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What’s Going On With Kevin Shattenkirk?

Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch did an online Q & A today...

When asked about the hold up on moving Shattenkirk,

The hold up is that Armstrong is looking for a deal that makes sense for the team. It's no secret that they'd like to trade him, but they're not going to make a deal they'll regret to make it happen now. The comments from Shattenkirk's agent, Jordan Neumann, were understandable because they felt that a trade would happened near the draft based on the information that they had been given. I've since asked Armstrong about the situation and he speaks as though Shattenkirk will be a Blue to start the season. That could be posturing to get the most from other teams who want Shattenkirk, or he could really feel that way. Bottom line, the Blues have plenty of time to trade Shattenkirk before he walks for nothing. Even if he's here to start the year and has a good year, that only drives up his price. They have until the deadline next year, so to me it's nothing to worry about. I'm not downplaying the situation, it is a significant storyline but there's no real rush.

a few more Shattenkirk related quetions plus more on the Blues...

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bigdee89's avatar

Are the Wings still in on Shattenkirk?

Posted by bigdee89 from The Great White North Eh? on 07/15/16 at 04:40 PM ET

Vladimir16's avatar

Unless Devellano decides to get involved the Wings aren’t gonna score any top D man. The sooner fans realize that the better their summer will be.

Posted by Vladimir16 from Grand River Valley on 07/15/16 at 07:00 PM ET

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How is Devellano going to help?  Is he going to bad mouth Trouba until he demands a trade to the Wings?

Posted by Garth on 07/15/16 at 08:28 PM ET

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Unless Devellano decides to get involved the Wings aren’t gonna score any top D man. The sooner fans realize that the better their summer will be.

Posted by Vladimir16 from Grand River Valley on 07/15/16 at 07:00 PM ET

So you’re saying that Holland dropping the phone as if it were a live cobra any time he talks to another GM, locking himself in his panic room, rocking back and forth in a corner in the fetal position mumbling “why do they always ask for Larkin?”, all with a glassy eyed look while desperately clutching his life-sized Dan Cleary doll isn’t going to get trades done?

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 07/15/16 at 08:32 PM ET

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It seems Holland, all by his lonesome, is incapable of pulling off a trade that is worth a damn. Me thinks old uncle Jimmy could hold his hand a little seeing as Nill and Bowman are gone. Sure the feck wouldn’t hurt.

Posted by Vladimir16 from Grand River Valley on 07/16/16 at 08:30 AM ET

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The Blues asked for too much for Shattenkirk. No team was willing to pay their demands. They need to lower their ask or be prepared to lose him in free agency as it stands. When almost everyone is looking for a top pairing d-man and you still can’t trade him: you know you’re asking for a lot.

The Blues hope is that he has an outstanding 1st half like a lot of players do in a contract year and move him at the deadline.

I don’t think the Wings have enough without giving up Mantha plus a 25 goal scorer plus prospects—-which the Wings would be stupid to do.

The Wings need to trade more than one player for some better talent in 3 for 1 or 2 for 1 trades. But its going to cost talent. Not just castoffs like Big E or who the fans want to give up.

Posted by d ca on 07/16/16 at 12:39 PM ET

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This is a trade the Wings need to be aggressively pursuing. I hate to give up a lot but that is what it will likely take. I keep think Nyquist, Mantha and a 1st round pick. That IS a lot I understand that but the Wings are in a bind on defense.

Posted by evileye on 07/16/16 at 03:27 PM ET

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