BT’s 10 Bold (Or Not so Bold) 2010-11 NHL Predictions: The St. Louis Blues

October 11th, 2010 by Bryan Thiel Leave a reply »
This just in: The St. Louis Blues are an exciting team.

Sure they didn't make the playoffs last year, were a middle-of-the-road offensive squad, and failed to sign anyone of consequence in the off-season, but they only missed springtime hockey by five points, they are a young and growing team, and they didn't need to sign anyone: They traded for the man who turned playoff predictions upside down single-handedly last year.

They're victimized by playing in a tough Central division, but you can also look at that as making the Blues better. Sure they have to consistently go up against the Chicagos, Nashvilles, and Detroits (And the Columbuses too), but that makes them a tougher draw for every other team in the league.

After all, you can't become one of the best unless you can hang with the best, and the Blues have been trying to do just that the past few years.

With a tweak in net to solidfy their pairing between the pipes, a bright and hungry rookie blueliner, and a very deep and balanced scoring attack that won't blow you away, the Blues should have what it takes to lay claim to a playoff spot this year.


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