The Blues enter 2022 with a refreshed lineup on the field and in the coaching box, with hopes of breaking away from being a mid-tier team and finally re-entering the race for finals.
The Blues have made significant changes to their list, with big names both exiting and entering Princes Park.
New senior coach Michael Voss was known for his competitiveness and ferociousness as a player and he will be looking to enforce this mantra into the previously inconsistent Blues.
With the loss of Liam Jones leaving a giant hole in defence, the Blues will look to fill the intercept marking void and give Weitering some assistance manning up on key forwards.
Adam Saad will be looking to return to his peak form providing the main source of run and carry out of the Blues' backline.
The Blues had some defensive lapses throughout last season, having runs of goals scored against them. Despite the loss of Jones, the Blues have versatility and experience in their backline and can hold up against competitive forward lines.
There is a lack of genuine wingmen on the Blues' list, with Lochie O'Brien and Matt Cottrell being the two endurance runners outside of Walsh. However, they could rotate the likes of Zac Williams, Nic Newman and Sam Docherty along the wing.
With the return of Charlie Curnow providing a highlight for the Blues in 2021, there will be more expectation placed on the Blues forward line in 2022.
With Eddie Betts being the Blues' most notable forward line loss, the club will look to Zac Fisher and Jack Martin to fulfil crumbing small forward roles, while draftee Jesse Motlop also firms as an attacking option.
The Blues have struggled to consistently put big scores on the board, however as this forward group, including Jack Silvagni and Mitch McGovern, play more games together they have the potential to consistently cause havoc for other team's defence.
FB: Liam Stocker, Jacob Weitering, Sam Docherty
HB: Adam Saad, Caleb Marchbank, Nic Newman
C: Zac Williams, Patrick Cripps, Sam Walsh
HF: Jack Silvagni, Charlie Curnow, Jack Martin
FF: Josh Honey, Harry McKay, Zac Fisher
Fol: Marc Pittonet, Adam Cerra, George Hewett
I/C: Tom De Koning, Ed Curnow, Lewis Young, Mitch McGovern