NHL Rumors: St Louis Blues Shopping Two Players on Trade Market

The back and forth out of St Louis continues as reports have the Blues trying to once again trade Vladimir Tarasenko. Turns out there's other involved in talks as well as the team is expected to be active this offseason.

Hockey insider Frank Seravalli recently mentioned Tarasenko has once again made it known he prefers to play somewhere else, meanwhile the Blues are also gauging the trade market on left-handed offensive defenseman Torey Krug:

No doubt, the #stlblues are a team to watch over next few days. Vladimir Tarasenko has no plans to rescind his trade request, he’d still like to move on. And as reported this morning, Torey Krug is a name the Blues have gauged interest in.

The Blues were reportedly in on defenseman Ryan McDonagh before he was dealt to the Nashville Predators, so moving on from Krug seems a bit odd. They have Justin Faulk and Colton Parayko on the right-side, however their left side isn't full of depth.

Tarasenko is signed for next season at $7.5 million and the likes of the New York Rangers, Washington Capitals and perhaps the Carolina Hurricanes may be interested at the right price. The 30-year-old put up 82 points in 75 games last season and another nine points in 12 Stanley Cup Playoff games.

Krug on the other hand is under contract for the next five seasons at a $6.5 million cap hit. He holds a full no-trade clause and will have all the say in the matter. His 43 points in 64 games last season were impressive however it appears the team isn't thrilled with his defensive abilities without the puck. Look for the Blues to have a busy week at the NHL draft and keep an eye on the trade market in St Louis once free agency begins July 13.

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