The St. Louis Blues have opened their 2017 preseason camp. While there are tons of possibilities and some intriguing questions this team has in front, there are five clear things that we all need to know by the time the 2017-18 season begins.
The St. Louis Blues have plenty of things to look for during this fall’s preseason. With camp beginning, there is nothing but possibilities.
Mike Yeo is already showing that he has no qualms about setting up some really interesting lines. So far, almost every line has had a solid top-six guy, a guy pushing for a roster spot and some of the prospects.
Even the defensive pairings have not been what you would expect. In the early stages it was Alex Pietrangelo paired with Joel Edmundson and Jay Bouwmeester with Colton Parayko (both of which I’ve been asking for awhile).
These are not the lines we will likely see to begin the season. However, training camp and preseason affords you the chance to experiment.
You can try things out because you have enough practice time to work out the kinks. The regular season does not give you that opportunity because there are usually not enough practice days in between games.
Experimentation is great. Having enough players with versatility to move them around the lineup is a plus as well.
Still, with all that in mind, the Blues need to have several things clearly answered by the time the season begins. Once camp and the preseason games are done, the Blues need to have a razor sharp focus.
With that in mind, let us discuss the five things that the Blues must absolutely know for sure by the time camp ends.