Part IX: Free Agency Signing Period Discussion and Rumors
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07-06-2013, 12:16 PM
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Originally Posted by
Halak Ness Monster
Blues fan coming in peace here.
You hit the nail on the head. Pietrangelo isn't going anywhere. You want to offer sheet him? We match it and offer sheet your next 3 RFAs. It's not a game you want to get into.
Pietrangelo is our, far and away, best player. He is who we will build our future around. He is a Norris contender and is just 23. He is a guy you make big moves in order to keep.
Your trade offers are pretty bad. No offense. Couturier, first round picks, Simmonds...all assets we have no interest in moving our #1 defenseman for.
What do you guys want from the Blues for Claude Giroux? Probably Alex Pietrangelo, right?
Well guess what we'd want from Philly for Alex Pietrangelo? Claude Giroux. Unfortunately he is out of our price range. So nothing to see here.
The Blues aren't looking to rebuild. We don't want potential. We don't want picks. We don't want a lefty d-man like Coburn when we have 4 lefty d-men. IF we were to move Petro, which we won't, it would be like the Eriksson for Seguin trade. A hockey move where we get a current high impact player in return.
Now if you want to talk Schenn or Couturier for Shattenkirk...maybe there could be something there.
I understand that offer sheeting Pietrangelo is a lost cause since St. Louis will match but the bolded is where I disagree. The Flyers are the last team you want to start an offersheet battle with. It's not a game you want to get into especially with Paul Holmgren. The Flyers also don't let their stars get to restricted free agency so there won't be revenge offer sheets.
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