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01-15-2011, 08:26 PM
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It's called opportunity cost, his value minus that of the trade doesn't = Cup contender by any stretch. Removing an element like EJ or Pietro would be foolish given that we could see up to 3 of the Blues current top 6 forwards return to the line up by spring.
We'd be outbid by a team that can sell the future at the deadline, he'd be adding salary to a budget when our team needs aren't concrete enough to say he's the best use of that budget come the offseason.
Waiting another year to buy and not giving up assets doesn't hurt this team. It gives guys like Tarasenko a shot to make the team and our top 6 to heal up and solidify what kind of complimentary or top end player we need to buy for a Cup run when this team looks like a contender and not a playoff seed.
It also lets high end assets develop more and increase their value, if we move our 1st round pick it'd probably be at the draft when it has a precise value to certain teams.
This post is perfect. The Blues simply aren't going to entertain a trade like this.
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