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Free Agent Hits II: Blues and Capitals, Weiss, Filppula, Pietrangelo and Grabovski

  • Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Vincent Lecavalier, Stephen Weiss and Valtteri Filppula all turned down the Blues.

    “We were a little bit less (than Detroit and Tampa Bay), but not a lot,” he said. “We didn’t low-ball anybody … we were certainly in the neighborhood that our offer was good enough if they wanted to be here.”

    Mikhail Grabovski could be option, but he doesn’t really fit the “play-maker” they are looking for.

  • Andy Strickland: The Blues wanted Weiss or Filppula. Not an easy sell to get a player to go to St. Louis compared to Detroit or Tampa Bay.
  • Andy Strickland: Blues GM Doug Armstrong said he’s not concerned about a Alex Pietrangelo offer sheet. The new CBA protects teams from deals like Weber’s.
  • Chuck Gormly: Mikhail Grabovski could be an option for the Capitals.
  • James Mirtle: Mirtle wouldn’t be shocked if Grabovski ended up in the KHL. He’d get a big payday there. Only a couple NHL fits left: Blues and Capitals.