Would cbj even trade tyutin? From what I understand he and nikitin play together very well, and a big reason is that nikitin needs to play with someone that speaks russian.
Good proposal though
I agree, good proposal, but...
I agree, also, that Tyutin seems to have sparked Nikitin to a higher level of play and they form the CBJ's best defensive pairing. He is unlikely to be available, at this time. Still, a fair proposal that takes both teams's strengths and needs into account.
Only way I see this as plausible is if CBJ think they can't lock Stew up for a few more years at reasonable, say between the 3 mill he makes now, to 4.25 million. Also I'd think their management team would insist on a term around 4 years I'd believe.
Tyuts is fairly important in Cbus and Stew can be seen as expendable in STL due to their amazing prospect depth and depth on the roster. Tyuts seems like he wouldn't be replaced right away and would further insure the Jackets another top draft choice this coming draft or the next depending on when hockey resumes.
Would totally pull the trigger but not sure why Columbus would. Keeping Tyutin would be better and you guys should have a great top 4 defensemen with JJ, Nikitin, Tyutin, and Murray. But if it came down to it as a Blues fan, again, I would do it.
The Blues should seriously consider pulling the trigger if this offer lands in their lap; however, being a division rival really does make this an interesting dilemma...
That and the fact that JD is now President of Hockey Operations for the Jackets make this move VERY unlikely. Even if it did make sense for the Jackets(which I don't think it does)JD would be risking taking serious heat if Stewart didn't pan out. Not to mention they just signed a 6 yr extension with Tyutin last year. I think it would take a bit more than just Stewart...it would have to be an overpayment that I don't think the Blues are desperate enough to make. JMHO