-Vintage Canuck- Posted August 31, 2015 Share Posted August 31, 2015 According to Eklund: There are tryouts and there are tryouts, but one player I truly believe will land himself a job via tryout is Scottie Upshall who is headed to St Louis on a tryout. Upshall is exactly the kind of speed and heart from which the Blues, and several other teams for that matter, can benefit. Upshall always plays like he is shot out of a cannon and Hitchcock knows this well from his time in Philly. When a team needs energy there is no better player. I can totally see Upshall and Schwartz working well together and I know the Blues weren't the only team eyeing Upshall. Scottie also can score goals and get under the opponents skin in a way that the Blues need to get by teams like the Wild, Hawks, and Preds... My biggest question on Upshall is if another team jumps in and offers him a contract first after seeing him play in the preseason. This is the kind of player contenders grab all the time to solidify their lineup. The only reason Upshall isn't signed yet is his injury issues in the past of course...all of which are very much in the past at this point according to sources. http://www.hockeybuzz.com/blog/Eklund/Scottie-Upshall-heading-to-St-Louis-on-a-Tryout-Best-Player-on-a-Tryout/1/70655 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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