Thread of Seasonal Bluesy Despair

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  1. AjaxManifesto

    AjaxManifesto Registered User

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    Well, all off season hopes have been crushed in just 8 games in October. Might as well create a season long thread to vent.
     
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    I'll feel better once Yeo and Van Ryn is gone. Whether it is this season or next.

    Last night while doing my best thinking (laying in bed, trying to sleep) I have concluded that Blues really screwed the pooch when they let Brad Shaw leave. I honestly really really miss him, Blues Defense really went to **** when he left. He was Hitch's Associate Coach and when Yeo replaced him with that title, he understandably so left.

    He was the major influence in Petro's development. Parayko's rookie year is still in my opinion his best year. IDK if Brad Shaw is viewed as a career Assistant Coach. But I just want him back.
     
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    There is one consistency with this team year over year....the rarely play a 60 minute game.
     
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    Where is Brad Shaw?
     
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    The powerplay was also really nice under Shaw as well. Especially in the WCF playoff run.
     
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    Yea, Parayko has regressed significantly since Shaw left. Petro put up arguably his best season last year without him though, so /shrug.
     
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    Parayko hasn’t regressed at all. That would mean he’s worse now than as a rookie. That’s not even remotely true.

    He just hasn’t improved that much. Partially not his fault as half the fan base expected him to become Pronger. Well, he’s not. But I’ll take a good #2 defenseman for a 3rd round pick.
     
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    Columbus. Their D is good. His arrival coincided with Seth Jones' first full year there and Werenski's rookie season. But I don't know how much of their development can be attributed to Shaw and how much to them being really good players. Probably a little of the former and a lot of the latter. 7th least GA/g in the NHL since his arrival, but that could also be on Bobrovsky anfd Torts as well.
     
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    Need Backes to come home as an assistant coach and kick these clowns in the butt.
     
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    no thank you, Backes would be a horrible coach, especially for this team
     
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    67Blues Stay off my lawn

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    No, we need Brian Sutter to come in and put the fear and motivation back in these guys. Get his arse off of his farm and down here. He can tell them what it means to don the note.
     
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    How is this any different than the other Blues negativity thread? And that one wasn’t any different than any of the other threads going right now.
     
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    My all-time favourite Blue. :).. At around 5.10 he talks about coaching. I have heard he has had some health issues lately, so he may not be well enough to coach, even if he was interested. (Which I doubt). I like his idea of coaching as mentoring. Kings fans say his brother Darryl was good at this too. It isn't necessarily about defensive or offensive systems. It is more about adjusting the system to your players, not vice versa.
     
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    I should have posted in the "Darryl Sutter" thread, but I was responding to 67Blues post.
     
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    When Shaw left, I told everyone I could that it would be the biggest loss this team could experience. He really was the lynchpin to making alot of things work here.
     
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    I eas going to complain about Bouwmeester being absolute sh*t again after being benched v the Leafs, then I realised it isn't his fault that he gets put on the ice so often.

    It's Yeo. It's all Yeo. He has the choice of limiting a clearly poor defenseman's ice time. Instead he gives him 20+ minutes. That's absolutely astounding to me.

    This team won't get consistently better as long as Yeo is calling the shots.
     
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    The Blues aren't getting blown away by the opposition. Its possible that we turn things around.

    O'Reilly has been great. Schenn and Perron have been very good.

    No one else has excelled. I'm especially disappointed in the three rookie forwards ( is Blais still considered a rookie?). I'm confident that they will make the grade eventually, but I was hoping for more at the start of the season.
     
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    I understand that the buck stops with Yeo, but Mike Van Ryn is responsible for Defensemen's Ice time and usage. Van Ryn and JBow rehashing their days from being together in Florida. Yeo needs to put a stop to this.
     
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    See you are in despair. You came to the right place.
     
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    When looking for reasons it will turn around, I can find multiple ones so that is nice at least.
     
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    Army just needs to get coaching back on sound ground and everything else will figure itself out. I'm on the fence about Jake but willing to see him make a run of it provided Husso gets starts and the opportunity that, if Jake isn't holding his end up, that Husso steps in and runs with it.
     
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    I cannot believe I fell for it again this year. At least they got it over with quickly. Being dead by the end of October is impressive. I’m angry with this no good pack of losers, but I’m more angry with myself for buying into it again- and every year. **** me.
     
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    When is Spring Training?
     
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    Pump this bad boy up again. The sky is close to falling and Chicken Little is watching
     
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    Despair ain’t just a river in South City
     

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