After the St. Louis Blues dropped their third game in a row on Thursday night, some were expecting general manager Doug Armstrong to shake things up a bit in order to try and spark a slugglish, lumbering roster.
Many felt that the shakeup could involve sending one of the Blues' lethargic players out, but instead, Armstrong had much different plans and acquired defenseman Jordan Leopold from the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for a second round pick and a conditional fifth rounder.
The Blues give up a 2013 2nd round pick & a conditional fifth round pick in 2013 to Buffalo for D Jordan Leopold. #stlblues
— Lou Korac (@lkorac10) March 30, 2013
Leopold is 32 years old, is a left-handed shot, and will likely immediately partner with either Alex Pietrangelo or Kevin Shattenkirk on one of the Blues top two defensive pairings.
The Blues have struggled to find a third left-handed defenseman to go along with Barret Jackman and Kris Russell and the acquisition of Leopold likely mea...