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5 Reasons Why St. Louis Blues Will Win 2014 Stanley Cup

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5 Reasons Why the St. Louis Blues Will Win the 2014 Stanley Cup

5 Reasons Why the St. Louis Blues Will Win the 2014 Stanley Cup
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The St. Louis Blues have been struggling as of late, but they are still a favorite once the playoffs start. They are currently one point behind the Anaheim Ducks for home-ice advantage throughout the West. They made some moves at the trade deadline to perfect their roster. The team has shown they are all-in this season. It is Stanley Cup or bust for the Blues. They are going to end up raising the Cup for the first time ever.

5. They Have The Deepest Offense

Alexander Steen St Louis Blues
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5. They Have The Deepest Offense

Alexander Steen St. Louis Blues
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The Blues have 10 forwards who have more than 25 points. Alexander Steen is the closest thing they have to a star. They have players like T.J. Oshie and Vladimir Tarasenko, who can score whenever they please. David Backes is on his way to being one of the better centers in the league.

4. Very Good Defense

Kevin Shattenkirk St. Louis Blues
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4. Very Good Defense

Kevin Shattenkirk St. Louis Blues
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Everyone knows the saying defense wins championships. The Blues have one of the best defenses in the league. They have two of the best young defensemen in Kevin Shattenkirk and Alex Pietrangelo. They are skilled beyond belief, and this unit could be the reason why they win it all.

3. Perfect Combo Of Veterans and Young Players

Jay Bouwmeester St. Louis Blues
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3. Perfect Combo Of Veterans and Young Players

Jay Bouwmeester St. Louis Blues
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The Blues aren't star-laden, but they do have a good mix of young guys and veterans. They have players that range from 21 to 35. They have the speedy players along with veterans who can keep the locker room calm in crisis situations.

2. Penalty Kill

Alex Pietrangelo
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2. Penalty Kill

Alex Pietrangelo
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Special teams are a crucial part to winning in the postseason. The Blues have some of the best in the NHL. Their penalty kill ranks fourth in the league at 85.4 percent. If they can keep that percentage there against some of the higher-scoring teams, they will come out of those series alive.

1. Ryan Miller

Ryan Miller St. Louis Blues
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1. Ryan Miller

Ryan Miller St. Louis Blues
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While Ryan Miller hasn't been the best goalie in the league since he came to the Blues, he has shown in the past that he can step up when it comes to the playoffs. With the defense he has in front of him, Miller can steal a series or two that the Blues may not have won.