What strange times we live in, my friends. Just over 24 months ago, St. Louis Blues fans were having the time of their lives, celebrating the team’s first Stanley Cup victory.
Now, in a post-pandemic era, apparently nobody went to the Costanza school of Serenity Now, Insanity later. We have people calling for the coach’s job, a vocal minority that wants to blow up the entire roster and the team’s best scorer apparently wants out.
While the the current situation remains that trading Tarasenko is not in the team’s best interest, even those that want to keep the star have to concede that it is probably more likely he is gone than staying. It is a sad state of affairs, but that’s the heart-breaking business of professional sports.
With that in mind, as with everything in sports, there are benefits and drawbacks of just about every situation – pros and cons, if you will. Fans of this page are used to this in regards to postgame reaction, trying to find the good and the bad of 82-plus games a year.
It’s not often you need to take a look at potential trades like this one. More often than not, you’re doing a postmortem on the deal instead of thinking about it ahead of time.
Nevertheless, let’s discuss the pros and cons of the Blues possibly trading Tarasenko.