The only drawback of winning a Stanley Cup, if there is one, is you are going to get everyone’s best shot in every game the following season. That is the test the St. Louis Blues will have to take in 2019-20.
The Blues know they are going to have to be at their best right from the first drop of the puck. Teams have improved their lineups and have their eyes set on dethroning St. Louis.
Making matters more difficult is the fact the Blues will be hosting the 2020 NHL All-Star Game. While the entire team will not be taking part in that, it will involve a lot of media attention and could provide an extra distraction during the year.