Chewing too hard on your mouth guard will do that, Beener.
Wow. This might be the busiest day of activity from the franchise in quite a while. First they sign RFA forward BJ Crombeen to a two year contract extension, worth about a million dollars for this season and a little over such for the next. Beener had seven goals and seven assists with a -18 overall rating last season, but is a solid checking-line and character guy. With the news that sadly Cam “Smash” Janssen will more than likely not return, and young enforcer-to-be Ryan Reaves in Peoria, Crombeen is an extremely important player to re-sign. Crombeen had an impressive seventeen fights last season, all of which are archived on HockeyFights.com for your perusal.
Also, the Blues released the pre-season schedule today. We only have to wait until September 20th to see some hockey!
2011 Blues Preseason Schedule (all game times Central)
Tuesday, Sept. 20 vs. Tampa Bay – 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 21 at Tampa Bay (location TBD) – 7 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 22 vs. Minnesota – 7 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 23 at Colorado – 7 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 24 at Dallas – 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 27 at Minnesota – 7 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 29 vs. Colorado – 7 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 1 vs. Dallas – 1:30 p.m.
The game on the 21st was scheduled to be played in the MTS Centre, but since the Thrashers decided to move. That mean, well… probably the game’ll be played in Tampa.
Even better, the Blues have released that they’ll open this season at home against the Nashville Predators. A solid divisional matchup’s set to happen on October 8th.