Summer Skate: St. Louis Blues
After some key acquisitions, the Blues may again be ready for playoff hockey
Using the VUKOTA projection system of Hockey Prospectus, Insider takes the temperature of key players on every NHL team, continuing with St. Louis. For a detailed explanation of Prospectus' proprietary GVT value metric, read more here.
Summer Skate -- St. Louis Blues
The St. Louis Blues began the 2010-11 season in first place, but before long they were devastated by injuries and found themselves once again on the outside looking in.
They finished the season on a strong note, thanks to a big offensive upgrade from acquiring Chris Stewart and Kevin Shattenkirk from the Colorado Avalanche, and they picked up some needed veteran depth in the offseason, adding Jason Arnott and Jamie Langenbrunner.
It's time for the Blues to finally realize their potential and make a long-overdue return appearance to the NHL playoffs.
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