Chris Stewart Trade Rumors

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Chris Stewart of the St Louis Blues is the subject of rampant trade speculation for the 2013 NHL offseason. The Blues signing of Derek Roy sets their payroll at $56.4 million, leaving them $8 million to re-sign Alex Pietrangelo, Chris Stewart and Jake Allen.

Stewart is big, gritty and fast. In the 2011-12 season, he tallied 30 points. In 2012-13, he scored 36 points in 48 games. He was a non-factor in the playoffs. The 25 year old right winger is entering his prime and is coming off a contract with a $3 million cap hit. The restricted free agent is seeking a 6-7 year deal with a cap hit of $5.5 million per season.

The Blues' hands are tied because they have to re-sign their number one defenseman, Alex Pietrengelo to a $7 million cap hit contract that takes up most of their remaining cap space. GM Armstrong says, "If need be, we have very valuable pieces — if we have to move players, that’s not going to be an issue finding a home for them.” Look for the St Louis Blues to trade Chris Stewart for draft picks.

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