3 players we would love to see return to the St. Louis Blues

The St. Louis Blues could be way better off if they still had a few players from their core a few short seasons ago, and perhaps one of them will end up returning.
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The St. Louis Blues have all but proven they are not good enough to cross back into the playoff threshold with their current lineup. Therefore, changes will be mandatory heading into the summer, and among those changes, bringing in more proven players would be a great place to begin. 

If there is any good news to take away from this season, it’s that we know the Blues are a better team than what they were last year, when they finished with 81 points. They aren’t making the playoffs for a few reasons, but if they can finish the regular season with 90, it may set the stage for a better outlook for 2024-25, especially if general manager Doug Armstrong wants the crew to stick together. 

It’s also not like the Blues have such a bad roster and lineup despite its shortcomings. Sure, it’s underwhelming. If that wasn’t the case, they would be one of the top eight teams in the West and on their way to facing one of the conference’s two division champions in the First Round. 

St. Louis Blues need more help in the lineup for success in 2024-25 

But it’s also safe to say this organization is light years ahead of those going through rebuilding periods, even if one of those teams swept them in the season series. It’s also safe to assume they’re not far behind the West’s wild card and top-three contenders - the Vegas Golden Knights, the Los Angeles Kings, and the Nashville Predators. 

However, if they want to catch up with those three teams, they must find someone in the offseason to compensate for what has primarily been below-average play in the offensive zone. And what if they turned to a player or two who has worn a Blues uniform in the past?

Let’s explore three pending unrestricted free agents Armstrong should try to lure back to Gateway City.