Originally posted on Frozen Notes  |  Last updated 10/20/13
The St. Louis Blues have enjoyed a balanced offensive attack so far in 2013-14. David Backes and Alexander Steen have led the way, but the team has received contributions from Derek Roy, T.J. Oshie, Alex Pietrangelo, Vladimir Tarasenko and a host of others. One name you'll notice is absent from this list is Chris Stewart. After signing a new contract over the summer, Stewart has struggled out of the gate. Should we be concerned? It's been easy to overlook Stewart's early struggles. The Blues have a strong 5-1-1 record and are averaging 3.71 goals per contest (3rd in the NHL). Players who traditionally stumble through the first few weeks (David Backes) are flying high. All of the positives have helped cover up some of the negatives. Over seven games Stewart has two assists and is a (-3). He has fired 11 shots and has collected 19 penalty minutes. The stats are fairly mediocre, but they don't really tell the whole story. They don't capture the fact Stewart has been mostl...
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