Some teams can define a successful season by whether or not they make the playoffs. In recent years, the Blues could be considered one of those teams. However, when you find yourself battling for not only the top spot in your division but the top spot in the entire NHL, different standards apply.
This is exactly where the Blues find themselves. With 69 points, the Blues are currently fourth overall in the Western Conference standings, and tied for the fifth most points in the entire league.
While a trip to the playoffs will be great for St. Louis, a first round exit will result in a disappointing season.
The Blues have shown they can hang with the best the NHL has to offer. If they want to be the best, a few things need to happen.