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07-10-2013, 05:29 PM
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Originally Posted by GoofSlashFoig View Post
The main reason why I would elect to keep Stewart, is that he's the type of guy that will stick up for his teammates no matter what. The environment he grew up in meant that he had to learn to defend himself against the bigger kids, and he really embraces the aspect of family. He really seems to get along with Tarasenko which is great to see as well.
Stewart really does seem like a very good person and teammate.

I think the Blues had kind of a sour lockerroom when they were bad and they needed guys like Guerin and Hinote to keep them from becoming a complete mess. In 09-10, when Hinote was gone, the players in their 20's weren't ready to take ownership of the team and none of the Blues' real veterans were able to give the team a real identity. Tkachuk, Kariya, McDonald, Brewer. The only strong personality there is Tkachuk and he was notoriously moody and was clearly at the very end of his career. The team was just weird and out of focus.

Even though their depth and talent developed and they made good trades to put them back in contention, I think it's no mistake that the Blues are good now that they have added more good personalities.

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