Good questions both are getting multiple years. Reaves ought to reach $2 million on AAV and I could see Maroon getting to $4 million. Pickings are slim, so we could see some head-scratching deals.
I don't know his contract scenario, but I don't expect the Blues to hold him back if he gets a GM job elsewhere.
For the right guy, sure, but he just turned 19. A lot of 19-year-olds are moody. The upside on the kid is massive.
What's that saying about ifs and buts and aunts and nuts?
There has been some talk of a different points system, but nothing serious at this point.
The Blues spend to the cap, so money is not the issue. The trouble with a bad contract is that down the road it forces you to lose good players. Sure, you keep prospects now, but there is payment to make later. Ask Chicago about losing good players due to cap issues.
Chicago needs to get Crawford well again and develop some young D-men that Joel Quenneville can do something with. The Hawks have lots of good young forward to plug in.
You don't draft for need and pass on the better player in the process. The Blues once passed on Joe Sakic because they needed a winger and got Keith Osborne.
Good luck with that. The players like those clauses, obviously, and the sport is doing well. If the owners try to press that matter there would be a strike. If teams don't like those clauses, then don't give them out. Move the player instead before agreeing to the clause.
O'Reilly a younger, better version of what Stastny was here. That would be a good fit, even with that cap hit.
25 percent. I see Armstrong doing something.
OK, that it's for this week. Covered all the topics. See you next time!