Sportsnet: Elliotte Friedman on Tuesday’s The Jeff Marek Show: Third Frame Frenzy episode on the St. Louis Blues.
** NHLRumors.com transcription
“… I believe with the Blues is, it’s going to depend on Doug Armstrong. What does he wish to do here? I believe he’s sort of had the mindset that if you have a concept, simply connect to him and he’ll consider it.
But I simply believe that it’s going to depend on him. We understand the year they won the Cup, he might have blown the collaborate and he didn’t. And I don’t believe this is the exact same, however I’m not the viewpoint that counts. His is the viewpoint that counts and we’ll see what he does.”
Marek: “But that’s simply the important things however, the last time, previously this season, when they went on that eight-game losing streak, there were the shouts of start shooting bodies out the door. Is it going to be O’Reilly or Tarasenko or is it going to be O’Reilly and Tarasenko?
What do you finish with this blue line? Did they make the incorrect choice on the netminding? And Armstrong once again didn’t do anything, the Blues rebounded, 7 video games in a row. They dupe a great little winning streak and now they’re sort of right back to where they were when they were losing once again. Like, they’ve revealed they can reverse and win 7 video games in a row. They’ve revealed they can assemble, now it’s not going to get any much easier night versus a veteran group led by perhaps the very best goaltender in the video game in Ilya Sorokin. But this group has actually revealed prior to, they can totally turn things around. Which needs to be constantly annoying if you’re Doug Armstrong.
Because to your point, the greatest success, Stanley Cup occurred when you broke your preliminary impulses to waive men and trade men.
Again, I return to your discussing of Doug Armstrong, this is a difficult read. I have no concept who this group is. Doug’s a lot closer to it clearly than I am, He most likely has a higher manage, I simply don’t understand what the response is. I have no concept how Doug Armstrong would feel about this St. Louis Blues group that have actually lost terribly and won amazingly. Don’t understand how to read it.
And through all of it now, there’s the Jordan Binnington concern. That shot from the point , ooof. There have actually been a couple and now you got the goalie concern.”
Friedman: “Well, I would state you’ve forgotten to discuss that grueling Manhattan to Long Island travel back-to-back.
I believe this is various. Look, I don’t understand what he’s going to do.”