The St. Louis Blues’ record of 3-7 ranks 31st out of 32 NHL teams. The finger-pointing has already started in St. Louis.
Jeremy Rutherford of the Athletic reported that on multiple occasions a veteran Blues has talked to Jordan Kyrou about his “lackadaisical performance.” After signing a big contract (eight years, $65 million) this offseason, Kyrou is -15 in the Blues’ first 10 games.
He’s not the only Blues player with statistical struggles. Much-respected Ryan O’Reilly shows one goal in 10 games. The team’s defensive play hasn’t been sharp. Torey Krug is -11. Colton Parayko is -8.
The Detroit Red Wings have also contributed to the Blues’ poor start by signing David Perron and trading for goalie Ville Husso who was about to become a free agent. Both Perron and Husso were vital contributors to the Blues last season. Perron seemed to have superb chemistry with O’Reilly and Husso had a breakthrough season with the Blues. Both Perron and Husso are playing well for the Red Wings.
Did Doug Armstrong make the right personnel decisions? It’s easy to be a Monday morning quarterback when things don’t go well.
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The Red Wings play a home game against the Montreal Canadiens tonight in Little Caesars Arena.
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