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01-28-2013, 01:12 AM
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Originally Posted by sbet1998 View Post
For the STL Blues to have continuous success in the future, they have to keep these 6 players in STL, IMO:

Pietrangelo
Shattenkirk
Backes
Oshie
Perron
Tarasenko

What do you guys think? Can they afford it and still ice a good team around them with their budget? This year has been a perfect storm and I love it, but I cant help but look down the road and see the Blues having to let guys like Polak, Steen, Berglund, etc. walk.

That will hurt if it happens. Those 6 guys look like 40 MIL in 3-5 years.
There's no doubt that people will have to be let go as they price themselves out of the team's plans. That's where good drafting, player development, and coaching comes in.

It's interesting to see who everyone believes are the "core" players for this team. I wonder how many people would have listed Perron two games ago?

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