St. Louis Blues: A Weekend of Highs and Lows Feb. 18-21

February 21st, 2011 by Michael Wagenknecht Leave a reply »
The St. Louis Blues have had an eventful weekend to say the least, from trading away a top pick and blowing out a playoff team to struggling to keep up in a tight Western Conference.

On Friday afternoon, the Blues got their wheeling and dealing started as they shipped captain Eric Brewer to the Tampa Bay Lightning for a third-round pick and the rights to Brock Beukeboom. This move seemed to lighten up the locker room as it showed in that night's game.

The Blues brought their 'A' game against Buffalo that night and, behind a solid performance from Ty Conklin, shut out the Sabres 3-0. Conklin was in for the injured Jaroslav Halak who had been put on IR earlier in the day retrospective to Feb. 17.

As the Blues were flying back to the Gateway City, GM Doug Armstrong was in the process of putting together one of the most shocking trades since Mike Keenan brought in Chris Pronger for Brendan Shanahan.

At 1:10 AM Central time the Blues No. 1 pick from 2006, Erik Johnson, and penalty killer extraordinaire Jay McClement were dealt to the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for power forward and noted Blues killer Chris Stewart and rookie defen ...

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