Includes not trading in futures contracts Ryan O’Reilly And the Vladimir Tarasenkowho each have one year left in their contracts.
“I’ve already read some articles, local and national, ‘Okay, what about 23-24 and these guys are all (clients) free?'” ‘I’m going to worry about ’23-24,’ a year from now. I hope I’m not answering questions, ‘Are you going to trade Ryan O’Reilly if you don’t get his signature?’ Blues general manager Doug Armstrong said on Tuesday. Tarasenko traded if he didn’t get his autograph? Would you trade with (Ivan) Barbashev if you didn’t get his signature? I’m not sure everyone is worried about two years from now, so let’s just dissect this year, give us your info on how you think we’ve done it as a whole, and prepare for next year.”
Tarasenko, who requested a deal from the Blues early last season after being limited to 34 games in the previous two seasons due to a left shoulder injury, led the Blues in goals (34) and the highest level in the NHL in points (82). ) this chapter. He has one year left on his eight-year contract that he signed with St. Louis on July 7, 2015.
Tarasenko scored nine points (six goals, three assists) in 12 Stanley Cup playoffs. The Blues were eliminated by the Colorado Avalanche in six matches in the second round.
“I’m not worried about Vlad for next year at all,” Armstrong said.
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Louis, captain for the past two seasons, O’Reilly said he wants to remain part of the core group. One year left on a seven-year contract he signed with the Buffalo Sabers on July 3, 2015.
“It’s a place I want to be,” O’Reilly said. “Yeah, it’s crazy to go into a contract year. It kind of seems like time has passed. Yeah, I’m sure things are, over the summer and going into next year I’m sure we’ll try to figure something out. Again, the season just ended, so no We didn’t really have time to discuss it. But yeah, if it does, it will.”
Barbashev, who has topped the NHL in goals (26), assists (34) and points (60) this season, has one year left on a two-year contract and could become an unrestricted free agent after next season.
Armstrong was also asked about progress David Perondefense Nick Lady And the goalkeeper Phil HosoWho can become an unrestricted free agent on July 13th.
Peron tied for third over the Blues in goals (27) and finished with 57 points in 67 regular season games. The 34-year-old has led the Blues in goals (nine) and points (13) in 12 playoffs.
“I’d like to go back,” Peron said. “The desire was there for me last year, during the year and now. So, that’s what it is.
“Just for our kids, they’re in school now and they love the city and like we do, just like I do and obviously I play with [O’Reilly]Next to me is the whole group that I love to carry on. I feel like I’ve built myself up as a player over the years and I want to keep that up for sure.”
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Armstrong noted that the Blues would like to retain the veteran.
“I’m sure of that,” Armstrong said. “…He’s a real pro and he’s been very good at the St. Louis Blue and if we can make it happen, I’d love it.”
Lady had eight points (two goals, six assists) in 20 regular season games after securing a deal with the Detroit Red Wings on March 21. He had six points (one goal, five assists) in nine post-season games.
“I thought he played very well for us,” Armstrong said. “We understand what the salary cap would be. It’s locked in now ($82.5 million) so it’s just a massage to get a few good guys back, but I thought Nick came in here and you look at our win percentage since Trade Deadline, it was part Bigger than that.”
Hoso played well with St.Louis at the start of the match Jordan Bennington He struggled, scoring 25-7-6 with 2.56 goals-to-average and .919 save percentages during the regular season. But he struggled in the playoffs, going 2-5 with a 3.67 GAA and 0.90 savings percentage.
Husso was the Blues’ starter in the post-season but was replaced by Binnington in Game 4 of the first round against Minnesota Wild before returning when Binnington injured his left knee in Game 3 against an avalanche. He allowed 16 goals in four games against Colorado.
“I spoke to Phil this morning,” Armstrong said. “He’s put himself in a very good place; he’s had a great regular season. Obviously the playoffs have been an ups and downs for all of us. He’s put himself in a really tough spot in the Colorado series. I’m a Ville Husso fan. I told him I wanted him back, but that’s It also worked for him as well and he has put himself in a place now where if he wants to test the market, I will understand.”
Armstrong said several players will need surgery this summer, but that determinations will not be made until after medical evaluations. Bennington was injured in a collision with the Colorado striker Nazim Qadri and his colleague Cali RosenYou won’t need surgery.
straight ahead Brayden Shin He said he’s played through three sets of broken ribs all season, including the playoffs, and has a post-season tilt injury. Shane had no goal and made eight assists in 12 playoffs.
Armstrong said there are still some roster decisions to be made in the off-season and others that can wait.
“I don’t want to spend all summer saying, ‘Well, what two years from now? “I just want to worry about next year when it’s over,” Armstrong said. “Then I’ll worry about the next year.”