It is currently Tue May 26, 2015 9:47 am

Board index » Let's Go Blues » St. Louis Blues Discussion

All times are UTC - 6 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2009 9:55 am 
Offline
Hockey God
Hockey God
User avatar

Joined: Fri Feb 21, 2003 8:26 am
Posts: 8685
Location: Hockey God Party Room
Strachan was sent to the Peoria Rivermen. So here is the opening day roster with the IR. The NHL allows for an extra goalie for the Sweden trip (Bishop). At the moment the Blues have 2 healthy fowards and a defenseman that will be sitting in the pressbox. 25 players total.

The Blues have a rather silly logjam for the 4th line…but as long as the problem is contained to the 4th line, who cares?

Forwards (14 healthy, 1 IR)

Perron
Tkachuk
Oshie
Kariya
Berglund
Boyes
McDonald
Backes
Winchester
McClement
Steen
Crombeen
Armstrong
Janssen

King (IR)

Defensemen (7)

Johnson
Jackman
Polak
Pietrangelo
Colaiacovo
Weaver
Sydor

Goalies

Mason
Conklin
Bishop


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2009 2:13 pm 
Offline
2nd Line Scorer
2nd Line Scorer
User avatar

Joined: Thu Sep 06, 2007 7:25 am
Posts: 345
Location: Arnold, MO
I like it. The only thing up in the air is what are they going to do when King comes back off of the IR? I thought I read somewhere that he might be ready for our first game in the states (home opener) on the 8th of October.

_________________
I love hockey. Period.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2009 3:14 pm 
Offline
Hall Of Fame
Hall Of Fame
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 25, 2005 1:27 pm
Posts: 3367
Location: Anywhere but here
I think the new leadership team has done an outstanding job of turning over this roster to improve the on ice product in just a couple of short years. We look to be in much better shape than we were coming out of the lockout.

I just hope the young ones continue to improve and the veterans don't all go to pasture at the same time.

:goblues:

_________________
Official 2008-2014 LGB Sponsor of Barret Jackman
Official 2014-2015 LGB Sponsor of Barret Jackman
Image


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 2009 8:48 am 
Offline
Hall Of Fame
Hall Of Fame
User avatar

Joined: Thu Feb 20, 2003 9:49 pm
Posts: 3847
Location: Jacksonville, FL
SIU LAW wrote:
Defensemen (7)

Johnson
Jackman
Polak
Pietrangelo
Colaiacovo
Weaver
Sydor


I'm liking what they can do with the defense as long as Pietrangelo is still here. They could field defensemen with solid offensive skills on three separate pairings - Johnson, Coliacovo, and Pietrangelo. Run out something like this.

Johnson-Jackman - Jackman doesn't have to be the be-everywhere guy like last season which hurts his game. He could concentrate on playing defense. And EJ is apparently more or of a beast than he already was.

Colaiacovo-Polak - Hopefully Polak improves on last season and we already know Colaiacovo is very good at moving the puck.

The problem is who to play with Pietrangelo. Weaver is good due to his instincts and hustle, but his lack of size kills him sometimes. Sydor is old and slow. Wondering how long the Sydor experiment is going to last. I don't see Pietrangelo being sent back to Juniors this time around given that roster.

Now if Murray wants to play 4 d-man more often than 6.... Johnson/Pietro; Colaicovo/Polak - or any combination of those 4... while Jackman/Sydor/Weaver get the lesser ice time. The concern doing that is Pietro moving from Junior play to the NHL and the wear and tear of an 80 game schedule against players as good as him every night as opposed to the 60 game schedule from Juniors.

_________________
Official Sponsor Dmitri Jaskin 2014-2015 Season


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 

Board index » Let's Go Blues » St. Louis Blues Discussion

All times are UTC - 6 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: abc789987, Bing [Bot], Google [Bot], Portland Blues, STLADOGG and 9 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group