Thread: Speculation: Will the Blues make any deals?
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07-05-2012, 12:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Kimahri View Post
I hate doing these, and I'd hate to lose him, but how about a simple swap of Gormley for Schwartz? Promising prospect for promising prospect.
This isn't a bad proposal, but I think it's the kind that won't happen. First, the Blues need an established guy who can play top minutes. Second, ahead of Schwartz, all of McDonald, Steen, and Perron have missed significant time with concussions. Healthy, they're very deep on left wing, but in a year, when McDonald's contract is up, if just one of Steen or Perron faces more injury problems, Schwartz is suddenly one of their top two left wings. It's even more severe if Steen ends up centering their third line.

I think they're content to explore trades and see how Cole does with expanded duty. If Gormley wouldn't secure a top-4 spot this year (and he wouldn't), there's no reason for the Blues to make the trade.

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