Jeremy Rutherford of The Athletic: No one is sure how much of a stalemate there really is between Pietrangelo and the St. Louis Blues currently. The St. Louis offer stands at eight years with an AAV of $8 million. Whether there is some flexibility remains to be seen.
St. Louis currently has $5.1 million in cap space and only Vince Dunn to sign. Everything changes IF they re-sign Pietrangelo. The Blues will not buy out Alexander Steen so how to free up the cap space.
The obvious is to LTIR Vladimir Tarasenko who is coming off yet another left shoulder surgery.