St. Louis Blues forward Robert Thomas joins The Opening Drive every week during the hockey season on 101 ESPN!
Friday, December 2nd
RT joined Carey & Randy to talk about how much fun it is to get to work with Joey Vitale, why he’s rolling with a cheetah for his spirit animal, how you can transfer being fast to PLAYING fast, how the game continues to slow down for him despite the actually speed of the NHL game picking up since he got drafted, how quick it is to pick up new linemates, if they’re excited for the East Coast/New York trip, what he thinks about the Blues latest stretch of up-and-down play and the Pittsburgh stops that Carey wants him to try.
Tuesday, November 22nd
Robert joined “The Opening Drive” to talk about how much fun it is to get rolling on a streak like this, how easy Buchnevich makes his job that much easier, the oddity of Buch’s preferred puck, the boys getting an easier video session than usual with the mom’s in the room, never having a perfect game from Berube’s perspective, what Acciari brings to the game as a consistent and physical player, the plan for the Blues Thanksgiving, his favorite sides for the holiday and if he’s ever faced anything like the 77 inches of snow that Buffalo got this past weekend.
Friday, November 18th
Blues center Robert Thomas joined Alexa & Randy to talk about getting a chance to score a goal in front of his mom in Colorado, how special the mom’s trip was, the biggest difference in getting back on track during the win streak, keeping it low key on a Friday after a back-to-back, closing out games being the biggest thing to take away from this streak, his thoughts on the new sweaters, his plans for Thanksgiving this year & his favorite sides for the meal.
Wednesday, November 9th
Robert joined “The Opening Drive” to talk about the Blues continued struggles over the last two weeks, why he feels the team has been closer over the last couple of games, pressing their game and started to play out of character as a result, looking back to the struggles of 2019 to inform on this season, leaning on their leadership at the top of the team, the locker room still having each other back and how the loses have strengthened that feeling in some ways, which city he’s picking when he can plan a trip wherever he wants, focusing in on the hiking and golf on his vacations and who he might pick on when it comes to a rough golf game.
Wednesday, November 2nd
Robert joined Carey & Randy to talk about Halloween, how the locker room reacts to the kind of meetings they’ve had, if he feels comfortable stepping up and talking in those meetings, feeling bad when the goalie get blamed but they know it’s their play in front that’s hurting him, his thoughts on the matchup against the Islanders how the mood can start to drop and how you only need one play to kick start everything, being at rock bottom and having nowhere else to go but up and how it’s up to the players to make that big jump for the team.
Wednesday, October 26th
Robert joined Carey & Randy to talk about what his first thing he does whenever he gets back from a long road trip, knowing that Coach MacTavish was the last helmet-less madman & whether he would ever play that way, how he ended up with #18 and why he’s stuck with it, how different it feels when an all-start like McDavid & Draisaitl are across from you, keeping the same mindset no matter who you’re facing, if chemistry has ever been an issue with a line-mate, if team competitions naturally come up away from games, Robert’s advice to Carey on not breaking any bones during his first skating, if he’s picked up the cooking skills from his dad, why he’s confident in his cast-iron skills and his thoughts on another matchup versus the Oilers.
Friday, October 21st
Robert joined Alexa & Carey to talk about his and Jordan’s video game rivalry around Call of Duty, buying a cottage for the family to use all-year round with his new contract, how often his parents are able to come to his games (especially those Florida games…), his favorite part of being back in Canada with a couple off days, how tough it’s been to jump into the season at such a different pace & rhythm from the rest of the league and getting ready for a tough matchup against the Oilers.
Thursday, October 13th
Robert Thomas joined the show to talk about the Blues preseason trip to Charleston, his biggest takeaway from some of his teammates over the trip, why Nay-Dub hasn’t caught on just yet, his favorite non-hockey part of the trip, the Blues sporting some petty impressive golfers–and some bad ones, being able to bond with the coaching staff as well as the players, how it’s been killing him to watch other teams start their seasons, taking a little time to watch his friends around the league, crowdsourcing–or more accurately–chirping his friends around the league about moves and how they’re playing, the other players around the league that he’s close with, his level of excitement for this year and whether or not he won the golf tournament on the trip.
Thursday, October 6th
Robert Thomas joined Randy & Carey before the Blues face off with the Blue Jackets to talk about the big topic of the day–do you use a fork or spoon for you mac & cheese & do you support the usage of “Nay-Dub” for Nathan Walker…and then also the play of Walker and the other young guys, how it feels to be young while also picking up some leadership, the importance of the bonding trip between the preseason & start of the regular season, how his NFL fantasy season is going so far and getting ready for the final stretch before the regular season.
Wednesday, September 28th
Robert Thomas joined for the first of his weekly visits to talk about him and Jordan both getting big deals in this offseason, the biggest takeaways from his time with ROR, working on the 200FT parts of his game, getting antsy to get on the ice, preparing for this season during the preseason and if he still thinks about the 2019 cup run.
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