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Bernie reacts to his interview with Blues general manager Doug Armstrong. Bernie points to Doug Armstrong's comments about needing to find a leader as he discusses who could be the next captain. He also talks about the evolution of the team, as the Blues look to add speed to the lineup as shown by the recent additions of Kasperi Kapanen and Jakub Vrana.
Bernie visits with St. Louis Blues general manager Doug Armstrong. Doug talks about where the Blues' season went off the rails and his approach to retooling the team ahead of the trade deadline. He also makes a call for a leader to emerge for next season's team.
General Manager of the St. Louis Blues and friend of the podcast, Doug Armstrong, joins the show to catch up with Bob and John. Doug talks about the NHL's recent trade deadline and the organization's decision to rebuild following some departures some household Blues names. Doug gives us some insight on what the plan is for St. Louis moving forward regarding this years draft and the management of their prospects. Before we go, we also get his opinion on some of the moves made by other teams in the league.
11:00 – City lived up to every possible expectation. 11:15 – Doug Armstrong put a timeline on this Blues' rebuild. 11:30 – Our Cardinals insider Katie Woo from the Athletic 11:45 – Questions and Answers 12:00 – Is Jordan Walker slugging his way into the Cardinals' opening day plans? 12:15 – College Basketball Whip-Around 12:30 – The Blues have a clear plan with their first round picks. 12:45 – The Junk Drawer 1:00 – 20 Most Important Cardinals for 2023: #17 Adam Wainwright 1:15 – In or Out 1:30 – When was the last time a Cardinal took advantage of the opportunity the way Walker could? 1:45 – BK & Ferrario Rewind Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2:00 - Blues trade for Jakub Vrana 2:15 - Nice game for the Blues in San Jose and the power play looked great. 2:30 - Former Cardinal Matt Holliday joins the show to talk about Jordan Walker and the injury status of Adam Wainwright. 2:45 - What to expect for St. Louis City's first home match. 3:00 - Doug Armstrong addresses the media following the trade deadline. 3:15 - More from Doug Armstrong's press conference and reaction to his comments. 3:30 - What's Trending 3:45 - Pavel Buchnevich has been a bright spot this entire season for the Blues. 4:00 - The Gauntlet 4:15 - How concerned are we about Waino? 4:30 - Battlehawks have a big game this weekend, and need to get the offense going. 4:45 - Sports 6 Pack 5:00 - Colton Parayko had one of his best games of the season last night. 5:15 - Will Jack Flaherty be the Cardinals' comeback player of the year? 5:30 - Biggest Question of the Day 5:45 - Fade or Follow / What you missed Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11:00 – Doug Armstrong has filled out the middle six with cheap, high-upside forwards. 11:15 – This Adam Wainwright storyline is absolutely worthy of concern. 11:30 – Was last night a reminder of what Parayko can be with the right Partner? 11:45 – Ask Us Anything 12:00 – 20 Most Important Cardinals for 2023: #18 Jordan Walker 12:15 – NFL Quick Hitters 12:30 – The 'Best' the Blues can do is get to the sixth worst team in the NHL. 12:45 – The Junk Drawer 1:00 – Illinois & Mizzou are a mirror image of one another, and they're a reminder of how expectations can impact the enjoyment of a season. 1:15 – Former Braves Pitching Coach Leo Mazzone 1:30 – One Gotta Go 1:45 – BK & Ferrario Rewind: What to expect at St. Louis City SC's first home game. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Bernie reacts to the Blues' win in San Jose Thusrday night and Doug Armstrong's acquisition of Jakub Vrana at the trade deadline. He then goes on to preview St. Louis City SC's home debut as he discusses how the team has gone to great strides to integrate itself into the community. He also highlights how the Taylor family is almost entirely responsible for bringing the team and Citypark to St. Louis.
Lets Go Blues Radio - St. Louis Blues Hockey Podcast
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2:00 - What can we expect from Kasperi Kapanen tonight and moving forward? 2:15 - Are the new rules just for the TV product? 2:30 - Does winning with a super team count for less? 2:45 - Is it now or never for Dylan Carlson? 3:00 - NHL Network Analyst & former NHL Player/Agent/General Manager, Brian Lawton on Doug Armstrong's moves at the deadline 3:15 - Why did these highly touted QBs fail? 3:30 - What's Trending 3:45 - MLB pushes for a salary cap. MLBPA pushes back 4:00 - The Gauntlet 4:15 - Will the rule changes rob us of pivotal moments? 4:30 - NFL Four Downs 4:45 - What if Lisa is wrong about Nolan Gorman? 5:00 - The method behind some of these moves made by Doug Armstrong 5:15 - Sports Six Pack 5:30 - Biggest Question of the Day 5:45 - What You Missed Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2-28 Segment 2 - Cam's Notebook - Doug Armstrong talks Barbashev trade & Acquiring Kasperi Kapanen - Blues play Kraken tonight - #stlcards talk - Reminiscing on Mike Matheny's managerial blunders
Bernie reacts to the New York Rangers acquisition of Patrick Kane and rumors that Colton Parayko is on the trade block. He calls out Doug Armstrong for getting out manuevered by Steve Yzerman after the Red Wings signed Jake Walman to a contract extension. He also previews SLU's matchup against first place VCU and C.B. Bucknor's juvenile antics not shaking Oliver Marmol's hand.
Bernie reacts to some of Doug Armstrong's comments he made after trading Ivan Barbashev to Vegas for former first round pick Zach Dean and picking up forward Kasperi Kapanen on waivers from Pittsburgh. Bernie also reacts to some of the activity around the NHL including Timo Meier being traded to New Jersey, and the Blackhawks piling up first round picks.
11:00 – Let's hear what Berube, Toropchenk & Thomas had to say about last night. 11:15 – There is clearly a divide in the locker room...What does that mean for the team's short & long term future? 11:30 – The Battlehawks are...Fun!? 11:45 – Ask Us Anything 12:00 – Senior MLB writer David Schoenfield of ESPN. 12:15 – Doug Armstrong said he's looking for quitting, and we're watching that right now. 12:30 – Mic Drops: We hear from you! Who you mad at? 12:45 – The Junk Drawer 1:00 – What do past MLS expansion teams tell us about City SC in 2023? 1:15 – Blues insider Lou Korac of NHL.com 1:30 – One Gotta Go 1:45 – BK & Ferrario Rewind Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2:00 - What the hell are we watching? 2:15 - Cards receive a B for their offseason grade 2:30 - What's Trending 2:45 - Fill in the Blank 3:00 - Potential landing spots for Barbashev 3:15 - The Noot could break out? 3:30 - What makes you think effort can change over the offseason? 3:45 - Are we overlooking a lack of playing time for Walker? 4:00 - The Gauntlet 4:15 - There's no way Ryan O'Reilly re-signs, right? 4:30 - Blues Insider from The Athletic, Jeremy Rutherford on how Doug Armstrong will approach the trade deadline 4:45 - Sports Six Pack 5:00 - How important is Berube in this transition? 5:15 - Would the Bengals re-do the Burrow draft?! 5:30 - Biggest Question of the Day 5:45 - What You Missed Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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11:00 – Doug Armstrong never wavered on this team. They simply weren't good enough. 11:15 – The Blues now have the assets to get involved in every trade conversation. 11:30 – NFL Quick Hitters 11:45 – Questions and Answers 12:00 – The Blues see the Kings as the mod for their 'Rebuild'. 12:15 – How would a good year & extension change St. Louis relationship with Flaherty? 12:30 – How do the Blues trades play into job security for Craig Berube? 12:45 – The Junk Drawer 1:00 – Sportsnet NHL insider Jeff Marek 1:30 – In or Out 1:45 – BK & Ferrario Rewind Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Ryan O'Reilly has been dealt to the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Blues are in full rebuild/retool mode now Favorite O'Reilly moment Armstrong's press conference Poor, poor Patrick Kane AND MORE! RockinThatIDLife.com - For 10% OFF, Email Dustin at email@example.com & tell him "Lets Go Blues sent me!" StrikeWithMike.com - Mike Burgoyne, St. Louis' best realtor! CenterIceBrewery.com - St. Louis brewed hockey-themed beer! Check our our T-Shirt Shop! www.LetsGoBlues.com/shop Follow us on the socials! @lgbradio
Bernie offers up some of his thoughts after having a day to process the Blues' trade of Vladimir Tarasenko. Bernie highlights how Tarasenko scored at an elite level from 2014-2019, but had faded this season. Bernie points out how the Blues were trading the ghost of Tarasenko versus Tarasenko in prime form and how Doug Armstrong would have deserved criticism for NOT trading him.
Bernie listens in to some of Doug Armstrong's comments from his earlier media ZOOM after the Blues traded Vladimir Tarasenko and Niko Mikkola to the New York Rangers for a package featuring first and third round draft picks and Sammy Blais. Bernie agrees that the time was right to trade Tarasenko, and speculates that this is just the first move to go down ahead of the trade deadline.
On Groundhog Day, the guys ask the kitchen if they serve Deja Vu because the guys are certainly feeling it. Doug Armstrong is hurtling towards the trade deadline faster than Phil Conners towards a train on an all night bender, but Doug's guessing he's gonna swerve first. The guys look back on how the hell the Blues ended up where they now are, facing down the prospect of a total rebuild. Too late for flapjacks?
2:00 - Tom Brady retires…again 2:15 - Did MLB Network undervalue Tommy Edman? 2:30 - TSN's Hockey Insider, Darren Dreger on what the Blues could do with Ryan O'Reilly and Vladimir Tarasenko 2:45 - What's Trending 3:00 - Offseason Grades for all 30 MLB Teams 3:15 - Sports Six Pack 3:30 - Good Idea. Bad Idea 3:45 - Evaluating the forwards 4:00 - Covering the Cubs and White Sox for ESPN.com, Jesse Rogers on if the Cardinals did enough this offseason to be the favorite in the NL Central 4:15 - The Gauntlet 4:30 - Can anyone push the Cardinals? 4:45 - Blues Insider for The Athletic, Jeremy Rutherford on what the Blues could get back for Vladimir Tarasenko Tarasenko 5:00 - Way too early look at the MLB trade deadline 5:15 - What should be the approach for Doug Armstrong leading up to the trade deadline? 5:30 - Biggest Question of the Day 5:45 - What You Missed Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Bernie opens up the show ranting about another lackluster effort by the Blues. Bernie refuses to let any current player off the hook including Jordan Kyrou and Jordan Binnington. Bernie also is ready for the reality that many familiar faces may be dealt at the trade deadline and calls out Doug Armstrong for some of his offseason moves.
Bernie takes a look at how Doug Armstrong's recent moves have backfired on him this season, and if Ryan O'Reilly will be dealt. Bernie points out how if O'Reilly doesn't agree to a contract extension before the trade deadline, he's likely going to be dealt given Armstrong's history of not re-signing his own free agents. Bernie also talks about how the signing of Torey Krug hasn't worked out and how Jay Bouwmeester's sudden retirement forced him to overpay for Marco Scandella.
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Show Topics: Damar Hamlin's cardiac arrest & the similarities to Chris Pronger and Jay Bouwmeester O'Reilly & Tarasenko go down with long term injuries and join Krug on the IR Armstrong Speaks Blues battle hard for a shootout win vs Toronto after a tough loss to MIN The boys argue about Patrick Stefan's famous empty net miss from 2007. Rumors about Mikkola being moved? Team USA vs Team Canada in the World Juniors AND MORE! RockinThatIDLife.com - For 10% OFF, Email Dustin at email@example.com & tell him "Lets Go Blues sent me!" StrikeWithMike.com - Mike Burgoyne, St. Louis' best realtor! CenterIceBrewery.com - St. Louis brewed hockey-themed beer! Check our our T-Shirt Shop! www.LetsGoBlues.com/shop Follow us on the socials! @lgbradio
Bernie chats with 590 The Fan and Bally Sports Midwest Blues Insider Andy Strickland. Andy looks at the keys to the team's win Tuesday over Toronto and at how it appears that Doug Armstrong made an impact by calling players out by name in his teleconference Monday. Andy also examines who has the most to gain from opportunities available with Ryan O'Reilly and Vladimir Tarasenko out of the lineup with injuries.
1-4 Segment 1 - Speaker of the House drama - Blues win a wild game in Toronto - Doug Armstrong talks rebuild - Visiting the City Foundry & The Armory - St. Louis CITY SC gear for Christmas
Bernie reacts to Doug Armstrong's comments to the media in a conference call Tuesday. Bernie says it's refreshing to see Armstrong call out Colton Parayko and others by name. Bernie also emphasizes that goal prevention is the top measurement of the team's performance and this year's team is not successful in that department.
Bernie visits with NHL.com Blues correspondent and Inside the Blues publisher Lou Korac. Lou talks about Doug Armstrong calling out individuals and how Brayden Schenn's offensive struggles have been a mircochosim of the team's. Lou also talks about how the team seems to be in agreement that it needs to be better defensively and pay more attention to detail as it has underachieved to date.
Bernie reacts to comments Doug Armstrong made on an interview earlier Tuesday on The Fan 590 in Toronto. Bernie then asks if he was too easy on Armstrong when he didn't re-sign David Perron as the team reels in his absence.
Great perspective from William Gilman. Larry Nickel joins us for the WWE Recap. The Year of the Hawk. Shakira somehow comes up. Tax talk. "How It Works" with Doug, Iggy, and Plowsy discussing potholes. Blues dealing with injuries to Ryan O'Reilly and Vladdy. Audio from Doug Armstrong on the situation. The Blues strategy going forward. +/-. Connor Bedard. Passport situation update. Mizzou Hoops ranked #20. Huge wins vs. Illinois and Kentucky. Brady Cook.
Nick Kypreos, Justin Bourne and Sam McKee are back together and kick off 2023 by discussing Canada's overtime win over Slovakia in the quarterfinals of the World Juniors, Connor Bedard's imposing stretch and which NHL teams should consider tanking for him. Two-time Stanley Cup champion and Hockey Night in Canada broadcaster Craig Simpson joins the show (41:24) to catch up with the Leafs and discuss tonight's matchup against the St. Louis Blues, Matt Murray vs. Ilya Samsonov, concerns for John Tavares' offensive production and if he should be moved out to the wing. Later, Blues' general manager Doug Armstrong gives his take (1:06:44) on his team's season so far, how he approaches team-building and trades, and why his system is geared for success in the playoffs. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
2:00 - How important is this stretch of games for the Blues? 2:15 - Are the Cardinals putting too much stock into Noot? 2:30 - What's Trending 2:45 - Biggest Questions heading into Week 17 3:00 - What are realistic expectations for Jordan Walker? 3:15 - Radio Voice of the Blues, Chris Kerber on the storylines to follow with Torey Krug out 3:30 - What teams exceed expectations and what team fell flat on their face this season? 3:45 - Why can't Parayko be on his game consistently? 4:00 - The Gauntlet 4:15 - Are the Cardinals prepared enough for a possible regression of their big bats? 4:30 - Blues Q's 4:45 - NFL Boom or Bust 5:00 - If you're Doug Armstrong, what do you need to see from the Blues to be a buyer at the deadline? 5:15 - Sports Six Pack 5:30 - Best sports moments of the year? 5:45 - What You Missed
Bernie previews the World Cup semifinal match between Argentina and Croatia. He then moves on to trying to diagnose the Blues' woes. Bernie calls out Doug Armstrong for his roster construction pointing to players like Josh Leivo, Tyler Pitlick and Calle Rosen having roles too big for a contending team. He also says any perceived disfunction in the locker room shouldn't be standing in the way of success as many great teams have had conflict.
Jeff and Elliotte react to the news about Kris Letang being back on the ice, the chaos from last night's Canucks-Canadiens game, and the value of players like Jacob Trouba and Luke Schenn (06:34). Next, they discuss Nathan MacKinnon's injury, if the Colorado Avalanche are going to try and add a forward sooner rather than later, and Bruce Cassidy's return to Boston (13:30). To finish, Jeff and Elliotte look at another loss for the St. Louis Blues, how Doug Armstrong might view his team, and if the Flames should give Matthew Phillips a call-up (23:16). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate
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Jesse Granger and Mike Russo are joined by guest co-host Joe Smith this week on the Thanksgiving edition of the roundtable. The boys discuss the red hot St. Louis Blues who had lost 8 in a row before reeling off 7 straight victories and are joined by Blues General Manager Doug Armstrong and find out what exactly is working in St. Louis now. The roundtable stick taps Bruins captain Patrice Bergeron for reaching 1000 career points, Cale Makar becoming the fastest defensemen to reach 200 career points and the red hot role that Erik Karlsson has been on in San Jose. Plus, NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly joins Jesse and Mike to provide an update on league issues, as the quarter poll arrives in the NHL season. Subscribe to The Athletic Hockey Show on YouTube: http://youtube.com/@theathletichockeyshow Don't miss our Black Friday sale, happening now until November 28th. Get a 1 year subscription to The Athletic for just $1 a month when you visit http://theathletic.com/hockeyshow Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7:00 - Blues beat the Sharks 5-3, Arenado and Goldschmidt win Silver Slugger Awards 7:15 - Lindenwood Football Head Coach Jed Stugart 7:30 - Jay Delsing and Nick Ragone of Ascencion Charity Classic 7:45 - Take It Or Leave It 8:00 - Cardinals Hitting Coach Turner Ward 8:15 - What did you think of Doug Armstrong's decision to call up Leivo and Alexandrov? 8:30 - The Fight 8:45 - Sports Jail 9:00 - The Cardinals' 2 Silver Sluggers 9:15 - Blues Broadcaster Joey Vitale 9:30 - Over/Under 9:45 - What's On Tap?
Bernie's back and asks how much longer Doug Armstrong can wait before he makes more sweeping changes with the Blues and what can he even do this early in the season. Bernie also touches on Paul Goldschmidt winning the NL Hank Aaron award and if it is reasonable to expect Trea Turner to sign with the Cardinals this offseason.
2:00 - What do you need to see from the Blues tonight? 2:15 - Did last night prove how random baseball or is it something else? 2:30 - What's Trending 2:45 - Do the Blues have enough skill to be a “skill team''? 3:00 - Do the Cardinals overvalue their prospects? 3:15 - Radio Voice of the Blues, Chris Kerber on Doug Armstrong addressing the team 3:30 - NFL 4 Downs 3:45 - What really went down between Mo and Nolan? 4:00 - The Gauntlet 4:15 - What would you consider a successful offseason? 4:30 - Is Turner the one player you'd pursue if you were the Cards' front office? 4:45 - Have the Packers screwed Rodgers? 5:00 - What changes will the Blues make tonight? 5:15 - Sports Six Pack 5:30 - Can you stick with this outfield? 5:45 - What You Missed
We talk about the VERY busy week with our St. Louis BLUES, get Jamie's perspective as a former player about Doug Armstrong's presser earlier in the week, and finally, what do you eat when you go to the game?! Let's Go Blues! Be sure to rate and review to help spread the word about the Last Minute Blues Podcast! Follow us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Podcast One, or wherever you get your podcasts. It's the Last Minute Blues Podcast with Jeff Burton, Donny Fandango, and former St. Louis Blues defenseman, Jamie Rivers! Brought to you by Together Credit Union - Empowering you to achieve your financial goals. Visit togethercu.org
Bernie chats with 590 The Fan and Bally Sports Midwest Blues Insider Andy Strickland ahead of the Blues' contest against the New York Islanders Thursday night. Andy thinks that Doug Armstrong addressing the team and Craig Berube shaking up the lines were necessary measures to help try to shake the team out of its five game losing streak. Andy thinks that the on-ice performance will improved with the return Pavel Buchnevich and pending return of Brandon Saad.
In the first hour of tonight's show, Matt Pauley shares today's Cardinals news: Nolan Arenado has won his tenth consecutive Gold Glove at third base, and rookie Brendan Donovan has won his first Gold Glove as a utility man! Daniel Esteve, sports anchor and reporter at Fox 2 News, then joins the show to discuss college football rankings, what's going wrong with the Blues, Billikens soccer, and City 2 soccer. Matt also features audio from Blues head coach Craig Berube and general manager Doug Armstrong who give their thoughts on the team's 5 game losing streak. Sports Open Line with Matt Pauley airs weeknights 6-8pm on KMOX. Join the show by calling or texting (314) 436-7900 or by tweeting to Matt @MattPauleyOnAir. Listen live at 1120AM, 98.7FM, or on the free Audacy app.
Ween remix. Jeremy Rutherford joins us to discuss what's going on with the Blues and also Doug Armstrong's comments yesterday. The audience sends in their questions for JR. The term 'rebuild'. Jeremy is pumped for Iggy's cooking show. Hedonism. World Series discussion. Bryce Harper. Tipping pitches. Mattress Mack. EMOTD.
11-2 Segment 1 - Doug Armstrong delivers 'State Of The Blues' after five game losing streak - Berube animated at practice - Twitter Blue brigade struggles with new fee associated with verification - Misleading photos on our Twitter - DePape/Pelosi attack body camera footage
Bernie revisits some of Blues general manager Doug Armstrong's earlier comments and listens into some additional responses as Armstrong tried to wrap his finger around the Blues' early season struggles. Bernie thinks the Blues' next contest on Thursday against San Jose will speak volumes about what to expect from the team over the next few games.
Bernie visits with St. Louis Post-Dispatch Blues beat writer Jim Thomas to discuss Doug Armstrong's address to the media Tuesday. Jim expresses how he felt like Doug Armstrong knew the timing was right to step into the spotlight and speak for the team. Jim expresses surprise that Craig Berube's message isn't getting through despite so many veterans returning from past seasons.
Bernie listens in to some of Blues general manager Doug Armstrong's comments he made after addressing the media following an intense practice Tuesday. Bernie agrees with Armstrong that Craig Berube shouldn't take the fall for the players' poor performance, and he warns that trades could be on the horizon if the current team doesn't turn things around.
St. Louis Blues GM Doug Armstrong joins Jeff to chat about Jake Neighbours' strong start to the season, Jordan Binnington's appetite to fight, and his approach to potentially signing pending free agents Ryan O'Reilly and Vladimir Tarasenko (00:00). Sportsnet's Anthony Stewart tells stories about Pavel Datsyuk putting him on a highlight reel and almost joining another team's skate while being a member of the Panthers, before going on to talk about the Maple Leafs' effort last night against the Coyotes (17:28). Finally, Dallas Start Head Coach Peter DeBoer weighs in on what changes he wants to implement on the Star and the varying styles of play on his roster, before dismissing the narrative that some coaches can't change their styles (47:27). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.