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To Blow It Up, Or Not to Blow It Up?

This story first appeared on Page 5 (The Five Hole) of the Nov. 19, 2019 edition of the St. Louis Game Time paper, sold outside of every Blues home game. For more information or to subscribe, email

The Tampa Bay Lightning are flirting with danger. Last year, as you know, they went a ridiculous 62-16-4, good for 128 points. They could have forfeited their last 10 games of the season and still won the President’s Trophy comfortably. Calgary’s +62 goal differential last year was the second best in the league, a number that would’ve topped the previous year’s tables.