I do not know the money that he was offered, if it even got that far. The way Armstrong made it sound, the Blues gauged his interest on a max deal and Shattenkirk said he wanted a different opportunity. If they made an offer, though, my guess is that it wasn't more than $6 million or so and that wasn't going to get it done.
No, he does not have a no movement clause, and neither does anyone else on the team.
I got a late start today, but I've only got time for a few more questions. I'm chatting today from the MTS Center and still have to head back to the hotel and gather my things to come back to the rink for an NHL Network hit at 3:45. If you can't tune in, you'll probably be better off.
A little surprising certainly. He was one of the players mentioned by Armstrong Wednesday as needing to lead the "competitive" spirit the last 20 games. Should this be taken as a team more interested in playing the young guys than making the playoffs?
No injury that I'm aware of. I talked to him yesterday and he felt like everything with his game outside of the goal scoring has been OK. There are probably a lot of people, myself included, who wouldn't totally agree. He's set a high standard as a guy who works hard every night, and while no one is questioning his work ethic, he just hasn't been as noticeable in that regard the past couple of months. I know there's been a lot of changes in the organization, a lot of line juggling, etc. But he has been one of the guys in the past who could fight through all of that, and that hasn't been the case the past two months.
They're going to talk to Thompson about that after his season.
Yes. They might not get a No. 1 next summer because Stastny is under contract for another year, but I think that is their top priority in the next summer or two. They have to get someone for Tarasenko, they have to. That's why I think they had to make the move with Shattenkirk. Perhaps you can make the move for a center this offseason. They needed another first-round pick. I don't know what it will take to get Duchene, obviously what the Blues have right now isn't enough, but they need to stockpile what they can and find out. The price is high, way high, that's why neither Duchene or Landeskog were moved. Perhaps the Avs want Parayko, I don't know. But the Blues have to get a player like Duchene.
I can only go by what Army tells us on that, and he said the offer at that time was only a first-round pick.
I don't know if it was necessary to make the deal work, but as I mentioned, they were going to lose Copley for nothing, and they wanted to get back to a two-man net in Chicago, so that Husso would have a better chance to grow. Plus, with the number of forwards the Wolves have given the Blues, they needed some replenishing.
I don't see the Wolves play other than some highlights. I'm going by reports from teams and scouts that they felt Dunn had passed him up. That may not be as much of an indictment on Schmaltz as it is praise for Dunn. I'm not trying to say it was a make-or-break year for Schmaltz. He's still got a lot of upside and, as you said, he was being blocked in St. Louis with the talent the Blues had here. We should certainly let him come up and show what he can do.
There are 300 people in the chat room right. How many are at work? 60 percent. Mom's basement: 5 percent. Hahaha
We've talked about that. Those two clashed. There was certainly some respect for each other, but it was a difficult relationship.
The brownie with the nuts.
I think Vegas is a possibility for Bouwmeester if the Blues left him unprotected. Remember, the Golden Nights have to get to a threshold. I think it's $43 million.
Unreal goal. It's one of those that you'd never get away with in the NHL, but if you've got that kind of skill, you can find a way to put it to good use in the NHL.
I don't know. I'm a veteran, I took the underground tunnel to the rink.
I do an hour with Dan Bettlach every Wednesday around 8 or 9 pm. Lots of Blues talk.
They'd have to sign with the Blues and would have to wait until after their junior seasons.
Haha, that's good. Nothing wrong with that. I've lived at home too. There's a difference between living there (hopefully temporarily) and getting on the internet and writing stuff that shows you don't get out mom's basement too often.
Not all of them, no. Some belong to the Wolves only.
I think you're right, I vaguely remember that, but you're right it is rare.
Minnesota got the second wildcard with 87 last year. I think it will take a few more this year. The Blues have 67 points and probably need 90-92. I think the Blues' soft schedule helps their chances. I'm going to guess that Calgary doesn't make it.
Hutton is playing tonight.
Tell your mom and dad I said hello when they get home.
Well, that will do it for today. Thanks for the questions. Looks like I might be late for the hit on NHL Network.