Hi, everyone! It’s been a while since I’ve written one of these, and just as long since you’ve participated in them. Sure, this is pre-season hockey, not the Western Conference Finals. There shouldn’t be any wailing or gnashing of teeth here; this is the first of two split-squad games against the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Today’s home line-up has some intriguing features. Ivan Barbashev, returning Blue David Perron, former Blue/PTO participant Chris Porter, Jaden Schwartz, and Jake Allen in net with new Blues goalie Carter Hutton probably seeing some late game action.
Puck drop is at high noon. You can tune in on KMOX, KMOX.com, or the Blues website. Chat about the game here, and hang on a bit, because we’ll have another GDT for the second half of the split-squad game coming up just before the 6 PM puck drop in Columbus.