Every game I attend lately keep pushing me one step closer to spending all of that ticket money on AC St. Louis + Center Ice and saving some cash next year.
I am so done with Walt for this season that it's not funny. Thanks for your service, Walt, but you bring absolutely nothing to the table right now and were one of the worst players on the ice. He needs to be a healthy scratch from here on out, or allow him to "claim an injury", put him on IR so someone from Peoria can get up here, and have the retirement party on the last game of the regular season.
Others who will hopefully be wearing different-colored clothing in the next couple of weeks: Boyes (done), Brewer (sigh--horrific again last night), Jackman (like anyone would give a bag of pucks for him), either Mason or Conklin (simply unnecessary to have both) and MacD (iffy, but I just don't think he can be a force on this team once it gets good). I'd love to see at least five position players and a goalie up from Peoria in a few weeks so the Blues could at least accomplish something this year.
We need at least five position players, a goalie, and a coach between now and next year's Opening Day.
Brewer: wasn't terrible last night, by Brewer standards. This alone makes me agree though.
Jackman: do we seriously have a shot at upgrading here? Meh.
Mason: agree or take a serious pay cut
MacDonald: WTF? Keep him for sure
Walt: doing what can be expected for the price. No issues here.
Kariya: conspicuously absent from your list. GONE.
Boyes: He's an enigma. But- here's what you need to look at: Over a 5 year span, he's either hit 30+ goals, or come damn close (26 in 05-06) three times. That's five years. That's not a fluke folks. Conversely, how many times have you seen him put up only 10 in 58 games? Exactly. Once. He's having a bad year; as everyone on this team is. I think it's way early to call him in. I agree that he's completely unremarkable in every way. But the guy can play and he's shown he can. I say keep him.
Brewer: Again, I don't know. He's okay. Unfortunately that's not what you want from your captain and high-paid dman.
Jackman: ++ For what he is I can't complain too loudly.
Conklin: Still a great signing. agree
MacD: agree. I don't know what some of you are smoking but he is and has been our only consistent player out there and in the playoffs last year literally the ONLY one that looked like he knew what he was doing. Worth every penny. Again- this year just sucks so its making it all look bad.
Walt: Void of a total collapse he'll hit 20 goals again. Not sure what else you can ask for.
Kariya: He's done. He's not quicker than everyone now, he can't puckhandle around everyone now and he gets pushed around way too easily. Flashes of his former self but that's it. Trade deadline deal.