Blues Rumors: 3 Players Who Won't Be Offered in Trades

The St Louis Blues have gone through the ringer this season. A roller-coaster year of inconsistency which cost Craig Berube his job. Now, under a new bench boss, the Blues have shown flashes of brilliance but remain out of the playoff picture in the Western Conference.

St Louis has posted a 21-20-2 record so far through 43 games this season and sit six points out of a playoff spot, with three teams to leap frog. GM Doug Armstrong will look to get creative to re-tool his roster and while there could be a couple of deals to be made, here's three Blues who won't be moved this season:

Joel Hofer

Jordan Binnington has been rumored to be involved in various trade talks this season, meanwhile don't expect to see young goaltender Joel Hofer moved. He's been pegged the goalie of the future for the franchise and so far the 23-year-old has posted a .910 Sv.% through his 16 appearances this season. Hofer is the real deal and with some more minutes the second half of this season, look for the former fourth-round pick to push Binnington out the door.

Alexey Toropchenko

There's going to be a slew of contending teams who look at Toropchenko as a perfect candidate for their third-line, however the Blues would be crazy to get rid of him. The Russian winger is signed through next season at a $1.25 AAV and is a pending restricted free agent when his current contract runs his course. While his 10 points in 43 games won't jump off the page, Toropchenko is a relentless forechecker who plays each shift like its his last. The 24-year-old should be a Blue for a long time.

Torey Krug

After the team tried to move Krug before the season started, it became quite obvious he wasn't going anywhere. Krug mentioned he signed in St Louis for a reason and has no intention to waive his trade protection. Krug is one of the best offensive defenseman in the game when he's on top of his game, but unfortunately has been inconsistent these past couple of seasons. Krug is signed through the 2026-27 season and don't expect any movement before then, even back to the Boston Bruins.
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