5 years ago

Chris Stewart is off to a great start and is putting his 15 goal effort of last season behind him.

After back-to-back 28 goal seasons, Stewart really disappointed last season as he struggled to a 30 point season. "He lost over 20 pounds in the off-season and came back a lot quicker. He's definitely faster," Blues coach Ken Hitchcock said. "He's way faster, so he's opening up space that he couldn't get to last year. Just from a durability standpoint ... he's lost 20 pounds. Try carrying a 20-pound weight around every day, that's a lot, and he hasn't lost strength. He's lost 20 pounds. He's lost 5 or 6 percent on body fat alone which is really significant, so you're going to be leaner and you're going to be quicker." Stewart has four goals in six games with seven penalty minutes and a minus-one rating. If he is still available in your pool, it is still a good time to grab him off the waiver wire.