Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/17/13

CALGARY, CANADA - OCTOBER 28: Jay Bouwmeester #4 of the Calgary Flames skates against the Colorado Avalanche during their game on October 28, 2009 at the Pengrowth Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The Avalanche defeated the Flames 3-2. (Photo by Dale MacMillan/Getty Images)
Somewhat lost in the fireworks of the Blues’ 7-3 win Thursday was a goal by Jay Bouwmeester. It was Bouwmeester’s first of the season, which might suggest to some that he has been rather quiet in the Blues’ 12-2-3 start. And literally speaking, they would be right. Bouwmeester is rather quiet, by nature. Moreover, when he does speak, he does it in measured increments and subdued tones. If you were trying to get Jerry Seinfeld to wear some kind of frilly-looking pirate shirt, Bouwmeester would be your guy. He talks at low volumes. But he plays hockey loud and clear. “He’s exactly as advertised, “ Blues coach Ken Hitchcock said. “He’s a minutes-eater. He plays big minutes against top-end opponents. He covers up mistakes, he settles the game down for us.” The quiet Bouwmeester has had big offensive seasons in his career. Over a three-season stretch with the Florida Panthers (2006-2009), the 6-foot-4, 215-pound defenseman had 42 goals and 121 points, an average of 14 goals and sligh...
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