The NHL Hall of Fame Class is very deserving, the current NHL CBA is scheduled to expire in September, I am dumbfounded with a horrifying trend and there are always intriguing stories that come out of the Olympics.
Following a long, exciting weekend of Blues playoff hockey against the Sharks plus the home opening weekend for the Cardinals taking a series from the Chicago Cubs, there’s plenty to breakdown.
Listen in to this edition of Sports Open Line with your host, Kevin Wheeler. Hear comments on Mike Matheny’s changes to the coaching staff, you’ll notice a few new names. Legendary NHL coach, Scotty Bowman, joins the show to talk about being inducted into The St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame. Scotty also recalls his career, and discusses St. Louis Blues’ head coach, Ken Hitchcock. If you were tuned in to the Blues’ game last night, then you saw and heard about Chris Stewart’s hit on Niklas Kronwall. Stewart received a 3-game suspension, and listen in to hear from former Blue, and now head of NHL disciplin, Brendan Shanahan. Shanahan discusses a 2-minute review of this hit, and why Stewart was given this suspension. Also, hear from Blues’ defensemen, Alex Pietrangelo. Alex talks to Kevin about the changes the Blues’ have made under the management of Ken Hitchcock. .
Chris Stewart has been given a suspension for hitting Niklas Kronwall from behind into the boards in the first period of the Blues 2-1 win on Tuesday night.
After using a shallower model at the research and development camp, Brendan Shanahan indicated that the new nets might be tested during the preseason.
Nearly half of all concussions this season have been caused by legal hits, according to a league study.
Six years after a full season was lost, the NHL finds itself in a unique position of negotiated calm and unprecedented success.
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