ST. LOUIS -- An NHL training camp is full of promise.
Practices and preseason games offer a chance to look ahead, an opportunity to see prospects on the ice with the players they will one day join -- or replace.
Naturally, some hopefuls deserve more attention than others. So, to make things easy, here are five Blues prospects worth keeping a a close eye on as the team prepares for a new year.
1) Dmitrij Jaskin RW Shoots: L Drafted: 41st in 2011
Jaskin, 20, has been the talk of training camp so far. The 6-foot-3, 205-pound wing joined the Blues late last season, and has skated with Derek Roy and Chris Stewart in practice. Out of the five mentioned here, he likely has the highest chance of being a Blue instead of a Chicago Wolf, the Blues minor league affiliate starting this season.
2) Ty Rattie RW Shoots: R Drafted: 32nd in 2011
Anticipation surrounding Rattie, 20, has neared the level of hype Jaskin has created.The 6-foot, 178-pound wing has flashed his quick release whi...