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01-21-2013, 04:28 PM
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Tops on my interest list for next training camp (in under 9 months!) is seeing how Jaskin looks compared with NHL men.

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Originally Posted by PerryTurnbullfan View Post
The thing that hurt St. Louis in this deal as I recall was that the ridiculous contract that we gave Shanahan was very similar to Stevens. That didn't help matters any. Besides the package we offered for Shanahan was a supreme overpayment. Blues management screwed this up either way. Shanahan was one of my favorite players, but this was just a really dumb move for the compensation and payout. Shanahan had a 29 and a 30 goal season under his belt at the time. Yes he panned out, but how many players don't or get hurt?
In fairness to Blues mgmt, in their wildest dreams they never considered the compensation for Shanahan would be Stevens, and while many players don't pan out you can't discredit them for actually turning out to have been right that Shanahan's best days were ahead of him and for a long time.

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