3 way too early reasons to be optimistic for the St. Louis Blues in 2024-25

The St. Louis Blues were a decent group in 2023-24, even if they came with a few flaws. But even in May 2024, we can get excited for the following season.
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The Blues proved they can win when in the right situation in 2023-24

If there’s one thing the Blues did that can just be annoying to opponents - and that’s a good thing - they showed they can win without scoring often. This doesn’t mean 239 goals scored will be acceptable in 2024-25, but thanks to sound play from Binnington and Hofer, it also means they don’t need an elite scoring unit to be successful. 

Sure, we would ideally see the Blues land in the top 10 in the goal-scoring realm, but it’s not necessary. If the forwards mentioned a couple of slides ago keep steadily improving and others like Brandon Saad, Brayden Schenn, and Pavel Buchnevich stay consistent, this team can realistically hit the century mark in points. 

All they need is good goaltending and serviceable results in both zones, and this team will at least give the wild card contenders more of a run than they did in 2023-24, not that they were doing a bad job this past March and April. 

Ideally, should they go get help to put them in a better position to make a jump from 2023-24 to 2024-25? Of course, but even if general manager Doug Armstrong made minimal moves, there are still a few reasons to believe that the Blues will end the 2024-25 season with a higher points total and a potential playoff appearance. 


(Statistics provided by Hockey-Reference)