It’s a Full-On Retool

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Ryan O’Reilly was really wanted by the Toronto Maple Leafs for the playoff push.

When Vladimir Tarasenko was traded, I would say few fans or media, or really anybody in the league, were surprised. After all, he had requested a trade going back 2 years, and his contract is up after this season. So the Blues were finally going to find a trade partner for him, and they did with the Rangers.

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Exploring a Claude Giroux Trade

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Flyers forward Claude Giroux would upgrade an already dangerous and deep Blues forward corps.

I heard a rumor recently in the midst of NHL trade deadline talk. A local sports radio show mentioned the possibility of the Blues trading for Flyers star forward Claude Giroux.

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The Overlooked Season of Barby

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Ivan Barbashev is putting together a career-best season

If you poll the average Blues fan, they would most likely tell you the hero of this season offensively is Jordan Kyrou. That’s a fine answer, of course. The young winger is emerging as not just a legitimate, nightly scoring threat, but as an up-and-coming dynamic young player in all of the NHL. His accolades are recognition are rightly deserved.

But another young player is being overlooked, one who is quietly putting together a career best kind of season. That would be Ivan Barbashev.

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