Commentary

Summer Skate: St. Louis Blues

This is a young team with a lot of offensive hope -- although goalie may be an issue

Originally Published: September 8, 2010
By Robert Vollman & E.J. Hradek | Puck Prospectus/ESPN The Magazine

Using the VUKOTA projection system of Puck Prospectus, Insider takes the temperature of key players on every NHL team. For a detailed explanation of Prospectus' proprietary GVT value metric, read more here.

Summer Skate -- St. Louis Blues

Thanks to the Chicago Blackhawks' winning the Stanley Cup, the Blues now enjoy the longest active Cup slump. (They're tied with the Los Angeles Kings and Toronto Maple Leafs.) Coming off their first postseason appearance since the lockout, they just barely missed the party in 2009-10 despite a late rally with coach Davis Payne. They have a good penalty kill and a wealth of young talent, so that very well may have been the last time they miss the show for a long time.


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