St. Louis Blues 2019-2020 Season

#1
Fairfield, IL
The Blues are coming off last season as Stanley Cup Champions for the first time in franchise history. I'm excited about the upcoming season. Read a story off of their Facebook page that season tickets are selling out in a majority of areas, so they had to create the first-ever Season Ticket Wait Holder list in franchise history. Just want to see if there's any Blues fans out there besides me that can't wait for the season to start.
 
#2
you feel me, dog?
Elmhurst
Central is going to be a dogfight. 6 teams (sorry, Wild) could conceivably make the playoffs. Can the Blues catch lightning in a bottle again? Don't think so, but I've been wrong before. lol

I'm counting down the days before the Traverse City NHL Prospects tournament starts (9/6-11). Yeah, I've got it bad.
 
#3
Blues are gonna bring back basically everyone from last year's team except for probably Maroon and Barbashev. Though if this current bargaining tool that Barby's agent is using (he's claiming Barbashev may go back to Russia to play) ends up with him leaving, then they may just have enough money to bring Maroon back. Though reportedly Armstrong usually likes to have about a $1-2 million cushion with the salary cap.
 
#4
Fairfield, IL
Blues are gonna bring back basically everyone from last year's team except for probably Maroon and Barbashev. Though if this current bargaining tool that Barby's agent is using (he's claiming Barbashev may go back to Russia to play) ends up with him leaving, then they may just have enough money to bring Maroon back. Though reportedly Armstrong usually likes to have about a $1-2 million cushion with the salary cap.
With the experience the Blues have coming back and with Chief leading the way, I like the Blues chances of finishing the season above .500 and contending for another Stanley Cup. It won't be easy to get another cup, as the target on the Blues' back got bigger. I like both Barbashev and Maroon. Barb is younger and I liked his play during the playoffs. Maroon is older and the hometown kid, yet he scored one of the biggest goals during the playoff run. It's a tough decision, but if I had to choose between the two, I'd go with Barbashev. I'd be ecstatic if we kept both, but I agree with you. I think one of them will leave.
 
#5
Fairfield, IL
Central is going to be a dogfight. 6 teams (sorry, Wild) could conceivably make the playoffs. Can the Blues catch lightning in a bottle again? Don't think so, but I've been wrong before. lol
Looking at the standings from last season in the Central, the top five teams finished in the 100-90 points range (Nashville 100, Winnipeg 99, STL 99, Dallas 93, and Colorado 90). I expect it to be tight again. Wouldn't surprise me if those teams that I listed, could finish in the top five again this season.
 
#10
Fairfield, IL
That'll be the goal Maroon will be best remembered for. Happy for him that he came back to his hometown and won a Cup. Best of luck to him at Tampa.

I am actually looking forward to watching Ben Bishop play. Dude is a stud between the pipes.
 
#11
Blues agree to terms with Barbashev for 2 years with an AAV of $1.475 million.

So aside from Maroon, they'll have basically everyone back from last year's Stanley Cup championship team.