Ernie Banks used to be famous for saying let’s play two. That phrase is long in the rear view mirror for the St. Louis Blues.
When it was first announced that the St. Louis Blues had several games being postponed against the Colorado Avalanche and Minnesota Wild, it made sense that they’d keep playing the Arizona Coyotes.
Both teams had common opponents, thus the schedule opened up for both. It allowed both teams to continue playing, to not gain rust, and also open up both schedules for later in the season.
Things are now getting out of hand. You’re not supposed to be getting playoff experience in January or February.
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That is what the Blues will be gaining. They will now officially play the Arizona Coyotes seven times in a row.
St. Louis had their April 15 game in Arizona moved to February 12, which is Friday. That game will take place at 8 pm CT.
That will be the first game of a back-to-back. The Saturday game will start at 7 pm CT.
The third game of the set, seventh overall, will be Monday. That will be played at 3 pm CT for some unholy reason.
The Blues had better find a way to win some of these games. While we have said it as a joke, Arizona could honestly jump into first place in the division if they continue beating on the Blues.
St. Louis needs to start treating this like a playoff series. While they might not miss the playoffs due to this series, it will be a giant mental strike against them if they lose four or five out of seven against one team within the span of a couple weeks.
Hopefully these other teams can get healthy so other games can be rescheduled. As it stands, the Blues will not have played an opponent other than Arizona since January 31.