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If Pietrangelo decides to walk

Initial Creation Date: Jan 23, 2020
Published: Jan 23 at 1:59 pm
Team: 2020-21 St. Louis Blues
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I mean, with Parayko and Faulk as your 2 best RD-men, you're fine IMO. You love a ton of offense but Faulk, Dunn and even Parayko could bring some to the table.

Now, would they resign Bouwmeester? I wouldn't. He's been declining for 3-4 years and with Gunnarsson and Bortuzzo as 100% shutdown d-men the team is fine just like that.

The player I'd try to add is Tyson Barrie. Now, don't get me wrong, if he asks for anything over 7 mil the Blues should stay away from him.


I dare you to look me in the eyes and tell me that this d-core isn't good enough to make it to the playoffs.
Free Agent Signings
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Blais, Samuel2$1,500,000
Dunn, Vince3$2,500,000
De La Rose, Jacob1$950,000
Pouliot, Derrick1$750,000
MacEachern, Mackenzie2$900,000
UFAYEARSCAP HIT
Barrie, Tyson6$7,000,000
Trades
STL
  1. 2021 2nd round pick (DAL)
  2. 2022 3rd round pick (DAL)
DAL
  1. Bozak, Tyler ($700,000 retained)
Buyouts
  • Alexander Steen: $3,416,667
Retained Salary Transactions
  • Tyler Bozak: $700,000 (14%)
DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
2020
STL
STL
STL
STL
STL
CAR
2021
STL
DAL
STL
STL
STL
STL
2022
STL
STL
STL
DAL
STL
STL
STL
STL
ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
23$84,000,000$80,744,166$0$425,000$3,255,834
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
Thomas, Robert
$894,166
RW, C
RFA - 1
STL
Sanford, Zachary
$1,500,000
LW
RFA - 1
STL
Sundqvist, Oskar
$2,750,000
C, RW
UFA - 3
STL
Kyrou, Jordan
$758,333
RW
RFA - 1
STL
MacEachern, Mackenzie
$900,000
LW, RW
RFA
STL
Barbashev, Ivan
$1,475,000
C
RFA - 1
STL
Blais, Samuel
$1,500,000
RW
RFA
STL
Foley, Erik
$925,000
LW
RFA - 1
STL
De La Rose, Jacob
$950,000
C, LW
RFA
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
STL
Faulk, Justin
$6,500,000
RD
NTC
UFA - 7
STL
Parayko, Colton
$5,500,000
RD
UFA - 2
STL
Binnington, Jordan
$4,400,000
G
UFA - 1
STL
Gunnarsson, Carl
$1,750,000
LD
NTC
UFA - 1
Barrie, Tyson
$7,000,000
RD
UFA
STL
Allen, Jake
$4,350,000
G
UFA - 1
STL
Dunn, Vince
$2,500,000
LD
RFA
STL
Bortuzzo, Robert
$1,375,000
RD
UFA - 2
STL
Pouliot, Derrick
$750,000
LD
RFA

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Jan 23 at 2:03
#1
Joined: Jun 2019
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2021-2022 will be tough, Kyrou, Thomas, Sanford, binnington, Schwartz, Barbashev all need new contracts.

I have no worries about Army getting it done but it’ll be tight. I would’ve said that St. L had a team friendly contract culture but then Faulk signed 7 x 6.5 and ruined that motto. Binnasty is going to get a massive pay raise.
Jan 23 at 2:04
#2
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Let's Go Rangers!
Joined: May 2017
Posts: 1,599
Likes: 353
Quoting: tsyls
2021-2022 will be tough, Kyrou, Thomas, Sanford, binnington, Schwartz, Barbashev all need new contracts.

I have no worries about Army getting it done but it’ll be tight. I would’ve said that St. L had a team friendly contract culture but then Faulk signed 7 x 6.5 and ruined that motto. Binnasty is going to get a massive pay raise.


Faulk has one more year than he shouldv'e had and maybe 700k too much
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Jan 23 at 2:31
#3
Joined: Jun 2018
Posts: 183
Likes: 67
Gunnarsson is good but hurt a lot, so I wouldn't be overly reliant on him. But Mikkola or Perunovich could step up (if Perunovich signs). Bouwmeester isn't the player he was but he's still fine, decently cheap, and he plays great with Parayko so I would re-sign him on a year by year basis. Derrick Pouliot doesn't belong on an NHL roster. I would try to play Bortuzzo as little as possible as well but if Pietrangelo leaves we don't have much of a choice.

I don't mind Tyson Barrie but I'd rather go for another high impact LW I think. Our offense is always up and down and Sanford just can't cut it consistently enough. Maybe Kyrou or Blais can wrestle that job away, but Blais has been hurt and Kyrou needs a little more time to grow down the lineup. And honestly I think Pietrangelo stays.

Faulk's deal is the worst one Armstrong has ever signed. Part of that is while Armstrong has signed a few meh contracts he hasn't signed one stupidly awful. I don't think this contract is stupidly awful, but it's definitely not great. I think Faulk is generally fine as a player but on his best day at 27 he is worth 6.5million, and his best days have been scattered thus far. As he ages, they'll become more scattered. And it's for so freaking long. The nice thing about having Pietrangelo and Parayko is that one is elite offensively and average defensively, while the other was elite defensively and average offensively, so they are the perfect right side to have long-term. Faulk, while fine, does nothing at an elite level and is just not the kind of player you have long term for any reason. I'm still hoping Seattle will claim him (assuming Petro stays). Completely nonsensical move, especially when all those other forwards listed above should be retained except maybe Sanford.
Jan 23 at 2:49
#4
mokumboi
Joined: Apr 2019
Posts: 1,324
Likes: 273
Not gonna happen. And if it somehow did, signing Barrie at 6 x $7M is 10000% out of the question.

And we're not "trying to make the playoffs". We're chasing more Cups.
Jan 23 at 5:07
#5
Joined: Jun 2016
Posts: 217
Likes: 35
Replacing Petro with Barrie is laughable.
 
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