St. Louis Blues Pushing Hard For Flyers' Forward

Doug Armstrong and the St. Louis Blues are wasting no time in trying to better their team this offseason and hopefully come back stronger in 2023-24. The general manager has been working the phones and is reportedly very interested in Scott Laughton of the Philadelphia Flyers.

Frank Seravalli spoke about how Danny Briere has already turned down a big haul for Laughton that included the 25th or 29th overall pick this season and a future second round pick. The Blues surely have enough high draft picks over the next couple of seasons to be making trade proposals like this, especially if they don't intend on rebuilding.

Seravalli said Armstrong "had Scott Laughton at the Worlds and really liked him." Laughton has become a highly sought after player this offseason already as the Flyers have made it clear they want to rebuild. The centerman has three years left on his contract at just $3 million AAV and has no trade protection. He is also coming off a career year where he scored 18 goals, 43 points, and played 18:17 of ice time per game.

Laughton is physical, hard working, can be heavily utilized on the power play or penalty kill, and a leader. With the mediocre and unset forward group of the Blues heading into this offseason, someone of value like this would greatly help stabilize them up front and help them climb back into playoff contention.

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