Originally Posted by Joseph
Recent rankings of teams most likely to win the Cup finds the Blackhawks at #1 and the Blues at #6. Tough division there indeed.
A lot of places I see the Blues are ranked very high. ESPN power rankings currently have Blackhawks #1 and Blues #3. I personally think the division is going to be an easier path now that Detroit is out and both teams might get more points because of it. I believe the Blues are built for the regular season but I'm still questioning what they can do during playoff time. Hopefully Schwartz and Tarasenko take it to the next level and become those reliable goal scorers that the Blues need. How will Morrow and the new additions like Roy do? That is unclear at this point. Their defense will keep them in a ton of games though in the regular season.