Jordan Kyrou is another guy that has some fans wringing their hands. There is so much upside to this kid, but the worry is that he’s just another AHL wonder. The Blues need him to be much more going forward.
In the AHL, Kyrou has been marvelous. He provides a lot of offense for a team that struggles to score.
Through 47 games, Kyrou has 43 points and 16 goals. There were several callups to the NHL in between those games, making it even more impressive.
Some will want more goals out of Kyrou. I cannot say I am not one of them as you would like your prospects to dominate so you have more confidence to perform in the NHL.
But, when you are getting adjusted to one level and then moving up to another, it is impressive he can jump right back in for the Rampage.
What we have seen from Kyrou is he has elite speed. That plays well at all levels, including the NHL.
What the Blues need from him, going forward, is to figure out the difference between the NHL and AHL for him. His problems go beyond just playing against better competition. He is confident at the AHL level and seems a bit skiddish, which causes too many turnovers and mistakes at the NHL level.
Still, the future looks promising for Kyrou. If he does not see significant time with the Blues in 2019-20 or 2020-21, I would be extremely surprised.