what's up with the shattenkirk rumors? Is he actually available?
Nah, at least not that I'm aware of. He's been the Blues best d-man this year, without question. He's paired with Barrett Jackman and he's been allowed to the rush the puck like he does so well. He was essentially exchanged for a first overall pick (Erik Johnson trade) a year or two ago, so I seriously doubt the Blues are interested in re-opening that aspect of the trade again. Just doesn't make sense.
If anyone is available that people think is a part of their "core" it's David Perron. Especially with what they see on the way in Tarasenko and Schwartz, both oozing with offensive sorcery...my understanding, and don't take this to the bank, is that Perron is being quietly shopped...for what, I'm not sure, I'd assume a big time center. Getzlaf? *shrug*