NHL.com continues its preview of the 2013-14 season, which will include in-depth looks at all 30 teams throughout September.
"We ran into a buzz saw in Los Angeles two years ago," Blues president of hockey operations Doug Armstrong told NHL.com. "A team that sort of was in playoff mode the last month of the season just to get in the playoffs, they were a dominant team throughout that run [and] we weren't a match for them that season. I thought last season was a much more competitive series. Still, we weren't able to find the necessary goals to push that in our favor. I think we have learned."