For years, hockey nerds and/or experts were waiting for Brayden Schenn to make "the leap." Eventually, people gave up on that, to the point that the 26-year-old's trade to the St. Louis Blues seemed more like a curious swap than a tide-turner. Now, sure, Schenn found a solid niche with the Philadelphia Flyers, but it was in more of a specialist role. Many believed that he was dependent upon a plum gig on the team's lethal power play and would possibly slip in St. Louis. Considering that 17 of his 25 goals came on the power play last season, it wasn't that outrageous to wonder if he might be just "a guy" in St. Louis. As it turns out, he's bordering on the guy with the Blues, and it's been a truly wondrous thing to behold. Wondrous and baffling, to be honest. On Saturday, it seemed like his hot streak would come to an end … until overtime. In what was very much a solo effort, Schenn beguiled the Vancouver Canucks to secure a 4-3 OT win for his Blues. Nice. Now, it's true that Schenn wasn't the overall star of the night for St. Louis, as that probably goes… Read full this story
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