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The thing I don't want, though, is for this chat to be about me. Just like everyday for the last 12 years when I wanted my articles to be about the Blues, not the writer. Out of Kostin, Kyrou, and Thompson, who (if any) do you see getting a shot at the pro level next year?
You love the team, I was just fortunate to be able to deliver the news to you. If the Blues stay healthy, a big if, it's going to be hard for any of them to get a crack this year.
When I first caught wind that the Post-Dispatch sports editors were considering me for the Blues' beat in 2005, I couldn't believe it.
I called every family member I had and told them that it might happen.
He was pushing a sled in street clothes and tennis shoes when he slipped and popped his shoulder. I’ll set the over/under on Blues' 20-goal scorers at 3 (Tarasenko, Schwartz, Fabbri are my three by the way).
He hasn't exactly been lighting the ice on fire like a Game of Thrones dragon over the last couple of years, so what should we expect?I realize he is our best two-way player and often matches up against the other top lines, but his production has been pretty pedestrian over the last couple years.I think there are a few things at work here: he raised the bar when he scored 33 in 2013-14 and I don't think he's a 30-goal guy, so it's hard to live up to that. 2, he's been a guy that has had to bounce around on different lines to do whatever benefited the team, so it's hard to develop the needed chemistry. 3, he's been banged up a bit, especially in the playoffs the past couple of years. 4, he's paid a large salary because he's a good two-way player who's seen as a veteran leader, but because of the big number people are looking for more offense. 5, he's 33 with a new four-year contract, so that leads to more pressure. He can't continue to regress production wise or that's going to be a bad situation for that Blues. But Parayko is three years younger, he's got more offensive upside and he's got a contract for the next five years.I called again days later to tell them it was happening.It's 2017, 12 years later, and I still can't believe it. Louis and gets to cover the hometown hockey team for the major daily newspaper for a living? In 2003, as I've mentioned before, I lost my mom to ovarian cancer.