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@miendiem Judging by the broadcasts, you'd think points are awarded for how much a player chirps the other team.
2 days, 4 hours ago on
@KReilly Both. Nyquist and Tatar were solid prospects to say the least (Nyquist a bit more so) and both men appeared to have bright futures. They've definitely made an impact quicker than many expected, but it's not a complete surprise. I don't think anyone could have predicted just how important the two would be at this stage, so it's tough to completely blame the Flames. The Flames denial may have simply been because they wanted a goalie in the deal.
2 days, 5 hours ago on
@miendiem A healthy Chris Stewart would have sounded pretty good during the 6-game slide. May still sound good come playoff time.
3 days, 6 hours ago on
@miendiem Have to ask: Miller's performance with the Blues is ... 1) What you expected 2) Better than expected (within reason) or 3) Worse than expected.He had ridiculously high expectations (see Halak when he joined the Blues after his playoff run with Montreal), but I think even reasonable expectations were missed by a wide margin to date.
Now, he may go on a crazy run in the playoffs and make all of us doubters look dumb, or there could be some truth to the fact the Blues were fine in net before the trade.
4 days, 4 hours ago on
@meegat I think you're mostly correct. Miller was in net for the worst hockey the Blues have played this season. That's definitely a factor. However, he was also in net for the tail end of some of their best hockey as well and yet his save percentage still hovered near .905%. I think he wasn't completely on his game and then when things with the rest of the team went south a not so good situation turned into an ugly one.
@miendiem All 3 coaches look pretty somber. It's as if they know the losing streak which awaits them.
1 week, 1 day ago on
@miendiem As always, great post. For me, it's incredible the difference Tarasenko makes when he is/isn't in the lineup. He is the difference maker. What's remarkable is that he, compared to others in the league, isn't a "star" by definition. It just really goes to show you what having one, or two real marquee guys can do to a team's offense.
I'm not usually one to press the panic button, but the current trends are ones which won't be adjusted easily. They're serious issues. It's as if the team needs to start from scratch at the worst possible time.
1 week, 2 days ago on
@KReilly Correct. Every team has a player nominated.
1 week, 5 days ago on
@miendiem I agree. The schedule certainly leans in favor of Boston. Then again, I would have expected them to beat Detroit and Toronto this week and that didn't happen. Will be interesting to see how it plays out, but in my personal opinion, I really don't care about the Presidents' Trophy. It's a nice distinction, but I certainly don't get excited about it.
1 week, 6 days ago on
@miendiem I think that's fair, though goaltending hasn't been our weakness in the playoffs. I'm on edge with Tarasenko sidelined.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on
@miendiem Both teams are waiting for their first Cup too. Blues 0-3 in Cup Finals, Sabres 0-2.
2 weeks, 5 days ago on
@miendiem Can you elaborate some? I'm not sure I'm following the change you're suggesting.
@miendiem Correct. Should be the exact same look and feel as you've seen on PDL. It's also kind of awesome and appropriate you're the first comment for this new version.