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Perron Trade Works For The Blues

from Bernie Miklasz of the St, Louis Post-Dispatch,

The Blues are breaking up the Boy Band?

Really? 

This isn't quite to the level of Justin Timberlake leaving N Sync, but still...

The beguiling forward David Perron, abundantly skilled but overpaid, is headed to Edmonton in exchange for forward Magnus Paajarvi and a 2nd round pick in the 2014 NHL Draft. 

I'm good with this.

Multiple reasons:  

1. It saves a bunch of money for a financially challenged franchise. Perron was good, but he should have been much better, and his production didn't justify the Blues' investment in him. Perron has three years and $12.25 million remaining on his contract with an annual salary-cap hit of $3.8125 million. Perron scored 10 goals last season.

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