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Forum: Armchair-GMOct 12 at 9:00
Forum: Armchair-GMOct 12 at 8:54
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>BeastModeUnknown</b></div><div>Dunn is not a cap compliancy dump. Bozak would be, PLUS we are already under the cap right now. If we traded away Sanford, and Bozak we would be just fine. We have no need for this type of deal, AND Vince Dunn is already a Top 4 Defenseman with better stats than a lot of the top Defenseman.

I hate it when facts completely annihilate an angument. ;)



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This is why Blues wouldn't do this deal. Specifically. Because a bunch of spare parts doesn't justify getting rid of this type of performance, and it's not just this season.

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This is the past 4 years, so yet again. It would cost a First and Kravtsov to even remotely be close for him on the table. It's not worth it to us. It would not be worth it at all for us. Yes I understand Perunovich is coming up, but we should be looking into getting rid of Gunnarsson, and Scandella. That brings Perunovich up, but at the same time Perunovich is a year out. So making this deal on a win now team makes us down grade. It doesn't make sense for the Blues at all if we aren't getting substantial value back for him.</div></div>
Forum: Armchair-GMOct 11 at 11:54
I think STL and NYR are good trade partners, but what you are offering isn't what the Blues need. Hajek is a LHD with promise, but the Note already has Perunovich, Mikkola, and Tucker. All three are likely NHLers, with Perunovich possibly being a stud. Mikkola is a shutdown defenseman. Tucker is a big boy with a big shot who easily slots in as a #6 or 7 defenseman to start. While Vierling is a center (bonus points there), the Blues already have Alexandrov and Leferriere waiting in the wings. Alexandrov probably makes the team late next year and is a regular the following. Laferriere - if he sticks at center - is goingto turn out as a late round steal who turns into a scorer. (He may be a RWer when all is said and done though.) The Blues have great depth at goalie, so Garand likely doesn't move the needle.

You are offering some good players and picks, no doubt; but if the Note is to move a stud like Dunn, it has to fill some of our holes too. Dunn's absence will be filled by Krug and Perunovich. Scandella and Mikkola round out the LHD future, with Gunnarsson playing one more year. ROR, Schenn, Thomas, Sunqvist, Alexandrov, and maybe Barbashev (if he's not moved) occupy the center roles. Binnington and Husso will hold the goalie position until Hofer boots both out. The Blues need a LW scorer, and to a lesser extent, a RW scorer (especially since Tarasenko's return play is an unknown). Kyrou, Blais, and (maybe) Kostin can fill out the RW spots, but all only have shown promising ceilings. We need a promising "floor."

This basically means that of the guys New York would possibly consider moving, Kravstov is obviously tops, with Pajuniemi a distant second. None of NY's minor league LWers are very interesting, at least not for a player of Dunn's caliber. If New York really does have interest in Bozak (who definitely is not of negative value), I'd offer Bozak and Dunn for Kravstov, a 2021 1st, and either a 2022 2nd round pick (with retention), a 2021 3rd (with no retention), or maybe Vierling if you think he could play LW. Basically Dunn for the first two, and Bozak for one of the final three.
Forum: Armchair-GMOct 11 at 11:23