The St. Louis Blues came into the 2021 season feeling like they were one of the deeper teams in the NHL. Apparently that depth was not enough as they looked outside their organization for help.
According to a local TV station – looks like channel 5 based on the lower third format, not to throw them under the bus – the Blues signed Adam Wainwright. Actually, he re-signed with the Blues, which is even further news to the fan base since nobody knew he was on the books.
Funny enough, the news did not surprise just fans. Even the man himself was caught off guard.
At least Wainwright is adopting a philosophy that should mesh well with Craig Berube. He’s already trying to prepare for the Blues style.
Of course, a big question is how this will affect the Blues prospects. Surely they have to feel a little dejected being passed up by a pitcher.
An even bigger question is why Armstrong chose Wainwright. If he was really intent on signing a pitcher away from the St. Louis Cardinals, he waited a few years too long. Chris Carpenter would have been a much better fit.
Carpenter was an all-state hockey player in New Hampshire for three-straight years. Additionally, he spent several years in the hockey crazy city of Toronto, prior to landing with the Cardinals.
Carpenter would occasionally take part in some of the Blues alumni charity games, on the rare occasion his schedule would let him. Since he already knew how to skate, he automatically becomes a better option than Wainwright.
Nevertheless, it’s another move out of left field from Armstrong. Like Berube, Army has not made many bad decisions, so we’ll trust him.
By now, if you have not figured out, this is all just a joke that many media outlets are having fun with. Whoever wrote that chyron is either not a sports fan at all, or had a very long day by the time the news rolled around.
It’s just a bit of fun and hopefully they did not get into too much trouble other than being told to double check their work. Wainwright is back with the Cardinals for one more year and the only ice he’ll be seeing is from the stands if they eventually open up the Enterprise Center to the general public.