Instead of focusing on the good news of Ivan Barbashev’s return to the team (and the restoration of some fourth line stability), Blues Twitter is a massive discussion on the merits of starting Jordan Binnington vs. Jake Allen.
Binnington hasn’t had a good series, but if he doesn’t start tonight, that’s not the entire reason why. The Blues need to try something - anything - different. Some lineup tweaks like Allen in net and the return of Barbashev could be what the team needs for a spark.
And it looks like Allen will try to be that spark.
If the defense doesn’t get a handle on Quinn Hughes and Bo Horvat, Binnington and Allen could be in net at the same time and it wouldn’t matter.
This is your GameDay Thread. Comment like you’re looking forward to a Barbie Party.
Let’s Do This. Let’s Go Blues.
Update: This is less than ideal.
No Tarasenko, no Steen in warmup— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) August 17, 2020