After a predictably rough start, the Blues have started to reflect the changes that Payne has instituted. We're definitely a tougher team to play against. The Second City fans thought we were gooning it up on our last game, at Payne's instruction. Also, they thought that there was no way we could skate with them. Boy, are they wrong. I know Coach Q is better than this, but it would be so sweet for the Shitcago team to underestimate us; if they do, we'd steal this game right out from under them.
This is a very talented team, and if you don't believe it, just ask them.
Yes, they have a lot of skills, but I'd sure like to remind them that haven't won anything, yet. It'd be nice to take them down a peg. This is actually the first half of a home-and-home series, as the 'Hawks come to St Louis later this week. I'll be there, and so will a group of Second City guys. I'd sure like a win tonight to take into that home game.
This Blackhawk team is well known to us. They are 3-2-0 in their last 5 (6-4-0 in the last 10). They are coming off of their longest road trip of the season, having gone 5-3-0. Their last game was a 4-2 loss to Carolina, and before that an emotional OT win over San Jose. If they relax because they are back home, plus the limo-party-photo distraction, we just might have an opportunity here.
This is also your pregame pre-party. The game starts at 7:30 PM. Until then, get together here, bitch about officiating (again), talk about the trades from the weekend, and get ready to par-tay with the Blackhawks
Let's all just hope that he wasn't responsible for settling up with the limo driver.