The Blues have faith in their system and in the players they have waiting in the wings. However, the start to 2019-20 has been a mixed bag for the prospects.
The St. Louis Blues are right in the middle, perhaps even early stages, of their championship window. They have built a model franchise by developing their own players and supplementing that with wise trades and keen free agent signings.
However, at this moment in time, it feels like the ranks of the prospects are getting a little thin. Some of that is due to draft picks being included in trades.
Another part has to do with players just being so young. Adding into that, the Blues have a decent amount of foreign-born players, which can add to struggles due to cultural differences.
The bottom line is that the Blues current group of prospects are having mixed results. Some of them are doing quite well and others have fallen off the face of the Earth.
It is difficult to lump a varied group into one. Some guys are in the minors, some are barely holding onto NHL dreams and others are just starting their journey and still in juniors.
Nevertheless, when you are discussing an NHL team and trying to figure out who is on the cusp and who is still years away, there is no choice but to view them all as one group. With that in mind, let’s look at a few of the various seasons the players hoping to one day wear the blue note are having.