A recent article from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch highlights the discussion that fans have been partaking in ever since the Blues were booted from the playoffs by the LA Kings. Specifically, the discussion over a list of key free agents which includes Alex Pietrangelo, Kevin Shattenkirk, Chris Stewart and Patrik Berglund.
The report indicates that while the Blues are not expecting to have to match any major offer sheets for these four players, they will do so should the situation arise.
The news that the Blues are prepared to match offer sheets for Pietrangelo and Shattenkirk was originally discussed quite some time ago. It's really no mystery that the Blues are planning on keeping both Pietrangelo and Shattenkirk in their ranks and they are prepared to pay a steep price to do it. However, the news that the Blues plan to treat Stewart and Berglund the same way might catch some fans by surprise.
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