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Bridge deal, long-term or something in the middle? That's where things have been stalemated in the Blues' negotiations with RFA defenseman Alex Pietrangelo. Most notable players coming off their entry-level deals have been signing shorter-term second deals, after which they will remain restricted free agents with (potentially) more leverage to make the big bucks in a long-term deal. Pietrangelo...
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