Vince Dunn may have played his last game with the St. Louis Blues. last Saturday, Sportsnet’s Elliot Friedman She mentioned that the 24-year-old defender is generating interest in the league.
This isn’t the first time Dan’s name has appeared in the rumor mill this season. back in january, Athletic player Jeremy Rutherford reported The Blues had placed it on the trade block, with the first round selected as the asking price.
The Blues chose to keep Hull for the rest of the season but may have a hard time keeping him. Friendly Cap It indicates that they have more than $66.5 million credited in 20 players for the 2021-22 period.
Dan is a free agent restricted to arbitration rights after a one-year deal worth $1.875 million. The Blues must also re-sign or replace Jaden Schwartz, Mike Hoffman, Tyler Bozak, Robert Thomas and Jordan Kyrou. He could be the odd guy if they protect Tori Krug, Justin Falk, and Colton Paraiko in the expansion draft.
Not surprisingly, Dan is attracting interest from other clubs. The 6-foot-203-pounder is a skilled young blueliner who moves the puck with a left-handed shot. He’ll likely be looking to double his money on a long-term deal, but it could still be an affordable acquisition for some teams.
Friedman didn’t mention which teams are communicating about Dunn, but it’s likely they’re clubs with a lot of space trying to boost their blues. The suitors could include the Buffalo Sabers, Chicago Blackhawks, Detroit Red Wings, Los Angeles Kings, Ottawa Senators and Winnipeg Jets.
The Blues can still search for a first player versus a den. However, they can lower that price rather than lose it for nothing at the Seattle Kraken.