St Louis Blues Preview
The loss of captain and defenseman Alex Pietrangelo will be felt but the addition of defenseman Torey Krug via free agency should offset that loss. Free agent forward Mike Hoffman signed a 1-year contract and will be a nice addition to the scoring depth since center Vladimir Tarasenko is on long term IR and forward Alex Steen retired due to injury. The only real question mark on the roster is who will be the back-up to goaltender Jordan Binnington. The number two will probably be minor leaguer Ville Husso. If the Blues can get by without Tarasenko’s scoring, they will contend for the loaded West Division title.