10. Ben Bishop
The Blues have problems with the goaltending position like Jefferson County has a problem with meth.
Personally, I have always been on the Snake Train and will until it completely derails. That said, it is hard to deny the Blues probably gave up on Big Ben too early in his career.
On February 26, 2012 the Blues traded Ben Bishop. At the time, he was just a highly touted goaltender in their minor league system. They sent him to the Ottawa Senators for a 2013 second round draft pick.
Now this trade is really yet to fully be evaluated, although it is getting close. It all boils down to what Jake Allen does in his career or if any of the others in the team’s system rise to the occasion. If they become what the Blues believe and hope they will, then this trade will be a wash at worst.
However, since the Blues have yet to see Thomas Vannelli in the NHL and Bishop eventually went on to lead the Tampa Bay Lightning to the Stanley Cup Finals. So, for now, this trade does not shine the best of lights on the Blues’ management.