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Forum: Armchair-GMJan 27 at 6:17
Thread: da cup
Forum: Armchair-GMJan 21 at 5:17
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>grok</b></div><div>i strongly disagree. this trade is a fantastic deal for st louis that improves the team short-term and makes signing pietrangelo significantly easier in the post-season, as STL nets about 1.5m in cap space from this deal. hutchinson and timashov might not be high value but timashov is strongly cost-controlled and hutchinson has been serviceable when he has access to a high-fundamentals defensive core. meanwhile kapanen is by a wide margin the best player in this trade and adds 20 goals to the team's middle six on a very nice contract. this is an absolute slam dunk from STL's perspective.</div></div>

<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>mokumboi</b></div><div>Blues aren't trading Allen until summer, maybe call back then... but Hutch &amp; Timashov hold no interest for us.</div></div>

I agree with both of you somewhat. The value the Blues receive in this trade is solid. However, <a href="/users/mokumboi" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">@mokumboi</a> is likely correct in that the Note won't trade Allen until the summer, especially with the rough go Binnington has had lately. It's fair deal, but the timing just isn't right for the Blues. One other thing to consider: what if Jake Allen continues his stellar play all year? What is his value then come summertime? The Blues would have a goalie with one year on his contract at a very reasonable $4.3 million who lit it up the year before, has been a number one before, has stolen a playoff series (Sorry Minnesota. Not really) before, and is young enough that a team willing to trust him long-term can sign him long-term if desired.

Armstrong would perhaps be cutting off his own legs if he moved Allen before the year is up, and I'm not sure that would rank high on his "to-do" list.