St. Louis Blues And The Inevitable Mailbag Questions
Jeremy Rutherford of The Athletic (mailbag): Again, St. Louis struggles mightily and gave up three objectives in a interval for the eighth time in a row. Do they do the unthinkable and tank?
It just isn’t that loopy of an concept. St. Louis has not had a prime 5 choose since Alex Pietrangelo in 2008. The Blues want a prime expertise. Doug Armstrong might promote figuring out this isn’t a blip.
The downside with St. Louis is all these long-term offers with no-trade clauses. Sure, Colton Parayko carries worth however would he waive? The reply, like a number of different Blues, is probably going no. Moves to shake up the group like Kyrou are distant and simply hypothesis.
Chicago Blackhawks Assets Not Named Kane Or Toews
Adam Proteau of The Hockey News: Yes, the tank is in Chicago because the Blackhawks have sunk worse than the Arizona Coyotes. Chicago resides within the basement of the NHL’s Central Division. So, who may very well be on the transfer not named Kane or Toews?
With Seth Jones not going anyplace, that limits some choices for Chicago. Jason Dickinson taking part in higher does assist. Dickinson has ten factors in 20 video games and appears competent. Some group might take an opportunity there.
Connor Murphy is a risk-reward deal and at $4.4 million, a group must take all that cash on. He is without doubt one of the higher defensemen on the market although on the commerce block.
Andreas Athanasiou and Max Domi garner probably the most rumors right here and rightfully so. Both are leases and UFA’s subsequent season. Domi has produced higher numbers (19 factors in 24 video games) and would garner extra worth.
One Last Mailbag For The Road
Dan Rosen of NHL.com: A couple of questions had been addressed just like the Patrick Kane to New Jersey possibilities, and so on. Lots of issues nonetheless need to occur for that to be a actuality. The New York Rangers are going to be okay finally in the event that they play the youngsters extra.
Finally, Anaheim could also be a group to look at on the commerce deadline. While a rebuild will take a very long time, there are items to maneuver. This might assist the Ducks in the long run.