The question is simple: Where should Ty Rattie play in 2013-14?
The St. Louis Blues' most exciting prospect since Vladimir Tarasenko, Rattie has done big things in the early stages of his career. Big, big things. In fact, he pretty much made a joke out of the WHL by scoring 121 points in 69 games during the 2011-12 season and 110 points in 62 games during the 2012-13 season. It's clear he has outgrown the WHL and is ready to take on a new challenge.
It's really no mystery that the Blues desperately need help on offense. Is Rattie the man for that job? Maybe, but let's not get too far ahead of ourselves.
The Blues should give Rattie a chance to prove he deserves a spot in the NHL during training camp. However, barring injuries or a performance from Rattie that simply can not be ignored, the youngster should start the 2013-14 season in the AHL. In fact, it might be foolish to promote Rattie so rapidly unless the team has absolutely no other choice.