What happens if no captain is named before the start of the season? Well, nothing really.
The Blues are one of eight teams in the NHL to not have named a captain yet. It may take some or all of the ’23-’24 season for a Captain to emerge.
It’s also possible that the next captain for the St. Louis Blues is not currently on the roster. There are a couple of highly touted prospects in Dalibor Dvorsky and Jimmy Snuggerud that have both taken on leadership roles at their respective levels.
It’s also possible that the Blues just lay an egg this season and end up with another top pick in next year’s draft. A season like that would most definitely see another fire sale of veterans that provide another stockpile of draft picks.
It could even open the door for the Blues to free up enough cap space to be active in free agency or in the trade market. The next captain of the Blues could be playing for another team when the season starts on October 12th.