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05-13-2013, 11:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Jack de la Hoya View Post
Why on earth would the Blues do that? They don't need the cap space--not really, anyway. And they gave up a first round pick + for him.

He's the idea partner for Pietrangelo. His cap hit is a little high, but I can't see that organization ponying up for a buyout when they face the prospect of major outlays for Pietrangelo, Shattenkirk, etc.
OK I should have said it differently -- more what DFF said as he corrected me. I just can't see him playing for the Blues next year. They have too many people to re-sign, and we know that they'll probably want to make sure their scoring depth is taken care of or aided in some way. I don't think the math works out to allow Pietrangelo, Shattenkirk, and J-Bouw. Trading is the better route for them since they should be able to get a good return for him, but I'm not sure they have a good amount of leverage, assuming their first priority is definitely getting #22 and #27 signed long-term.

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