Ivan Barbashev’s phenomenal season leads the Blues’ powerful 4th line.
The St. Louis Blues 4th line, as it’s currently constituted, has a combined 29 goals and 39 assists, for a point total of 68.
The NHL draft is a peculiar institution on the landscape of pro sports. In baseball, the teams must sign their selections before assigning them to their sundry affiliate teams. In football, there are no affiliate teams, so all of a team’s picks must make the roster or be cut. But in the NHL, draft picks go on with their collegiate or otherwise professional careers after the draft. Players aren’t signed until they’re ready to begin their entry-level contracts.
I’m not surprised to see that Dmitrij Jaskin was claimed by the Washington Capitals. While it’s certainly disappointing to see him go, the Blues have several options on their fourth line as it is. Let’s look at those here.