The St. Louis Blues are the only team in the last decade to win a Stanley Cup with no first or second overall picks on their roster. As bad NHL Draft Lottery luck continues to curse the Arizona Coyotes, the Blue’s blueprint might be one to turn to when putting together the Yotes’ roster. Luckily for the Coyotes, general manager Bill Armstrong was a part of the Blues scouting department for 16 years, including during the 2019 Stanley Cup win.

On this episode of the PHNX Coyotes Podcast, Craig, Leah and Petey break down how the Blues built their championship team through deep drafting, trades and free agent acquisitions. Plus, what other teams in the last 25 years have won the Cup without top-2 draft picks?

0:00 Intro

1:10 Welcome to the show!

2:40 St Louis’ path to a cup through the draft

20:20 Blues’ free agency & trades

32:15 Other teams to win without high picks