After a blowout of the Red Wings, confidence must be riding high in the St Louis Blues locker room. Really though, nobody out there really suspected the Wings to be much of a challenge this year, so the players (and even us as fans) shouldn't get too far ahead of ourselves. As surprising as it is to hear, the greater divisional challenges will be the next two games (NAS and CHI).

In the quirks of scheduling for 48 games, the League has given us 5 games against Detroit and Chicago, and only 4 against Nashville and Columbus. Over a third of the season will be in-division. To borrow from a previous Blues ad campaign, Every Game Counts. Division-heavy, no meaningless Eastern conference games, and tough tough travel, this is going to be a Hell Of A Season.