The St. Louis Blues will begin their preseason this Thursday at Centene Community Ice Center. Fifty three players will congregate at the Maryland Heights complex, all vying for one of the 22 roster spots on October 12th when the Blues drop the puck on the 2023-24 regular season against the Dallas Stars.
While questions remain about a handful of roster spots and whether or not Torey Krug will be ready to go by the start of the regular season, one question continues to loom over the Blues and their fans – who will wear the Captain’s “C” this season?
While fans and the media debate and speculate, Doug Armstrong has kept a rock-solid poker face throughout the offseason as to who, if anyone, will wear that significant letter on their sweater. Many fans thought it was more or less a no-brainer as to who might where it when former Captain Ryan O’Reilly was dealt to Toronto last February. Others, however, had more of a long-term idea of who should have the honor of wearing the Captain’s C. Let’s talk about a few scenarios, some obvious and some not so obvious.