There is nobody on our team that closes a gap slower than Chris Stewart.
Jackman and Shattenkirk pretty much blew those two goals single-handedly. Jackman cheated defensively on what he thought would be chip past him and didn't take the body, and Shattenkirk made a terrible breakout decision. Both very uncharacteristic plays for the respective players.
The score is still plenty close, but the chances the Blues come back this game are very slim. They're going to start chasing the puck around as the legs tire, and everything will fall apart from there. My prediction is that the Wings own the third, and the game is never in doubt from here on out.
Wow...If Hitchcock were still obese, he'd have had a heart attack by now. Berglund and/or Stewart have to go. When you put guys together that aren't extremely talented in the first place, you better hope they are hard workers. Unfortunately, it's been proven over the years that they are not. Two floaters on our second line is killing us. If we were true contenders, the SOB line would be our 2nd line. We need a true difference maker on our top lines. I hope to god we put some time in trying to get Parise or someone like him. Tarasenko and Schwartz are great, but they won't be stars for another 3-4 years, IF they even do reach their potential. Sorry for the rant, but what do we do if Hitchcock can't get this team going like before?
yeah...didn't get home from work until 6:45 so i've been watching it DVR'd while fast forwarding through commercials and stoppages. Finally caught up but definitely pissed off
I feel ya bro...
Just a bad night to be a Blues fan. They have been crumbling last several games. Not the fired up team that we had so hoped would come. We just need a couple bonified offensive goal scorers/finishers. This game would be a whole lot closer if we did.
I dunno, I'm not going to rip Berglund or Stewart tonight. Don't get me wrong, they're not good enough players and that hasn't changed. But tonight it's the whole team. They're standing around and making stupid mistakes and not finishing and taking dumb penalties. They have nothing tonight. This is rivaling the LA 5-0 disgrace. The onslaught isn't over folks.
It's really unfair to Elliott and his numbers what's happening in front of him.
These last 4-5 games the Blues have been trending back to old problems. Defensive breakdowns, 3rd period collapses, lack of offense. I don't want to be the one to say it but I got a gut feeling we are looking at another hard January that by the end we see ourselves out of a playoff spot.
IMO this ownership needs to get settled and then we need to package Berglund and Stewart and maybe a pick for a true #1 playmaking center. This lack of offense is killing us.