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A Plea to Blues GM Larry Pleau: Don’t Go After Chris Pronger Just Yet

Published by on May 28, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

If the Ducks don’t want to sign Chris Pronger to a contract extension, the Blues should wait a year and take their chances in free agency.

In a year, the Blues will be positioned to invest in another veteran player. Jay McKee and Paul Kariya will be headed to free agency, giving the Blues the option to reallocate some or all of that $10 million. (Moving either guy before then will be difficult, given their high pay.)

In a year, the Blues could free up lots of salary cap room while other teams face severe cap crises.

In a year, the Blues will know what they have in Alex Pietrangelo—a potential power-play quarterback currently lacking the strength to play at this level.

In a year, th...

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