Blues Top Hockey's Future Rankings

Team's prospects were ranked highest in the NHL for second straight year

Friday, 12.19.2008 / 10:59 AM / St Louis Blues - News
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Blues Top Hockey\'s Future Rankings
ST. LOUIS - The St. Louis Blues were chosen as the top ranked organization by Hockey's Future, a website devoted to rating NHL prospects.

This is the second straight year in which the Blues have received the top spot on the strength of prospects such as T.J. Oshie, Patrik Berglund, Lars Eller and Alex Pietrangelo.

Here's what Hockey's Future had to say about the Blues:

"T.J. Oshie and Patrik Berglund already excelling in the NHL signifies the Blues youth movement is firmly underway. The cupboard remains well-stocked with offensive-minded prospects Lars Eller and Nikolai Lemtyugov waiting in the wings and forwards Travis Erstad, Aaron Palushaj, Philip McCrae, and Jori Lehtera still several years away. Depth defensemen like Roman Polak and Jonas Junland compliment blue-chip prospects Ian Cole and Alex Pietrangelo to round out a solid defensive core. Ben Bishop highlights a strong trio of goaltending prospects that includes Marek Schwarz and Jake Allen. Weaknesses: The weaknesses within the organization are scant, with the most noticeable being a lack of any elite goal-scoring forwards. The talent pool is a little shallow on the wings. Top 5 prospects: 1. Alex Pietrangelo, D, 2. Patrik Berglund, C, 3. T.J. Oshie, C, 4. Lars Eller, LW, 5. Ian Cole, D. Key losses to graduation: Erik Johnson, David Perron. "

To see the complete Fall Organizational Rankings by Hockey's Future, click here.

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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 54 20 8 266 209 116
2 y - COL 82 52 22 8 250 220 112
3 x - STL 82 52 23 7 248 191 111
4 x - SJS 82 51 22 9 249 200 111
5 x - CHI 82 46 21 15 267 220 107
6 x - LAK 82 46 28 8 206 174 100
7 x - MIN 82 43 27 12 207 206 98
8 x - DAL 82 40 31 11 235 228 91
9 PHX 82 37 30 15 216 231 89
10 NSH 82 38 32 12 216 242 88
11 WPG 82 37 35 10 227 237 84
12 VAN 82 36 35 11 196 223 83
13 CGY 82 35 40 7 209 241 77
14 EDM 82 29 44 9 203 270 67

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Steen 68 33 29 17 62
T. Oshie 79 21 39 19 60
D. Backes 74 27 30 14 57
J. Schwartz 80 25 31 28 56
A. Pietrangelo 81 8 43 20 51
K. Shattenkirk 81 10 35 1 45
V. Tarasenko 64 21 22 20 43
D. Roy 75 9 28 -1 37
J. Bouwmeester 82 4 33 26 37
V. Sobotka 61 9 24 14 33
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
B. Elliott 18 6 2 .922 1.96
R. Miller 25 30 4 .918 2.64

 
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