I have heard rumors of there being some sort of event down at Scottrade Center tonight.
Whatever could it be?
Some people, like the Dallas Stars' Morning Skate blog, are discussing some sort of matchup involving a man named Lehtonen:
"We are using all these preseason games to evaluate. I want Kari to play well. I want the team to play well in front of him," Stars coach Lindy Ruff said. "I thought last year, through training camp and preseason it was a little bit of a rough start (for Lehtonen). I would like to see him lock in right away and come up with a solid performance for us."
Lehtonen, who will be backed up by Maxime Lagace Thursday night, is expected to play the entire game. Ruff said he would like Lehtonen and Antti Niemi – the team’s top goaltenders – to play entire games during the preseason.
Jeremy Rutherford mentioned an event too, only this one involves a man named Elliott:
Brian Elliott will make his second straight start in net Thursday night when the Blues host the Dallas Stars at Scottrade Center.
Ken Hitchcock said recently that beginning with the second exhibition game, Elliott and Jake Allen will get the bulk of the time in the preseason. After meeting the Stars, the club will have three more dress rehearsals before the regular-season opener Oct. 8.
Gee, I wonder if these two events tonight at Scottrade are related. I guess we'll never know.
This is your GDT. There is no audio feed from the Blues. There is no feed from the Stars. You can follow along on the Blues' website, which isn't a substitute for jack. If you're down there, let us know how everyone looks and how awesome the SST line is. Two games in a row of Hitch keeping them together must be a sign of something positive.