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Evening Line

“The economy is tough, and if anyone says it isn’t they’re just not being accurate”.

“We may not see the effects for a while, either. A lot of people had their spending budget in place prior to our season. We sell our seats, we sell our corporate business, and we sell our season tickets starting in July. But from July through now, the world’s been tougher on the United States. We have to really work at playing an entertaining game on the ice, having people coming to our arena and understanding that it’s an event and having fun in the building.”

-Blues President John Davidson.  More from Davidson at TSN.

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Morning Line

“I thought we had Andy McDonald and T.J. Oshie ... (and) I would say Jay McClement, Danny Hinote, Cam Janssen had effective games.  Five forwards out of 12 is not enough.”

“Some of our skilled players tried to play with their hands, rather than their legs.  If you don’t play with your legs in this game, it’s difficult to play the game.”

“It was like watching a Halloween movie tonight, a horror story.”

-Blues coach Andy Murray after a 1-0 loss to Carolina last night.  More on the game from Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

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How Manny Got Hurt

from Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch,

I was going to ask (the arena worker) to move (the carpet), but he had his foot there, so I figured he was trying to secure it,” Legace said. “He’s yelling at us, ‘Careful, the carpet ... Careful, the carpet.’

“I’m like I can’t jump over it. It’s too far and my little legs won’t jump that far. I just figured he’s holding it and the other end is usually secure, so I’m just worried about it sliding (one) way. As soon as I went down, he lifted his foot off the carpet ... I knew I was coming down and I just couldn’t catch myself.

“It’s not that serious ... we’ll just see what happens tomorrow.”

more on the Blues loss to the Kings last night and watch a video of Manny hitting the red carpet below…

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Blues Can Build On Loss To Wings

from Jeff Gordon of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch,

The Red Wings would have turned their 3-0 lead into a 6-0 lead against a lesser team. They have the speed, skill and persistence to turn bad bounces into goals.

So the Blues can take something positive from the loss. They can take the last 20 minutes of that game and build on it.

“That’s the best team in the league,” Legace said, “and we dominated the third period.”

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Blues Lose King for the Season, But Gain a Candidate

From the St. Louis Blues:

St. Louis Blues President John Davidson announced today that forward D.J. King will undergo season ending shoulder surgery. King injured his shoulder in the Blues’ 6-1 win over Dallas on Oct. 16.

Update 6:47pm: Also from the Blues today, a note that they intend to wade into the same political quagmire that Philly just finished with. From the Blues’ press release—

Sarah Palin, Governor of Alaska and candidate for Vice President of the United States of America, will be the guest of the St. Louis Blues on Friday, Oct. 24, when she will drop a ceremonial pregame “first puck” prior to the Blues’ game vs. the visiting Los Angeles Kings.

Palin today confirmed that she will make the stop at Scottrade Center in St. Louis following a previous visit to Springfield, Mo., during her campaign trail in the state of Missouri.

 

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St. Louis Picks up David Koci, and Other Transactions

From the St. Louis Blues:

St. Louis Blues President John Davidson announced today the team claimed forward David Koci on waivers from the Tampa Bay Lightning.

The Lightning also waived Jason Ward today while claiming Matt Pettinger off re-entry waivers from Vancouver.

In other transaction news [TSN]:

Also, Vancouver’s Kyle Wellwood, Darren McCarty of Detroit and Sharks defenceman Lukas Kaspar all cleared the transaction wire, New York Rangers forward Patrick Rissmiller and Anaheim Ducks defenceman Ken Klee have been placed on waivers.

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Appendectomy Surgery For Chris Mason

via the St. Louis Blues,

St. Louis Blues President John Davidson announced today that goaltender Chris Mason underwent emergency appendectomy surgery on Thursday night. He is expected to miss approximately two weeks.

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Ryan Hollweg Back At It

Hollweg returns from suspension and promplty hits Alex Pietrangelo of the Blues from behind, 5 minute major and a game.  I do believe an automatic suspension comes with it, possibly three games.

added video at 4:42pm...

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Rookie On The Blueline In St. Louis

from Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch,

Alex Pietrangelo faced long odds of making the Blues’ opening-day roster, but on Monday the 18-year-old defenseman received word that he’ll be on the team and perhaps on the ice Friday against Nashville….

“We’ve all seen the poise he has. ... I like his poise,” Davidson said. “There’s always good things that happen on the ice, and things you learn from. I don’t like saying ‘bad.’ Some things don’t go well, but you learn from them. He’s a quick learner, very mature.”

read on

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Blues Need More From Their Power Play

from Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch,

“Toward the end of the season, I think we got it going a little bit,” Kariya said. “We started shooting the puck more and started getting more traffic and scoring some ugly goals. That’s what you need as a power play. There’s going to be times when the tic-tac-toe plays are there, but a lot of times, it’s a shot or a rebound that’s going to score goals.”

Kariya is back at one of the point positions this season.

“I think having Paul back there is huge for us,” Tkachuk said. “He can move laterally so well on the blue line ... I think we got a little stale last year by playing on the perimeter. We’re attacking with shots and attacking the seams a lot better this year because we’ve got the five forwards out there.

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