3 Best Contracts On The St. Louis Blues

The St. Louis Blues are without many good contracts at all. Some are fine, but a lot are bad, and that's why the team is stuck in no man's land without being able to win or drop to the bottom of the standings. Excluding players on entry-level deals, there are some contracts that are arguably better than others that we will identify below.

Robert Thomas

Robert Thomas may have an identical contract to Jordan Kyrou and be one of the highest paid players on the team, but he has stood apart from the rest this season. Thomas has taken a big step and become a true number one center, helping the Blues even stay in the playoff race. He averages 21 minutes per game, is one of the only plus players on a negative team, and has over a point-per-game this season. His cap hit is $8.125 million AAV, but he has more than earned that payday after the work he has done this season.

Brandon Saad

Brandon Saad may be one of the most underrated goal scorers in the NHL as he has once again put up over 25 this season. The 31-year-old may not produce a ton of points, but he isn't a liability and can be counted on season after season. He has a spot on the second line of the Blues where he has scored 26 goals and 41 points in 76 games at a $4.5 million AAV cap hit. There hasn't been a ton of scoring this season from the Blues and goals aren't easy to come by.

Pavel Buchnevich

Pavel Buchnevich remains one of the best players on the Blues even though he has taken a step back offensively. He has shown his versatility this season playing all three forward positions and scoring 27 goals to go along with 62 points in 77 games. He has averaged nearly 20 minutes a game and has been counted on a lot this season. Buchnevich has one year left on his deal, but it remains up in the air who is going to be back next season as changes are likely to come.

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