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07-07-2013, 07:49 AM
Halak Ness Monster
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Originally Posted by Giroux It View Post
I guess what I don't understand is that if Pietrangelo was SO important that the Blues wouldn't consider moving him in the slightest bit, why would you allow him to even reach RFA status?
The answer is quite simple: We don't have monopoly money to throw around at every player like some teams do.

Did you ask this question to Nashville fans last summer when Shea Weber hit free agency? Did you ask it again when Nashville matched your mega-offer?

The situation doesn't suggest anything about Pietrangelo's value to the Blues. It suggests that the Blues, like Nashville, have a budget and want to/have to sign guys to reasonable contracts. It may backfire like it did with Nashville. However, the new CBA has made offer sheeting Petro a little more difficult.

IF it backfires on the Blues, they will match and move Shattenkirk, Perron, or Stewart to create space. Heck, that seems likely anyways. It will be similar to you guys getting Pietrangelo and having to move Coburn. You clear out the lesser players to make room for the superstars.

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