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Blues best fit for 2021

Created by: BeastModeUnknown
Initial Creation Date: Nov 7, 2019
Published: Nov 7 at 1:29 pm
Team: 2020-21 St. Louis Blues
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Way I see it, Pietrangelo has settled in St.Louis very well. He had triplets last year. He has established a good atmosphere in the locker room as the Captain for the Blues. Now that being said there is still a chance he would leave St.Louis for Toronto or maybe another place, but it's only a 10% chance in my honest opinion just because he has settled so well in St.Louis, and already having a cup, and still having more chances at cups this year.

Dunn I feel has the capability to be better, so I think a shorter term deal for 5.5M is reasonable, and if it is where he does amazing I wouldn't be too upset if it were to be a restructured contract. Vince Dunn will probably play solid minutes on top line with Pietrangelo next year if we do want to keep it where they play together, but even if not Parayko-Dunn is a very solid pairing as well.

Bouwmeester, LaLeggia, Lappin, Nolan, and Vecchione are all let go.

If Brayden Schenn were to agree to move to Left Wing, I would have no issue with moving Thomas to 2nd Line center, and having Schenn play as his Left Wing or Schwartz even switching the 2. Keep Perron 2nd Line Right Wing at that point, but at this point don't really know the expectations of him.

Klim Kostin, Jordan Kyrou are both in it for that Left Wing Spot taking De La Rose spot, but also putting Sanford spot up for grabs I know that people would sort of agree with me, so I have him traded because I just think we have better players we could look to rather than De La Rose and Sanford. That being said if it were to come to that point Blais Barbashev Sundqvist would probably be that checking line.

Joshua can be a solid Middle 6 Center who is very grindy look for him to be a huge part of the team in the future, Alexandrov is basically the same so we have a plethora of Center, would look to add more Defensive Prospects, and more Winger prospects. Goalie Prospect aren't needed right now, but I am huge on Ellis. Perunovich should be good in the next few years will probably take over Gunnarsson soon, and Tucker is also another guy you could look at. Tucker-Perunovich could be a great depth pairing.

Other than that i think I have covered everything. Let me know if you have anything else to add or argue about, or something you disagree with and have a counter on it.
Free Agent Signings
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Blais, Samuel1$900,000
Borgman, Andreas1$700,000
De La Rose, Jacob1$825,000
Dunn, Vince5$5,500,000
Husso, Ville2$800,000
MacEachern, Mackenzie2$750,000
Mikkola, Niko2$750,000
Reinke, Mitch2$750,000
Walman, Jake2$750,000
Stevens, Nolan2$750,000
UFAYEARSCAP HIT
Pietrangelo, Alex5$8,500,000
Trades
STL
  1. 2021 5th round pick (LAK)
LAK
  1. Bozak, Tyler
  2. Toropchenko, Alexei
  3. 2021 3rd round pick (STL)
Additional Details:
Bozak has a 10 team No trade list submitted on January 31st, 2021. Blues most likely if want to keep Pietrangelo on a fairly decent deal will have to ship Bozak out. He could be shipped out to someone on the Atlantic Coast, but imo I would look to see if Los Angeles Kings would take him with a fairly decent compensation such as a 3rd Round Pick, and a prospect that is decent. I could see Los Angeles doing it to get more of a pool going and a growing Draft capitol.
STL
    ANA
    1. Steen, Alexander
    2. Husso, Ville
    3. 2020 2nd round pick (STL)
    Additional Details:
    In the expansion draft we would ship off Steen, I would look into giving up a 2nd Round Pick and Ville Husso to the Expansion team, that way they have a good Goalie Prospect they can look on (sort of like Vegas with the whole Subban thing) and that way we would have the space to sign Pietrangelo.
    STL
    1. 2020 4th round pick (VGK)
    TOR
    1. Bortuzzo, Robert
    Additional Details:
    Bortuzzo has pretty much lost his spot on the defense. It's hard to work with him because Reinke is looking more and more ready each game I see him play. I think he is ready to obtain some 3rd Pairing minutes if he is sheltered by Gunnarsson. Toronto could use some needed depth in their defensive squad. They have the offense needed to produce at a high expectation, but need some defense to play with it. I believe that Bortuzzo can provide some much needed solidity on the blueline.
    STL
    1. 2020 3rd round pick (EDM)
    EDM
    1. Sanford, Zachary
    Additional Details:
    I don't see Sanford having a spot on the roster. I think that if it were in other circumstances that we didn't have both Kyrou, and Kostin ready it would be a lot different, but it isn't. I think a 3rd is fair if people think a lower pick is more of the deal, I'm fine with that too.
    DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
    2020
    STL
    STL
    EDM
    STL
    VGK
    STL
    CAR
    2021
    STL
    STL
    STL
    LAK
    STL
    2022
    STL
    STL
    STL
    STL
    STL
    STL
    STL
    ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
    23$81,500,000$78,940,832$0$637,500$2,559,168
    Left WingCenterRight Wing
    STL
    Schwartz, Jaden
    $5,350,000
    LW
    NTC
    UFA - 1
    STL
    O'Reilly, Ryan
    $7,500,000
    C
    UFA - 3
    STL
    Tarasenko, Vladimir
    $7,500,000
    RW
    NTC
    UFA - 3
    STL
    Perron, David
    $4,000,000
    RW, LW
    NTC
    UFA - 2
    STL
    Schenn, Brayden
    $6,500,000
    C, LW
    NTC
    UFA - 8
    STL
    Kostin, Klim
    $863,333
    RW
    RFA - 2
    STL
    Kyrou, Jordan
    $758,333
    RW
    RFA - 1
    STL
    Thomas, Robert
    $894,166
    RW, C
    RFA - 1
    STL
    Sundqvist, Oskar
    $2,750,000
    C, RW
    UFA - 3
    STL
    De La Rose, Jacob
    $825,000
    C, LW
    RFA
    STL
    Barbashev, Ivan
    $1,475,000
    C
    RFA - 1
    STL
    Blais, Samuel
    $900,000
    RW
    RFA
    Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
    STL
    Faulk, Justin
    $6,500,000
    RD
    NTC
    UFA - 7
    STL
    Pietrangelo, Alex
    $8,500,000
    RD
    UFA
    STL
    Binnington, Jordan
    $4,400,000
    G
    UFA - 1
    STL
    Dunn, Vince
    $5,500,000
    LD
    RFA
    STL
    Parayko, Colton
    $5,500,000
    RD
    UFA - 2
    STL
    Allen, Jake
    $4,350,000
    G
    UFA - 1
    STL
    Gunnarsson, Carl
    $1,750,000
    LD
    NTC
    UFA - 1
    STL
    Reinke, Mitch
    $750,000
    RD
    RFA
    ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
    STL
    Borgman, Andreas
    $700,000
    LD
    RFA
    STL
    MacEachern, Mackenzie
    $750,000
    LW, RW
    RFA
    STL
    Foley, Erik
    $925,000
    LW
    RFA - 1

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    Nov 7 at 1:40
    #1
    Sam
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    Edited Nov 7 at 1:53
    Interesting takes, I’d probably keep Steen and Husso over Allen.

    Edit: nevermind I misread. The expansion draft isn’t until summer of 21 so Steen will be gone and won’t need to be traded.
    Nov 7 at 1:48
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    i'm gonna be honest, i don't know why seattle would take that trade. husso is a fine prospect but STL is going to wind up in a terrible expansion spot and will have to expose someone significantly more valuable than a B prospect and a pick.

    in a world where pietro is re-signed, blues will certainly protect:
    ROR
    tarasenko
    schenn
    schwartz
    thomas
    kyrou

    pietro
    parakyo
    dunn

    binnington

    that means STL can only protect one of perron, bozak, blais. it also means stl has to expose faulk. any one of those four is more valuable to an expansion team than the trade package you propose.

    EDIT: add kostin to the exposure list--if you trade with the intention of playing him up, he'll reach his minimum game requirement and lose his exempt status.
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    Nov 7 at 2:07
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    Quoting: grok
    i'm gonna be honest, i don't know why seattle would take that trade. husso is a fine prospect but STL is going to wind up in a terrible expansion spot and will have to expose someone significantly more valuable than a B prospect and a pick.

    in a world where pietro is re-signed, blues will certainly protect:
    ROR
    tarasenko
    schenn
    schwartz
    thomas
    kyrou

    pietro
    parakyo
    dunn

    binnington

    that means STL can only protect one of perron, bozak, blais. it also means stl has to expose faulk. any one of those four is more valuable to an expansion team than the trade package you propose.

    EDIT: add kostin to the exposure list--if you trade with the intention of playing him up, he'll reach his minimum game requirement and lose his exempt status.


    Actually Kyrou is exempt because he only played a certain amount of games in the and has only played 2 years if he plays the next 2 season (you need to have 3 NHL years to be eligible) he is exempt from the expansion draft which is why they didn’t move him up the entire year last year. So that actually means both are exempt.
    Nov 7 at 2:24
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    Quoting: BeastModeUnknown
    Actually Kyrou is exempt because he only played a certain amount of games in the and has only played 2 years if he plays the next 2 season (you need to have 3 NHL years to be eligible) he is exempt from the expansion draft which is why they didn’t move him up the entire year last year. So that actually means both are exempt.


    for expansion, a player of age 18 or 19 is considered to have one professional year if he played 10 or more NHL games. for players 20 or older, both NHL and AHL games count towards the professional year status. Kyrou had 16 NHL games last season, and will play in the AHL in 2019-20 (21 y/o) and 2020-21 (22 y/o), giving him three years of professional service prior to the 2021 Seattle expansion draft.
    Nov 7 at 2:25
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    Quoting: grok
    for expansion, a player of age 18 or 19 is considered to have one professional year if he played 10 or more NHL games. for players 20 or older, both NHL and AHL games count towards the professional year status. Kyrou had 16 NHL games last season, and will play in the AHL in 2019-20 (21 y/o) and 2020-21 (22 y/o), giving him three years of professional service prior to the 2021 Seattle expansion draft.


    Someone else told me otherwise. Plus we can trade Steen or they can just take on Perron/Bozak.
    Nov 8 at 9:01
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    Quoting: grok
    i'm gonna be honest, i don't know why seattle would take that trade. husso is a fine prospect but STL is going to wind up in a terrible expansion spot and will have to expose someone significantly more valuable than a B prospect and a pick.

    in a world where pietro is re-signed, blues will certainly protect:
    ROR
    tarasenko
    schenn
    schwartz
    thomas
    kyrou

    pietro
    parakyo
    dunn

    binnington

    that means STL can only protect one of perron, bozak, blais. it also means stl has to expose faulk. any one of those four is more valuable to an expansion team than the trade package you propose.

    EDIT: add kostin to the exposure list--if you trade with the intention of playing him up, he'll reach his minimum game requirement and lose his exempt status.


    If the Blues resign Petro, leave Faulk exposed. It will be interesting to see what happens with Kyrou if he can’t establish himself
     
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