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05-13-2013, 02:50 AM
The Perfect Human*
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Originally Posted by Paralyzer008 View Post
I'm starting to think that maybe it's possible that the Blues would do Nick Schultz + 1st in 2013 for Shattenkirk.

If they did that, and then we signed, say, Scuderi and Hainsey:

Not only is STL going to keep Shattenkirk, the value you proposed was bad.

Shattenkirk is basically a top-pairing defenseman playing 2nd pairing due to Pietrangelo's presence. He's better than MDZ, who's been brought up on this board already, and is going to cost more than Nick Schultz and 7th overall to acquire.

Young puck-moving defensemen that put up 40+ pts, play the PP, and can play top pairing type of role don't come for cheap.

If they move Shatty it's probably in a package for one of the big-4 F's, or J.Schultz+

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