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What's Going On With Kevin Shattenkirk?

07/15/2016 at 4:02pm EDT

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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