glen a richter wrote:
I don't think this team needs a major change, I think this team needs basically two things:
1) A better goalie which maybe Miller is that guy and just needs a full season with the team, or maybe it's somewhere else or maybe it just doesn't exist.
2) A first line finisher in addition to what we have and not count on the potential of the guys already on the roster. If one of them turns into a first line caliber finisher then super, we'll have two. Two is better than one.
When I said blow it up, I was referring to what will inevitably happen IF they don't get the job done in the next few seasons.
So the Blues missing links are goaltending and an elite scorer? You just solved a decade and a half's worth of Blues hockey.
Our missing link is not goaltending. We have good goaltending...and it has been good enough to win this series. We had the game on our stick a few times in this game and couldn't get it done.
An elite scorer would be nice...but half of the teams in the NHL want one of those. Easier said than done.
Our missing link is getting a few pucks to bounce our way so we can win us this series. I swear, this team has to be the most unluckiest team in the playoffs every year. You don't just win the cup by being good/great. We've had good/great teams many, many, many times. You win the cup by being good/great AND getting more 50/50 bounces go your way over the course of the series. This franchise has rarely had that combination.
I guess if we can manage to win game #6 in Chicago (which we are due to do...Chicago was due to win here, so the same goes for us), that would force Chicago to win two in a row in St. Louis. So there is that.