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05-01-2013, 06:52 PM
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IIRC, Andy Mac hasn't been playing center. Backes, Berglund and Sobokta would be their top-3 C's, with only Berglund having a face-off percentage less than 52%. Even if Andy Mac leaves, Tarasenko is a healthy scratch right now - as is Jaskin - both of which could easily be on the team in a similar top-9 scoring role.

Blues really have no reason to be trading Shattenkirk barring extreme overpayment that they'd be stupid not to. They have capspace, nice prospects, a solid line-up, goaltending depth, etc... a very enviable franchise.

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If we really want to make a run at a defender, Yandle is the one that makes the most sense. I'd rather we draft a stud with the no.11 pick and make some minor signings. Highly unlikely this team can 'fix' the defense in one offseason with the worst UFAs in a while. L. Schenn and Gustafsson are developing quite nicely anyway. 'Selling the farm' with one of the most barren prospect pools on a team that missed the playoffs and is clearly not 'one piece away' is a bad idea.

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