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Steen’s New Home

Posted in Hockey Thoughts with tags , , , , , , , , on September 13, 2010 by davepoleck

It looks like Alexander Steen has find a home with the up and coming St. Louis Blues. Earlier this summer, he signed a four year extension with the team; and he has recently been named an assistant captain. That speaks volumes of the Blues faith in Steen as their other A’s are David Backes and Erik Johnson, two players that are going to be key to their continued progression.

Steen was one of the lone bright spots on a team that was full of offensive disappointments, finishing with 47 points in 68 games, many of those coming in the second half of the season. While the Blues top six is crowded, it looks like he will probably fit in on the second line and should be able to produce with the number of talented wingers they have.

Hey good job Toronto. Lee Stempniak for Steen and Carlo. Great deal for the team.

Steen Proving Himself

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on March 8, 2010 by davepoleck

For those who remember, Alex Steen was a part of the deal that sent him and injury prone Carlo Colaiacovo to the Blues for now former Leaf, Lee Stempniak. While Lee’s time in Toronto absolutely sucked no matter how much opportunity he was given, Steen has grabbed hold of his on a roster that was completely underacheiving for the first half of the season. He now has 30 points in his last 31 games, including six in his last three.

The Blues have a ton of young players who have not yet reached their potential, but Steen is making a push to top them in the depth chart. Patrik Berglun, TJ Oshie and David Perron has all struggled this season. With Kariya and Tkachuk likely finding new homes as UFAs this summer, I expect the Blues to bring the RFA Steen back on in a top six role. He would be considered a veteran in a group that includes the three mentioned above, plus David Backes and other vet Andy McDonald.

If they decide to let him go, maybe the Leafs should show some interest in bringing him back and possibly wiping the slate clean of yet another horrible trade for their organization.

Steen

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on January 21, 2010 by davepoleck

Alex Steen has been on fire since just before Christmas; he now has 17 points in his last 16 games with two more against the Habs last night. Remember when the Leafs traded him and Carlo for Lee Stempniak? Now it looks like Stempniak will definitely be a casuality of this summer’s house cleaning, especially considering he is making $3.5 million this season. $3.5 million for 27 points.

The Blues are now catching fire with five wins in their last six games. Just another West team that would be on the brink of the playoffs in the East, but has an uphill battle to make it in the West.