fans! Well, we now now what the Montreal Canadiens felt like and not in a good way. The Blues got taken to school by the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Well, the St. Louis Blues seem to be leaning toward wanting their management team to make some changes. Whether you believe it will help or not, the team just isn’t doing their job right now.
There are lots of arguments to make for this, against that, excusing this, blaming that, etc. The bottom line is this is becoming a problem.
Even those of us that have tried to look at this as early season stumbles or saving energy for later in the year can’t hide from it now. The Blues are playing bad and trying to figure out why is like solving a rubik’s cube.
Personally, I don’t get it. Yes, they lost some leadership, but they were players that had under-performed through their careers and weren’t putting up numbers that were irreplaceable.
There are those that blame bringing in Mike Yeo, or at least naming him as a successor publicly. I can’t say that isn’t an issue, but if it is, it spells a deeper problem with the professionalism of this team than anything.
All I know for sure is that I’m glad I didn’t have to sit there and watch the entirety of the game since I was working another job. Hearing the constant ESPN app update sounds was embarrassing enough.
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Clearly Columbus has found some fantastic offense. You don’t put up 18 goals in two games against good opponents by accident.
Still, they are going to be a border line playoff team if they make it. The Blues have been beaten by them twice now.
Maybe change is needed. Maybe Ken Hitchcock’s time is up. We will see, but there just can’t be many more nights like last night.
Here are your St. Louis Blues Morning Links to get your day started off right.
The Blues bleeding goals is becoming a very worrisome problem. They aren’t scoring, but very few teams could score at a rate to win games given how many they are letting up. That’s what is even scarier about last night’s performance. (STLToday)
The Columbus Blue Jackets are no longer tied atop the NHL for the best penalty kill after giving up four powerplay goals. Still, they had plenty of good takeaways from the game after doubling up St. Louis. (The Cannon)
Admittedly, I haven’t been a fan of his writing since he arrived at the Post-Dispatch. Still, Ben Hochman had an almost prophetic article about the coaching staff prior to Saturday’s meltdown. I’ll blame him for putting the hex on the Blues. (Post-Dispatch)
In case you missed it, the Chicago Blackhawks named their alumni roster for the Winter Classic. It left a lot to be desired, even though I’m told by those who know that it is pretty typical to all their alumni rosters. (Bleedin’ Blue)
The Chicago Wolves kept the game closer, but they did not finish any better than their NHL team. Though we continue to see some familiar names pop up, the team – like the Blues – is just not coming together at the moment. (Wolves)
Former Blackhawk and current Hurricane, Bryan Bickell was given some bad news this past week as he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Though it can’t be easy to deal with, his fans have made it much easier with their support. (NHL)
Sports are full of odd stories and those that are fun. Sometimes the two collide. Apparently that was the case following the 2012 Winter Classic as Eric Lindros could have returned to the NHL if he really wanted. (ESPN)
Have a great day Blues fans!