ST. LOUIS - With four St. Louis Blues players in the NHL All-Star Game, Central Division Coach Craig Berube has an opportunity to create an all-Blues starting lineup when the puck drops in the 3-on-3 All-Star tournament on Saturday at Enterprise Center (7 p.m., NBC, 101 ESPN).
But will he?
"I think it would be amazing," said Ryan O'Reilly. "I think Chief will probably do it… I think he has to. If it doesn't happen, I might yell at him myself."
"I think it's a good possibility," added David Perron. "We'll see what happens, but we'll trust Chief because he's made some pretty good moves so far."
The Blues will be represented at all three positions in Saturday's game - O'Reilly and Perron at forward, Alex Pietrangelo on defense and Jordan Binnington between the pipes - giving Berube the unique option to start the group in front of the hometown sell-out crowd.
"They would be awfully upset with me if I didn't do that," Berube said. "I think it's a given, right? I think it's such a great thing for the city to have four of our players (in the All-Star Game) and our fans can see them. It's awesome. You can't beat it."