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12-08-2009, 11:44 AM
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Blues acquire Pascal Pelletier

For Brendan Bell and Tomas Kana...

http://blues.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=509091

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12-08-2009, 11:45 AM
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The legacy of Tomas Kana is done !

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What's the story on Pelletier?

It's a sad day for Blues hockey when the Tomas Kana era comes to an end.

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For Brendan Bell and Tomas Kana...

http://blues.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=509091
He was originally undrafted, and hasn't played many NHL games for a 26 year old. Seems like only an depth organisational depth move, and cutting bait with Kana and Bell.

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Well, there's one log cleared from the organizational defensive logjam. Safe to say that Bell's brief tenure with the Blues was a bit disappointing. I expected that he'd at least get a sniff of the NHL ice at some point.

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12-08-2009, 12:02 PM
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I'm wondering if the Blues are filling a gap in Peoria at the foward position and they will call up Lars Eller and release Winchester?

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I'm wondering if the Blues are filling a gap in Peoria at the foward position and they will call up Lars Eller and release Winchester?
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12-08-2009, 12:35 PM
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Listening to the Bernie Mikalasz show here in STL on 101ESPN, he was talking Blues hockey a little while ago and made the statement that management is "Starting to take note that the team needs a pure goal scorer"


Take it fwiw

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12-08-2009, 02:36 PM
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I'm wondering if the Blues are filling a gap in Peoria at the foward position and they will call up Lars Eller and release Winchester?
Doubtful. If they wanted to do this, they would simply send down Winchester or bring up someone from Alaska.

I think it is just getting Peoria a solid AHL scorer. Kana was a bust and Bell was never going to get a sniff of the NHL before Strachan or Junland.

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12-08-2009, 02:43 PM
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He was originally undrafted, and hasn't played many NHL games for a 26 year old. Seems like only an depth organisational depth move, and cutting bait with Kana and Bell.
Glad Kana is gone. But I'm disappointed with Bell too. At the beginning of the summer I was hoping The Blues would sign and lo and behold they did. I take it back now.

Bell had a great opportunity, but could not focus in training camp and his time in Peoria has been up and down. When I saw him play he skated like the wind and was very involved offensively, but relied too much on forwards/teammates who were also defensively irresponsible. So they all got big minus numbers.
Bell was very tentative at his own blue line and looked down at the puck too much. Really good offensive player and not god enough on defense. That spells doom for a d-man. He might wind up being a better version of Jamie Rivers.

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12-08-2009, 03:11 PM
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I think we ****ed Bell over, and for that I'm happy that he gets to go to another team where he hopefully will, you know, actually play in the NHL. How a guy goes from 20+ points in the NHL to playing in the AHL, having guys like Weaver and a box-sitting Pietrangelo above you, is beyond me. We never gave the guy his due chance.

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I think we ****ed Bell over, and for that I'm happy that he gets to go to another team where he hopefully will, you know, actually play in the NHL. How a guy goes from 20+ points in the NHL to playing in the AHL, having guys like Weaver and a box-sitting Pietrangelo above you, is beyond me. We never gave the guy his due chance.
I totally agree with this. Had bell known we would be signing Sydor I don't think he would have signed with St. Louis.

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I totally agree with this. Had bell known we would be signing Sydor I don't think he would have signed with St. Louis.
I think The Blues would have released Sydor if Bell outplayed him in training camp.

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12-08-2009, 03:58 PM
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I think The Blues would have released Sydor if Bell outplayed him in training camp.
I want to believe this, but I think Sydor's intangible (yet real) advantages of experience and what he could teach the young players was going to allow him to stick unless he was abysmal.

I doubt the Blues would have signed Bell at all if they'd already gotten Sydor. Still, it wasn't intentional duplicity. Its just how things worked out. I can't fault the Blues for having too much depth. I think this trade indicates that Junland has moved past Bell, and the Blues are committed to developing Junland...so Bell won't be getting a call up this season at all barring a rash of injuries.

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I think we ****ed Bell over, and for that I'm happy that he gets to go to another team where he hopefully will, you know, actually play in the NHL. How a guy goes from 20+ points in the NHL to playing in the AHL, having guys like Weaver and a box-sitting Pietrangelo above you, is beyond me. We never gave the guy his due chance.
Because he just isnt very good. Ask Sens fans, he is a 7th defenseman/AHL player. He knew the deal, he was on a two way contract, and we had a crowded group of defensemen. He had his shot in camp. If the front office thought he would be better than Pietrangelo, then he would be sitting on the press box on most nights.

And you would rather have him than Weaver? Weaver has been nothing but solid for us this year. Hes definitely better than an average offensive defenseman with holes in his defensive game.

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12-30-2009, 12:18 AM
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How's Pelletier working out?

Tomas Kana has 5 goals and 1 assist in 9 games for the Syracuse Crunch. He's really helped to turn the team around.

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How's Pelletier working out?

Tomas Kana has 5 goals and 1 assist in 9 games for the Syracuse Crunch. He's really helped to turn the team around.
who?

http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/p....php?pid=54987

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How's Pelletier working out?

Tomas Kana has 5 goals and 1 assist in 9 games for the Syracuse Crunch. He's really helped to turn the team around.
Kana has FIVE goals!?!?!?

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Good for Kana. He'll probably turn into an NHL all-star now. (OK, maybe not.)

I'm glad the guy got a fresh start somewhere. Seems he's really taking his opportunity by the throat.

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Kana will probably end up as a 18-25 goal 30 assist 2-way 3rd line player (with a couple years at his peak on a 2nd line). Then Blues' fans will complain that The Blues let another good player get away.

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Don't look now. Through 28 games, Kana has 19 points. 11 goals, 8 assists. Bell has 16 points through 28 games, 4 goals, 12 assists.

Meanwhile, Pelletier has 6 goals, 13 assists for 19 points in 28 games.

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Pelletier has been a nice addition to the forward group of the Rivermen. He's a good step up skill wise above the career AHL'ers or more 4th line NHL types. When he's on the ice it's quite likely he's highly involved in having the ice tilted towards the other team's zone. If we had a quality sniper prospect in the AHL with him and/or Eller they could have a much more potent offense.

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For those interested, the Jackets called up Kana with injuries to Boll and Clark. He'll probably be up for the remainder of the season. Best of luck to Tomas.

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For those interested, the Jackets called up Kana with injuries to Boll and Clark. He'll probably be up for the remainder of the season. Best of luck to Tomas.
This is hilarious!! I refuse to begrudge the guy, but we Blues fans have seen how management treats their young European prospects. Too often we've seen the likes of Lemtyugov and Kana and others remain in the minors because they haven't "earned" the right to be with St. Louis. Whether this policy is right or wrong, or even accurate for that matter, is not so much the issue, but that certain players need unique types of reinforcement and that Blues' coaches and bosses sometimes fail in their asset management.

I hope Kana tears it up in Columbus!! That "lazy bum".

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