Growth and Tarasenko for the Blues
Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: The St. Louis Blues will go the 7-3-1 route for enlargement.
Vladimir Tarasenko‘s commerce request throws a bit wrinkle. Do you shield a participant you’ll commerce or do you expose him and doubtlessly lose his cap hit and acquire nothing else?
Buying and selling Tarasenko earlier than the July seventeenth enlargement checklist deadline is feasible however the buying staff might not be all in favour of doing in order they might then have so as to add him to their protected checklist. If he’s not traded earlier than, the Blues will shield as they’d need some return for him.
Till his accidents, Tarasenko was a risk to shoot and rating anyplace under the highest of the circles, utilizing his dimension and pace to get to harmful areas.
This season he wasn’t almost as harmful. Ought to groups guess on a return to kind? pic.twitter.com/n5PxTfOYCZ
— JFresh (@JFreshHockey) July 8, 2021
Islanders, Rangers and Bruins could have curiosity in Tarasenko
Dave Lazar of the New York Post: Vladimir Tarasenko has requested a commerce. He has two years left on his deal at a $7.5 million wage cap hit, to associate with a full no-trade clause. It’s not going to be a simple deal for the Blues to drag off given his previous ought to points.
The New York Islanders have been talked about as one potential touchdown spot however they’ve simply over $5 million in wage cap wage and a listing of free brokers they might be all in favour of re-signing.
The New York Rangers are an alternative choice. Tarasenko and Artemi Panarin are mates and share the identical agent.
May the Boston Bruins have an interest Blues winger Vladimir Tarasenko? Think about a second line of Corridor-Krejci-Tarasenko.
With the ability to slot in Tarasenko’s $7.5 million wage wouldn’t be straightforward they usually might not be on his commerce checklist that he could have submitted to the Blues.
Given his wage and shoulder points over the previous few seasons, it can decrease his commerce worth. There are a number of different star gamers on the commerce market this offseason as properly which can additionally reduce the buying price. He nonetheless could not come low cost although.
What if the Bruins additionally tried to get left-handed Vince Dunn within the deal? He’s been linked to the Bruins earlier than.