The addition of Paul Kariya (Dennis) and the re-acquisition of Keith Tkachuk (Aaron) should give the team some more leadership and more offense. There are a number of guys on the team who are also sitting on possible breakout seasons, which make the St. Louis Blues a very interesting team to watch come the start of the season.
|Paul Kariya||Doug Weight||Keith Tkachuk|
|Martin Rucinsky||Brad Boyes||Lee Stempniak|
|Dan Hinote||Jay McClement||Jamal Mayers|
|David Perron||David Backes||D.J. King|
|Eric Brewer||Barret Jackman|
|Christian Backman||Bryce Salvador|
|Matt Walker||Erik Johnson|
|Steve Wagner||Jay McKee|
With Jay McKee sitting out for another long-term spell, the relief of $4 million on the projected salary number could be helpful, despite the need for another veteran defenseman in the line-up. The projected number without McKee in the line-up is $39.2 million, but McKee's games do count until he misses his 10th consecutive game.
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