We got some surprises this year, Matt D'agostini probably being the biggest one. Do you think he's good for 20 goals every year? Or did he benefit from playing time on the top 2 lines and is more of a 3rd line, 10-15 goal scorer? What about Berglund? He seems to have found his game after missing it since his rookie year. He got back up to his career highs and had a good year. Does he continue to move up or does he slip back into inconsistency? Alex Pietrangelo....what a year for him. He was our best defenseman, despite being a "rookie"(quotes because the NHL doesn't consider him as such), and earned himself an A on his jersey by season's end. My biggest worry with him is a terrible case of the sophomore slump, it happens to so many, let's hope Petro can stay away from it. How about David Perron? This season was obviously a wash for Perron, as he wasn't able to play for most of it. Many, myself included, expected a break out year for him, where he would score 30+ goals, and undress many a player across the league. Does missing this season hinder his progress? Or does his breakout year still happen...just next year? Does Jackman make it back next year? Conklin(probably not)? Is Ben Bishop ready for the backup role full time? Are we in for another defensive logjam next season with different players being rotated out of the final spots? Is there any room for Jonas Junland to come back? Do the Blues make any major moves over the summer? How does the ownership situation play out?
All of these questions and more will be answered in the coming months..... WELCOME TO THE ST. LOUIS BLUES OFF SEASON!