what they're saying: st. louis blues edition
they sound just like lgk.
-Normally, I would think the Blues would come out in dominant*fashion*after the sweep last season. But I thought that after the Detroit loss on the Backes penalty. Then after the Nashville embarrassment.*
I think the team psyche is a bit fragile right now. There were some positives after the Anaheim*game.*
I actually think the majority of the team's problems can be traced back to poor goaltending. Yeah, there are some questionable decisions with the puck around the blueline occasionally, but guys are trying to do each others' jobs on defense...and its because of a mistrust of the goalie (in my opinion). Hopefully having Halak back (and hopefully playing sharp) will help.
Its nice to be on the good end of the back-to-backs for a while (the opponent is the tired one, and we're at home.) I'm disappointed they didn't get the two points from Anaheim, but at least they managed to force OT.
-With Halak back I see the blues pulling out a victory.
-I think we will see Blues hockey tonight. Halak will make a couple of saves that Elliott has not been able to recently to keep the momentum going. I think this will be a good game. The Kings played a very good game yesterday but Howard stole the game for the Wings. I don't think we'll need that kind of effort out of Halak, but he will need to be good.
-This one could go either way. I'll say 4-3 Blues win but not really confident one way or the other.
-They have taken some steps in the right direction the last two games, this should be a win since they're the more rested team and LA is having defensive issues.
If they were to lose this one I believe it could be a big indicator this team is lacking on ice veteran leadership.
-The Kings have only led one time after the 1st period. Have to step on the throttle early and keep the pressure up until they fold.
-Looks like Elliott's in net tonight.
-Elliott really, really needs to have a good game now...with Halak hurt.
-WTF why is Smelliott in?
-So they pulled the ole switcheroo....
-Shattenkirk should be in the discussion for the Norris with his play right now.
-Hey, at least the first shot on goal didn't go in. I think we're due for a turn around. I hope Jaro is ok, I hate these types of injuries
-Well I got another bottle of rum just in case this turns sour..
or to celebrate if we break this losing streak. http://hfboards.hockeysfuture.com/im...ilies/grin.gif
win-win for me I guess.
-I like your style.
Anyways, I still got faith in Elliott. I know he, and the team, are both in a bit a rut right now, but I think he'll be fine.
-is that jaro halak... or rick dipietro?????lmao
-What a dive by Brown. One of the cheapest divers in the NHL, still.
-No, that was a trip. Cole's stick was in between the*leg's*of Brown and tripped him.
jeff carter scores his first goal of the night:
-Bad 2 on 1. ****
-Bad jump up by Jackman or Redden.
-and it begins... such a stupid pinch
-Terrible play by Redden and Pietrangelo went down too early.
-Why is Elliott in net? I just got home. Is Jaro hurt again?
-He did one little bit of warmup and sat down. He's hurting.
-He is at least sitting on the bench for what that is worth. Don't plan on him playing at all. He's broken.* http://hfboards.hockeysfuture.com/im...ilies/rant.gif
-Was that 2 shots in a row from Polák that were actually on net?*
We might actually get a win tonight if those kind of miracles are happening...
-Once again, a strong forecheck kills any chance we have of getting out of our own zone. Why is it so difficult for the Blues to handle a strong forecheck?
-How did that not go in??
-We look horribad!
-Regardless which goalie is in net, we aren't going to win very many*games*playing like this.
-We need Elliott to bail us out here. We can't go down 2-0 again. We will not win.
-I know it's only Monday but this*game*has me thinkin' about drinkn'
-hey look backes took a stupid penalty. thats new.
-Backes needs to learn...They never let stuff slide.
-The vast majority of the team looks sloppy and not a team. It is individualized play and no follow through. The movement of players to cover is poor and the transition is just garbage.
Very sad... we look like we did start of last season with Payne. Did the guys think they are elitist players and forget their defense grinding is what got them to be contenders? I do not see that style of play anymore or cutting off the neutral zone. We used to OWN that neutral zone.
-The Kings are better than the Blues in every aspect of*the game. The Blues could not beat the Kings in a 7-game series without an inexplicable Quick meltdown. This is a depressing realization.
-Lol based on one fairly even period of hockey? Right. Our forwards are better, and our D is on par, better if Doughty keeps up his horrendous play this year. The only advantage they have in terms of personnel is goaltending. I think it's a little early to jump to conclusions. They were great in the playoffs last year, but that was by far the best they played all season. They may not even get a playoff spot.
-A period and a playoff sweep is what he is talking about.
-If you thought that was a fairly even period I want what you're smoking.
-I thought it was a good period of hockey. I expect the Blues to be dominant against other teams, but not the Kings. The Kings are a good hockey team. You already know this.
-The Blues played ok but were in no way dangerous. It was weird. They'd have the puck in the Kings zone but entirely on the perimeter for one-and-done attempts. Kings had multiple strong scoring chances, multiple examples of skating quickly up ice with Blues chasing after yet another idiotic offensive blue line stepup that missed.
-Yep they dominate us at our own game.
This team is just laughable to watch right now. I don't even know what to think...I didn't have a good feeling coming into the game and they've done nothing to change that.
-Backes has replaced Perron as the*player*taking the stupidest penalties lately.
-That looked like a clean hit from the side by Backes. Certainly no elbow.
-The Blues are playing nowhere near like they did most of last season prior to the LA series. We are a shell of that team. Not sure where that team went
-finally elliott made a save for us
-Didn't think we played that bad, hopefully we will be due some powerplays in the second.
BTW I like Bob Miller, even though he makes a mistake from time to time he is less partial then most of the other guys.
-Elliott made a couple of*saves, but he would have to be Hasek in his prime with this offense tonight.
-According to NHLN Halak re injured his groin (which we already knew) and they said that Allen will be recalled. So Halak must be going back on IR. I wonder if they tried to rush Halak back because of how bad Elliott has been.
-Ouch. That's a big blow to this team if he's out for an extended period of time and Elliott doesn't turn it around. He played a good first period tonight, though. Made a couple of big saves, which he hadn't done AT ALL the last couple of games.
a little argument that took place:
-Regardless which goalie is in net, we aren't going to win very many games playing like this.
-But wait, I thought it was a fairly even period?
-It was, and we didn't play well. If we play well, we can certainly beat them.
-I get it. You can say we won't beat many teams with this quality of play but when I say the Kings are the superior team you decide to take issue with it? Hmm.
-If Halak is out for awhile we are in deep trouble. Elliott cannot play this compacted schedule by himself, especially with how bad he's playing now. I like Allen but he is not ready yet, lets hope Halak is back soon.
second period, starting with jeff carter's second goal of the night:
-Jesus Christ.... I hate this.
-This is pathetic. The whole team.
-Here we go again...
-We cannot play d for crap, always allowing oddman rushes and breakaways.
-When we need him to come up with a big save, LOL-iott comes up empty. Repeatedly.
-He made a couple big saves but you can't leave him out to dry that much. A 2 on 1 and a semi break, Carter has found himself alone twice and scored both. Our d coverage needs to be fixed ASAP.
-Not enough backchecking... lack of movement of their feet. Standing and waiting is just not going to cut it. I can't believe they forgot how to play D!
-This is sickening.
This is the least confident I have been in a Blues team in a long time. They just look lottery pick bad.
-Yee ****ing haw...Not even fun to watch.
-Zero offensive pressure. It's all one and done.
-Makes me wonder if Hitch is trying something "new" and not the "trap" for this season. And it just isn't working for them.
-LA has been dominant defensively.
-Man Cole is looking flat... they just skated right through him and into Elliott. I think Elliott is doing okay.... the team just isn't closing the lanes at all. It's just awful positioning.
-This standing still on defense is really working well. Keep doing it Blues. Idiots
-Guys just standing around watching the Kings take shots on goal for 2 mins, looked like a practice. I saw 3 Kimgs standing in the slot and no Blue doing anything.
-Shatty's been our best player.
-Buck's monotone voice perfectly matches the Blues play right now.
-other than the Anaheim game offense has been putrid. We can't even beat team's backup goalies... what are they doing different than the first 5 games offensively..... other than Tarasenko being silent
-Buck's baritone is a delightful high point of this game.
-We are terrible
-I knew it was going to go in.
-Nice chop Nichol... hit Sobotka in the back with your slash and then they score a goal. Sweeeeet!
-Game over. This is hard to watch. I hope we get it turned around quickly.
-Jesus ****ing christ could you save a ****ing hot air balloon?
-This is pathetic. We could have an interesting year if this continues. Comical, really.
-I'll admit I could be a bit over emotional right now but this seems like more than just some minor slump.
-I like how Jackman( i believe was on the D) stood there with Carter and another King in the crease just waiting for an Elliott rebound to pound away on. Either way, that ***** was going in the net. Jackman is NOT doing his job either.
-giving my daughter a big hug right now.... made me change the channel to Good Luck Charlie... so I didn't have to see the goal..
-The Blues have 8 shots on goal. 5 mi left in the 2d. At home. In a must-win desperation situation. Against a rival who ended their season last year.
They might need to make major changes. They are missing something and it isn't coming from within.
-Even if the Blues lucked themselves to a win, something is still fishy...You don't just change like that unless Hitch has lost the room. If that's the case, I wouldn't be surprised...This team has a history of doing just that.
-I almost feel bad for Elliot. The team has brought nothing
-Lost for words.....looking for answers.
Wow. Are we really going 5 in a row?*
Only lost 3 in a row once last season (actually it was 4), and two of those losses were in the SO.*
This is bizarre.
-I'm ready for big moves to be made... anyone else?
Steen and Perron to be shipped out for a LD.
-Nice boarding and no call.
-Okay so how the hell is THAT not boarding???!!!
-First sign of a pulse the Blues have shown all night.
-Glad to see someone gives a damn.
-Dont **** with the Czech SOB!
-how do they not call that??? they called mcdonald on clifford but not that? Bull****
steen scores on the pp:
-Bout ****ing time Steen.
-Steener!!!! Love that dude!!
-FInally... something pulsed and Steen did something. Where the hell has he been?
-Backes is hurt.
-another ****ing boarding call... Serious?
-finally the raging pain in my brain has stopped developing. thank you steener.
-That's your ****ing captain boys! How did nobody beat the **** out of him for that? Where are your balls?
-They are losing by 2...if they retaliate, they might lose the power play which would be stupid. Then people would start complaining about stupid penalties.
-They're trying to stay composed...Just not sure if they should have went full ape ****.
-Their head was on the W. Exactly where it should be. I can't believe I am about to say this, but I think were going to come out flat. Hopefully I am wrong.
-for the sake of karma we better make this a one goal game on this PP
-Nice sell job by the captain.
-Well, The Blues MUST score on the 1:56 fresh ice PP at the start of The 3rd.
-****ed up to say but maybe what this team needs to wake its ass up is for the Kings to board the **** out of them.
-they finally did something right and i guarantee everyone took the number of the guy who hit backes and i fully expect if someone gets any opportunity to hit him they will make sure they do it with authority
-Clearly Andy Mac taking out a man 50 lbs. heavier than him has lit a fire. Here begins the start of the Blues 2013 season.
(If nothing good comes out of this, I just want to see some more hitting, as I think the Blues got away from that recently)
-Personally, I think*Hitchcock*took the physicalness out and doesn't want it back for some reason. Don't understand why.
-Come home to this? Is it a bad game, or just unlucky?
third period, stoll scores:
-Kopitar is going to score a shorty...Avalanche of goals follows.
-We suck again!
-We're going to be one point ahead of Columbus after this game. Columbus.
This team is dead to me.
-I could have scored that.
-Come on lottery pick!
JUST SHOOT THE ****ING PUCK Tarasenko!! Jesus ****ING Christ!
-Has Hitchcock lost this team? They are not playing defense, which is supposed to be Hitchcock's coaching strength. The last goal by Stoll, and all of the play except the first game, is a perfect example. They do backcheck like crazy, but once in the defensive zone the Blues look lackidazzicle to say the least.
-Is it wrong to want the team to goon it up just to see some life in the team?
-Pass, Pass, Pass, Pass, shoot in into the Dman's pad. Go back and chase the puck.
-when do we play*Calgary*or Columbus? Those teams might be more at our level...
-This team is completely clueless in all areas of the ice just now. Their inability to read what is painfully obvious is astounding; falling back far too early, attempting line changes at just bizarre times... everything.
Hitchcock can go on about learning over the past X years, but it is quite clear that he isn't being tough enough. This team has played undisciplined hockey in almost every game this season and there are no signs of improvement in any area. I don't care if he kills this team from exhaustion by running training every offday, but something has to change to drill the basics into these idiots.
-Can I haz lockout back?
-The last 5 games have been very depressing. Was last season a mirage? Adding Tarasenko and Schwartz, and just losing Arnott (and now a too-old Langenbrunner) should make that same team better-not 10 times worse. What is wrong?
-3 streams, one is terrible quality. Other two stop working all of a sudden.
Bad game gets even less enjoyable
-Wait, why is Elliot playing? Wasn't Halak confirmed as starter?
-Hurt again before he even played a second. http://hfboards.hockeysfuture.com/im...ilies/help.gif
-Blues Hockey: Reason for missing the lockout.* http://hfboards.hockeysfuture.com/im...milies/cry.gif
-Hey Hitchcock you should keep giving them days off of practice. It's working well! This team is so awesome.
-I really hope we either completely figure it out, or miss the playoffs badly. I don't want any Calgary Flames situations. Having a bad team and then getting an average player in the draft is just dreadful.
-I'm tired of the dump and chase ****
-Am I off base thinking that the Blues remind me of the Andy Murray days?
Sobotka sums it up pretty well....
-Wednesday will be a telling game. I cant believe this team just dropped 5 in a row and 4 of those at home. 1 point out of 10. Brutal.*
Contender?... Not right now. Not even close. They are closer to a lottery team at this point than they are a contender.
-Judging from the comments, I made a good decision to see Passion Pit tonight instead of watching the game. However, seeing that Halak got hurt again, and sounding like Elliott was bad again, maybe we should be in on Luongo.
-Something weird about this team playing with Elliott over an extended number of starts. Play well for a few games then it falls apart. Elliott was great in Nashville and Chicago then things started to unravel. He was good against San Jose in the playoffs then he and the team collectively fell apart in the La series. Not sure what it is
GDT: Game 12: Kings at Blues 2/11/13 at 7:00 CST - HFBoards
what they're saying: st. louis blues edition
Sweet!!!! Been so long since we have been able to read these!!