2022-23 St. Louis Blues Predictions and Futures Odds Picks
This St. Louis Blues team continues to be one of the most talented teams in the NHL. They reached the second round of the playoffs last year and will hope to build on that performance. This will be a competitive team in the 2022-23 season. However, with the current roster, the hopes and dreams of hoisting up the Stanley Cup trophy may be a bit far fetched this season. There’s so many “what if’s” from last season, especially in the Avalanche series in what could have been a series winning against the eventual champions. The team continues to have a strong defense and goaltending. However, will that really be enough to take them all the way?
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St. Louis Blues Offseason Moves
This team had a busy offseason and certainly had to make some tough decisions to keep the winning roster and maintain this team under the salary cap. This included letting David Perron walk to sign with the Red Wings. He was a big part of the 2019 Stanley Cup team and will certainly be missed. Dakota Joshua also departed via free agency. Also, goalie Ville Husso was traded to the Red Wings, which helped the team acquire Aleksanteri Kaskimaki from Finland. The Blues did sign goalie Thomas Greiss and added Noel Acciari. Also, they resigned Nick Leddy and Robert Thomas.
This team is still extremely talented coming off of the 2019 Stanley Cup. They do have a lot of questions going into the season. Can this team recapture some of the previous successes in the playoffs? Some of this will be on Jordan Binnington to recapture some of his success between the goalpoasts. He sustained his bad injury. And if he gets back to being one of the better goalies in the league, the team will be in great shape. This team is almost certainly playoff bound, it’s just a matter of how far this team will go. This team will enter the year with a chip on their shoulder after such an extremely disappointing end to the season last year. It will also be worth watching to see how the team handles Vladimir Tarasenko. He still seems very disgruntled, and it remains to be seen if he is moved at the trade deadline. They have a great chance to get out of the Western Conference. If the team can stay healthy, they have as good a shot as anybody. And in my opinion, they slot in at the second-best team in the conference behind the clearcut favorites Avalanche.
St. Louis Blues NHL Futures Odds
The Blues sit at +3000 to win the Stanley Cup, putting them at 13th right behind the Bruins. The over/under is at 95.5 regular season points for St. Louis. They sit at +3100 to win the Presidents Trophy. They are currently +1200 to win the Western Conference, putting them at 6th. They are at +1000, which is 4th, in the Central Division behind the Avalanche in 1st. The team is -192 to make the playoffs.
2022-23 St. Louis Blues Predictions
The team looks like a clear playoff team. However, how far can this team really go? They have a talented roster and had a tremendous season regardless of the final outcome. Binnington and how he performs this year coming off the injury will be crucial. The Blues were quietly the fourth highest scoring team in the league last year. They continue to have a strong veteran core with the likes of Ryan O’Reilly, Brayden Schenn, and Colton Parayko. This team has the ability to hoist the Stanley Cup. They may need some help, but it certainly isn’t out of the question. I think this team has a much deeper run in the playoffs than many anticipate. If anyone can knock the Avalanche out of the playoffs, it just might be the Blues.
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