Nikita Alexandrov was the headlining piece selected by the Blues in the 2019 NHL Draft
On a high from which they will maybe never come off of, the St. Louis Blues are in a very enviable position as the offseason gets in full swing.
Next man up is such a cliche. You expect to hear it from players any time a star goes down to injury. Were Sid the Kid to break his leg, you’d hear “No time to dwell on that. It’s next man up. We’re in a playoff hunt.” Were Clayton Kershaw to develop thoracic outlet syndrome, you’d hear “You know, it’s next man up around here. Rich Hill is like Clayton Kershaw-lite.”
After a torrid February, the Blues opened March with back-to-back losses.
The team has come back to earth after their long winning streak. On top of the hockey world for an extended period, the Blues now look much more ordinary.