Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 04/15/06 at 09:49 AM ET
Before new ownership has a chance to settle in, the Blues have to make a decision on veteran Keith Tkachuk's future with the club. They have seven days after Tuesday's season finale in Chicago to accept a $3.8 million team option on the left winger, who turned 34 in March. "It's a decision that we have to make and we'll deal with it at the proper time," Blues general manager Larry Pleau said Friday.Also from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch,
The season mercifully ends for the Blues next week, as they will finish with the worst record in franchise history - and their worst television ratings, too. On FSN, the best rating was 2.7 - for its second telecast of the season, a game in October against Detroit. Since then, FSN hasn't had a game go above 1.7, and its average rating in March dipped to a measly 0.6. That means, according to Nielsen, that only about 7,300 homes in the entire market were tuning in. On KPLR, the high point came on opening night, when 3.3 percent of the homes in the market saw the Blues play San Jose on Oct. 8. But Channel 11 hasn't had a 3-or-better rating since early December, and its best rating is worse that the season average for their last year of play - 2003-04.
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