This story is part of ESPN The Magazines Oct. 31 NBA Preview Issue. Subscribe today!St. Louis BluesOverall: 29 Title track: 82 Ownership: 42 Coaching: 58 Players: 54 Fan relations: 18 Affordability: 39 Stadium experience: 67 Bang for the buck: 23 Change from last year: +14Climbing back toward the top, the Blues regained fans approval this year and found the No. 29 spot on the Ultimate Standings list. Ranked 11th overall in 2014, the Blues took a hit and dropped to No. 43 last year. But after finishing second in the Central Division and third in the NHL with 49 wins -- not to mention putting on a show at the end of May -- fans responded with a standings jump.Whats goodLast season proved to be the Blues ode to fans, as the team regained good graces in St. Louis. Jumping eight spots to No. 18 in fan relations, the Blues allow everyone to feel that St. Louis pride at every home game. From the BMO Harris Bank Kids Captain program to the #BlueSocial program, the Blues understand how to keep the fans entertained and engaged with the team all season long. Best of all, the fans coined the Blues one of the most desirable bang for the buck categories, sliding into No. 23 on the Ultimate Standings list.Whats badUnfortunately, the fan relations and low ticket prices arent enough to keep the crowd pleased with the overall experience at Scottrade Center arena. Ranking as one of the worst stadium experiences in the NHL at No. 82, the Blues cant seem to find the approval of the fans when it comes to the 22-year-old stadium. Lacking in what fans deem uniqueness, the versatility of the stadium -- it also hosts concerts, wrestling matches, NCAA basketball and more -- seems to be the Blues gift and curse. The biggest takeaway for most Blues fans is that they arent getting enough hockey vibes inside the arena -- only six teams scored worse when fans were asked if they had a great stadium.Whats newAlthough the Blues loyal fan base still craves a Stanley Cup finals berth, the Blues proved to be a strong force in the NHL last season. Moving up 22 spots to No. 58 for coaching and 31 spots to No. 54 for players, the Blues also found their rhythm on the ice. St. Louis had fallen to No. 80 in coaching last year, due in part to fans lack of trust in Ken Hitchcocks ability to lead the group to a Stanley Cup, but now theyve turned things around and even made an appearance in the Western Conference finals last season. This season will prove to be a test for both Hitchcock and the younger players, especially with the absence of clutch veterans Troy Brouwer and David Backes.Next: San Jose Sharks?| Full rankings Air Max 90 Cheap Wholesale . PETERSBURG, Fla. Cheap Nike Air Max 90 Shoes China . 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The 37-year-old leads the league in passing and comes into the season with 10 consecutive years of passing for more than 4,000 yards, with no less than 4,870 in the last five, which includes three 5,000-yard campaigns.If those numbers dont impress the Giants, all they have to do is recall last year: Brees passed for 511 yards and tied an NFL record with seven touchdown passes in a 52-49 win.I dont even remember that, Giants cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie quipped.He does, though.When you are playing a guy like that who has been doing it for a long time, you know he has a good arm and has some good receivers who can definitely take the top off a defenses, and you have guys who understand football, and the way he throws and gets it out quick, Rogers-Cromartie said. Man, its going to be tough.Its also going to be tougher for Brees. He will be seeing a lot of new faces.Defensive tackle Damon Harrison and end Olivier Vernon are new, and end Jason Pierre-Paul did not play last year because of his fireworks accident.Middle linebacker Kelvin Sheppard is new, as are cornerbacks Janoris Jenkins and Eli Apple, safeties Darian Thompson and Nat Berhe, who was on injured reserve last year.I would say while its the same scheme for the most part, Steve Spagnuolo, theres a lot of good players over there that seem to be playing really well, Brees said. I dont really look at last year as any type of indication as to how this is going to go. I think theyre much improved. Theyre playing really well right now. I have a lot of respect for coach Spagnuolo and his scheme. Im sure theyre going to be ready for us. We need to make sure were ready for them.New Orleans put up 34 points last week as Brees passed for 423 yards and four touchdowns. The Giants edged Dallas 20-19.SECONDARY CONCERNS: With Delvin Breaux going out for six to eight weeks with a broken leg, the Saints are relying on a trio of cornerbacks with only one regular-season game to their name: starter P.J. Williams and reseerves DeVante Harris and Ken Crawley.dddddddddddd However, a pair of recently acquired veterans could suit up in New York -- Sterling Moore and B.W. Webb, who both practiced this week. Moore knows the Giants well from playing three seasons in the NFC East with the Cowboys (2012-2014). He also played against the Giants last season with Tampa Bay.GIANTS DEFENSIVE BACKS: The Giants limited Prescott to 227 yards passing and no touchdowns. His longest pass was 21 yards.I feel like we have guys that can match up, said Janoris Jenkins, who held Dez Bryant to one catch for 8 yards. We have Eli Apple and DRC. We can match up all the way around the board with anybody as long as we play within the system and play within the scheme.Jenkins said Brees is a `blast from the past, noting he throws deep and works the hash marks most of the time.POUND IT: Running backs Rashad Jennings and Shane Vereen combined for 113 yards on 24 carries in the opener for New York. Expect them to get the ball more after seeing the Saints give up 167 yards on 26 carries in the loss to the Raiders.MORE BREES: Brees looks as good at 37 as he did at 27, if not better. Hes coming off his 14th career 400-yard game, which tied him for first for such single-game production with Peyton Manning in NFL history. His touchdowns included a thread-the-needle throw over the middle to Brandin Cooks, and a Saints-record 98-yarder to Cooks with a pass down the left sideline. That one was so well-timed the speedy receiver never seemed to break stride. With 36 yards passing, Brees will move into third in that category, eclipsing Dan Marinos 61,361 yards.BACK TO NORMAL: Giants receiver Victor Cruz returned in style from a series of injuries, scoring the winning touchdown in his first game since October 2014. This will be his first home game since that season.The only thing that is indicative of things being back to normal is you guys not asking me about my body anymore, Cruz said, and asking me about how I am feeling. 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