3 catastrophic misfortunes that sank the St. Louis Blues season

While the St. Louis Blues aren’t completely out of the 2024 playoff race, their chances of making it to the postseason have grown less than slim.
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Scoring inconsistencies haunted the Blues all season

The Blues have struggled with one of the worst scoring units in the NHL this season, ranking just 24th in the league with 227 goals, good for just 2.91 per game. It’s not that you can’t have a playoff-caliber hockey team with such meager scoring units, but it doesn’t make the job any easier when your team also sits 16th in the league in goals allowed with 240. 

If the Blues want to make the playoffs beyond the shadow of a doubt next season, they need to add another established scorer to the lineup and they also need their top scorers to stay consistent from October to April. That hasn’t happened, as Pavel Buchnevich and Robert Thomas lost some steam heading into March, and their scoring inconsistency persisted into April. 

Bringing in one more proven goal-scorer will dramatically help St. Louis, and it doesn’t need to be a game-changer. If they brought in even a complementary piece or two, it would really help this team get more consistent in the offensive zone. Another physical forward who isn’t afraid to force their way near the crease would also help the Blues deflect a few more of those long-range shots into the net. 


(Statistics provided by Hockey-Reference)