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Pietrangelo’s “pressure play” on Doug Armstrong won’t work

There have been a couple pieces written recently on the contract talks between Alex Pietrangelo and the St. Louis Blues. Both Jeremy Rutherford and Dom Luszczyszyn’s interview with agents (available with subscription) and Greg Wyshynski’s piece from today bring up that it’s “smart” for the agents to pressure Armstrong with the fact that the fans expect something to get done. From The Athletic piece:

Does it work? Every market is different. St. Louis is a smaller market, but they’re very fan-aware. They don’t take the fans for granted. I think there was some value for the player to try to put pressure on them.