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Blanick 12-26-2011 09:56 AM

Game #35: St. Louis Blues vs. Dallas Stars
 


:blues VS. :stars

AT

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TEAM COMPARISONS
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WESTERN CONFERENCE STANDINGS
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LAST TIME


STARTING LINEUPS

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Steen-Backes-Oshie
Perron-Berglund-Stewart
Grachev-D'Agostini-Langenbrunner
Porter-Arnott-Nichol

Cole-Pietrangelo
Jackman-Shattenkirk
Russell-Polak

Elliott
Halak

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Eriksson-Benn-Ryder
Morrow-Ribeiro-Ott
Nystrom-Fiddler-Dvorak
Souray-Wandell-Burish

Goligoski-Larsen
Grossman-Daley
Fistric-Pardy

Bachman
Raycroft


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**Blues host Stars in first game after Holiday Break**


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**No Stories Yet**


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**McDonald continues to skate, another deadline missed by new ownership**


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**No Stories Yet**


MEDIA

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http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-IkhzcHQNgt...600/versus.jpg



Pie Man 12-26-2011 11:05 AM

Stick to the gameplan and give Pie his nearly 30 mins and lets Pied the Stars :handclap:

frostyflo 12-26-2011 12:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sample XIX (Post 41473079)
Stick to the gameplan and give Pie his nearly 30 mins and lets Pied the Stars :handclap:

smash em the pie straight in the face!

usually Dallas can`t be beaten by us....but I`ve got a good feeling about tonight

LET`S GO BLUES!

randysavage 12-26-2011 12:05 PM

I do not have Versus where I am. I will need someone to PM me a thread if that's not too much trouble.

bluemandan 12-26-2011 12:33 PM

LET'S GO BLUES!! :blues

PocketNines 12-26-2011 12:37 PM

Oshie out, Cracknell in. Oshie out for two games with a wrist ligament issue that apparently doesn't need surgery. Also Halak starting which all but guarantees Elliott in Detroit (unless there's a shutout).

Steen-Backes-Stewart
Grachev-Berglund-Perron
Porter-Arnott-D'Agostini
Cracknell-Nichol-Langenbrunner

edit: JR has put out the lines in Morning Skate, along with more details on Oshie and the plan for Cole. Apparently the plan is to get Cole some games but Hitchcock admits he has no idea how to do that. (The Russell-as-Hitchcock's boy thing means, honestly, it has to be one or the other Cole or Jackman starting next year. Cole is NHL ready. If they re-sign Jackman cannot imagine them not dealing Cole.) Also Dallas apparently flying in to STL this afternoon.

Use the Schwartz* 12-26-2011 12:44 PM

The day after I get an Oshie jersey..

kittensmasher 12-26-2011 02:05 PM

Almost every game day this season I check the standings, double-check our opponent and find myself thinking "Alright, this is a big game tonight." It's pretty refreshing.

The Note 12-26-2011 02:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ronnie Coleman (Post 41475059)
The day after I get an Oshie jersey..

Burn it. Bad luck :sarcasm:

simon in canada 12-26-2011 02:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PocketNines (Post 41474903)
Oshie out, Cracknell in. Oshie out for two games with a wrist ligament issue that apparently doesn't need surgery. Also Halak starting which all but guarantees Elliott in Detroit (unless there's a shutout).

Steen-Backes-Stewart
Grachev-Berglund-Perron
Porter-Arnott-D'Agostini
Cracknell-Nichol-Langenbrunner

edit: JR has put out the lines in Morning Skate, along with more details on Oshie and the plan for Cole. Apparently the plan is to get Cole some games but Hitchcock admits he has no idea how to do that. (The Russell-as-Hitchcock's boy thing means, honestly, it has to be one or the other Cole or Jackman starting next year. Cole is NHL ready. If they re-sign Jackman cannot imagine them not dealing Cole.) Also Dallas apparently flying in to STL this afternoon.

I really hope they don't deal Cole. Actually, even if Jax is re-signed, what's wrong with a LD of Cole-Russell-Jackman? I see it as Cola being the odd man out. They could even re-sign Huskins as a 7nth, in case of injuries because of outside of Cole, I don't think we have another young D ready to step in. ( Maybe Ponich, but that's a long shot.)

PocketNines 12-26-2011 02:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by simon in canada (Post 41476911)
I really hope they don't deal Cole. Actually, even if Jax is re-signed, what's wrong with a LD of Cole-Russell-Jackman? I see it as Cola being the odd man out. They could even re-sign Huskins as a 7nth, in case of injuries because of outside of Cole, I don't think we have another young D ready to step in. ( Maybe Ponich, but that's a long shot.)

I'm a Cole fan too. But, how are they going to go from not letting him crack the lineup one season to top pairing the next?

Dolph Ziggler 12-26-2011 02:34 PM

I'd be sitting Cola and letting Cole play now. I'd be trying to package him in a trade

fcpremix88 12-26-2011 02:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PocketNines (Post 41474903)
Oshie out, Cracknell in. Oshie out for two games with a wrist ligament issue that apparently doesn't need surgery. Also Halak starting which all but guarantees Elliott in Detroit (unless there's a shutout).

Perhaps

Steen-Backes-Stewart
Perron-Berglund-Grachev
D'Agostini-Arnott-Langenbrunner
Porter-Nichol-Cracknell

edit: Korac says Stewart's on the top line and Grachev's with Perron and Berglund, so this is the lineup unless Cracknell and Porter switch wings.

Awesome. I really like Cracknell, and Grachev deserves a real chance.

simon in canada 12-26-2011 02:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PocketNines (Post 41477113)
I'm a Cole fan too. But, how are they going to go from not letting him crack the lineup one season to top pairing the next?

I see your point. Cole is NHL ready but not top- pairing ready. However, I don't think Russell is a top guy either. I guess what it comes down to is that lack of a top LD again, because as it stands Cola and Jax are our top L guysand I'm not thrilled with that. I suppose Cole could be dealt for that elusive top LD guy, but I'd rather they try and get that guy without letting go of Cole. It is an interesting problem.

PocketNines 12-26-2011 02:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by simon in canada (Post 41477445)
I see your point. Cole is NHL ready but not top- pairing ready. However, I don't think Russell is a top guy either. I guess what it comes down to is that lack of a top LD again, because as it stands Cola and Jax are our top L guysand I'm not thrilled with that. I suppose Cole could be dealt for that elusive top LD guy, but I'd rather they try and get that guy without letting go of Cole. It is an interesting problem.

Despite it being hard to imagine Jackman in another uniform, I could see them keeping Cole and letting Jackman walk. If you remove sentiment, this is savings of ~2M. Cole is younger, faster, has more offensive upside, and is a more punishing hitter than Jackman.

Mike Liut 12-26-2011 03:30 PM

It's time they take the training wheels off Cole.

Modo 12-26-2011 03:53 PM

Good luck tonight, boys, should be a good one between two teams with 20-14 records! ;)

Mike Liut 12-26-2011 04:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Modo (Post 41479553)
Good luck tonight, boys, should be a good one between two teams with 20-14 records! ;)


Except 4 of our losses are from the shootout. We suck at it. g/l to you guys too. Not sure why you have our number recently, but hopefully Hitch changes that.

PocketNines 12-26-2011 04:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Modo (Post 41479553)
Good luck tonight, boys, should be a good one between two teams with 20-14 records! ;)

20-10 vs. 18-13 pre-shootout.

SoulChaser17 12-26-2011 04:59 PM

That sucks about Oshie. I always enjoy watching him play.

Hopefully it's a great game tonight. GO BLUES!

stlblueskiwi 12-26-2011 05:11 PM

Long time reader first time poster, Think this is a big game for us against a team we don't seem to have had a lot of success against recently would be nice to get a good result especially with the new alignment next year going to be important to win against these rival teams.

stlblueskiwi 12-26-2011 05:17 PM

Bit disappointing Oshie's not playing today seems to be getting it together this year. As for Cole I would be disappointed if he was traded with Jax and Cola free agents I believe, surely it would be better to trade one of them or just not re-sign one of them and keep our future .

PocketNines 12-26-2011 06:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stlkiwiblues (Post 41482805)
Long time reader first time poster, Think this is a big game for us against a team we don't seem to have had a lot of success against recently would be nice to get a good result especially with the new alignment next year going to be important to win against these rival teams.

Welcome. Two years ago they beat Dallas 3 out of 4. Last year they led all 4 games but gave up leads, something they're not doing this year. It'll be important to get an early lead and make sure they keep an eye on Steve Ott, one of the dirtiest players in the league. Not excited to get more games starting next year against that cheapo. They will need Berglund and Stewart to make an impact with Oshie out tonight.

The Grouch 12-26-2011 06:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stlkiwiblues (Post 41482805)
Long time reader first time poster, Think this is a big game for us against a team we don't seem to have had a lot of success against recently would be nice to get a good result especially with the new alignment next year going to be important to win against these rival teams.


It's nice to have a Kiwi on board.

stlblueskiwi 12-26-2011 06:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PocketNines (Post 41485383)
Welcome. Two years ago they beat Dallas 3 out of 4. Last year they led all 4 games but gave up leads, something they're not doing this year. It'll be important to get an early lead and make sure they keep an eye on Steve Ott, one of the dirtiest players in the league. Not excited to get more games starting next year against that cheapo. They will need Berglund and Stewart to make an impact with Oshie out tonight.

Thanks good to be aboard,
Yeah it was the games from last year I was referring to, agree we look better with a lead this year and yes still waiting for Stewart to remember he's suppose to be a power forward and start throwing his body about if he can do this make a huge difference to this team.


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