…..Not Great

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Winger Alex Steen is a microcosm of what ails the Blues.

Jaden Schwartz’s injury has hit the Blues hard. The team has lost three consecutive, and five of their last six games. The offense has all but disappeared – they’ve scored just six goals in those six games.

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Yeo(man), what’s your depth?

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New Blues forward Brayden Schenn plays in a preseason game vs the Capitals.

Wow. The regular season hasn’t yet begun, and the Blues depth, across the roster, is being severely tested.

On the blueline it’s Jay Bouwmeester who’s down for a time. His steadiness isn’t easily replaced, but there is depth from which to choose. Nate Prosser is a veteran familiar with Coach Yeo, and Jake Walman and ┬áVince Dunn both look to make the club, at least out of camp.

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Camp Surprise – Samuel Blais

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Training camps in the NHL can be odd. Sometimes there are players that surprise, that emerge from obscurity and open a bunch of eyes, score a bunch of goals in scrimmages and preseason games. But more often than not, players perform pretty much as expected. Teams go into the season with the same roster they anticipated going into camp.

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