Under Ken Hitchcock, it was a given. Kyle Brodziak was the fourth line center. Marked in permanent marker on his dry-erase board. He killed penalties, took defensive-zone face-offs, and played between 10 and 11 minutes per night. Hitchcock is gone now, and Mike Yeo should reconsider his fourth line center Brodziak played in 69 games… Read More Who should center the fourth line?
The free-agency frenzy dust has settled with many of the big names off the board. Over GM Doug Armstrong’s time with the Blues he has rolled the dice on veteran forwards, giving some players a chance to continue their playing career on a cheap contract. There have been some success stories, such as Jason Arnott… Read More Could Jagr Play For the Blues?
There are always a lot of questions on where a prospect will play this upcoming season if the player does not make the Blues roster. For many prospects, it is very limited on where they can play. Let’s review the different options: Canadian Hockey League: The CHL, often called Juniors, consists of three leagues, Quebec… Read More Understanding Prospect Eligibility
Let me go out on a limb here. The Blues biggest need isn’t a center. Yep, I said it. The Blues can get by with some combination of Stastny, Schenn, Berglund (when healthy), Fabbri (?), Steen, Barbeshev, and Sobotka. I can agree with you that none of these are top centers in the NHL. But… Read More The Notes Biggest Need