With news this weekend that St. Louis Blues captain Alex Pietrangelo is potentially available for a trade, it’s time to speculate where he could land.
While Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos reported that the Blues aren’t actively shopping Pietrangelo, he added “one general manager told me he still may be the best all-around defenceman available by the trade deadline.”
Pietrangelo, 28, carries a $6.5-million cap hit for one season after this one and can become an unrestricted free agent in 2020. He also has a full no-trade clause. Any team acquiring Pietrangelo would likely need to send at least one NHL skater, one top prospect and a first-round pick, at a minimum, back to the Blues.
Kypreos mentioned Toronto as one team who could be calling Blues GM Doug Armstrong about Pietrangelo. Here are four other clubs who could be interested in competing with the Maple Leafs for his services, and what they each would have to offer to close the deal.
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