The St. Louis Blues had a great season this past year. The Blues, projected to be a low seed in the playoffs and a first-round exit, turned out to be the Central Division champions.
Even with a sweep in the second round to eventual champion Los Angeles Kings, the Blues' season was a success. Some people believe it was a fluke, and the Blues will go back to being mediocre in the NHL.
But the Blues are here to stay. They have the tools to be a top-five team in the NHL and the ability to win the franchise's first Stanley Cup in the next three years.
They have the tools to be a serious Stanley Cup threat, and they should be treated as such.