Talk about talent. Just think of the goals available here.
Keith Tkachuk was a talented player in his own right. He was also one of the last power forwards in the game before the league went to more of a speed-based style where all the guys were shifting and stopping on a dime.
That is not to say Tkachuk did not have skill and skating ability, because he did. He had good hands and could skate, but he was tough, physical and went to the front of the net like someone’s life depended on it.
Tkachuk scored over 200 goals with the Blues.
Craig Janney was one of the better centers the Blues had regardless of nationality. His problem was he was the successor to Adam Oates and then became embroiled in a behind-the-scenes mess that ended his time with the team too early.
Janney was clearly a playmaker first and foremost. He benefited greatly from playing with one of the best scorers of all time, but he was solid in his own right too.
Janney set up 185 goals for the Blues. He also scored 48.
That might not sound like much, but he really only played slightly over two seasons worth of games even though he was with the Blues for parts of four seasons.
Last, but definitely least, is Brett Hull. You can’t go for a list of the best Americans without having the team’s best scorer.
Some might not consider Hull a full-blooded American since he was born Canadian. However, his mother was American and Hull chose to play for the U.S. national team when they called and there is no doubt he had the talent to play for Team Canada if he wanted.
If you take his Blues career alone, it’s probably better than many players’ entire careers. He had 527 goals and 936 points in a Blues uniform.