Prior to the beginning of the free agent period, the St. Louis Blues average age was 27 years.  There is plenty of young, promising talent in St. Louis, however you cannot win without the established veterans to guide the younger players through the tough, grinding playoff run.  Witness the amazing work done by Mark Recchi and his veteran presence with the Stanley Cup Champion Boston Bruins.  It is that type of mentoring and leading by example that these Blues need.  This hockey club has been working with the "promising" tag for a little while now.  The Hockey News often note that the Blues seem on the edge of greatness, yet so far they have only shown flashes.  It's a start, but they need to keep it up.  Maturity will do it and so will the addtions of...

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