I might get hell for saying this, but I think that if they trade him it's because his best days are behind him. I think this is a smokescreen and we're after bigger game, possible a cornerstone player. That's my feeling.
Then you'll be sorely disappointed.
The Blues truly feel their cornerstone players on on the roster now. They are looking for either a center to replace Arrnot or a winger to free up Steen to fill that role and they'ed like to add another defenseman, but I think that is becoming less and less likely as well.
If Oshie get's one year deal in arbitration next week, we will have basically half the team coming out of their contracts next offseason and the team is committed to keeping the books clean so they can lock up the kids. This team isn't suddenly swimming in money and will not be spending to the cap any time soon. The new money simply hopes to make payroll this year instead of having to borrow from the league to make ends meat the way they did last year.
It's very sickening to me that so called fans think the only way for this team to get better is to sign a big name or take on a big contract.This team put up the second most points last year with McD, Steen, and DP missing large chunks of the season.
Pie is going to break the bank nest year, Shatty wont be cheap, Oshie is looking for over 4.25 a year, even though many don't seem to know it ... Bergie is a must resign and could push 4 a year himself, Dags is up, Andy Mac, Cole will need to be re-uped, Russel is a free agent, what if Stewie goes out and nets 30?
If they bring in a larger contract it will be something like Morrow or Bouwmeester that only has a year or two left on it.
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