After missing a large part of the season due to an injury to a wrist, Samuel Blais is determined to prove to the staff of the Blues in St. Louis that he is back in top form.
The quebec striker 24 years, has an excellent preseason for the knock-out tournament in the national hockey League (NHL). He also registered a hat trick Wednesday in a match intraéquipe.
“I feel really well, has launched Blais in a virtual press conference on Wednesday. I missed a lot of time this year and I feel like I felt at the last training camp. I am confident. It is good to play with Tommer [Robert Thomas] and Bozie [Tyler Bozak]. We have a good chemistry.”
“He has so much talent, we see it every day in training and during the matches, testified Bozak. It is a big player who is difficult to retrieve the puck and with that it is really fun to play. It creates a lot of opportunities for one-on-one, which is not easy to do.”
The head coach of the Blues, Craig Berube, likes what he sees on the part of Quebecers these days.
“It is great. It was one of our best players in training camp [in September]. He has made a very good start to the season before getting hurt unfortunately. He is back to his level of play. This is a guy competitive. It is really good to go get the puck close to the tape, and he has very good hands. It has a good launch also, and it has the ability to beat any goalie,” explained Berube.
Blais hopes to help the Blues to defend their title of champions of the Stanley cup. They begin their road against the Colorado Avalanche on Sunday, 2 August, at the Rogers Place.
“It will be difficult in Edmonton, but I believe that we are ready,” concluded the Quebec.