Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Davidson's new digs

Grant Kerr has a nice piece in today's Globe and Mail on new St. Louis Blues president John Davidson that addresses his first few days on the job, which began rather hectically on July 1.

There's definitely still a lot of skepticim over how well the Blues will fare this season, but from this piece, you get the sense Davidson means business:
"I know one thing, this team is going to work its tail off, with no shortcuts, none whatsoever," Davidson said. "I really do think we have a shot at making an impact because we have a lot of guys on this club with something to prove."
With all of the regime changes taking place this summer (Boston, Long Island, Pittsburgh and Los Angeles all come to mind), there's certainly not going to be any shortage of storylines when September rolls around.


At 9:10 p.m., August 02, 2006, Blogger SabreSharp said...

"Guerin was worn out after his part in negotiating a new contract for the National Hockey League Players' Association and his play suffered with the Dallas Stars, Davidson noted."

I found this part pretty amusing. He was worn out after negotiating a contract?!?! Alright, I'm sure that he had a few all nighters negotiating, but this has to be the single most lame excuse for not showing up and doing a job. He was paid around $5 million, right? What a disgrace.

At 12:07 a.m., August 03, 2006, Anonymous David Johnson said...

I think St. Louis has the potential to be much better this season. They ended last year playing pretty good hockey and have added McKee and Guerin this summer. They also have lots of cap room so it would not surprise me if they try to trade for some other teams (Devils, Sabres come to mind) salary dumps. They could use some more goaltending so maybe Biron is an option to go there. All-in-all, I think the Blues team has turned the corner.

At 1:55 p.m., August 03, 2006, Anonymous Doogie2K said...

I'm still not convinced reuniting 2/3 of the Oilers' top line from 1998 is really going to help at this point, especially since it's, you know, 2006, and, much as I hate to say it, the Oilers really weren't that good in 1998.

I like Jay McKee, though. Thought he might look good in copper and blue, though sure as hell not at that price.


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