The Opening Drive

The Athletic’s Blues writer Jeremy Rutherford

JR joins the program to talk about tonight’s Blues-Wild game 6 matchup, the Blues needed to weather a “big storm” from the Wild tonight, what exactly a “big storm” might look like, the Wild coming hard for a win tonight, the importance of Binner’s puck play, Berube’s emphasis on that puck play, Vladdy reestablishing himself among the top scorers in the whole league, the likelihood of seeing Cam Talbot in this series, why an overly-physical game has hurt both teams at times and how Wild HC Evason might shift around his lines and change up the matchups for tonight.

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