St Louis Blues Captain Calls Himself Out

The St Louis Blues are off to one of their worst starts in franchise history. While the general manager is giving the coaching staff a vote of confidence that they can turn things around, captain Ryan O'Reilly wasn't shy with his latest assessment of his play.

Wednesday O'Reilly called himself out for having only one goal on the season and a minus -11 rating through the team's first eight games. Per The Athletic:

It's time to figure it out. Myself, I've been absolutely horrible. I'm not really doing anything, got to fight to stay in this league. I've got to do a lot more leadership-wise... my own play. If I can do that, that will make a big difference. Doug's message was clear. This is unacceptable, what's going on, and he's absolutely right. We all have to look inside and find our own way out of what's going on. But yeah, for myself especially, it's pretty pathetic

The 31-year-old center is a pending free agent and looking to secure one more long-term contract before his career is over. Look for O'Reilly to turn things around as the Blues are a good enough team to work through these early struggles.

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