Re: GDT: St Louis Blues vs Anaheim Ducks - 4:00 3/28

#53
BluesSK wrote:
Tue Mar 30, 2021 7:10 am
BillP. wrote:
Tue Mar 30, 2021 7:02 am
insideout wrote:
Mon Mar 29, 2021 4:33 pm


I don't know, when you look at the team they dressed for Game 7, the turnover basically looks like this:

D: Pietrangelo/Edmundson/Bouwmeester -> Krug/Scandella/Faulk
O: Maroon/Steen -> Hoffman/Kyrou
G: Allen -> Husso

To me the drop in their level of play has been much sharper than the drop in talent.
Binnington is not playing at a high level. That roster doesn’t win shit without big time goaltending and that’s what they got. He’s average now. Goaltending can uplift a team. We saw that. And we’re not getting that now. Not that this team is as good as Cup team, but it shouldn’t be on Kings/Coyotes level.
Definitely average. He hasn't put the team on his back for one game since the Cup run.
Both are true. The roster has turned over, much of the remainder has been injured, and Binnington hasn't been above average since December 2019, and has frequently been well below average. The D is easy to play against right now, and so are most of the forwards. The only theory I don't give a ton of credence to on here is the Maroon stuff. Yes he was a great guy in the room and fan favorite, but he was replaceable. In fact, the team was first place in the Western Conference and second overall their first year without him, before falling apart in the bubble. Besides, who's to say the Blues didn't match, but he took the situation with a better tax setup and more sun?
...but whatever, the Blues won the Cup!!!!!

Re: GDT: St Louis Blues vs Anaheim Ducks - 4:00 3/28

#57
BillP. wrote:
Tue Mar 30, 2021 11:36 am
In theory, Maroon sounds like a slug that is replaceable, but all slugs aren't created equal. Maroon had intangibles/skill. He was a hometown boy with a good set of hands and good hockey sense. If he was here, he'd serve as a reminder of how the west was won. Blues miss him IMO.
If you can't replace a guy who is good in the room and plays bottom six minutes, you have much bigger problems. Again, the team was great without him last year. This year's problems run much much deeper.
...but whatever, the Blues won the Cup!!!!!

Re: GDT: St Louis Blues vs Anaheim Ducks - 4:00 3/28

#58
Dave's a mess wrote:
Tue Mar 30, 2021 12:09 pm
BillP. wrote:
Tue Mar 30, 2021 11:36 am
In theory, Maroon sounds like a slug that is replaceable, but all slugs aren't created equal. Maroon had intangibles/skill. He was a hometown boy with a good set of hands and good hockey sense. If he was here, he'd serve as a reminder of how the west was won. Blues miss him IMO.
If you can't replace a guy who is good in the room and plays bottom six minutes, you have much bigger problems. Again, the team was great without him last year. This year's problems run much much deeper.
Have you seen the ROR and Maroon commercial? The man has 2 Cups now ;)