While many St. Louis Blues fans are hoping that general manager Doug Armstrong is able to find a sniper who can find the back of the net, others, such as this gentleman writing this column, feel that the team’s biggest need is a play-making center.
Unfortunately, play-making centers are not easy to come by and are often quite expensive, especially in a free agency year where the best option is a 33-year old Mike Ribeiro.
The Blues best option to find a play-making center actually came in Russia as the team holds the rights to Jori Lehtera.
Unfortunately, Lehtera will not be coming to St. Louis.
#stlblues prospect Jori Lehtera has re-signed with Novosibirsk in the #KHL for two years and will not be coming over to #NHL
— Andy Strickland (@andystrickland) June 5, 2013
Evidently, Lehtera turned down big money to stay in Russia as well.
The #stlblues made Lehtera a one-way contract offer for substantial money and he turned it down.
— Jeremy Rutherford (@jprutherford) June 5, 2013