After a 6-0 defeat of the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday night, Blues fans have every right to be a little too excited. Tonight, of course, will probably put a damper on that. Not because the Blues will lose -- no, they have every possibility of winning -- but because they'll be playing against the ever-frustrating Pekka Rinne and the rest of the Nashville Predators defense. Just because Ryan Suter (thankfully) left for Minnesota doesn't mean that their blue line is all of a sudden some God-awful shitstorm like Detroit's apparently now is. Also, the blues have to deal with Barry Trotz.
Of course, I said that Mike Babcock could get blood from a turnip in yesterday's preview as a precaution to getting too excited, and that worked well.
Welcome to your game day morning open thread. Get excited for an early-afternoon game (puck drop's at 5!), go buy some beer, figure out your pizza order, and check back later on for the preview, Road Music, and your GameDay thread.