The St. Louis Blues...look bad

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  1. TheGoldenGod

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    A different look to this team that has been hyped up during the off-season. It’s been a rough start so far....are we worried about them as a team moving forward?

    1-3-2 through 6
     
  2. JustaFinnishGuy

    JustaFinnishGuy Joonas Donskoi avi but not a SJ fan ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Sponsor

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    Pretty sure many Blues fans were hesitant if they had made too many changes but meh, what do I know

    The 'look forward' is the next 76~ games
     
  3. StayPuft39

    StayPuft39 Order of the Gartner

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    The Blues will compete for the playoffs and either barely miss the big dance or make it to the 1st round and flame out.

    For it is the Blues' curse.
     
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  4. MXD

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    They could probably use a bit more puckmoving from the backend, but from what I just watched and considering the lineup in and of itself, they just seem to be absolutely ****coached.
     
  5. TheGoldenGod

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    Blues fans are not too happy about Yeo’s defensive schemes from what I’ve read so far.

    They definitely look messy.
     
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    they looked bad last year too. shouldn't be a surprise
     
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    I'm sure they'll bounce back (but hopefully not too much)
     
  9. HabsQC

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    And the Habs look good. Nothing makes sense in October..
     
  10. HanSolo

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    Ahaha more meme titles.

    Ottawa has a winning record too so. Sample size, as always, matters.
     
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    I loved the ROR move as well as the Perron and Maroon signing. I don't get the Bozak one. Should have just run Thomas at 3C. Bozak got noticeably slower last season, and on a team with ROR and Schenn that really isn't a good thing. JVR really carried Bozak hard last season and I think now it's showing quite a bit.
     
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    Well....they were one of the hottest teams out of the gate in till Schwartz got injured. This team is too talented to be this bad.
     
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    Helplessly watching the puck float through the middle at the end of the game has to be the kind of thing that radically ages a coach internally.

    I can't imagine what Yeo felt watching that, feeling a point was in the bag and looking towards winning in OT. Those couple of seconds probably took a month off of his life.
     
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    I won't write a novel, but the Blues had a 3-year window where they were cup competitors - this opened around 2011. Armstrong was somehow able to extend that window to 5 years by some shrewd (**** lucky) trades and free agent signings. The Blues' problem was that they hired one of if not the worst possible coach for a young team trying to win a championship - Ken Hitchcock. The day his hiring was announced I predicted exactly what was going to happen over the next 3 (later 5) years.

    Ken Hitchcock is not a terrible coach, he has the ability to elevate a team - but only if its the right team, and only in the regular season. "Right Team" being defined as stocked deep with future HOF veterans. He cannot coach young talent, and he cannot coach playoff hockey in the modern era. He has been irrelevant (and his postseason records prove as much) since the salary cap prevent teams from buying a cup. The only coach in the league with a worse playoff record than him was Todd Mclellan.

    Hitch's defensive-minded technical execution is great for awhile, but it burns out players and it prevents offensive stars from shining (or developing) and most importantly it meant no team that he's coached since 2001 was able to elevate its play during the postseason. Grind all year, win division, be burned out, round 1 elimination - 6 games max.

    The Blues compounded this boneheaded hiring by extending that senile old man, twice. Then hiring the 3rd worst coach in the NHL as his replacement (the guy that got the Mild into the postseason by getting fired). Now here they are. Their core crumbled, their window closed and they have the 3rd worst coach in the league and possibly the worst starting goaltender. Jay Bouwmeester was old 2 years ago and now he's eating up the most minutes on the team that was once touted for its great defence. They're literally the Red Wings post-Lidstrom retirement but with a much much much weaker core and no winning tradition.

    This team has been in a 'rebuild' for 2 years and the GM is totally UNAWARE OF THAT FACT. Case in point - watch this video on Armstrong calling Ryan O'Reilly after the trade this summer:



    Management is completely out of touch with reality and the best player on the team is a 20goals/60points center and the top goal scorer is one dimensional and lazy. (Seriously, watch Tarasenko closely during games, not just his goal highlights. He sucks. If the GM wasn't a ******, he would trade him for a king's ransom before the rest of the league finds out what garbage he is.)

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    How Bozak looking?
     
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    He's just been ok. Nothing too much to cheer about nor cry about. He has surprisingly done well on PK duties.
     
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    Allen is complete garbage.
     
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    Good team that's being held back by goaltending

    Allen/Johnson is a disgusting combo
     
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    I watched the Blues home opener, and I'll admit I was surprised at how much depth I thought they had. Decent player after decent player coming out onto the ice. I think they have too much depth to be bad for very long. They have a nice mix of youth and vets and their vets aren't terribly old. They'll be fine soon enough IMO. I guess Allen might have something to do with their (mis)fortunes though.
     
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    that parayko turnover was just awful. 9 seconds left and you cough it up right in front of your net
    thats 1-2 pts gone, and it on him
     
  21. Bobby Orrtuzzo

    Bobby Orrtuzzo aka A Sad Blues Fan

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    To be fair, we signed him before the ROR trade, so they probably had him in mind as the 2C, but then the trade happened.

    And Yeo is everything Minnesota fans warned us about.
     
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    They have too much talent. This won't last long, but it's crazy too me how a mediocre coach like Yeo gets so many chances
     
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    MasterDecoy Who took my beer?

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    Sloppy and almost disengaged
     
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    Man, are we doing this again this year? Team x looks bad....

    It's far to early to make any judgement calls.
     

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