The St. Louis Blues and general manager Doug Armstrong’s contract negotiations work hasn’t ended with the Ivan Barbashev two-year extension. No, they now have to turn their attention to the captain, Alex Pietrangelo.
Pietrangelo is in the final year of his contract with the St. Louis Blues and after last season, in my opinion, will garner another multi-year deal in the $8-9 million per year range. The term will be the deciding factor in this deal for me personally.
Now, for full disclosure purposes, I was one of the fans calling for Armstrong to move Petro early in the abysmal first half of a storybook 2018-19 season.