Mike Hoffman has long been rumored to be Blues target
No team in any pro sport can lose its top offensive producer and not spend sleepless nights worrying about how to make up for that.
Next man up is such a cliche. You expect to hear it from players any time a star goes down to injury. Were Sid the Kid to break his leg, you’d hear “No time to dwell on that. It’s next man up. We’re in a playoff hunt.” Were Clayton Kershaw to develop thoracic outlet syndrome, you’d hear “You know, it’s next man up around here. Rich Hill is like Clayton Kershaw-lite.”
After a torrid February, the Blues opened March with back-to-back losses.
The team has come back to earth after their long winning streak. On top of the hockey world for an extended period, the Blues now look much more ordinary.