DelPen wrote:Kennedy should be a UFA after this year, right, since we didn't tender him in 2011making him a UFA for a short period of time?
sil wrote:DelPen wrote:Kennedy should be a UFA after this year, right, since we didn't tender him in 2011making him a UFA for a short period of time?
I believe since he was signed before the free agency period began, that doesn't apply. I think he'll be RFA.
mikey287 wrote:Trying to think of an equivalent if it was proposed to us...
I guess it would be like if they offered us...
Kris Russell/Ian Cole
3rd round pick
Stewart doesn't belong anywhere near this team because he's lazy and has no desire to get better. He'll get kicked around from team to team all of his career because teams will see potential but the game to game product is so poor that they'll just try to get their ROI back. He doesn't fit our team in the least, just like his brother, he's a piece of crap. Both on and off the ice.
Roman Polak is quietly a very good defensive d-man and they can't really move him especially until they figure out if Ian Cole is worth his salt. He seems to be pretty good, but he's having trouble getting regular time...
Kennedy doesn't hold very much value to a team other than ours because there are players like him out there...he's more valuable to us than he is in a trade...and Niskanen, well, I'm just not sure why we'd trade him in a season where we're looking to compete. It's not like we're swimming in d-men right now...maybe soon, but not right now. The Blues already have a RHS offensive d-man in Pietroangelo anyhow, so it's not like it's a huge, huge need for them...they're pretty deep defensively, deeper than us...
Idoit40fans wrote:Again, Stewart has been at 28 goals, 50+ points twice in his career. He has one year which was his rookie season in which he scored less than 15 goals and 30 points. Stewart is unquestionably better than Kennedy and a legitimate top 6 forward.
Idoit40fans wrote:Well he got in the dog house in Colorado too. He's just not a player that you're going to get any kind of consistent effort from. Top 6 goal levels of scoring is definitely there though.
DelPen wrote:Kennedy should be a UFA after this year, right, since we didn't tender him in 2011making him a UFA for a short period of time? Even so, he's in the last year of a $2 million contract and brings nothing to a good team except occasional 3rd line goals. On a bad team I guess he could get top 6 time.
Nisky has some value but is worth much more to us.
Big picture, is Stewart and Polak much better than Kennedy and Nisky? Stewart has only broke 15 G, 30 P once in his career and statistacally is worse than kennedy. Might as well try TK with Crosby and Dupuis first since Kennedy actually plays well as the shooter on a line.
Nisky for Polak would be good long term though but again, I want to see Despres and Bortuzzo develop more.
Besides, Blues are so far under the cap they might need to keep that $1.3 million difference.