Dobber’s Offseason Fantasy Grades: St. Louis Blues

Grant Campbell

2022-09-01

For the last 19 years (12 with The Hockey News) Dobber has reviewed each team from a fantasy-hockey standpoint and graded them.

The 20th annual review will appear here on DobberHockey throughout the summer/fall. This is not a review of the likely performance on the ice or in the standings, but in the realm of fantasy hockey both for the season ahead as well as the foreseeable future. Offensively, will the team perform? Are there plenty of depth options worthy of owning in keeper leagues? What about over the next two or three years? These questions are what I take into consideration when looking at the depth chart and the player potential on that depth chart.

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Gone – Mackenzie MacEachern, David Perron, Charlie Lindgren, Dakota Joshua, Ville Husso

Incoming – Martin Frk, Josh Leivo, Matthew Highmore, Anthony Angello, Thomas Greiss, Noel Acciari

Impact Of Changes – The biggest name that the Blues will miss next season is David Perron after his third stint in St. Louis where he averaged 30.7 goals over 82 games his past four seasons there. It is unlikely that anyone they've added to the roster can make up those goals so from that standpoint the team will need to look from within the existing roster for more goals. His departure should benefit Jordan Kyrou and Pavel Buchnevich with the man advantage, but it might hurt Kyrou at even strength who struggled when Perron was out of the lineup last season.

In goal, the team has replaced Ville Husso and Charlie Lindgren with Thomas Greiss, which signals that Jordan Binnington is the clear number one and should see 50-55 starts next year.

The Blues have replaced energy players, Mackenzie MacEachern and Dakota Joshua with Matthew Highmore and Noel Ac