The Opening Drive

The Athletic’s Blues insider Jeremy Rutherford

JR joins Randy, Carey & Brooke to talk about some odd stories around STL sports, if the Blues attempt to trade Krug was an admission to a mistake, whether or not Perunovich is taking advantage of Krug’s absence, why the Parayko-Perunovich pairing could work for the Blues, the biggest difference for this Blues squad off-the-ice without having to deal with new contracts or disgruntled players, a positive vibe in camp, the biggest changes he sees on-the-ice, the Blues expectations for Jake Neighbours this season, why JR thinks Neighbours is more than just an “identity player”, if Kevin Hayes will be the new “glue-guy” for the Blues, the feeling that a cloud has been lifted out of the locker room, Ritchie continuing to build his resume to make the roster, Berube again building a roster that is made for his style & why he still thinks Kyrou & Thomas are on the way to stardom.

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