It has been a complete three months for the reason that information broke that Vladimir Tarasenko wanted out of St. Louis. He’s coming off his 0.33 shoulder surgery, turns 30 is December and has a cap hit of $7.five million for the following years.
Benjamin Hochman of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports possible destinations are the New York Islanders, New Jersey Devils and Carolina Hurricanes with a likely exchange to show up before schooling camp starts offevolved.
The huge problem those 3 groups have is his revenue cap hit and will his shoulder preserve up? Teams do no longer want to surrender plenty to make a alternate, the Buffalo Sabres have the identical difficulty with a Jack Eichel exchange.
The Blues trading Tarasenko could provide them a few economic flexibility, of path. But again, it comes returned to this: Which group desires to tackle that monetary burden? Especially due to the fact they don’t know what they’re getting.
The Blues will probably preserve Tarasenko for the primary few months of the NHL season and spot if his shoulder holds up and he returns to his sniper form. Then hope his price goes up, which would optimistically get the team extra suitors.