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not_a_wings_fan wrote:My first order of business this off season is to dump Perron. He's not a young player any more...
abc789987 wrote:not_a_wings_fan wrote:My first order of business this off season is to dump Perron. He's not a young player any more...
Dude will turn 25 years of age this month. If that's old, you can call me grandpa.
If we could get something decent I wouldn't mind trading him either. But I'm not ready to give up on him fitting in on this team.
Kreegz2 wrote:I have been solidly on the trade Perron wagon since February. He just doesn't fit with our team's playstyle since Hitch took over. I think we could package him and Halak together to get a decent return from Edmonton. Dubnyk has proven that he isn't a consistent goaltender and Khabibulin is 40 and is a UFA. Perron would fit well into their no defense, run and gun offense system.
I haven't given up on Oshie yet though. He just needs to find a way to stay healthy. Mcdonald is gone. Stewart should be gone after two straight playoff no shows(i still think we should have shopped him at the deadline when his stock was high).
glen a richter wrote:The only people with high opinions of many of our players are us. Hell, when the national guys and many away commentators can't even pronounce their names right after they've been here 3, 4, 5, 6 years, you know that they're not highly regarded elsewhere. Perron, Halak, another forward and a pick still wouldn't net us much. They'd have to include Shattenkirk or Pie to even have a shot at someone who could make a difference. We have depth at D, Eronen, Schmaltz, Hakanpaa. Probably Hakanpaa sooner than later. I'd pull the trigger on a deal if something big presented itself this summer. I think most of us would.
flyingnote38 wrote:Hard to predict this offseason. New ownership structure in place. Doesn't have deep pockets, but a genuine fan and the moves at the deadline were suggestive of contending having priority over merely being cost-contained competitive. Don't anticipate that they will spend like drunken monkeys in the free agent market, and honestly not much on the market looks all that interesting.
I think a likely offseason scenario is the Blues do "nothing." And honestly, despite feeling they are 2 elite offensive talents away from being legit cup contenders, I'd be ok with that if "nothing" means:
1) they resign their RFAs
2) their UFA moves at forward are depth neutral (ie they keep Cracknell and either resign AMac to a short term/less dollar value deal or add a depth replacement -- Viktor Stahlberg would be an idea)
3)Don't really care either way on Leopold....but probably not worth the cash.
Clearly this team is good enough to compete in the regular season and ought to be able to get to the deadline with playoff aspirations intact. Adding a player at the deadline would be more cost effective than doing so during this offseason. Also this would allow extra development time for Schwartz and Tarasenko to perhaps add one elite talent internally.
However, if the Blues are serious about acquiring Ryan Miller than they may be very active this offseason.
cardsfan04 wrote:What do you guys think about Brad Richards? There's a chance that the Rangers could buy him out after the season. If that happens, any chance the Blues pick him up? Would you want them to?
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