St. Louis Blues 2024 Stanley Cup Odds
The magic and feeling are fading from the St. Louis Blues' 2019 Stanley Cup championship. Last year’s failure to make the playoffs set off alarm bells in the Gateway City. In the 2023 NHL Draft, Following Day 1, the Blues looked on track to be one of the biggest winners of the draft. Dalibor Dvorsky dropped into their lap at 10th overall, and they grabbed U-18 World Championship star Otto Stenberg along with fellow Swede Theo Lindstein. Day 2 was not as impressive, picking a mishmash of prospects who lacked the excitement of their opening round.
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The 2022-23 St. Louis Blues were 37-38-7 straight up and 49-25 over/under the total. Also, St. Louis was 6th in the Central Division playoff standings. St. Louis was 28 points behind the Colorado Avalanche in the Central Division race. St. Louis had NHL rankings of 17th for goals scored and 22nd for power play efficiency. In comparison on defense, the Blues had NHL rankings of 27th for goals against and 30th for penalty killing.
First among St. Louis scorers was Jordan Kyrou with 37 goals, 36 assists, 73 points, and a -38. Goaltender Jordan Binnington had a .894 save percentage and 3.31 goals against average. His record was 27-27-6 with two shutouts.
Head coach Craig Berube could be on the hot seat. The executive said the Blues are a franchise routinely in the playoffs and that another campaign without the postseason might not bode well for Berube, who guided the franchise to their Stanley Cup during the 2018-19 season.
Say what you want about the Blues not doing more in free agency or having the reported super-trade with the Flyers fall through. They added a top-six center in Kevin Hayes for a 2024 sixth-round pick while having the Flyers retain 50% of his salary over the next three seasons.
Getting Hayes without having to give up any one of their three first-round picks -- in a class led by Dalibor Dvorsky -- is a move that allows the Blues to potentially find success both in the interim and in the future. Plus, they still have cap space left to add help when players on the open market could be more easily swayed to take team-friendly deals.
Season-by-Season Record (Last 5)
||Did not qualify
||Lost in Second Round, 2–4 (Avalanche)
||Lost in First Round, 0–4 (Avalanche)
||Lost in First Round, 2–4 (Canucks)
||Stanley Cup Champions, 4–3 (Bruins)
St. Louis Blues History
The St. Louis Blues were part of the NHL 1967 “Great Expansion” when the league doubled from 6 to 12 teams. The Blues made the Stanley Cup Final in their first three seasons by winning the “West” Division comprised of the six expansion teams. As a result, the Blues started leading the entire NHL in attendance for most of their first decade of existence. St. Louis finally won its first Stanley Cup in 2019, which set off a celebration that matched anything the baseball Cardinals ever had.
Now, St. Louis is firmly established as one of the great legacy franchises in the NHL. Past marquee men of the Blues include Jacques Plante, Glenn Hall, Red Berenson, brothers Bob and Barclay Plager, and Brett Hull. Hull’s arrival jumpstarted a franchise mired in mediocrity and the Blues have had a big league feel ever since.
St. Louis has found a combination of stability and consistency with chairman Tom Stillman and general manager Doug Armstrong. Armstrong has done a masterful job of keeping the team a contender while navigating the salary cap and free agency challenges. Most important of all, Armstrong delivered the Stanley Cup banner that had painfully eluded this franchise.
The Stanley Cup championship was the final piece of the credibility puzzle for the Blues. The franchise has always had a large, passionate, and generational fan base. Tradition and history have been a leading part of the franchise’s culture from the start. But now that a Stanley Cup championship banner hangs from the rafters, a long-sought legitimacy is complete.
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