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The Daily: St. Louis Blues Finger-Pointing; Ryan Reynolds Wants Senators

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David Perron's decision to sign with the Red Wings is just one of the factors contribution to the St. Louis Blues' poor start

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.

Senators Update

Canadian-born actor Ryan Reynolds confirmed on the tonight show that he is indeed trying to buy the Ottawa Senators. He is also one of the owners of the Welsh soccer team, Wrexham.

 

In Case You Missed It

Bob Duff writes that the Detroit Red Wings are off to their best start in 11 years.

Riding a three-game winning streak, coach Derek Lalonde‘s hot Wings are not cooling off.

Days off have hurt the Red Wings in the early going this season. They have lost three games this season when they didn’t have a practice the day before.

Red Wings Next Game

The Red Wings play a home game against the Montreal Canadiens tonight in Little Caesars Arena.

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Boston: The Bruins down the St. Louis Blues wearing their Pooh Bear jerseys. Boston Bruins.

Colorado: The Avalanche lose their “voice” with the death of Peter McNab. Colorado Avalanche.

Florida: Tropical Storm Nicole could result in the postponement of the Florida Panthers-Carolina Hurricanes game Tuesday. Florida Panthers

New York: The Islanders came from behind once again. They downed the Calgary Flames 4-3 in overtime. New York Islanders

Philadelphia: Defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen is the latest to feel the wrath of coach John Tortorella. Philadelphia Flyers. 

Pittsburgh: The Penguins’ PK is killing them. Pittsburgh Penguins. 

San Jose : Former Sharks forward Joel Ward was a victim of racism, verbally abused on social media, after scoring an  overtime series-clinching goal against the Bruins in the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs. He spoke out against the Boston Bruins’ signing of Mitchell Miller.

Vegas: Coach Bruce Cassidy is hoping Jack Eichel can be the Golden Knights’ version of Patrice Bergeron. Vegas Golden Knights. 

 

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MICHAEL C ZACK

Big money contracts don’t change anything….Milan Lucic

Tom Rady

These are not the typically big money signings. Most are short term and for moderate amounts. Ony Perron and Copp were signed for longer than two years. Yzerman has signed good but not the biggest name free agents for certain amounts of time. They are really helping us. Timely and astute signings.

Peter from Poland

Perron has 2 years. Chiarot is long term.

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