Blues Off-season and 2024-25 Season

A forum for non-baseball sports
cardsfantx
Hall Of Famer
Posts: 10939
Joined: November 6 10, 10:58 am

Re: Blues Off-season and 2024-25 Season

Post by cardsfantx »

Was hoping for Stephenson for a 2C but just signed for 7/6.25 AAV with Seattle

These deals esp the term are crazy

I don’t even want to know what a Bush extension would look like. I’m cool with a trade also, as we should get a haul with what I’m seeing going around.

cardsfantx
Hall Of Famer
Posts: 10939
Joined: November 6 10, 10:58 am

Re: Blues Off-season and 2024-25 Season

Post by cardsfantx »

buch signs an extension; great! 8 mil AAV; ugh...I love buch but he's just not worth 8 AAV (6 years). plus a full NMC the first 4 years (Army's first one; edit - they were wrong; looks like just a standard NTC)

picked up faska from DAL, and Joseph and a 3rd round pick from OTT in exchange for nothing...so that is good. Faska should slide into Hayes spot for the 3rd C and Joseph should be pretty dang good in a 3rd or 4th wing role
Last edited by cardsfantx on July 2 24, 2:00 pm, edited 2 times in total.

cardsfantx
Hall Of Famer
Posts: 10939
Joined: November 6 10, 10:58 am

Re: Blues Off-season and 2024-25 Season

Post by cardsfantx »

also the roster is set and we still don't have a 2C...so guess we're going to roll with buch or schenn there and lose damn near every face off

Thomas, Kyrou, Buch, Saad, Neighbours, Schenn, Texier, Joseph, Torop, Faksa, Kapanen, and Bolduc

Joseph and Faska are huge and along with Torop...that bottom 6 is going to have some size and some skill, and be hard to play against

cardsfantx
Hall Of Famer
Posts: 10939
Joined: November 6 10, 10:58 am

Re: Blues Off-season and 2024-25 Season

Post by cardsfantx »

and looks like we have approx 7 mil left under the cap once you include Bolduc and Kessel on the roster (and Sunny on LTIR)

not that we need to spend to the cap; this team is a year or 2 away from the youngsters really being ready/make a real run at the playoffs...so no need to spend money just to do so. now if there's a trade to be made to bring in a REAL 2c? well I'd be all for using the cap space.

NSH obv REALLY going for it, and of course Avs and DAL will be great....so prob can't count on anything better than 4th in the division even if we do pick up a 2C, BUT....would make it more interesting for sure (edit - not to mention the Jets)

cardsfantx
Hall Of Famer
Posts: 10939
Joined: November 6 10, 10:58 am

Re: Blues Off-season and 2024-25 Season

Post by cardsfantx »

and we just picked up Mathieu Joseph's younger brother, LHD Pierre-Olivier

I like it; 1 year 950K; first round pick who is a year younger than Peru

User avatar
CardsofSTL
All Hail the GDT Master
Posts: 52221
Joined: April 26 11, 6:06 am
Location: Columbus, OH

Re: Blues Off-season and 2024-25 Season

Post by CardsofSTL »

2024-25 REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE

OCTOBER
Oct. 8 at Seattle Kraken - 3:30 p.m.
Oct. 10 at San Jose Sharks - 9:30 p.m.
Oct. 11 at Vegas Golden Knights - 9 p.m.
Oct. 15 vs. Minnesota Wild - 6:30 p.m.
Oct. 17 vs. New York Islanders - 7 p.m.
Oct. 19 vs. Carolina Hurricanes - 6 p.m.
Oct. 22 vs. Winnipeg Jets - 7 p.m.
Oct. 24 at Toronto Maple Leafs - 6 p.m.
Oct. 26 at Montreal Canadiens - 6 p.m.
Oct. 29 at Ottawa Senators - 6 p.m.
Oct. 31 at Philadelphia Flyers - 6 p.m.

NOVEMBER
Nov. 2 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs - 6 p.m.
Nov. 5 vs. Tampa Bay Lightning - 7 p.m.
Nov. 7 vs. Utah Hockey Club - 7 p.m.
Nov. 9 vs. Washington Capitals - 6 p.m.
Nov. 12 vs. Boston Bruins - 7 p.m.
Nov. 14 at Buffalo Sabres - 6 p.m.
Nov. 16 at Boston Bruins - 12 p.m.
Nov. 17 at Carolina Hurricanes - 4 p.m.
Nov. 19 vs. Minnesota Wild - 7 p.m.
Nov. 21 vs. San Jose Sharks - 7 p.m.
Nov. 23 at New York Islanders - 6:30 p.m.
Nov. 25 at New York Rangers - 6 p.m.
Nov. 27 at New Jersey Devils - 6 p.m.
Nov. 30 vs. Philadelphia Flyers - 6 p.m.

DECEMBER
Dec. 3 at Winnipeg Jets - 7 p.m.
Dec. 5 at Calgary Flames - 8 p.m.
Dec. 7 at Edmonton Oilers - 9 p.m.
Dec. 10 at Vancouver Canucks - 9 p.m.
Dec. 12 vs. San Jose Sharks - 7 p.m.
Dec. 14 at Dallas Stars - 7 p.m.
Dec. 15 vs. New York Rangers - 5 p.m.
Dec. 17 vs. New Jersey Devils - 7 p.m.
Dec. 19 at Tampa Bay Lightning - 6 p.m.
Dec. 20 at Florida Panthers - 6 p.m.
Dec. 23 at Detroit Red Wings - 6 p.m.
Dec. 27 vs. Nashville Predators - 7 p.m.
Dec. 29 vs. Buffalo Sabres - 5 p.m.
Dec. 31 at Chicago Blackhawks (Winter Classic) - 4 p.m.

JANUARY
Jan. 3 vs. Ottawa Senators - 7 p.m.
Jan. 4 at Columbus Blue Jackets - 6 p.m.
Jan. 7 at Minnesota Wild - 7 p.m.
Jan. 9 vs. Anaheim Ducks - 7 p.m.
Jan. 11 vs. Columbus Blue Jackets - 6 p.m.
Jan. 14 vs. Calgary Flames - 7 p.m.
Jan. 16 vs. Calgary Flames - 7 p.m.
Jan. 18 at Utah Hockey Club - 8 p.m.
Jan. 20 at Vegas Golden Knights - 5 p.m.
Jan. 23 vs. Vegas Golden Knights - 7 p.m.
Jan. 25 vs. Dallas Stars - 6 p.m.
Jan. 27 vs. Vancouver Canucks - 6:30 p.m.
Jan. 31 at Colorado Avalanche - 8 p.m.

FEBRUARY

Feb. 2 at Utah Hockey Club - 6 p.m.
Feb. 4 vs. Edmonton Oilers - 7 p.m.
Feb. 6 vs. Florida Panthers - 7 p.m.
Feb. 8 vs. Chicago Blackhawks - 6 p.m.
Feb. 22 vs. Winnipeg Jets - 6 p.m.
Feb. 23 vs. Colorado Avalanche - 5 p.m.
Feb. 25 vs. Seattle Kraken - 7 p.m.
Feb. 27 at Washington Capitals - 6 p.m.

MARCH
March 1 vs. Los Angeles Kings - 7 p.m.
March 2 at Dallas Stars - 5 p.m.
March 5 at Los Angeles Kings - 9:30 p.m.
March 7 at Anaheim Ducks - 9 p.m.
March 8 at Los Angeles Kings - 7 p.m.
March 13 at Pittsburgh Penguins - 6 p.m.
March 15 at Minnesota Wild - 7 p.m.
March 16 vs. Anaheim Ducks - 5 p.m.
March 18 at Nashville Predators - 7 p.m.
March 20 vs. Vancouver Canucks - 7 p.m.
March 22 vs. Chicago Blackhawks - 2 p.m.
March 23 vs. Nashville Predators - 5 p.m.
March 25 vs. Montreal Canadiens - 7 p.m.
March 27 at Nashville Predators - 7 p.m.
March 29 at Colorado Avalanche - 3:30 p.m.

APRIL
April 1 vs. Detroit Red Wings - 7 p.m.
April 3 vs. Pittsburgh Penguins - 7 p.m.
April 5 vs. Colorado Avalanche - 6 p.m.
April 7 at Winnipeg Jets - 6:30 p.m.
April 9 at Edmonton Oilers - 9 p.m.
April 12 at Seattle Kraken - 9 p.m.
April 15 vs. Utah Hockey Club - 7 p.m.

User avatar
JCShutout
MacGyver of Underwear
Posts: 13052
Joined: April 18 06, 7:53 am
Location: South City

Re: Blues Off-season and 2024-25 Season

Post by JCShutout »

Dang, we were busy on day 2!

I love buchy, but oof $8m is a lot. He’s probably worth it (or close enough) for at least half the contract, hopefully 4 years. You just never know when a guy will start slowing down.

I don’t know much about the new guys. Essentially we traded Hayes and a 2nd for these two and a third so that’s a little better asset management… I guess? Seem like bottom 6 guys. Faksa is pretty big… then again, so was Hayes. /shrug/ I hope they’re good.

Edit: Maybe they think they can flip faksa at the deadline for a pick since he’s big, and by then his salary cap hit won’t be too much.

User avatar
mikechamp
Hall Of Famer
Posts: 10220
Joined: April 17 06, 5:05 pm
Location: Southwestern Illinois

Re: Blues Off-season and 2024-25 Season

Post by mikechamp »

Just looked over that schedule. 1 comment and 1 question:

1. They only play 2 road games in the entire month of February. Wow.

2. Why do they have a 6-game road trip in March? Is there a circus in town or something?

User avatar
Popeye_Card
GRB's most intelligent & humble poster
Posts: 29980
Joined: April 17 06, 11:25 am

Re: Blues Off-season and 2024-25 Season

Post by Popeye_Card »

As dumb as "Utah Hockey Club" currently looks on the schedule, apparently they are planning to go with the Utah Yetis. Yeti? Yeties? Whatever the plural of yeti is.

Setting aside that it doesn't exactly roll off the tongue, that feels like a corny mascot for a NHL team. AHL, sure. I don't know that I have a better suggestion at this point but it isn't Yeti.

User avatar
CardsofSTL
All Hail the GDT Master
Posts: 52221
Joined: April 26 11, 6:06 am
Location: Columbus, OH

Re: Blues Off-season and 2024-25 Season

Post by CardsofSTL »

Popeye_Card wrote:
July 9 24, 7:00 am
As dumb as "Utah Hockey Club" currently looks on the schedule, apparently they are planning to go with the Utah Yetis. Yeti? Yeties? Whatever the plural of yeti is.

Setting aside that it doesn't exactly roll off the tongue, that feels like a corny mascot for a NHL team. AHL, sure. I don't know that I have a better suggestion at this point but it isn't Yeti.
Salt Lickers

Post Reply