ESPN's NHL reporter Greg Wyshynski
Greg joins Michelle & Randy to break down why he thinks this series is over for the Blues, the changes and variables since he made his original Blues-over-Avs prediction, the play of Husso in Binnington's absence, why the puck-handling factor is so large, if the Blues should make the extreme move to Charlie Lindgren, what makes Maroon so great as a playoff performer, McDavid doing his best Lemieux impression and the seemingly inevitable Avs-Lightning SC final.
Karraker & Smallmon – May 25th, 2022
7:00 - Cardinals drop the 2nd game against the Blue Jay 8-1, Blues in action tonight at 7PM trying to stave off elimination, Tkachuk on the ropes 7:15 - Ask Uncle Randy! 7:30 - Show Me the Money! There are a few Blues players who have some money to make by stepping up tonight...who does it? 7:45 - TIOLI 8:00 - Fresh Take: One shift, one period, one game at a time...can the Blues get this to Game 6 and then get right from there? 8:15 - ESPN's Greg Wyshynski on the Blues having an impossible hill to climb, Husso's play during the playoffs & the rest of the NHL playoffs outlook 8:30 - The Fight 8:45 - Today's Big Thing: Which aspects of tonight's game will lead to the Blues getting ELIMINATED or setting themselves up for a Game 6 after DOMINATING 9:00 - You're killing me, Smalls! 9:15 - The fans have FEELINGS about tonight as the Blues try to stay alive 9:30 - Adam Wainwright joins for another edition of "Wednesdays with Waino" talking about trivia, BBQ and Waino's very honest criticism of Yadi's pitching abilities 9:50 - Closing time! LGB!
Adam Wainwright on for "Wednesdays with Waino"
Adam Wainwright joins Karraker & Smallmon for his weekly dose of "Wednesdays with Waino", getting into the trivia acumen of Randy and the best Cardinals for your trivia tables, how much Adam likes to grill and if he has any tips/secrets, the young guys on the team using him as an outlet because of his experience, learning from the young players as well, how much of a spark a team full of young players con provide, his breakdown of Yadi v. Pujols as pitchers, some fair criticism for Yadi's game and getting ready for upcoming events with Big League Impact.
Former Blue, Blackhawk and Stanley Cup Champion Jamal Mayers
Jamal joins the program to give some much-needed former player takes on the extra happening in this series, taking it one period at a time and forcing another game, the bad time for a penalty from Perron and Kadri benefitting on the ice from the Blues, extra motivation.
Cardinals broadcaster Mike Claiborne
Claibs joins Karraker & Smallmon to talk about two takes in a city as the Blues lose and the Cardinals win, whether or not the Blues have a fighting chance in the series, the lingering questions about the Cardinals left-handed hitting, Claibs' early assessment of Matthew Liberator as a pitcher, needing more from Hudson and Hicks, Flaherty being on course, the emergence of Helsley and how Marmol management of the pitcher changes the questions around the closer spot.
Blues, TNT broadcaster Darren Pang
Panger joins Karraker & Smallmon to talk about a rough night in Game 4 for the Blues, the need to generate 5-v-5 scoring chances, giving Avs credit for slowing down Blues top players, Kadri's crazy shot, his thoughts on the play of Husso in the series so far, the changes he wants to see on defense and his script for the Blues winning G5 to extend the series.
Karraker & Smallmon – May 24th, 2022
7:00 - It was a tough night in St. Louis after a Blues loss that put them down 1-3, but, hey, at least the Cards won? 7:15 - Feelings circle for the listeners and hosts after a rough, late evening 7:30 - Cardinals at the quarter-pole: time to review the status of our preseason predictions 7:45 - TIOLI 8:00 - Fresh Take: What's the biggest takeaway from Game 5? And they're not tied...so does that mean the Blues are "toast"? 8:15 - Panger talks about a rough night for the Blues and the prospect for hope in Game 5 8:30 - The Fight 8:45 - Mike Claiborne on a disappointing night in Enterprise but ore life for the cardinals down the road 9:00 - Today's Big Thing: More emotions from last night's loss as we all move through the 5 stages of grief, together. 9:15 - Jamal Mayers joins the show to break down how the Blues can respond and extend the series in Game 5 9:30 - You're killing me Smalls!: Pat Maroon and Inside The NBA have at least one big thing in common: sustained success. 9:45 - A crazy Cardinal stat you won't expect + What's on tap?
Avalanche broadcaster Conor McGahey
Avs TV and radio voice Conor McGahey joins Karraker & Smallmon to give the Colorado view on the Kadri play, expecting another tough game tonight in Game 4, Berube & the Blues shutting down Makar and MacKinnon, the Avs loss of Gerard on the back end and expecting tonight to be the turning point in an incredible series.
Cardinals broadcaster Dan McLaughlin
Danny Mac joins Randy & Michelle to talk about a big weekend for the Cardinals as the swept the Pirates, Nolan Gorman and Matthew Liberatore make their major league debuts, the importance of Edman's versatility and big year at the plate and getting to see milestones and something special almost every night with Pujols and Yadi.
Blues broadcaster Chris Kerber
Chris Kerber joins the program to talk about the game that the series will hinge on tonight, his thoughts on the Kadri play, the Blues need to get back to G2 and play their game, the loss of Binnington's ability to handle the puck, the need for the forwards to improve their connectivity and if the Blues will see Scandella this series.

Randy Karraker

You’d be hard-pressed to find anyone who knows more about St. Louis sports, or sports in general, than Randy Karraker. Randy has been part of the St. Louis sports media for more than two decades, but his super-fandom started years before as an usher for both the Cardinals and Blues.

“My favorite sports moment was the first NFL playoff game played in St. Louis, when the Rams scored on their first offensive play against Minnesota, a 77-yard touchdown pass from Kurt Warner to Isaac Bruce,” Randy says. “That’s followed closely by Mark McGwire’s 62nd home run on September 8, 1998 against the Cubs.”

Randy’s also involved in several St. Louis charities, including his annual golf tournament benefiting Every Child’s Hope. You can hear him holding court on Karraker & Smallmon every day from 7-10 a.m. on 101 ESPN.

Michelle Smallmon

Belleville native and a lifelong passionate St. Louis sports fan, we are glad to have Michelle Smallmon back on our St. Louis 101ESPN team! Most recently Michelle was Producer of Bernie Miklasz’s show weekday mornings. Before Michelle returned to St. Louis in 2018 she was located at the ESPN National Headquarters & Studios in Bristol, CT. During her time at ESPN Headquarters she was Producer of the successful “Ryen Rusillo Show” on the ESPN radio network as well as Producer for the weekday evening radio show called “Jorge & Jen”. Michelle’s work and on-air presence earned acclaim for cultivating popular podcasts and video segments for ESPN’s national site.

Prior to her experience at ESPN’s headquarters, Michelle spent four years with 101ESPN in St. Louis from (2009-2015), where she produced and did some on-air work with Miklasz on the “The Bernie Miklasz Show” and “The Fast Lane” with veteran broadcaster Randy Karraker, former St. Louis Rams player D’Marco Farr and former St. Louis Cardinals Pitcher Brad Thompson.

Michelle is happy to be back on the St. Louis airwaves with 101 ESPN. In her own words, “I’m so thrilled to be reunited with my 101ESPN family. Getting the opportunity to work at ESPN in Bristol was a dream come true, and I’m so grateful for my time there and to all the amazing people I met at the network. But St. Louis is my home, and it feels great to be back in the community that means so much to me.”

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