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Coyotes At Blues Morning Open Thread: Consciously Unconscious

The Blues have consciously been playing bad hockey. They Coyotes haven't been playing well either. Someone has to win.

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The Blues have been flatter than flat recently. In their 4-1 loss against the Toronto Maple Leafs, they were so flat they managed to play exactly 15 minutes of Blues Hockey before they gave up and went "pffft, Toronto." Then lost.

As Troy Brouwer said to Jeremy Rutherford after the loss:

"We think it’s going to be easy, we think that because we have such a good quality hockey team that teams are not going to want to play us or make it easy on us to play. We excel when we play that tough, hard-nosed game down low. Limit our turnovers, try and create offense behind the goal line and … the last couple games, turnovers have been extremely higher than they need to be and it’s been biting us."

The Blues have a bit of a knack for playing down to the competition. The Coyotes are in the midst of a four game losing streak, having defeated themselves in their 5-4 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes Saturday night. Now would be a time for the Blues to snap their skid. Hitch has promised an improved product tonight. Why? Because something is wrong with how they're consciously playing.

Well, someone sit them down on Freud's couch and see if their subconsciousness has a clue.

This is your morning open thread. Check back soon for a Lighting the Lamp, your game preview, and the GDT shortly before puck drop. While you're waiting, head over to Five For Howling and say hello to our friends out in the desert.