9. St. Louis Blues
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I had them two spots higher when I started working on this yesterday, but then Robby Fabbri was announced as out for the season due to a knee injury. So that’s not good. The fact this team got Ryan Reaves off its roster alone makes it better, but there’s always Vladimir Tarasenko, Jaden Schwartz, Brayden Schenn and Alexander Steen to fall back on. Jake Allen‘s success is important, but the growth of younger forwards will also be key for the Blues this year.