Currently, St. Louis Blues are facing three major problems of the team: manpower, play style and the defense of the Stanley championship of the team.
Firstly, in terms of manpower: How will Jordan Binnington react when being assigned additional jobs? This is the first problem that St. Louis Blues is in need of settlement. Last season, Jordan Binnington played for the club St. Louis Blues as a goalkeeper. He and his team won the Stanley Cup in 2019. He was voted the best rookie in February and March 2019. Binnington also became the first rookie goalkeeper with a victory of 16 matches in the Stanley Cup final. On July 13, the 26-year-old was given a stint. Louis Blues signed a 2-year contract extension worth up to $ 8.8 million.
Jordan Binnington enters the new season as the No. 1 main player and can play over 60 matches. This was a really hard season for him. Head Coach of St. Louis Blues Craig Berube trusted Binnington to be able to play well and withstand the pressure of work. Besides, he also brought Jake Allen back to support him. He hopes the two will play well together this season.
Secondly, they need to review the gameplay. Power play of St. Louis Blues was ranked 10th in the qualifier accounting for 21.1%. By the finals, it dropped to 12th place among 16 teams accounting for 16.3%. On July 24, Marc Savard was invited to be the assistant coach for the Blues, he ran the strength game for the team. He has 292 points in his career playing with strength playing in 13 seasons NHL from 1997 to 2011.
Last season, with the power play, the Blues had Valdimir Tarasenko scored 12 goals, David Perron was seven, Ryan O’Reilly was 6. In the final round, Tarasenko had 5 goals for St. Louis Blues 8 goals left by another combination.
And finally, the need to defend the championship. After winning his first championship in 51-year history, St. Louis Blues are having a short race to defend the Stanley Cup. The Blues coach wants the players not to sleep on the victory, unable to think about that achievement, but he wants his bottles to forget it and must continue to strive to protect the achievement.