The first of the new contracts came down today, as the Blues reached a two-year deal with forward David Perron. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but it looks like Perron will be a Blue for at least two more seasons. I know that many people were hoping that this would be a long-term deal, but the Blues front office has sid that they want their young players to earn any long-term deals. I don’t have a huge problem with that theory, but I think the team needs to evaluate each situation individually. Giving a two-year deal to Perron is fine, but I really think a guy like Erik Johnson deserves a longer deal. Perron is a very good player, but I think he is at a point in his career where two more years could really let the team know what he is worth. For reasons why Johnson is worth a longer deal, check out the post by contributing writer Joel Stein right here at Bleedin’ Blue a few days ago. Overall, this is good news, and it’s one less thing we have to worry about this offseason.
Here is a link to an interview with Perron discussing the new deal.