Not at all. Schenn was a great addition and he's under contract at fair dollars for two more seasons.
Thompson's challenge is to keep his feet moving. Not usual for a tall player with that kind of wingspan. Instead of reaching, he needs to get there.
There are no untouchables. What if Connor McDavid, Jack Eichel or Auston Matthews hit the block? Unlikely, but still.
If you say so. But Armstrong understands the value of Top 4 defensemen, so I'm guessing that wasn't a big priority for him.
The Blues just wanted a high pick. The front office has a ballpark idea of the sorts of players that will be there late in the first round.
Big Evander Kane fan! This guy who out his welcome with two teams.
Because other teams have to say yes.
Other teams have to say yes.
As for Tavares, there is always a chance. Until there isn't.
Yes, they had room -- especially if the trade partner was willing to eat some contract.
That's the goal. Other teams are trying to win too.
Why would they do that. Valuable player playing in all scenarios. Good PK. Probably more of a third-liner on a good team, which is where the Blues are going. But his contract isn't onerous.
Adam Oates was a pretty good center.