St. Louis Blues general manager Doug Armstrong has done a great job assigning contracts, though a few stand out as bad contracts.
The St. Louis Blues general manager is arguably one of the best in the league. In the NHL, his ability to maneuver trades and sign players to team-friendly deals is almost unmatched.
Meanwhile, youngsters Robert Thomas, Jordan Kyrou, and Jake Walman are changing how the Blues are viewed nationally. The mix is a recipe for success, but it doesn’t happen if veterans are overpaid, and the team has no flexibility.
This is not the case with the St. Louis Blues. Armstrong has been very careful with the contracts he has handed out over the years. The scarce contracts are one of the main reasons why Alex Pietrangelo is in Vegas and not the captain of the St. Louis Blues.
Picking out the best contracts on the Blues team is almost as tricky as picking out the worst contracts on the team. However, we could talk about that another time.
Players that just missed the cut on our list are Justin Faulk and Vladimir Tarasenko. Before the 2021-22 season, these two names may have been at the top of the list. However, they are deservedly left off the list after their stellar performances this season.
Before we get to the three worst contracts on the team, it’s important to note that the St. Louis Blues only have $22,379 in cap space remaining this season. The Blues’ pending UFA’s are Perron, Tyler Bozak, and Ville Husso.