Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Morning Briefing Eye Openers

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Morning Briefing Eye Openers

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Just Wondering:

Don't you really wish the Rams were playing the Cardinals here next year, instead of in Arizona?

With BRYAN COX and the Dolphins returning to Buffalo this weekend, don't you think Bills fans in the lower seats ought to wear raincoats?

GARY GAETTI, RON GANT . . . do you think the folks picnicking in the new area in left field at Busch Stadium might want to wear hard hats?

Is that wishful thinking?

How long till the ballpark is renamed Country Day Stadium?

BRETT HULL, did you know that MIKE KEENAN's New Year's resolution is to not blame you for anything in 1996?

Does anyone believe that?

Let's see, there are 412 bowl games; which one is Mizzou playing in? Oh . . .

Did you hear that GLEN MASON just announced that he's decided to keep eating lunch at McDonald's and not at Hardee's, as he had previously agreed to do? On Nov. 22, 1967, the Blues played the 17th game of their first season and had a new coach behind the bench. The young man taking over for LYNN PATRICK, who resigned, was SCOTTY BOWMAN, then 34. It was his first game as an NHL coach.

On Friday, Bowman will coach his 1,607th game, breaking the NHL record held by AL ARBOUR - a defenseman on that first Blues team.

"I never thought I'd be doing this for so long," Bowman, now 62, told HELENE ELLIOTT of the Los Angeles Times. "I thought I had enough five years ago, going back to Pittsburgh." Here's the Bowman chronology:

He coached the Blues through the 1969-70 season. He had a 110-83-45 record and took the Blues to the Stanley Cup finals all three seasons. He then became coach of the Montreal Canadiens, where he won the Cup five times. When the Canadiens wouldn't promote him to general manager, he went to Buffalo in 1979 to be coach and general manager. He was fired by the Sabres during the 1986-87 season and joined the Pittsburgh Penguins as director of player personnel in 1990. …

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