Found March 28, 2013 on
In the St. Louis Blues' 4-2 loss to the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday night, head coach Ken Hitchcock made an interesting lineup move after the second period. Hitchcock moved second line center Patrik Berglund down to the fourth line to play left wing.
It was a move that should remain permanent until Berglund's play picks up and his activity drastically improves.
Berglund was a minus-3 on the night against the Kings and it was yet another game by Berglund that was sub-par.
There has been a lot of talk about "buying-in" coming from the Hitchcock and the Blues' locker room and you have to wonder if one of those guys being referenced is Berglund, who has not played at a high enough level to be a second line center on a contending team.
Sure, Berglund has 14 goals on the year. That is nice. His 14 goals are second on the team, just behind Chris Stewart. But if you dig deeper, you will see that Berglund has been more of a problem than a solution.
Berglund is 11...
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ST. LOUIS St. Louis Blues Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the club has assigned goaltender Brian Elliott to their American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, Peoria Rivermen for conditioning. Elliott will start for the Rivermen on Friday against Oklahoma City and Saturday against Lake Erie before returning to the...
The St. Louis Blues fell 4-2 to the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday night. It was the team's third consecutive loss and the once high-flying Blues now find themselves in eighth place in the Western Conference standings. Head coach Ken Hitchcock has been telling reporters that his team has not "bought-in" to the system at this point, which is a big concern considering...
from Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch,
Blues coach Ken Hitchcock had plenty to say about that bad break at the end — Richards’ goal that came after teammate Jeff Carter popped up the back of the net with a hefty shove from behind. That jarred the positioning of Blues goalie Jaroslav Halak, who stopped 37 of the Kings’ 40 shots Thursday.
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After Tuesday's tough loss at home on Tuesday night, the St. Louis Blues were looking to get back on track on Thursday night against the very difficult-to-handle Los Angeles Kings. The Blues had a closed-door meeting after Tuesday's loss and were looking for a better effort on Thursday. Unfortunately, they didn't get it, falling to the Kings 4-2 on Thursday night.