• Announcements

    • StealthNuck

      Forum-specific Rules   07/11/2017

      These are board specific rules for the Trades and Rumors forum designed to provide organization and a better experience for everyone. Please review these rules before posting new threads. 
        THREAD ETIQUETTE   1. Please search for an existing thread before posting. This forum can be very fast moving, so it's understandable if redundant threads are inadvertently posted. In such a case, please use the report feature to request removal of redundant threads.    2. Provide a clearly identifiable topic title so that users can readily understand the content. The title should include any and all teams involved, as well as player names or other personnel involved as appropriate.   3. All trades, signings, rumors and other news MUST include a linkable source. Simply posting the name of the source is not enough. Effort should also be made to copy and paste the full article, or at the very least the relevant portion of text from the source to the first post of the thread. Moderators may remove low-quality threads in favour of high-quality threads. 

      Affixed to the front of your title should be a label that identifies the type of transaction that is taking place. For all trades use [TRADE]. For all signings use [SIGNING]. For all waiver-wire transactions use [WAIVERS]. For all rumours use [RUMOUR].
      For articles or news items that don't fit into the above categories, affix an appropriate label of your choice such as [NEWS], [ARTICLE] or [MISC].   4. When the status of a thread changes a new thread can be created. The new thread should reflect the change and help focus the discussion on current events. e.g. Someone may create a new thread when a rumor becomes a trades. The old thread will be locked by the moderating team.    5. Do not misrepresent the contents of your thread or post false trades or rumors. Trolling will result in a permanent suspension. 

      SOURCES   The following source types are considered INVALID. Any links to posts or threads on other message boards Any links to personal blogs Any news heard on the radio that does not have a link to an audio vault or podcast Any news seen on television that does not have a link to online video Any news spread by word of mouth
      Additionally, certain sources may be be blacklisted due to poor credentials, clear traffic-mongering etc. Blacklisted sources will be posted here. 
      Thank you for your co-operation and please PM the Administrator or Moderators if you have any questions, concerns or suggestions regarding this forum.

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

winthecup

[Report] Brendan Morrow available to be traded (Blues interested)

Recommended Posts

http://www.stltoday....1a4bcf6878.html

Blues general manager Doug Armstrong has acknowledged being involved in trade talks recently and now those discussions could be leading to a deal soon.

The Blues have prioritized adding a top-four defenseman this offseason, and after failing to land one in free agency, the trade route may be the club's only option. But while that search continues, Armstrong might have found a veteran forward to add to the mix.

Dallas captain Brenden Morrow is believed to be available and it appears that the Blues have interest. They may not be the only team asking about Morrow, as the New York Rangers, San Jose Sharks and Los Angeles Kings may also be in contact with the Stars.

Morrow, 33, has perhaps seen his time pass in Dallas. The Stars have undergone much change in the past few weeks, signing free-agents Jaromir Jagr and Ray Whitney and acquiring Derek Roy via trade. The club even dealt Mike Ribeiro, with whom Morrow has shared on-ice chemistry in the past. The moves have seemingly pushed Morrow out of the top-six forwards.

Morrow plays left wing, and the Blues have three left wingers on their roster in David Perron, Andy McDonald and Alex Steen. They also have Matt D'Agostini and Jaden Schwartz, but Blues coach Ken Hitchcock prefers D'Agostini on the right side and Schwartz isn't a guarantee to make the opening-night roster. Steen could see time at center, which could leave a spot open on the left side.

Morrow is coming off an injury-riddled season. He played in just 57 games because of neck and back issues, posting 11 goals and 26 points. He played the final 14 games of the 2011-12 regular season, wrapping up against the Blues on April 7. He did not opt for surgery this offseason, instead using rest and rehab to ease the pain.

If healthy, Morrow could be the type of forward that would help the Blues. The two seasons prior to last year, he combined for 53 goals and 102 points. Eighteen of those 53 goals came on the power play, on which Morrow (6-foot, 209 pounds) likes to get dirty in front of the net. He's also solid defensively with a career plus-minus of +110.

Morrow has one year left on a six-year, $24.6 million contract with Dallas. The winger will make $4.1 million in 2012-13. He has a full no-trade clause, but could be willing to waive it to reunite with Armstrong and Hitchcock, the Stars' former GM and head coach, respectively. Morrow was also a member of the 2010 Canadian Olympic team, which had Armstrong as an executive assistant and Hitchcock as an assistant coach.

Morrow has been captain of the Stars since 2006, replacing franchise icon Mike Modano - a move that was made with Modano still on the team, leading to an awkward transition. If the Stars are moving in a new direction, it's highly unlikely that they would go down the same road with Morrow, who is believed to have a solid relationship with Stars' GM Joe Nieuwendyk.

The more likely scenario would be Morrow being traded. The Blues, who expressed interest in Phoenix's Shane Doan, seem to be a logical destination for Morrow.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest AriGold

Morrow is exactly the type of player the Blues love. Works hard, hits hard and gets the dirty goals. He would fit the system so well.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That's the issue. Not that he's too old, but we'd have to trade youth to get him, and he's not a superstar. Love his stats from his last playoff appearance, though that pace wasn't sustainable. No Morrow in Van.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If the Blues got him without giving up a big piece from their offensive core, they would arguably have the deepest forward depth in the league.

They pretty much have 3 2nd lines the way it is.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

sign doan 2yr/10 million

to dal: booth, raymond

to van: morrow

sedin-sedin-burrows

morrow-kesler-doan

:shock:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

As mentioned, Morrow is the exact type of player the Blues covet - I'm wondering however if the Blues have too many guys like Morrow already - Backes, Stewart, Langer, Arnott (if he re-signs), Oshie...all somewhat similar payers (I said similar so all you geeks looking up their stats and are ready to point out their age difference or their detailed 'metrics' can all calm down now).

After their season last year the Blues organization and fan-base may be thinking that this guy (or another key signing) may be what it takes to get them the the 'next level'.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

As mentioned, Morrow is the exact type of player the Blues covet - I'm wondering however if the Blues have too many guys like Morrow already - Backes, Stewart, Langer, Arnott (if he re-signs), Oshie...all somewhat similar payers (I said similar so all you geeks looking up their stats and are ready to point out their age difference or their detailed 'metrics' can all calm down now).

After their season last year the Blues organization and fan-base may be thinking that this guy (or another key signing) may be what it takes to get them the the 'next level'.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

sick lineup but i wouldnt even do the morrow trade if we got doan.. the experience would be awesome for gunning for the cup over the next 2 years but we are also at the point now where we got to start getting a bit younger if we want to stay competitive and be able to compete for the cup for years to come. i think trading booth for an older player would hurt us in the long run. if we had a bunch of cant miss prospects id be all for it, but we dont and trading guys that are going to retire with the twins is not a good idea.

i say go for doan and see what happens via goalie trade.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.