Daily Bernie: October 14 – Blues Third Line Shines Thursday, Mizzou Playing For Pride at Florida

The Note are still on pace for 82 victories after Thursday’s 3-2 home opener win over Minnesota and the third line of Nail Yakupov, Patrik Berglund, and Magnus Paajarvi are a big reason why.

Patrik Berglund remains with the Blues, despite rumors he'd be traded at draft time.
Patrik Berglund logged two assists in Thursday’s 3-2 win over Minnesota.

82 wins is probably out of the question, but Bernie talks the third liners’ heroics on Friday’s show and why the Note is still deep despite offseason losses.

Your host also conducts another Mizzou roundtable after the Tigers’ bye week alongside 101ESPN’s Travis Green and Brandon Kiley.

Guests include Billkens men’s basketball coach, Travis Ford, ESPN NFL reporter Jim Trotter, and MLB.com columnist Anthony Castrovince.

7AM Hour

Yakupov Helps Blues Defeat Minnesota 3-2

The score sheet shows Nail Yakupov played just over eight and a half minutes in his Blues home debut, but his one goal and one assist made it seem much longer.

Yakupov, along with linemates Magnus Paajarvi and Patrik Berglund, combined for five points Thursday.

The Blues controlled the pace for much of the victory, outshooting the Wild 31-21. Ken Hitchcock is pleased with his team’s sense of urgency during their 2-0 start.

A Long Seventh Inning Decides a Long NLDS Finale

The Los Angeles Dodgers are headed to the NLCS for the first time since 2013 after dispatching the Nationals 4-3 in a Thursday night thriller. Washington entered the seventh with a 1-0 lead before Max Scherzer surrendered a homer to Joc Pederson.

Scherzer had been dealing up to that point, but the Nats used six pitchers in the inning which ended in a 4-1 Dodgers lead. Only three teams have won an NLDS game five at home in the wild card era.

Mizzou Roundtable: Tigers Vs. Gators

Mizzou was embarrassed by LSU 42-7 their last time out and will be playing for pride at Florida’s homecoming Saturday. The Tigers would like to show the big loss was an anomaly.

Bernie and company discuss the keys to a stronger Mizzou showing this weekend in “The Swamp.”

NBA to STL? You Might Want to Slow Down on That

CBSSports.com’s Matt Moore recently wrote an article on the pros and cons of various possible NBA expansion cities, listing St. Louis among those included.

Moore lists the Rams’ departure as a reason the NBA could fill a void, but also says this could make the market less appealing. Bernie sees a St. Louis NBA team being as likely as another STL NFL franchise.

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8AM Hour

Interview w/ ESPN.com Veteran NFL Reporter – Jim Trotter

Trotter talks San Diego’s Thursday night win over Denver, Colin Kaepernick’s return to the starting role, and the Atlanta Falcons’ rise.

“Will (Kaepernick) be booed in Buffalo? Absolutely. Will he have some supporters there as well? Absolutely…I don’t think all this stuff on the periphery is going to impact how he plays.”

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Blues Are Still Deep Despite Offseason Losses

Blues fans knew it would be difficult to replace David Backes and Troy Brouwer’s leadership skills, but will it be as hard replacing their offensive output? Can the Note replicate last season’s numbers?

It’s always nice to have known commodities like Backes and Brouwer, but isn’t the offensive potential still there if Jaden Schwartz stays healthy? Bernie and Travis Green break down why the Note is still plenty deep.

Interview w/ Saint Louis University Men’s Basketball Head Coach – Travis Ford

Ford talks the Billikens’ depth, what style of play fans can expect, and the upcoming season being the beginning of a process.

“We’re a little bit…shorthanded just in bodies as far as when games start, but we’re not going to use that as an excuse. I’ve already approached that with our team. I’m implementing my system.”

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9AM Hour

Interview w/ MLB.com and Sports on Earth Columnist – Anthony Castrovince

Castrovince previews the ALCS, discusses why Cleveland is a fun team to get behind, and gives his impressions of the Cubs this postseason.

“The Blue Jays are obviously very home run reliant. So number one is the Indians keeping them in the yard and that’s something that people haven’t been able to do.”

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Weekend College Football Breakdown

Bernie and Marty Jenkins preview the weekend slate with spotlights on Alabama-Tennessee, Ole Miss-Arkansas, and Ohio State-Wisconsin.

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