5 low-cost free agents who can transform the St. Louis Blues in 2024-25

The St. Louis Blues could land in that infamous ninth spot in the Western Conference this season, which would put them just one slot out of the playoffs.

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Patrick Kane will be in high demand but at a moderate cost

Convincing Patrick Kane to come would take a major sales pitch on Doug Armstrong’s part because Kane isn’t joining a team that he doesn’t feel is in a good position to win a Stanley Cup. But then again, he also signed a one-year deal with the Red Wings, who proved they aren’t much better than the Blues. So perhaps Kane isn’t as stringent as we initially thought. 

Detroit will be a better team next season, no doubt, so there is a good chance Kane signs a multi-year extension at a reasonable price. But the Blues have shown us this season that they also have more than enough potential to be a better team next year.

If Armstrong gets that point across to someone like Kane, the former Chicago Blackhawk may be just fine playing for a team he once considered a rival. 

Kane may be an aging player, but the Blues could use a winger of his caliber, especially following a resurgent season. So far in Detroit, Kane has 38 points and 15 goals in 38 games, meaning if he stays healthy next season and keeps up this same pace, he is still an 80-plus-point player. 

But he wouldn’t even need to be that productive to help transform the Blues scoring woes that we are seeing this year.