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12-15-2011, 10:43 PM
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The Crow Thread

I here by create the official "Crow Thread", where Blues comrades can share in a delicious meal of crow.




Feel free to acknowledge past blips in judgement.





***No "I told you so" statements please.
***Keep it clean.
***Enjoy the great eats!

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12-15-2011, 10:45 PM
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I shall start...

The hiring of Ken Hitchcock was a good decision in hindsight! I really like the way he has this team playing and it seems he learned a lot from his time away from the game. This is not the same Hitchcock that led the Columbus Bluejackets.

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12-15-2011, 10:47 PM
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I thought the Elliott signing was pointless.

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12-15-2011, 10:58 PM
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So far I was wrong about elliott and Hitchcock. I won't admit I was wrong until the Blues are in the playoffs though with Hitchcock. Elliott on the other hand has already won more games in the NHL then I expected out of him.

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12-15-2011, 11:29 PM
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I was wrong about the Blues' general strengths and weaknesses on offense and defense. With Berglund and Stewie looking poised for breakout years, a healthy McDonald, etc., I figured the team would have no problem putting pucks in the net but was worried about our youth/inexperience on the blueline and the quality of our backup goaltending.

Lo and behold...the second line struggles, Elliott comes out of nowhere, Petro shuts down opposing top lines like a seasoned vet and Shattenkirk does nothing but continue to improve in his own end. All while the Blues lead the league in SA/G and are making a living on shutouts, 2-1 and 3-2 games. I can't think of a single dman who has had more than a couple of truly poor games (unless you count Nikitin). I do give Hitch a lot of credit for solidifying our team defense but I never thought it would be this good.

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12-15-2011, 11:37 PM
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Halak's not so bad...I guess

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12-16-2011, 12:42 AM
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I thought D'Agostini's production last season was just a blip above his ability.

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12-16-2011, 12:55 AM
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Going into the season I thought the Blues would be great offensively but only average defensively. My reasoning was, their offensive depth would overwhelm teams but their defense is relatively inexperienced.

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12-16-2011, 01:01 AM
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I thought Ben Bishop should have been backup goaltender over Brian Elliott.

I thought canning Davis Payne for Ken Hitchcock, of all people, was a terrible idea.

Going by preseason chatter, I thought Jamie Langenbrunner was going to be terrible this season.

I thought Chris Stewart would lead the Blues in goals this season (could still happen ).

Looks like I should just stick to being a fan.


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12-16-2011, 01:07 AM
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Like almost everyone else I thought Bishop should have won the backup job.

I was not a fan of the Russell trade and was unfairly hard on him his first couple of games.

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12-16-2011, 01:11 AM
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I think it is safe to say for the majority of these, we are glad we were wrong.

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12-16-2011, 01:16 AM
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After the end of the season last year I was really expecting pond hockey. I am pleasantly surprised with the team defense top to bottom.

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12-16-2011, 08:00 AM
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I thought the Elliott signing was pointless.
Yeah, I thought we should have just hung onto Conks.

yummm.... delicious crow

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12-16-2011, 08:08 AM
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I thought Chris Stewart was good

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12-16-2011, 08:46 AM
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HA I saw ALL of this coming!!!

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Ok so perhaps I thought Elliott should have been beaten out by Bishop. And I maybe thought that Kevin Shattenkirk would suffer a big sophomore slump. And I suppose it's even possible that I thought TJ Oshie's play would continue to frustrate us/coaches maybe even to the point where he'd get traded.

But that whole Backes hitting people thing? Yeah I got that

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12-16-2011, 09:41 AM
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I thought:

Bishop should have won the backup position.
D'Agostini would surprise everyone with higher totals than last season.
Stewart was a guarantee for 35 goals.
Berglund wouldn't break out, but that he'd at least hit 50 points again.


Still holding out hope on the last three.

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12-16-2011, 10:11 AM
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I guess I didn't realize so few people favored Elliott as the backup. Was I the only one? I just thought it would be better to get the guy with experience in there since they were playing pretty even. Obviously didn't expect him to start this tear.

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12-16-2011, 10:41 AM
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I thought the Blues would have no problems scoring goals
I thought Stewart would score a minimum of 35 goals
I thought the Blues would have a very productive power play.
I thought David Backes should be playing RW not center.

Several years back I thought Steve Wagner had more upside while Robb-K thought Jeff Woywitka did. Wagner out of hockey, Woywitka still in the NHL.


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12-16-2011, 11:26 AM
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I thought Davis Payne would be savior of a slumping Blues Team.
Thought a worn-out retread of a coach - Ken Hitchcock could not solve Blue's problems.

Happily eating crow over my predictions

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12-16-2011, 01:37 PM
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Thought Shatty would have a HUGE sophomore slump. mmm...crow

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12-16-2011, 02:25 PM
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I was way wrong about Hitch. I also hated the Huskins signing but he was great before his injury and also wasn't huge on Russel, but so far so good with him too.

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12-16-2011, 09:39 PM
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I guess I didn't realize so few people favored Elliott as the backup. Was I the only one? I just thought it would be better to get the guy with experience in there since they were playing pretty even. Obviously didn't expect him to start this tear.
I was slightly in favor of Elliott because of his experience and the fact that he had put together some stretches of solid play with the Senators and I hoped he might have some untapped potential. But it wasn't a big deal to me which one got the job, as long as they would make a capable backup.

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I thought Halak was going to play the vast majority of the games so the backup wasn't something that I gave a ton of thought to

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12-17-2011, 01:03 AM
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I didn't think Perron would be back this early, and never dreamed Elliot would play the way he has.

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I thought the Blues would have no problems scoring goals.
I thought Stewart would score a minimum of 35 goals.
I thought Elliott would be an adequate backup, but never dreamed he'd be this good.

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