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David Perron’s four-year deal was an interesting call for both sides.
I figured a short-term deal made since for both sides. Perron operates under the concussion cloud, especially during the coming season, but he also possesses breakout scoring potential.
Both sides could have hedged their bets with a one- or two-year agreement. But both sides saw value in the longer term.
Blues general manager Doug Armstrong weighed the re-injury risk against the benefits of cost control. If Perron more or less stays healthy, he would be worth far more than just under $4 million per year in average salary.
(Veteran forward Jiri Hudler got a four-year, $16 million contract in Calgary. And he could be a 40-point forward in the Flames offense).
Perron weighed the risk of selling himself short against the benefit of financial security. Health can be fleeting in the NHL, especially for players with major concussions in their medical history.
The escalating contract structure favors the Blues, m...
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ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis Blues Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the club has signed forward David Perron to a four-year contract.
"Were excited to have David in the fold for the next four years," said Armstrong. "He made a great comeback by scoring 21 goals in 57 games. Were comfortable with his health, and were confident...
St. Louis Blues forward David Perron has signed a four year contract extension to remain with the organization that drafted him. - (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The St. Louis Blues announced on Thursday afternoon that they had signed one of their youthful, restricted free agent forwards to a nice, long term contract.
The Blues and David Perron have reached a deal on a four year contract...
The St. Louis Blues re-signed restricted free agent David Perron to a four-year deal worth $15.25 million, TSN reported Thursday. Perron, a 24-year-old winger, had 21 goals and 21 assists in 57 games this past season for the Blues, but he missed the first 25 games of the season with concussion symptoms. "There was a little bit of concern and I think what we talked about...
ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Blues Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the club has signed forward David Perron to a four-year contract.
“We’re excited to have David in the fold for the next four years,” said Armstrong. “He made a great comeback by scoring 21 goals in 57 games. We’re comfortable with his health, and we’re confident...
ST. LOUIS Securing a young star for a long-term vision can include risk. The St. Louis Blues' signing of winger David Perron to a four-year, 15.25 million contract reveals this much: General manager Doug Armstrong trusts the 24-year-old will be remembered more for his talent than his suspect health.
There are two ways to look at Perron's signing Thursday. On one hand,...
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ST. LOUIS St. Louis Blues Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced the club has signed forward Andrew Murray to a one-year, two-way contract.
Murray, 30, dressed in 39 games for the San Jose Sharks last season recording four points (one goal, three assists) and four penalty minutes while also appearing in 10 games for...
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Former Fighting Sioux forward T.J. Oshie is going to file for Salary Arbitration, according to Andy Strickland Oshie is still a restricted free agent so he really isn’t able to rest the free agent market as of yet.
Andy Strickland, TrueHockey.com --- Sources close to Blues forward T.J. Oshie tell me he will file for arbitration before today’s 5:00 eastern deadline.
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