If by "warm reception" you mean he gets blown up by several different players every time he's on the ice, then I agree.
The fans should give him a golf clap, but that's about it. This team is clearly better off without him and I was pleased to see him shipped out.
He's having a career year for a shit team, which is just about what we expected him to do in Edmonton. His game obviously didn't fit with the Blues' style - drifting players with "potential" who don't do the hard work and little things are not welcome.
I mean, I don't expect a standing ovation or anything, but I'd like more than a golf clap. Maybe it's a time heals all wounds kinda thing, but I don't remember him like that. There's a difference between Chris "I'm really really good, just give me 3 weeks and I'll show you why" Stewart and Perron IMO. I do like the trade we made though.
I always thought he was a whiny bitch (I thought he was 5'7" until I looked him up and realized he's nearly 200lbs). I also never thought he played the team game. I feel that with his skills he should have been putting up 30+ goals a season and has yet to live up to that potential. Maybe he just got off on the wrong foot with STL (Murray, white skates, and crooked hats) and it followed him through his time here, but I feel like the early complaints were valid.
How do you remember him?
A lot of the same things were said about Oshie, and it seems like he's matured quite a bit, so maybe the same would have happened to Perron. Maybe not. I'm not sad to see him in another jersey, but I also do not bear him any ill will.
Most of us are from St. Louis (even if we don't live there anymore)- and we, as a city, establish an emotional connection to our players (whichever sport they play), almost as if they were our extended family members. You play with heart, you give 100%, and the fans will be loyal and support you like you've never seen anywhere else. You loaf, you float, you just skate by, then you're just a roster spot. No hard feelings, David- but you weren't for this town.