We've been neglecting Alexander Steen and the St. Louis Blues for far too long, but no more! The man is on fire and the Blues have been one of the West's best teams.

So, I owe Alexander Steen, the St. Louis Blues and their fans an apology. It's taken far too long for me to write anything solely devoted to what he's doing this season and it took me far longer than I'd like to admit to realize that he has owned the NHL through the opening weeks of the 2013-14 season.

With the Blues entering the year as a chic pick to win the Stanley Cup, the team responded with an impressive 10-2-2 record to open the season. Of course, given the amount of talent in the fully stocked West, that's only good enough for third place in the Central Division. But the future looks bright as the Blues claim ownership to a top-10 offense, a top-five defense and a top-five power play.

And of course, Alexander Steen.