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05-18-2010, 11:02 AM
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A Miettinen, Harding, and Sheppard for Boyes + 4th liner might be attractive to St. Louis.
They get a goalie, a young player who might fit in with their young core, and a cheaper RW in Miettinen, who might fit better in the current line-up than Boyes, who doesn't do much if he isn't scoring, as reflected by his demotion to the 4th line at times last season.
They lose no part of their core nor part of their leadership. Sure, it's not a home-run deal for them, but they don't seem to be the kind of team that is looking for that. They are looking to add players who fit with their young team.
No you misinterpreted my post. St Louis' problem last year had to deal with relying too much on younger players and the team as a whole not scoring. Because of that, the Blues would be looking for veteran leadership in any trade and this doesn't help. If you are going to give up on one of your top offensive threats, you want to get back something which will help out (either now or in the future). Let's face it, that's not Mittens because given the same ice time and lines Boyes would do a better job despite his struggles this year. The only way I can see St. Louis wanting to do this deal would be if they highly overvalued Josh Harding (although if any team would overvalue Harding, it's the Blues or whatever team DR takes over).
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