The St. Louis Blues moved into a comfortable playoff position, but does that make them one of the best teams in the NHL?
As the schedule shifts to March with just two months left in the season, the St. Louis Blues have 70 points, the second-highest total in the Western Conference behind the league-leading Colorado Avalanche. the central division.
The Blues‘ 70 points are only the eighth-highest point total in the NHL. The Avalanche are in the clubhouse as the President’s Trophy favorite, but there are six Eastern Conference teams ahead of the Blues in total points.
The St. Louis Blues just aren’t sexy, and that’s okay. The Blues have relied on this gritty puck method in deep hockey, and it has worked very well for them in the past.
The closest thing the Blues have to a flashy superstar would be thomas robert Where Jordan Kyrou. Their dynamic speed is almost as flashy as some of the other superstars do every night, but you’re still waiting for them to develop more parts of their game.
Vladimir Tarasenko was the superstar the Blues wanted him to be. However, multiple injury seasons and failing to meet expectations will quickly take you out of superstar conversation.
A team doesn’t necessarily need a superstar to be considered elite, although few teams with superstars rarely end up anywhere in the standings except in a comfortable playoff position.
St. Louis has had a relatively easy schedule, and their most recent victory came with a Chicago team that has been one of the NHL’s biggest disappointments this season.
Still, everyone has to face the worst teams in the league, and there are times when good teams struggle to beat bad teams. The Blues haven’t had 70 points this season because they beat bad teams.
They have as many points as them because they are an excellent hockey team. Perhaps the most optimistic stat is their 19-6-2 record at the Enterprise Center.
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The St. Louis Blues aren’t one or two pieces away from being an elite team. They are a superstar far from an elite team. The Blues are a very good hockey team and are ready to make a playoff run, but they just don’t compete with Colorado, Tampa or Toronto.