Rejoint: jui 2018
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If this was 2 or 3 years for this player, I think it would think it was solid for a team needing to add a guy to round out their top 4, and that 4th year really wouldn't be all that bad.
However given the uncertainty over the cap, and the fact that this likely all but guarantees St. Louis is going to be weaker next year in some way, I don't think this was all that smart of a signing right now.
The Blues don't have a lot of easy to move contracts if the cap stays flat or comes down. The contracts they would like to move are likely Faulk, Steen, Allen or even Schenn's (despite a good season, his age and cap hit and term don't look great for that signing). None of those will be easy to move with the level of uncertainty and potential for a very short "offseason".
So that means this team is likely selling low on value contracts, or just letting Petro walk. Either will be a pretty big step back.