I recently asked a fine friend of KK of his views on David Perron and Ville Husso.
He's a huge follower of the Blues and knows his hockey.
Losing Perron makes me sick. The guy was a homegrown player who LOVED St. Louis. He was the most important element of team's successful PP. He had a special, symbiotic partnership with Ryan O'Reilly. He fulfilled his defensive duties, was not hesitant to play "greasy," and persevered through injuries.
Getting Husso is an excellent move. It's an attempt to buy low like Alex Nedeljkovic. If either pans out, Yzerman has a No. 1 goalie for fraction of cost. If not, they're no worse than other options on market.
Husso has high upside as we saw this past season with GSAA among top 10 in league. His best work is against high-danger chances, which can not be taught. It should be reasonable for him to improve against medium- and low-danger shots. His floor is, well, the second half of this season when he slumped.
Two seasons ago, Husso flashed promise but had multiple bouts of shakiness. To his credit, he recognized the weakness, addressed it in off season and came back much improved last season. That suggests he has drive and smarts to learn.
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