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10-23-2012, 10:56 AM
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Originally Posted by joebrute View Post
Hi Blues fans,

I was wondering what you guys thaught of the expected production and ice time Chris Stewart and Ian Cole would have this (if there is any) season, and what their long terme expectations might by.

Any indications on points, time on ice (pp, pk, es), utiliy, strenghts, flaws, etc Would be usefull.

I'm hoping for a rebound season from Stewart but it's really hard to predict. He has the ability to score 30+ goals but he also has the ability to disappear. He'll probably get 2nd/3rd line minutes and will get PP time if he earns it. The Blues will have 9+ forwards vying for PP time though so competition is going to be fierce.

As for Cole, I see him developing long-term into a good 2nd pairing d-man but contributing more of a 5th/6th d-man role this season. He might be thrust into more responsibility than that though given the makeup of the Blues' defensive core (the Blues don't have an obvious option to play the left side of the top pairing).

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