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02-02-2012, 12:43 PM
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Originally Posted by PocketNines View Post
This is one of the reasons I've been an advocate for trading Stewart. What if Stewart and the Blues don't agree on his value? He probably deserves something in the 2s but his QO would have to be 3.25M so they will at least have a 1yr, 3.25M on the table for him. He won't want that. Now some team comes along and signs him to an offer sheet and gives up a first and a third to the Blues if the Blues don't match. (1st and a 3d is between just over 3.1M and 4.7M.) That sets the pace of the rebuild back. They'd rather get a guy like Jack Johnson than get an extra first and a third.

Point is, the negotiation could be a headache. Someone out there will pay for what Stewart hasn't earned.

There is also no way he's more valuable than Steen. Here's how you know: take away Stewart and the team has the same success as now. Take away Steen, no way.
We're beyond setting the 'rebuild' back by losing Stewart for draft picks. You answered that in your last paragraph.

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