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The Central Division’s Top Five Overrated Players

By Skylar Peters
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Sep 20, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Blues center

T.J. Oshie

(74) controls the puck as Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman

Keith Aulie

(3) pressures during the second period at the Scottrade Center. Mandatory Credit: Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports

#3: T.J. Oshie

The St. Louis Blues are looking to make a big playoff run in 2013-14, after two seasons that fell short. They are going to rely on a youthful core of forwards, led by this man, T.J. Oshie. However, they might be in for a surprise, as Oshie’s talent is over-estimated often around the league. Oshie has a solid future with the Blues ahead of him, with only one year gone on his five-year contract. That said contract is costing the Blues over $4 million dollars every year, pretty impressive moolah for a forward who hasn’t scored 20 goals or over once in his career. Out of all the Blues in 2013, Oshie ranked ninth in team scoring, missing 18 games with injury. He had a good year in 2011-12, only missing two games, and he was generating excitement in the Gateway City, but this season was certainly not all it was cracked up to be for the 26-year old.

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