referring to On the St. Louis Blues and Kevin Shattenkirk …Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post Dispatch: Have learned that the St. Louis Blues had a trade in place to move defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk if he would agree to a contract extension.
Shattenkirk obviously wasn’t able to come to terms with the team and the deal fell through about six weeks ago.
It’s believed that the Tampa Bay Lightning were the team the Blues and Shattenkirk were talking with.
Sources saying the Blues are shopping Shattenkirk as a rental as they don’t expect Shattenkirk to come to term with any team on an extension before the deadline.
Darren Dreger of TSN: Think that the Toronto Maple Leafs remain interested in defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk, but are being held back by the asking price that the Blues are looking to get in return.
as mentioned in Kevin ShattenkirkSt. Louis Blues defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk is regarded as the top trade target at the deadline, and one team reportedly had a deal in place to acquire the 28-year-old.
Shattenkirk reportedly declined the extension, causing the trade to fall through.
According to TSN’s Bob McKenzie and the St. Louis Dispatch, the deal involved a sign-and-trade for Shattenkirk, and he would have signed a seven-year, $42 million extension with the trade.
They also reported Shattenkirk would likely be moved as a rental if he is traded before the deadline.
The team was not confirmed, but the Dispatch speculated that it was the Tampa Bay Lightning.
as mentioned in 1: The St. Louis Blues really, really want to trade Kevin Shattenkirk.
Neither come close to matching Shattenkirk’s value as one of the best defensemen in the league.
But considering Shattenkirk’s obvious desire to hit the market, the fact he’s being shopped as a rental will drive down his value significantly.
St. Louis has a lot of incentive to maximize Shattenkirk’s value in a trade.
League sources have independently confirmed that Shattenkirk, who is 28 and a pending unrestricted free agent, turned down the offer.
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