Thread: News Article: trade: TO/ STL
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11-24-2008, 03:55 PM
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Steen will likely be put in a more offensive role in St Louis. I've always liked Colaiacovo but he really suffers from the injury bug. He'll add some depth to Blues defense as a puck moving defenceman.

Stempniak could get close to 60 points, has one more year left in his contract and will have a salary of $3.5 million next year.

On the surface, this could be a good trade for both teams. I do find it odd that the Leafs, in "rebuilding" phase, add Stempniak's salary for one more season before Burke is in place as GM. Usually teams in similar situations opt to subtract salary. Maybe they think they can make the playoffs?

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