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Forum: NHL26 fév à 21 h 24
From the perspective of a Blues fan, the Blues best and worst trades of the decade were Blues and Sabres. Best is easily O'Reilly for essentially dead cap, Tage Thompson, and picks. Thompson had some maturity issues in STL and was, hindsight being 20/20, not even a top 3 prospect in the organization(Kyrou, Kostin, Mikkola all looking better) and while Sobotka and Berglund(although a whipping boy among the fans whose animosity then shifted to Jake Allen, then Justin Faulk) were coveted by fans, their useful years had passed and were more or less relics of the old Backes/Oshie/Steen core days. ROR was the only person keeping the Blues anywhere remotely close to competitive before the run to the cup and won the Conn-Smythe and the Selke.

On the flip side, the Blues worst trade by far was getting Ryan Miller and Steve Ott for Jaro Halak, Chris Stewart, William Carrier, and 2 picks. Although Ott was a fan favorite and the only reason the injury battered blues hung around late in the season (not to mention a key cog on the Blues's cup-winning coaching staff), Miller - though a better goalie on paper than Halak - never really fit and had a miserable tenure with the Blues. Halak has had more success since than Miller, being a good 1A in Long Island and one of the best backups in the league today in boston, Stewart was a top-6 guy who Ott didn't really replace in production, Carrier has ended up being a solid role player and made the cup final with vegas, the Sabres turned Chris Stewart into Ukko-Pekka Luhkonen who should be a solid nhl goalie, and the 1st became Jack Roslovic.

tl;dr the O'Reilly fleecing was karma for the Ryan Miller fleecing