Might the Blues be desirous about Ryan McDonagh?
Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet: The St. Louis Blues are in search of a top-four defenseman and so they’d be a staff to observe concerning Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Ryan McDonagh. It would take the Blues a number of different strikes to get it accomplished, however GM Doug Armstrong probably has a number of concepts to make it work.
Do the Blues need to transfer up or down within the draft?
Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: The St. Louis Blues presently personal the No. 23 choose within the 2022 NHL draft. Might GM Doug Armstrong be desirous about shifting up or down?
“In the event that they’re not there (at 23), we’ve studied the groups which have a number of picks within the late 20s and early 30s to doubtlessly transfer again. We’ve contacted these groups, and now it’s only a wait-and-see angle once you begin crossing names off on Thursday evening for those who make any strikes.
“I haven’t visualized any means that we will transfer up. And I haven’t been introduced with an concept from one other staff on how they see that we will transfer up. So I don’t see us making a transfer increased within the draft. Once more, that every one modifications with one telephone name and one concept of somebody smarter than me.”
All is quiet for Blues UFAs
GM Doug Armstrong on their UFAs:
“Nothing actually to report there and fairly actually not shocking. What occurs in my expertise is that everybody who has baited their hooks, they’ve all thrown them within the pond now. And everybody’s ready for a nibble.”