<b>Blues Make Statement to Western Conference Foes</b> Hal Jaimet, St. Louis Post-Dispatch With the flurry of major trades undertaken by the St. Louis Blues over the last six months, it seems the team has finally found the right combination of talent. Here is a summary of the St. Louis Blues latest exploits: - The team is on a 14 game winning streak, during which theyâ€™ve defeated many of the leaguesâ€™ top playoff contenders including San Jose (twice), Edmonton, Calgary and Detroit in the west, and the Islanders and Montreal in the East. - They currently lead the league in such fundamental categories as scoring (168 goals), shots per game (31.0), and shots against per game (22.2), while boasting the leagueâ€™s top power-play (21.7%). - They are 21-4 on the road, already qualifying them for one of their endorsement deals at the mid-season point. - In a recent statement game against the surprise team of the HFNHL season thus far, the Blues traveled to Vancouver and won 9-0 while out-shooting the Canucks 40-3. The teams play again in St. Louis tomorrow night - The only major category the Blues are not amongst the elite, is goals against average (currently tied for 10th at 2.43 GAA). However, the Blues are moving up the rankings in this category quickly, having only given up 22 goals in their last 15 games. - Joe Thornton is on a 23 game point scoring streak and currently leads the league in scoring with 72 points. - The top line of Thornton, Pavol Demitra, and Dany Heatley are on pace to score 130 goals, an astounding average of more than 40 goals per line-mate. - The Blues currently boast six of the top ten +/- leaders in Chris Pronger (+36), Thornton (+32), Demitra (+29), Heatley (+29), Brendan Witt (+28) and Zdeno Chara (+25). <b>BLUES SIGNINGS:</b> The team also announced they have re-signed Pronger, Witt and Vincent Lecavalier to contract extensions. However it is believed the team is currently at a stalemate in terms of contract negotiations with Heatley, with the length of the Blues proposed contract extension remaining the main stumbling block.