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05-16-2013, 02:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Bluesman91 View Post
I wouldn't mind swapping Oshie out for Stewart. I'm not huge on Oshie but I feel as the organization is. Also you aren't accounting for us trading off Elliott for assets and not re-signing some of our UFA's.

Thomas Vanek ($7.143m) / David Backes ($4.500m) / Alexander Steen ($3.363m)
David Perron ($3.813m) / Patrik Berglund ($2.400m) / T.J. Oshie ($4.175m)
Jaden Schwartz ($1.167m) / Vladimir Sobotka ($1.300m) / Vladimir Tarasenko ($1.750m)
Adam Cracknell ($0.550m) / Chris Porter ($0.675m) / Ryan Reaves ($0.600m)
Dmitrij Jaskin ($0.894m) /
Jay Bouwmeester ($6.680m) / Alex Pietrangelo ($6.500m)
Barret Jackman ($3.167m) / Kevin Shattenkirk ($4.500m)
Kris Russell ($1.300m) / Roman Polak ($2.750m)
Ryan Miller ($6.250m)
Jake Allen ($0.827m)
SALARY CAP: $64,300,000; CAP PAYROLL: $64,302,232; BONUSES: $1,432,500
CAP SPACE (21-man roster): $1,430,268

Would be ideal and super close to the cap. Also you could swap Oshie and put Stewart's name there and I really don't see any difference in contract between Oshie and Stewart, maybe he will get a little less than Osh.

But I think Blues organization would rather trade off Stewart and Rattie and have Buffalo retain some salary than trading off Oshie due to him putting butts in seats and his name on what seems like 70% of fans backs. Most of STL is made up of Cardinals fans who are casual Blues fans and let me tell you how much the casual fan in STL LOVES Oshie. I don't get it but that's just how it is around here lol.

EDIT to above post: I could see Jaskin traded in a deal to retain salary but I could see Rattie going before Jaskin does but that's simply because Jaskin fits the system more than Rattie does.
Is St Louis going to spend to the cap?

Vanek (Buffalo retains 50% of his cap) for Oshie and Jaskin (conditional 1st if Vanek re-signs)

Miller (Buffalo retains 50% of his cap) for Cole and Halak
(conditional 2nd if Miller re-signs)

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