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12-11-2012, 07:31 PM
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As much as I criticize the season Orpik had last year, I think anyone who ascribes value to Stewart can understand that one season is one season, and a change of scenery can often rejuvenate a player.
He's not saying he has no value. He's just not really the type of guy the Blues would be looking to give up a young winger for. We'd probably be looking for someone younger than Orpik.

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He's not saying he has no value. He's just not really the type of guy the Blues would be looking to give up a young winger for. We'd probably be looking for someone younger than Orpik.
That's fair. But if you're looking for a young, established defenseman you can put on the top pairing with Pietro, I can't see Stewart or any of the Blues' forward prospects mentioned in this thread landing him.

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That's fair. But if you're looking for a young, established defenseman you can put on the top pairing with Pietro, I can't see Stewart or any of the Blues' forward prospects mentioned in this thread landing him.
Yeah I didn't mean he has no value, he just isn't the right guy.

I also don't think we need anyone spectacular next to Pietrangelo. The ideal player I would want would be Giordano. Between the roster players we have, and our prospects we can realistically put a package together for just about anyone. I think we will go with Cole since the report is that he is having a very good year. Our need really isn't that big, and HF blows it way out of proportion. We actually have a bigger need at center IMO.

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That's fair. But if you're looking for a young, established defenseman you can put on the top pairing with Pietro, I can't see Stewart or any of the Blues' forward prospects mentioned in this thread landing him.
I understand completely. That said, I honestly believe the Blues are going to go into the season without making a move and letting Ian Cole have a shot. I'm higher on him than a lot of other people. I think he's going to be a Barrett Jackman type shutdown player, but one who is much more mobile. I don't think he can do any worse than Colaiacovo, and we did ok with him playing with Petro.

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Makes sense. I think if the Pens and Blues ever do make a deal from their strengths, it'll probably be a year or two down the line when each's prospects are a bit more established so each side is a little more secure in what they'd be getting.

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Yeah I didn't mean he has no value, he just isn't the right guy.

I also don't think we need anyone spectacular next to Pietrangelo. The ideal player I would want would be Giordano. Between the roster players we have, and our prospects we can realistically put a package together for just about anyone. I think we will go with Cole since the report is that he is having a very good year. Our need really isn't that big, and HF blows it way out of proportion. We actually have a bigger need at center IMO.
I completely agree with you, we don't necessary need a Yandle or a Marc Staal, we need a Seidenberg for our Chara, a Mitchell for our Doughty or simple an upgrade over Cola and that's why I thought Orpik would be an ok fit. Gio would be absolutely great but its not happening, at least not on HF as we have seen

But I think if we start the season with a rookie it should be Cole. The only exception would be Gormley

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