The St. Louis Blues took a big lump of what cap space they had remaining and dumped it on Paul Stastny's lawn on Tuesday, in the early part of the free agent frenzy. Stastny received a 4-year, $28 million deal, making him into one of the biggest signings of the day.
In Colorado, the 28-year old centre had 25 goals and 60 points in 71 games for the Avalanche, helping the team to a Central Division regular season title.
Now, he heads to a division rival, which was in the race for that regular season title. This is a big coup for the Blues, who have a great franchise movement on the way and adding more scoring depth down the middle isn't going to hurt.
It's hard to say whether or not his stock is really going up, because the Blues, offensively, were not quite as dangerous as the Avalanche. What this might do is up the value of Brian Elliott for wins or maybe a couple of their wingers for a few more goals.