NHL.com continues its preview of the 2013-14 season, which will include in-depth looks at all 30 teams throughout September.
"I think last year there was a feeling that we were a team that could be competitive deep into the playoffs," Blues general manager Doug Armstrong told NHL.com. "We ran into the defending Stanley Cup champs and we were out early. But I think our goals and our mindset is still the same -- we should be competitive with all the teams with an opportunity to be a strong playoff team."
The Blues added playmaking center Derek Roy for depth up the middle, but otherwise left intact a team with the hope of not just advancing past the second round of the postseason, but bringing a Stanley Cup to St. Louis for the first time.