Going into the 2021-22 season, we knew the St. Louis Blues were going to be wonderfully deep. However, there were still some holdovers with veteran status that fans figured would be gifted spots.
The the credit of both Doug Armstrong and Craig Berube, they have done a great job of actually awarding guys jobs when they deserved it. They were impressed by Jake Neighbours during camp and said he would get at least nine games to earn a regular spot on the team.
Additionally, the team utilized the cap space given by Oskar Sundqvist‘s stay on Long Term Injured Reserve to give Klim Kostin a look. Kostin did not play the first game of the season, but got into the second.
While these are still early days, the Blues may be forced to cut ties with a veteran. Kostin and Neighbours may be here to stay.
We could go into all the old cliches. Don’t put the cart before the horse. Don’t count your chickens before their hatched.
Don’t go chasing rainbows when there may be no pot of gold at the end. I think I made up that last one, but you get the point.
The main idea is not to put too much on these guys when we have seen so little from them. As of writing this article, we are two games into a long season. Neighbours has played two NHL games. Kostin has one game in…