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With 20 years under his belt as an NHL executive St. Louis Blues General Manager Doug Armstrong learned long ago that setting deadlines in contract negotiation rarely leads to quick results.
"I don't make any deadlines because once you pass the deadline you're going to go back on your word or you've painted yourself in a corner" said Armstrong whose last remaining task to complete the Blues' roster this summer is negotiating a deal with restricted free agent defenseman Alex Pietrangelo. "Our goal is to get Alex signed prior to training camp --and I hope that's his goal too."
Even the start of training camp in mid-September isn't a firm deadline since talks between the Blues and Pietrangelo's agent Don Meehan of Newport Sports Management could carry both sides beyond that if things get sticky.
Armstrong has been diligent and consistent in his remarks where Pietrangelo is concerned and remained so on Tuesday. Earlier this year he vowe...
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The following article is a Guest Post. From time to time Frozen Notes will feature the work of other writers with the intention of providing a different perspective on the St. Louis Blues. In this instance, the following article is from Alex Jackson and it takes a look at the recent Jay Bouwmeester extension.
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Sabres GM Darcy Regier and St. Louis Blues GM Doug Armstrong find themselves in very similar circumstances right now. Each GM has one RFA star player left to sign. Each player is 23 years of age. Each player out-played his entry level contract, meaning, each player improved dramatically in years two and three of his entry level contract. Each player is trending upwards in offensive...