Offseason News and Notes

April 30, 2012; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Blues center Andy McDonald (10) is congratulated after scoring a goal against the Los Angeles Kings during the second period in game two of the 2012 Western Conference semifinals at Scottrade Center. Mandatory Credit: Scott Rovak-US PRESSWIRE

After the St. Louis Blues made several signings before and after free agency things have calmed down for the time being.  The Blues did sign forward Andrew Murray a few days ago, but not much has happened since the David Perron contract.

T. J. Oshie has opted for arbitration, but a contract can be worked out prior to an arbitration hearing.  My guess is the Blues will want Oshie for about the same amount of years as Perron.  Oshie and his agent probably paid close attention to the money Perron got and would expect a similar amount.

The Blues probably will not be making many more moves and if I had to guess the priority at this time might be getting Oshie signed.  Before the free agency period began the Blues were thought to be looking for a defenseman to pair with Alex Pietrangelo, but the free agent defense pool was not very deep to begin with.

At this point Doug Armstrong seems to have a very sound plan he is following and at this point the organization has followed through on the plan.  The Blues do have some young players who have been signed and will see playing time this season.  Getting production from the younger players will be a big bonus for the Blues in the upcoming season.

Topics: Alex Pietrangelo, David Perron, Doug Armstrong, St. Louis Blues, TJ Oshie

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