3 strategies the St. Louis Blues can pursue in the 2024 offseason

While the St. Louis Blues aren’t out of the playoff picture, it’s still never too early to start talking about their options in the 2024 offseason.

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Adding another player or two could set the stage for a fun 2024-25 season

If everything remains equal in the standings, the Blues will finish this season with 88 points and outside of the wild card. Even if they gained ground on the Vegas Golden Knights and the Nashville Predators, it’s still tough to see them jumping either team and sneaking into the postseason, especially given the moves Vegas made at the deadline

However, it indicates that the Blues may just need that last piece of the puzzle that can make them competitive once more. Hockey may be a game of shifts, but look at the number of contenders, and even those on the bubble, who gave up a lot to land that ‘one player’ to hopefully put their team over the top. 

If one, or in some cases, two players, didn’t make such a difference, the frenzy we see at every single trade deadline wouldn’t exist. The way things have gone for St. Louis this season, you can classify them as a bubble team, so it would make sense to keep the team as is, bring in one, possibly two players, and gear up for a run.

The downside? If Armstrong went this route and it didn’t work, the Blues would be in trouble, especially if he acquired a player and signed them to a long-term extension.