Sunday, Oct 30, 2011, 6:00 PM MDT
Scouting Report | Edmonton Oilers | St. Louis Blues | NHL | BlueNoteZone | 10-30-11
That line is being sheltered by [head coach] Tom Renney and the impact has been remendous. When you start over 60% of your shifts in the offensive zone good things will happen. When the Oilers go on the road though protecting this group gets tougher and the results show it.
Is Brian Elliott the New Number One? - FrozenNotes.com
Currently, Elliott is the obvious man you need to ride in net. As the saying goes, use the hot hand in goal when it emerges. However, Halak is the man making the starting salary and was the man the organization believed could be the true #1 for the Blues. Through a full season and a handful of games Halak hasn’t been what the fans and the organization thought he’d be. That doesn’t mean that the door on Halak is closed nor does it mean Halak won’t find his groove and reclaim his role that he has been displaced from.
Alex Steen: Catalyst in St. Louis - The Hockey Writers
The 2011-12 season is still extremely young and already Steen is proving his worth and making the original trade with Toronto look all the more lopsided. Through nine games, Steen leads the Blues with five goals and is tied for the most points with eight. However, it’s the other aspects of Steen’s game away from the numbers you see in the boxscore that have made him a truly valuable skater. Steen currently has the most blocked shots of any St. Louis forward through the team’s first nine games. Consistently, he throws himself in the way of shots and opponents to disrupt the other team’s offense. He has been the exact definition of a solid and reliable two-way forward.
Friday’s Three Stars - Puck Daddy
St. Louis squandered a two-man advantage in the third period while trailing by a goal, and continue to have the worst power play in hockey.
Oilers Jambalaya - Edmonton Oilers, OKC Barons & Stockton Thunder: Game Day "Blues"
4. With Smyth on the prowl looking to have a career year, I expect to see him gain yet another point in what is fast becoming a NORMAL thing to see each game.
Lowetide: G11 Blues at Oilers
So far this season, Magnus Paajarvi and Linus Omark have zero points, and Sam Gagner has only one. This is not the time to trade these men and the Oilers should insert Omark in the lineup at their earliest possible opportunity. A team like Boston--badly in need of offensive help and with limited cap room--might come calling for someone like Omark and pay 10 cents on the dollar to get him.
GDT: Blues vs. Oilers – Game 11 – 2011-10-30 @ 6:00 PM MST – SNET W | Putting on the Foil
The Blues are playing .500 hockey right now and are struggling on the powerplay. Combined with the Oilers current success on the P/K, I’d say we have a pretty solid chance of recording another win tonight.
GAME DAY: St. Louis @ Edmonton - Oil On Whyte - An Edmonton Oilers blog
The forwards…stay the same. Gagner will still be on 3RW and the young guns stay intact on top. Side note: if you’ve been under a rock for the last few days, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins is going to hang around for a while. When you’re on a four game winning streak, it’s hard to argue with results. Could use a couple more goals, though. Speaking of goals…