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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David Perron would invigorate the bottom-six even as he ages

David Perron is yet another player on this list who won a Stanley Cup while with St. Louis, and he was a pivotal member of the team, scoring 46 points and 23 goals in 57 regular season games with the Blues across 17:06 average total ice time. This season, Perron has helped reinvigorate what has been a dormant Detroit Red Wings organization, and there is a chance he will also play in the postseason this year. 

But at 35 and some roster turnover looming so the “Yzerplan” can take a step forward, it likely means Perron’s time in the Motor City will end. He will be 36 next season and nearing the twilight phase of his career, but with 41 points and 15 goals in 71 contests, he’s still productive enough for depth scoring. 

Like Dakota Joshua, Perron would also bring an edge to the Blues, which they lacked this season. But thanks to his age, he would also likely make a return to Gateway City at a reduced rate should Doug Armstrong try to bring him back.

If that were the case, look for the soon-to-be 18-year pro to find a place in the team’s bottom-six. He’s no longer a 20-plus goal scorer, but Perron would likely put up a season similar to what we have seen in Detroit this year. 


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