Re: St. Louis Blues 2018-2019 Stanley Cup Champions!!!!!!!!!!

#282
BluesSK wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:22 pm
UMSLBlues12 wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:08 pm
Names on the cup.

Ryan Miller got his name on the Cup finally. :P

Just curious how Michael Del Zotto gets his name on the Cup. He only played 7 games as a Blue and no playoff games. Any ideas?
I'm guessing that the Blues had space for one more name after including everyone that met the automatic inclusion criteria. I'm wondering if MDZ got his name on it over Mac Mac just based on years in the league or something (and Nolan already having his name on it).

Re: St. Louis Blues 2018-2019 Stanley Cup Champions!!!!!!!!!!

#294
Got to point out that Army is not getting anywhere near the love or notoriety he should be getting in the North American Hockey Media. If it was a Hawks GM or even Yzerman, I think the stories on those guys would just flood. What Army pulled off is amazing. This after our window was in jeopardy and the team trending in the wrong direction and in 2 off seasons he guides team to Cup. All in all, 10 years of excellence without the benefit of a top 5 pick and he now has a Championship with a roster that is easily the most cap friendly in NHL. Right now, the guy is golden and he isn’t getting the National ink he deserves. Just sayin.

Re: St. Louis Blues 2018-2019 Stanley Cup Champions!!!!!!!!!!

#295
BillP. wrote:
Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:33 am
Got to point out that Army is not getting anywhere near the love or notoriety he should be getting in the North American Hockey Media. If it was a Hawks GM or even Yzerman, I think the stories on those guys would just flood. What Army pulled off is amazing. This after our window was in jeopardy and the team trending in the wrong direction and in 2 off seasons he guides team to Cup. All in all, 10 years of excellence without the benefit of a top 5 pick and he now has a Championship with a roster that is easily the most cap friendly in NHL. Right now, the guy is golden and he isn’t getting the National ink he deserves. Just sayin.
It's ok. We'll just win another one. 😁

Re: St. Louis Blues 2018-2019 Stanley Cup Champions!!!!!!!!!!

#296
BillP. wrote:
Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:33 am
Got to point out that Army is not getting anywhere near the love or notoriety he should be getting in the North American Hockey Media. If it was a Hawks GM or even Yzerman, I think the stories on those guys would just flood. What Army pulled off is amazing. This after our window was in jeopardy and the team trending in the wrong direction and in 2 off seasons he guides team to Cup. All in all, 10 years of excellence without the benefit of a top 5 pick and he now has a Championship with a roster that is easily the most cap friendly in NHL. Right now, the guy is golden and he isn’t getting the National ink he deserves. Just sayin.
What does this mean? As in this team isn't really saddled by bad contracts?
Just a Klim Kostin fan account

Re: St. Louis Blues 2018-2019 Stanley Cup Champions!!!!!!!!!!

#297
Dread_Pirate_Westley wrote:
Sat Sep 21, 2019 4:36 pm
BillP. wrote:
Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:33 am
Got to point out that Army is not getting anywhere near the love or notoriety he should be getting in the North American Hockey Media. If it was a Hawks GM or even Yzerman, I think the stories on those guys would just flood. What Army pulled off is amazing. This after our window was in jeopardy and the team trending in the wrong direction and in 2 off seasons he guides team to Cup. All in all, 10 years of excellence without the benefit of a top 5 pick and he now has a Championship with a roster that is easily the most cap friendly in NHL. Right now, the guy is golden and he isn’t getting the National ink he deserves. Just sayin.
What does this mean? As in this team isn't really saddled by bad contracts?
That and their top guys make 7.5M. Still a lot of quality hockey players on this team at bargain prices. Pretty impressive since the days of Hitch’s teams and their bargain priced talent. Somehow Doug has continued the trend during the transition while winning a Cup as well.

Re: St. Louis Blues 2018-2019 Stanley Cup Champions!!!!!!!!!!

#298
The Score App lists top 5 defenses.

5. Nashville
4. Minnesota
3. Calgary
2. Boston
1. St. Louis

That old adage that defense wins championships certainly rang true last season, as the Blues locked down opponents en route to the Stanley Cup. With the same six primary rearguards set to suit up for St. Louis, the champs enter this season with the most well-rounded and proven group of blue-liners in the league.

The Blues performed well across the board in both the conventional defensive categories and the advanced ones. That wide-ranging success is a major reason they won the title in June, and there's little reason to believe it will drastically change.

Jordan Binnington may regress, but as the analytics illustrate, he benefited from his teammates' elite defensive play last season, and the largely veteran group in front of him should continue to do what they do best.

Blues captain Alex Pietrangelo, underappreciated 6-foot-6 force Colton Parayko, the seemingly ageless Jay Bouwmeester, the experience of Carl Gunnarsson and Robert Bortuzzo, and the young Vince Dunn now comprise the NHL's best defense until proven otherwise.

Re: St. Louis Blues 2018-2019 Stanley Cup Champions!!!!!!!!!!

#299
BillP. wrote:
Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:03 am
The Score App lists top 5 defenses.

5. Nashville
4. Minnesota
3. Calgary
2. Boston
1. St. Louis

That old adage that defense wins championships certainly rang true last season, as the Blues locked down opponents en route to the Stanley Cup. With the same six primary rearguards set to suit up for St. Louis, the champs enter this season with the most well-rounded and proven group of blue-liners in the league.

The Blues performed well across the board in both the conventional defensive categories and the advanced ones. That wide-ranging success is a major reason they won the title in June, and there's little reason to believe it will drastically change.

Jordan Binnington may regress, but as the analytics illustrate, he benefited from his teammates' elite defensive play last season, and the largely veteran group in front of him should continue to do what they do best.

Blues captain Alex Pietrangelo, underappreciated 6-foot-6 force Colton Parayko, the seemingly ageless Jay Bouwmeester, the experience of Carl Gunnarsson and Robert Bortuzzo, and the young Vince Dunn now comprise the NHL's best defense until proven otherwise.
This will come down to what version of JayBo we get this year.
Just a Klim Kostin fan account

Re: St. Louis Blues 2018-2019 Stanley Cup Champions!!!!!!!!!!

#300
This was getting dangerously close to the end of page 1. It needed a bump.
The season is close... let's live it up as champs for a couple more days.

Side thought: The other day it just hit me how lucky we have had it with this ownership group/front office. About a decade of very competitive hockey, a Stanley Cup, a Winter Classic, an All Star Game, stadium renovations, and an overall commitment to the city and fans. It a great time to be a Blues fan.
KA-KAW!