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In Topic: 2017 Winter Classic Red wings vs. Blue Jackets?

21 January 2015 - 06:46 PM

The Blues biggest star is for sure Alex Pietrangelo and the problem I could see is like you've mentioned whom are you going to play? Hawks have been overused other than them I don't know who's your most hated rival and where would you play it ? I guess the Rams stadium ? I really don't know but I think new teams would be nice but it needs to be a rivalry and at least one team has to have a huge fanbase Oshie is a shootout superstar but I doubt he is a house hold name like mentioned Alex P. Or Backes


Pietrangelo?  Our biggest star?


Why do people think that?


Tarasenko is our biggest star right now.  It's not even close really.

Petro was supposed to be our biggest star by now as there was a ton of hype around him and he got off to a nice start his first year or two, but he hasn't played that well the last two seasons at all.  He has played better of late though, maybe the last 8 games or so...but some think that is a byproduct of the team playing really well around him.  Petro isn't even our best defenseman.  That honor belongs to Shattenkirk, who is having a great year and has been very good for us ever since we acquired him from Colorado in the Erik Johnson trade.  I'd put him behind Bouwmeester as well on our depth chart, even though a lot of people think Petro is our top D-man, when that just isn't the case right now.  He plays against the other team's top lines and get's #1 minutes...but trust me, he isn't a #1 guy right now.  He'll show flashes of great play, then make a bonehead mistake that leads to a goal.  It happens a lot.  He really needs to find some consistency in his game.  The talent is there though, no doubt.


The Rams play indoors.  So that isn't a possibility for an outdoor game. 

The venue would be Busch Stadium if it was held in St. Louis.

In Topic: 2017 Winter Classic Red wings vs. Blue Jackets?

21 January 2015 - 06:12 PM


You were losing me when you said Oshie was a household name. I was lost when you said it was because of a shootout. 


Hopefully the rest made more sense.


Really?  The winter olympics...the shootout in the USA vs. Russia game when Oshie took like 8 (or however many) shootout attempts in a row.  That doesn't ring a bell?  It was a pretty big deal.

In Topic: 2017 Winter Classic Red wings vs. Blue Jackets?

21 January 2015 - 02:48 PM

Let me ask you guys this...


Over at my forum we've talked for a few years now about how we'd really like to see the Blues get into an outdoor game.

In our biased view, it seems the Blues are a no-brainer to be in one of these things (especially since Detroit, Chicago, Pittsburgh, etc. have all been in multiple games already), but it just hasn't happened yet.


Our reasoning...

  • We have the household name in Oshie because of the shootout in the Olympics vs. Russia...so there is a storyline there.
  • We have the budding superstar in Tarasenko...another storyline, and a player that would certainly draw international viewers.
  • We are a high scoring team, so that would be a plus for viewers.
  • St. Louis is one of the best teams in the NHL and has been for a few years now.
  • We have the stanley cup winning coach (not that that means anything for the outdoor game...but it's something).
  • We have some heated rivalries with Chicago, Detroit (much lesser now that you guys are in the East) LA ...and now Nashville.  Our rivalry with Chicago is brutal...which you guys are familiar with as they are/were (still are?) your biggest rival as well.
  • The Blues have traditionally faired very well in the ratings in games that are televised nationally.

I think a Blues - Hawks outdoor game would be killer...and that probably should have happened this year instead of Washington being in it.  That makes no sense. 

I get that Washington was promised an outdoor game that they could host, (for some reason), and they got one...but against Chicago?  I think that was a waste of the Hawks...and now they won't be in it for at least a few years.  They should have saved the Hawks for a Blues - Hawks matchup next year, or had the Blues in it this year and let Washington host a stadium series game this year or next.


What do you guys think about the Blues being in an outdoor game?  Is that something that you would like to see?  And if so, who would you like to see them play?

I'm curious to what other fans think about that.


They say that Colorado and Minnesota are going to host next year's stadium series games, with their opponents yet to be announced.  The Blues could be announced as the opponent in either of those games...and a Blues - Wild outdoor game has been talked about before, which I'd be happy about, but I would question why the Wild and not a real rival.


I still like the outdoor games and I'm really looking forward to Montreal @ Boston next year.  That one is a great matchup that was long overdue to happen.  It really should have been one of the first ones.

In Topic: 1/15 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Blues 2 (OT)

21 January 2015 - 02:26 PM

Geez, stick around and talk more! 

Maybe I'll check in every now and then.  But only if I get to subtly rip on the Wings a bit.   ;)

In Topic: 1/15 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Blues 2 (OT)

21 January 2015 - 02:26 AM

I haven't see CPRICE12 around these parts for a LONG time! He was our resident Blues fan...maybe he got tired of getting beat all the time?



I haven't been here because there hasn't been much Blues-Wings stuff to discuss since you guys moved to the East.

But I was bored so I decided to jump over and see what you guys had to say about the game.  I haven't even visited in a while.


My generalized and overall obvious take on the game...

The Blues deserved better.  They really controlled play the first half of the game and didn't let Detroit do anything, but Mrazek played really, really well.  He made some huge saves.  Including a great blocker save in OT.  That was impressive.


Wings came on in the 2nd half of the game and played much better than they did early.

Elliott gave up a softy to Datsyuk in OT.  Unless he was partially screened, he really should have had that one.  That kind of goal is uncharacteristic of him as he's been great this year.  Had the game gotten to the shootout (which it almost did)...I liked our chances with how well the Blues have done in shootouts and how poorly Detroit has done.


But I had a bad feeling when the clock ticked down under 10 seconds in OT.  I just had a feeling Detroit was going to score.  


I can't complain too much though, as we did score with less than a minute to go to force OT, so we came real close to coming away with nothing.  With how tough the Central is, I'll take it and move on.


Congrats on the win.  Maybe we'll even the score in Detroit later in the season.  Maybe a nice 10-3 Blues win like the one a few years ago in Detroit?  I'll take one of those.   ;)