Doug Armstrong’s Jigsaw Puzzle

After a disappointing series against the Stanley Cup Champions the St. Louis Blues begin free agency. If it weren’t for that bonehead Kadri taking out Binnington I believe the outcome would have been different and we would have seen a game seven. Coulda, shoulda, woulda… that doesn’t matter now but I am still bitter.

Robert Thomas signs eight-year extension to stay in St. Louis through 2030-2031. Usually, I would drag this into the ground and say eight years is way too long. Army nailed this one, Thomas deserves every penny making this the richest contract in Blues history. He really could have got a bigger contract if he wanted to go somewhere else. It’s pretty obvious Robert Thomas loves St. Louis and we can thank the Tkachuk family for that; could we see Matthew in a Blues jersey now that Johnny has left Calgary?

Nick Leddy signs four-year deal to stay in St. Louis. Leddy was acquired at the trade deadline last season to help solidify the blue line. Detroit has been a friendly destination for Blues as Ville Husso was traded for a third round pick which turned into Finnish center Aleksanteri Kaskimaki. Thomas Greiss will take Husso’s spot after the Blues offer the 36-year-old a one year contract. While we continue to ride the Red Wings express David Perron gets a two-year deal and signs his first deal with a team that isn’t the Blues. Reunited with Sundqvist, Fabbri, and Jake Walman it’s safe to say the Red Wings are in good hands thanks to the YzerPlan.

Noel Acciari is headed to St. Louis. Unbelievable! What does this mean for Tyler Bozak?

The prospect acquired from Minnesota last December, Will Bitten signs two-year, two-way contract.

Free agency is just getting started and these are the first pieces to Army’s jigsaw puzzle. This is only the beginning of the offseason and I look forward to writing about more Blues signings throughout the summer. Stay hydrated and enjoy the disc golf course!

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