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02-14-2013, 05:45 PM
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St. Louis Blues deep on defense but lack offense at the AHL level

With immense depth at the NHL, junior and European levels of hockey, it should come as no surprise that the St. Louis Blues are lacking offensively-dominant players at the AHL and ECHL levels. Jaden Schwartz has been called-up to the big club, while Vladimir Tarasenko has finally come over from Europe. As more talented prospects make their way to the big club, the AHL affiliate Peoria Rivermen has started to struggle as a result.

The Rivermen are currently 21-21-4-2 and could use a serious boost in offense to compete with the rest of the AHL. While there are several prospects that should make their way from junior next season, the current players will have a difficult time in making up for that offensive production.… read more


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