Mar 12, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Blues defenseman Kris Russell (4) makes a pass against the San Jose Sharks during the third period at the Scottrade Center. The Blues defeat the Sharks 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

St. Louis Blues Trade Deadline Rumors

The NHL trade deadline has finally hit and the St. Louis Blues seem to be finished looking to make a deal, but that won’t stop the trade rumors.  St. Louis Blues General Manager Doug Armstrong did say that he would continue to listen to offers throughout the day, and Blues fans might be surprised before the day is over.

With so many teams looking to add to their defensive depth, especially on the left side, the St. Louis Blues may be the team to call for a low  cost option.  TSN’s Trade Centre seems to believe that Kris Russell is the most likely candidate to be traded including him in their list of the top 15 players considered trade bait for the day.  Might make sense if the Blues don’t want to ask Russell if he will be willing to give Bouwmeester his number…

Talk to some of the local fans though and they believe that it will be Ian Cole that finds himself the odd man out.  Cole has more upside in the long run, but would need a roster spot to prove his worth.  The Blues could look to acquire a high end draft pick after sending their first round pick to the Calgary Flames for Jay Bouwmeester.

Stay tuned to Bleedin’ Blue today for all of your St. Louis Blues deadline updates.


-Alex Hodschayan

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