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10-19-2012, 10:29 AM
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Perron is good on offense, good on defense, but he's nothing special, I think a lot like Marcus Johansson for the Caps. While Laich's D and versatility are very rare in the modern NHL.
Would you swap Johansson for Laich?

Perron adresses a need. Laich is a strenght.


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You wouldn't move Alexander Steen who has only played a full season once and it was a long time ago for Laich? Wow.
Steen is well liked by the blues fan base. I agree they have similar values and both are great players.. It's just sentimental i think.

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10-19-2012, 10:37 AM
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You wouldn't move Alexander Steen who has only played a full season once and it was a long time ago for Laich? Wow.
Uhh no I wouldnt

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You wouldn't move Alexander Steen who has only played a full season once and it was a long time ago for Laich? Wow.
Steen is better offensively, and we have the depth to withstand injuries.

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10-19-2012, 10:46 AM
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You'll have to forgive Blues fans their impression the Brooks Laich is a more common commodity than he is. The team they watch most often has a roster that is absolutely sh*tty with above average-to-stellar defensive forwards.

this is not to say he's not a fine player - he is. There are a ton of teams out there that would kill to have the guy, for very legitimate reasons, and if - as a caps fan - you're looking to pretend-trade him for assets, you should shop him to those other teams, because in strictly relative terms, the pretend-return from Blues fans is going to be hot garbage.

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10-19-2012, 11:06 AM
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Would you swap Johansson for Laich?
If Johansson was a bit older and had at least one serious concussion in his career - yes, in a heartbeat.

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10-19-2012, 12:26 PM
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Steen is better offensively, and we have the depth to withstand injuries.
Laich has outscored Steen 3 out of the last 4 seasons, while being a lot more versatile. Laich, 201 points, Steen 154 points. What's Steen's advantage over Laich?

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10-19-2012, 12:33 PM
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Laich has outscored Steen 3 out of the last 4 seasons, while being a lot more versatile. Laich, 201 points, Steen 154 points. What's Steen's advantage over Laich?
Past 3 seasons.

Steen: 126 points in 183 games = .689 points per game = 56 points per 82 games

Laich: 148 points in 242 games = .612 points per game = 50 points per 82 games

Steen is better offensively. Steen is just as versatile too. Laich is more physical and more durable.

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10-19-2012, 12:39 PM
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Perron is one of our few offensively creative forwards, which makes him that much more valuable to us. I love Laich's hard nosed style, but with guys like Backes, Oshie, and Steen already in the lineup, I feel like we'd be better off with a creative mind like Perron's.
This is all that really needs to be said. Perron is not an elite offensive talent, but he's the best we've got right now and Laich doesn't really fill a need as much as he adds to a strength.

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10-19-2012, 01:18 PM
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You'll have to forgive Blues fans their impression the Brooks Laich is a more common commodity than he is. The team they watch most often has a roster that is absolutely sh*tty with above average-to-stellar defensive forwards.

this is not to say he's not a fine player - he is. There are a ton of teams out there that would kill to have the guy, for very legitimate reasons, and if - as a caps fan - you're looking to pretend-trade him for assets, you should shop him to those other teams, because in strictly relative terms, the pretend-return from Blues fans is going to be hot garbage.
Yes, this is precisely the issue and summed up well.

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10-19-2012, 01:29 PM
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As mentioned above, Steen is expected to fill the 3rd line centre spot, and if he can't we have other options to explore first. Such as Oshie, McDonald, and possibly even Schwartz.
None of those three players are going to play on the third line center position.

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10-19-2012, 02:00 PM
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None of those three players are going to play on the third line center position.
McDonald and Schwartz were mentioned as candidates, Oshie is too valuable with Backes to be moved off of his line, point is we arent actively or just looking for a center.


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10-19-2012, 08:25 PM
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I think Steen and Laich are essentially the same player except one is more injury prone, so the trade doesn't benefit both teams to such a high enough degree that the trade should be done, so I don't think it works

This is obviously not going to happen and I'm not trying to start a serious argument here, but how cool would it be if Tarasenko and Kuznetsov were on the same team/line...(preferably the Blues)

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10-19-2012, 10:35 PM
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The Blues have zero need for Laich, he's redundant in our system.

Perron is worth more to the Blues than he is in a trade.

Perron has potential to be a 25-30 annual goal scorer. The Blues aren't trading him away for a player that has already had what are likely his best seasons.

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10-20-2012, 01:12 AM
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If Johansson was a bit older and had at least one serious concussion in his career - yes, in a heartbeat.
Johansson had concussion issues playing junior hockey.

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10-20-2012, 02:27 AM
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I think Steen and Laich are essentially the same player except one is more injury prone, so the trade doesn't benefit both teams to such a high enough degree that the trade should be done, so I don't think it works

This is obviously not going to happen and I'm not trying to start a serious argument here, but how cool would it be if Tarasenko and Kuznetsov were on the same team/line...(preferably the Blues)
Almost as cool as an Ovechkin-Backes-Wilson take no prisoners line

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10-20-2012, 06:50 AM
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Johansson had concussion issues playing junior hockey.
Serious concussion I said. As far as I know, he hasn't had it yet. Or at least not as serious as Perron's.

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10-20-2012, 08:32 PM
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Almost as cool as an Ovechkin-Backes-Wilson take no prisoners line
oh my, that would be like having a line of steamrollers on the ice...the image of that line honestly frightens me a bit

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10-20-2012, 08:38 PM
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oh my, that would be like having a line of steamrollers on the ice...the image of that line honestly frightens me a bit
Not a line top forwards would want to play against that's for sure.

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10-20-2012, 08:48 PM
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Serious concussion I said. As far as I know, he hasn't had it yet. Or at least not as serious as Perron's.
Three recorded concussions before he was even drafted. That's pretty serious.

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10-21-2012, 02:29 PM
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Brooks Laich for David Perron

St Louis gets an ideal center for their third line, allowing them to move Steen back to the wing where he's better suited. Washington gets a scoring winger for their second line, which they desperately need. I think they're close enough value-wise for a 1-for-1 swap - Perron's younger and is all-around better on offense, while Laich is bigger, significantly more durable, and is the better two-way player. So, thoughts?
As much as I would like to upgrade our 3rd liner center position, it is not worth losing DP. First off, DP is worth more than Laich. And secondly, it would make our team weaker than if we had DP and a lesser 3rd line center.

And I am pretty sure this has been stated before, but here it is again. The only way that Armstrong upgrades his team will be via picks/prospects only, his words. And of course if it was a huge piece coming back to St. Louis, he definitely would include a nhl player. But Laich is not a huge piece.

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10-21-2012, 02:38 PM
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Under almost no circumstances would I ever trade Steen for Laich. I like Laich but not for Steen.

Or Backes.

Or Oshie.

Or Perron.

Or Berglund.

etc. etc.
I would ignore him. He's the one that said the Blues should trade Tarasenko to the caps because there would be no chance of getting him to come over so we should send him to the caps because their Russians would convince him to come over.


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So, moving on... could Stewart for Laich work?
I could see that happening a heck of a lot more easily than Perron for Laich straight up.

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Under almost no circumstances would I ever trade Steen for Laich. I like Laich but not for Steen.

Or Backes.

Or Oshie.

Or Perron.

Or Berglund.

etc. etc.
Are Blues fans getting tired of all these proposals involving their budding young stars going the other way for a mediocre return because I am...and I chose this thread because its the best of a Bad bunch.

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10-21-2012, 09:31 PM
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Are Blues fans getting tired of all these proposals involving their budding young stars going the other way for a mediocre return because I am...and I chose this thread because its the best of a Bad bunch.
Haha, I thought it was just us, but other fans are annoyed too lol.

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Are Blues fans getting tired of all these proposals involving their budding young stars going the other way for a mediocre return because I am...and I chose this thread because its the best of a Bad bunch.
You sir just made my day by making me feel like I'm not the only one.

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