The Blues are close. It’s been a while since that has been a true statement, but the team’s play the past two seasons indicates that the window is open for the franchise to win its first ever Stanley Cup. While fans may view this season as a step backwards, it was anything but. The Blues were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs, but the season could have been so much more for the Blues. That being said, it wasn’t a complete failure for the Blues.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
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At the beginning of the season, the Blues’ goaltending was anything but an issue. The goaltenders were Jaroslav Halak and Brian Elliott, and that wasn’t expected to change in the shortened season. But it did, and it leaves the Blues with a lot to consider this offseason.
Monday, May 6, 2013
The Blues’ power play went from good to bad very quickly in the regular season. To this point, it hasn’t returned to being a threat, and it has hurt the Blues.
It was a move that was questioned at the time, but Blues head coach Ken Hitchcock’s decision to sit rookie forward Vladimir Tarasenko in Games One, Two, and Three paid off. Now, Hitchcock has subtly indicated that Tarasenko will play his first National Hockey League playoff game on Monday.