trade proposal (Mon-St.L)(Mon-Cgy)
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10-27-2003, 11:38 AM
Join Date: Jul 2003
Neither Deal would work for the Blues and here is why:
1) The Blues wouldn't take either Dackell or Juneau and their salary.
2) Although Rivet is a solid defenseman who would be a plus in the room, the Blues have a ton of depth at the Blueline and really don't need another 4-6 d-man which is what he would be behind Pronger, MacInnis (who could be back in anywhere from 4 - 16 weeks), and Jackman.
3) Backman and Belle are both former 1st rounders. Backman is developing well and Belle was just drafted. Plekanec is a nice prospect, but he was a third rounder that isn't exactly lighting it up in the AHL.
The only current Blues need is a 2nd line LW. So if the Blues are going to trade Backman or Belle (which I don't see happening) to mortgage the future, it would be for a goal scoring LW.
The return of injured Blues will eliminate the needs at other positions (D and RW).
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