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Leafs @ Blues - Feb. 2nd, 9:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
« on: February 01, 2017, 11:21:32 PM »
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23-16-9, 55 points | 24-21-5, 53 points

Projected Lines

Hyman-Matthews-Nylander
JVR-Kadri-Marner
Komarov-Bozak-Brown
Martin-Gauthier-Soshnikov

Gardiner-Carrick
Marincin-Zaitsev
Hunwick-Polak

Andersen

             
Steen-Stastny-Perron
Schwartz-Lehtera-Tarasenko
Fabbri-Berglund-Reaves
Upshall-Barbashev-Yakupov

Edmundson-Pietrangelo
Gunnarsson-Shattenkirk
Bouwmeester-Parayko

Allen

Scratches

Josh Leivo
Frank Corrado
Morgan Rielly

      
Dmitrij Jaskin
Robert Bortuzzo


Game Notes

TOR
•Andersen (21-10-8, 2.61 GAA, .919 Sv%) will likely start for the Leafs
•Babcock juggled the top-9 forward lines at practice on Wednesday, swapping Kadri and Bozak while putting Nylander back up with Matthews. It's not confirmed if they'll stay like that for the game or revert back to the standard setup
•Rielly continued to practice with the team Wednesday, although this time he skated with Corrado instead of in the top-6. He's very much in a day-to-day situation at this moment

STL
•Jake Allen (17-13-3, 2.87 GAA, .895 Sv%) will likely start for the Blues
•Allen has struggled mightily this season, and has been a primary cause for their struggles. Last year St. Louis had the highest all-situations Sv% in the league. This season they are dead last.
•The Blues relieved Ken Hitchcock of his duties on Wednesday and promoted head coach-in-waiting Mike Yeo
•St. Louis currently still sits in a playoff spot but they had 4 teams within a point of them for the final wild card spot in the West EDIT: A Calgary win last night actually bumped the Blues out of that final wildcard spot

Injuries

•Nathan Horton - Back - Out indefinitely
•Joffrey Lupul - ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ - Out indefinitely
•Stephane Robidas - Old - Out indefinitely
•Ben Smith - Hand - Injured Reserve
•Morgan Rielly - Ankle - Day to day
      
•Kyle Brodziak - Foot - Injured Reserve

Stream Options

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Re: Leafs @ Blues - Feb. 2nd, 8:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2017, 08:46:57 AM »
Game starts at 9pm Eastern Time.  Technically you are correct that it starts at 8pm... St. Louis local time

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Re: Leafs @ Blues - Feb. 2nd, 8:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2017, 08:51:11 AM »

8pm local is kind of a weird start time, isn't it?
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Re: Leafs @ Blues - Feb. 2nd, 8:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2017, 08:53:57 AM »
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/hockey/blues-gm-says-team-has-become-collection-of-independent-contractors/article33873548/?cmpid=rss1

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St. Louis Blues general manager Doug Armstrong made a fascinating point about why his team is flailing away in the NHL’s Central Division this season. According to Armstrong, the Blues have lost all sense of team identity and have morphed into a collection of “independent contractors.”

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Re: Leafs @ Blues - Feb. 2nd, 8:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2017, 08:58:03 AM »
Game starts at 9pm Eastern Time.  Technically you are correct that it starts at 8pm... St. Louis local time

Weird, the broadcast schedule from the beginning of the season says 8pm. Thanks, I'll change it.

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Re: Leafs @ Blues - Feb. 2nd, 8:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2017, 09:04:36 AM »
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/hockey/blues-gm-says-team-has-become-collection-of-independent-contractors/article33873548/?cmpid=rss1

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St. Louis Blues general manager Doug Armstrong made a fascinating point about why his team is flailing away in the NHL’s Central Division this season. According to Armstrong, the Blues have lost all sense of team identity and have morphed into a collection of “independent contractors.”

That sort of sounds like something any person could say about any losing team. Without real examples of what guys are doing differently it just reads like a way for an executive to shift blame onto players.
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Re: Leafs @ Blues - Feb. 2nd, 9:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2017, 09:05:24 AM »
The bounceback from the Leafs worst game vs the bounceback game of the Blues new coach. Which will prevail?
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Re: Leafs @ Blues - Feb. 2nd, 9:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2017, 09:10:57 AM »
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/hockey/blues-gm-says-team-has-become-collection-of-independent-contractors/article33873548/?cmpid=rss1

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St. Louis Blues general manager Doug Armstrong made a fascinating point about why his team is flailing away in the NHL’s Central Division this season. According to Armstrong, the Blues have lost all sense of team identity and have morphed into a collection of “independent contractors.”

Buzz words are fun. But this team has a top-10 powerplay, a top-10 shooting percentage at even-strength, continues to allow a very limited amount of shots against (3rd best SA60, 1st in CA60), has the 5th best CF% in the league, and are scoring more goals per game than they were last year when they finished 3rd overall in the league in points. This SHOULD be a very, very good team. Their goaltending has just imploded. That's all.

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Re: Leafs @ Blues - Feb. 2nd, 9:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2017, 09:15:04 AM »
This SHOULD be a very, very good team. Their goaltending has just imploded. That's all.

Which falls on management for not bringing in an adequate backup goalie for their young, not super experienced starter. A calming, veteran presence who can step in and stabilize things when necessary could have gone a long way for this team.
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Re: Leafs @ Blues - Feb. 2nd, 9:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2017, 09:25:33 AM »
For some added perspective, a list of the worst team single season save %s since 2007 via @DimFilipovic:



The Blues this season are only a TAD higher than the Leafs worst year on that list (the Toskala/Joseph/Gerber season).

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Re: Leafs @ Blues - Feb. 2nd, 9:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2017, 09:38:11 AM »
Yeah, I know St. Louis is good, but hamstrung by a PDO drop due to save percentage. Hitchcock did not deserve to be fired, and the team does not deserve to be thrown under the bus by Armstrong in public like that.

Why are they not doing a Shattenkirk for Fleury thing?

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Re: Leafs @ Blues - Feb. 2nd, 9:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
« Reply #11 on: February 02, 2017, 09:51:40 AM »
Yeah, I know St. Louis is good, but hamstrung by a PDO drop due to save percentage. Hitchcock did not deserve to be fired, and the team does not deserve to be thrown under the bus by Armstrong in public like that.

Why are they not doing a Shattenkirk for Fleury thing?

Because they're trading him to us for McB, Sparks, and Bibeau duh. Why buy a sandwich when you can get a smorgasbord?

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Re: Leafs @ Blues - Feb. 2nd, 9:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
« Reply #12 on: February 02, 2017, 09:54:50 AM »
Because they're trading him to us for McB, Sparks, and Bibeau duh. Why buy a sandwich when you can get a smorgasbord?

Because Shat for Flower makes a better metaphor/headline.

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Re: Leafs @ Blues - Feb. 2nd, 9:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
« Reply #13 on: February 02, 2017, 10:32:21 AM »
Is it confirmed Rielly is out again?

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Re: Leafs @ Blues - Feb. 2nd, 9:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
« Reply #14 on: February 02, 2017, 10:42:55 AM »
Because they're trading him to us for McB, Sparks, and Bibeau duh. Why buy a sandwich when you can get a smorgasbord?

Because Shat for Flower makes a better metaphor/headline.

Did I make a metaphor?

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Re: Leafs @ Blues - Feb. 2nd, 9:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
« Reply #14 on: February 02, 2017, 10:42:55 AM »