The Blues are hoping Chris Stewart will live up to his potential and become a force next season. - Photo courtesy of Getty Images
The St. Louis Blues announced on Thursday that they had signed forward Chris Stewart to a one year, three million dollar contract for next season. The deal comes after Stewart scored just fifteen goals last season and found himself in the press box watching playoff games on occasion because of ineffectiveness.
So what gives? Why give Stewie the cash when you are sure which version of Stewart you are going to get?
Blues general manger Doug Armstrong must be banking on Stewart being the player he was when the Blues acquired him as part of the trade that sent Erik Johnson to the Colorado Avalanche. After the Blues acquired Stewart in 2010-2011, the power forward notched fifteen goals in just 26 games, matching his total output from last season.
Stewart was enigma for the Blues last season and often found himself in the doghouse of head coach Ken Hitch...