You know what? I love this Blues team. After talking these last two "losses" out with my best friend. He has firmly convinced me that the Blues are right on track. I mean, we have had some awful luck with injuries, but in all honesty, this is what makes good teams great. We are testing our youth. Probably more so than we hoped, but again, we have a decent amount of wins for this shit to happen. We aren't first in the league anymore, but we are still in a decent position. In the end, all that matters is the playoffs. In some time we will get Perron, Coli, and "Winchester" back. Jackman won't be too far behind that hopefully.
I was one of the first people to jump to the trade ship, but my buddy successfully pulled me back. Getting Perron back is even better than a trade for a new 2nd or 3rd liner. Coli is a top 4 dman and a top PP dman, nough said. Jackman is the man. We are only at 9th best in the league on the PK. Get Jackman back and we are in the top 5. Oshie is a hit no doubt, but come on. We got this shit. Draz looked decent. As my buddy said "Porter is about as bland as his name" with regards to hockey names lol. I suggest bringing someone up a little less seasoned than Porter. He has gotten his chance in the past and I wonder if he wasn't hungry enough to beat out Winchester for a spot. Someone has to be better than this guy.
Halak is showing that he is somewhat human. That is ok. He gives up a ton of rebounds, but trusts his d to take care of it. When we play to his game, as we did in the first bunch, we get good outlet looks and leave the opposing forwards thinking they have a chance to forecheck. When we don't clean them up quickly, things get messy as we have seen. I am thinking this game against Nashville was a good chance to right the ship. We got a point. Sucks we lost, but again, loses breed hatred. Hatred against a rival central league team. This is good. Losing is never fun, as my beers have figured out tonight, but we can learn from it. We are a young team and losses sting a young team.
In summation, reboot the Brewerbot and get Coli back in the top 4 so Brewer can get to a safe point. Hope our top guys, (Boyes, Backes, Mac) start scoring so we don't have to worry about how many of the 3rd and 4th liners are scoring. Steen, Dags, and Bergs have been great, but we need to get some of the paid players to make their cash. Boyes found out tonight that shootouts are not the best way to win a game. Hopefully that leads to his Scott Young streaky scoring boost that we crave. Go Blues!