Nice observation Frenzy! To take the stats further, the Blues' forwards have a combined 202 points so far this season through 44 games(4.59 pts. per game) and are on pace for a combined 376 points. Last season the Blues' forwards combined for 498 points(6.07 pts. per game).
The defense let us down offensively last season. This season it is the offense. If the Blues could get solid offensive production from both forwards and defensemen in any given season they would be a formidable team(hopefully we will see this soon).