Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Blues back on track

Tonight, when the Blues play on home ice for the first time this season, a sellout of more than 19,500 is expected at Scottrade Center. And there won't be many freebies going through the turnstiles, if any.

In fact, the club announced recently that the first three games on the home schedule — including Friday against Colorado and Oct. 20 against Minnesota — are also close to being sold out.

I'm glad to see it. President John Davidson and David Checketts's ownership group have done a nice job in turning things around after the Wal-Mart clan gutted the roster and sold the team.

I'm still skeptical that this is a playoff team, but they're certainly now in the mix, and as soon as players like Erik Johnson are ready to make big-time contributions, watch out.



At 5:55 p.m., October 10, 2007, Blogger StlBlues1967 said...

I like our chances, but we can't stay healthy. It would also be nice to improve on our 0-15-1 record against the Predators and our sub-.500 record against the Red Wings over the last two years.

Go Blues!

At 11:02 p.m., October 10, 2007, Anonymous Dennis Prouse said...

They have the right coach in place, that's for sure. Andy Murray is the most underrated coach in the NHL. His teams always compete hard, and are always tremendously well prepared. the Blues couldn't have picked a better guy to lead them back to respectability in a hurry.

At 2:47 a.m., October 11, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great.. the Western Conference just got even tougher. Glad St Louis is doing better, but a cautionary note: Andy Murray teams are notoriously fast starters, probably because they're better prepared than other teams, they then level out in the middle of the year as other teams catch up and then fade in the stretch, possibly because Murray over practices them late in the season.


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