The St. Louis Blues traded B.J. Crombeen, freeing up room for enforcer Ryan Reaves to see the ice every single night next season. - (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
On Tuesday, the St. Louis Blues announced a pair of moves. The Blues announced that they were bringing back veteran Jamie Langenbrunner on a one year contract. They also announced that they had traded popular veteran forward B.J. Crombeen to the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for a couple of fourth round picks.
While the moves have large impacts on these two players next season, it may an even larger impact on Blues forward Ryan Reaves. Reaves will get a chance to play every single night.
Reaves and Crombeen shared the role as fourth line enforcers last season, with Crombeen seeing nearly all of the action during the playoffs.
But the Blues were a better team last year with Reaves on the ice and now that the older, more experienced Crombeen is gone, Reaves will get a chance to skate every night, wreak havoc on the ...