That would be a massively pleasant surprise under the circumstances.
Florida could end up in Quebec. The Panthers play on the edge of a swamp and the fan support is tepid at best. The Coyotes could relocate again, this time to Houston.
There should be no misunderstanding about what prospects need to do to prepare for the NHL. The Blues are quite specific. It's up to the players to put in the work. Fabbri's issue was two years ago, then Barbashev had that issue this time around.
Foley has been a solid point-per-game player in college. Should be at least a depth guy at the NHL level, maybe more.
He wants to turn pro after this season and the Blues like him a lot, so I'd be shocked if that didn't work out. His game seems well-suited to today's high-pressure NHL style.
The Blues don't need salary relief to finish the season, even with the retention of some of Stastny's cap money.
Of course, there were about 50 other factors impacting the team during those various season stretches. The Blues have resumed winning once Jake Allen replaced Carter Hutton for the stretch, but good luck finding anything crediting Allen with the turnaround.
I love Barry Trotz, but it's he would bring a fistful of Cup rings here.
He's a teenager playing in a men's league. Let's see if he comes to camp next fall better prepared to play at the pro pace. He has gained quite the education this season.
OK. we're out of time for now. Thanks for the questions and comments. See you all next week!