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Derek Roy has proven to be a favourite for coach Ken Hitchcock as he's starting to garner some added responsibility in St. Louis.
Roy has six points in six contests, but it's his presence on the power play that's been really eye catching. The Blues have been largely an "offense by committee" team since Hitch has taken over behind the bench, but a few players are starting to distance themselves from the rest of the pack in terms of power play time. During the last six games, Roy has appeared in 55.4 percent of the Blues' man advantage chances, which trails only Alex Steen (62.9) and T.J. Oshie (55.8) in that department. Keep in mind that Roy was once a point-per-game player. He won't achieve those heights in St. Louis, but he could certainly finish with 55-60 points, which would still be a nice point total if you're looking for a cheapo waiver wire pickup. Roy's just 19 percent Yahoo! owned at the moment, but should see that increase as the season progresses.
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Derek Roy scored his sixth goal of the season Thursday as the Blues upended Boston in a shootout by a score of 3-2.
Roy's role with the Blues has been mainly limited to being a power play specialist, but he remains useful in many leagues. David Backes also netted his ninth goal of the campaign in the shootout win.
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Derek Roy practiced on the fourth line Wednesday.
Roy has only been averaging 13:26 minutes per contest as it is. "I've just got to keep working," Roy said. "I think I missed a few chances . one in overtime, one 5 on 5 late. Those are chances I have to put away." He's still worth keeping an eye on as he would have a fair amount of fantasy value if he was playing consistently on one of the Blues' top two lines.
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Derek Roy had a goal and an assist in St. Louis' 5-3 victory on Saturday.
Roy now has two goals and five points in four games this season. The Blues got Roy at the bargain price of $4 million for the 2013-14 campaign and he should serve them well with that "show me" contract.
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Derek Roy has already developed some chemistry with Chris Stewart during training camp.
"It's pretty easy with him," Roy said. "He's a skilled player, knows how to get to the areas, where to shoot the pucks. He's a goal scorer and as a playmaker I've got to find him. Whenever he's around the net I've got to find his stick." Roy went over Stewart's moves and where he wants the puck in the preseason and he did the same with Brenden Morrow after he arrived as a free agent. He is looking to prove himself this season on a one-year contract and the Blues will give him opportunities to succeed. Roy could be worth gambling on this campaign.
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The addition of center Derek Roy to the St. Louis roster will add a dimension the team has sorely been lacking.
The team's top two center ice players last season were David Backes and Patrik Berglund, neither of whom is best known for his playmaking ability. Adding the shifty Roy to the mix fills an important void for the club. "You've got to mix in a little of both, I think," Roy said. "You can't win a Stanley Cup by just throwing pucks at the net, hoping it hits off a skate and goes in. You've got to make plays. You've got to make plays to get out of your zone, you've got to make plays in the neutral zone, you've got to make plays at the net." We like Roy as a very underrated commodity heading into drafts this fall.
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St. Louis GM Doug Armstrong likes what the addition of Derek Roy could bring to the Blues' roster.
"We have bigger players, we have scoring centermen, we were looking for a playmaking centerman," Armstrong said. "I think Derek adds diversity to our group of forwards. When you look at the centermen we've had in the past, maybe size down the middle was one of our strengths ... we have [David] Backes and [Patrik] Berglund, they're big men; we have a different component in Derek. We're hoping he's going to create offense for players like Chris Stewart on the wing." Roy got a one-year contract from the Blues in July, so he could be motivated to secure a longer term deal for himself this year with a strong showing. He is projected to play on one of the team's top three lines.