ABasin wrote:Isn't Roy a UFA after this season? I was thinking that Stastny would be a replacement for Roy, if anything.
Seems to me that StL is in the same position as Colorado with centers. They have plenty of them.
I forgot about his contractual status. Since Roy is UFA, it's even better for them to go after Stastny.
Sure, they have plenty of centers but outside of Backes none belong in the top-6. Maybe Berglund, but imo he shouldn't be either the #1 nor #2 choice for a team that hopes to win the Stanley Cup.
Someone like Sobotka is a great complementary player in the right role. That's the third line. Steen is often used as a winger, so ditto for him.
Basically, I see no reason for them not to approach Stastny. Whether he fits into their budget is unknown, but it'd be a huge blow for us if he goes to a divisional rival as strong as the Blues.
You can't compare our center position with St. Louis', or most other teams' for that matter. We have an embarrassment of riches.