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07-09-2012, 12:39 PM
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Perron didn't know about the orientation and showed up, then decided to take the rooks out to lunch. Pietrangelo heard and decided he wanted a free meal as well lol.

I love our team's chemistry. Reminded me of when Holliday took the Cardinal rookies out.
To be fair, Perron can afford to treat these guys to a meal.

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07-09-2012, 12:55 PM
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Saw that as well, its cool to see Perron and Petro talking with the younger guys and probably letting them know what they need to do to be prepared to make the jump. Also good to see that Hakaanpa is in town as well even though he is playing another year overseas.
I like that a lot too. Shows quite a bit of commitment to travel half way around the world just to meet with the trainers/coaches about workout and diet plans.

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07-09-2012, 02:22 PM
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Hockey Prospectus ranks Blues prospects 19th:

"a pretty thin system in terms of quality prospects for the most part."

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Yeah, I don't really like the way they went about ranking them. Detroit should not be ahead of Minnesota. Really, besides Florida and possibly Ottawa, there's not a team's prospect pool I'd want more. I don't think having an abundance of bottom six forwards or third pairing Dmen should be ranked ahead of a team with quite a few legit first line forwards and top paring dmen, just because it drops off after that. Tarasenko, Rattie, Schwartz, Allen, and Cole are a pretty solid Top 5. Oh well. I don't really care what some website thinks about our prospect pool. I think it's pretty solid. Could certainly use a blue chip Dman prospect, but to me that need is softened a bit by the fact that Pietro, Shatty, Russell, Cole, and Polak are relatively young. Just a different way of going around it.

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07-09-2012, 02:50 PM
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According to Korac, these are the prospects who are in town this week:

Rattie
Schmaltz
Wannstrom
Hakanpaa
Beach
Jaskin
Edmundson
Kurker
MacEachern
Tesink
Veilleux
Binnington
Eronin
Parayko
Walters
Tremblay
Seaman

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07-09-2012, 03:00 PM
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That's almost a full team

Maceachern-Tesink-Rattie
Veillieux-Jaskin-Wannstrom
Beach-Seaman-Kurker

Schmaltz-Hakanpaa
Edmundson-Parayko
Eronen-Walters

Binnington
Tremblay

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07-09-2012, 03:10 PM
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Great to see Eronen in town, too. Even if many of these guys are longshots (as per usual), I like having them show some more obvious interest in the NHL.

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07-09-2012, 08:27 PM
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That's almost a full team

Maceachern-Tesink-Rattie
Veillieux-Jaskin-Wannstrom
Beach-Seaman-Kurker

Schmaltz-Hakanpaa
Edmundson-Parayko
Eronen-Walters

Binnington
Tremblay
Not even a bad team.

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07-09-2012, 08:45 PM
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That's almost a full team

Maceachern-Tesink-Rattie
Veillieux-Jaskin-Wannstrom
Beach-Seaman-Kurker

Schmaltz-Hakanpaa
Edmundson-Parayko
Eronen-Walters

Binnington
Tremblay
That would be a pretty solid CHL juniors team!

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This could be the first year that The Blues ice a full roster of their OWN players for The Traverse City Tournament. Normally, they have to invite 3-4 non-affiliated players to fill it out.

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Is this prospect tournament televised in any way? Even through streams on the internet?

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Is this prospect tournament televised in any way? Even through streams on the internet?
Some years The Rangers' and Wings' televised games were carried by NHL Network, but not the past 2 seasons. A lot of us contacted The NHL Network last season and requested that they televise games. But nothing came of it other than their recognition that there was some interest. They said there would be a possibility for "next year".

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07-19-2012, 08:02 AM
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It looks like Andronov will soon sign with you guys.
Had some very nice potential but never did anything with it.....he's still young though. Probably realized he wouldn't get much playing time with CSKA this year. Mid-level AHLer imo.

http://www.championat.com/hockey/new...sent-luis.html

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I completely forgot about Andronov, figured he would just stay in the KHL forever

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07-19-2012, 10:06 AM
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Andronov may surprise everyone and make the....AHL team

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Can never complain about having more depth with potential in Peoria.

It will be good to have a few Russian guys in camp and he'll have Grachev in Peoria as well. Hopefully he does well.

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i think Andronov has real skill. hope he's willing to go to Peoria and actually put in the effort (unlike Lemtuygov)

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Andronov has potential, glad he's doing the wise thing and coming over.

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i think Andronov has real skill. hope he's willing to go to Peoria and actually put in the effort (unlike Lemtuygov)
To be fair, he never got a chance and did stay for over a year.

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To be fair, he never got a chance and did stay for over a year.
Seconded. I saw Lemtyugov play quite a bit when he was in Peoria, and he never looked like he was dogging it. The coaches and his teammates all had nothing but good things to say about him when he was there, too.

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i think Andronov has real skill. hope he's willing to go to Peoria and actually put in the effort (unlike Lemtuygov)
Yesterday I tried to reply to this on my mobile device, but it was giving me fits.

I could not disagree with you more regarding Lemtyugov and I see that other members agree with me.

He was pretty darned good during a period when the Blues sucked ass. Pleau did not properly handle that asset. Not sure if Doug Armstrong was with the org at that time.

I remember the conversation here characterizing the situation as poor asset management by the Blues.

One moment that sticks in my mind about the Lemtyugov story was a piece in the PJ Star that described his trip to a local (Peoria) salon to get his hair dyed pink for breast cancer awareness and the in the caption his last name was spelled something like Lemtygoof.

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07-20-2012, 09:32 PM
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Yesterday I tried to reply to this on my mobile device, but it was giving me fits.

I could not disagree with you more regarding Lemtyugov and I see that other members agree with me.

He was pretty darned good during a period when the Blues sucked ass. Pleau did not properly handle that asset. Not sure if Doug Armstrong was with the org at that time.

I remember the conversation here characterizing the situation as poor asset management by the Blues.

One moment that sticks in my mind about the Lemtyugov story was a piece in the PJ Star that described his trip to a local (Peoria) salon to get his hair dyed pink for breast cancer awareness and the in the caption his last name was spelled something like Lemtygoof.
Lemtyugov was a pretty average AHLer and has been a pretty average player since returning to Russia. Dont make him out to be more than he was.

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07-20-2012, 10:33 PM
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Whatever Lemtyugov's level of play, I think he deserves to go down in Blues history as a guy that was willing to come to North America and give it his best shot. He wasn't willing to spend his entire career in the AHL, which I think is understandable. Even after he left, he acknowledged that it might have been a mistake. I'd have loved to have seen him succeed as an NHL player, but not sure that was realistically in his future. But the guy followed his dream and gave it his best shot. I think he earned some respect from Blues fans, even if it didn't work out.

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Lemtyugov was a pretty average AHLer and has been a pretty average player since returning to Russia. Dont make him out to be more than he was.
He outscored Phil Mcrae and pretty much every other Blues prospect that has played at the AHL level. Considering he was just getting his feet wet in North America, I think he was looking pretty good. Junland is another guy that gets a bad rep for going home even though he spent two years in Peoria. Who knows if the Blues made the wrong decision or not but you have to show some respect to prospects that take the risk. Soderberg, Shkotov, and Zakharov are different stories.

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Whatever Lemtyugov's level of play, I think he deserves to go down in Blues history as a guy that was willing to come to North America and give it his best shot. He wasn't willing to spend his entire career in the AHL, which I think is understandable. Even after he left, he acknowledged that it might have been a mistake. I'd have loved to have seen him succeed as an NHL player, but not sure that was realistically in his future. But the guy followed his dream and gave it his best shot. I think he earned some respect from Blues fans, even if it didn't work out.
Yeah, Im not trying to sully his name or anything. If I were in his shoes, I probably would have never left the higher paying Russia leagues. Im just saying that he hasnt done anything since he left NA to make me believe that he is a NHL level player.

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