Earlier today, the St. Louis Blues announced that they had re-signed a defenceman to a multi-year contract extension. It just wasn’t the defenceman fans were probably hoping for.
BREAKING NEWS: Defenseman Marco Scandella has agreed to terms on a new four-year contract extension with the Blues. https://t.co/6KGjRhBLQ7 #stlblues
— St. Louis Blues (@StLouisBlues) April 16, 2020
The Blues inked Marco Scandella to a deal worth $3,275,000 annually over four seasons. Scandella, who turned 30 years old in February, was traded twice this season, first to Montreal from Buffalo for a fourth-round pick and then from Montreal to St. Louis for a second-round pick a little over a month later. So, yeah, this contract is kind of weird.
Why do we care about any of this? It signals that Alex Pietrangelo’s days as a Blue could be finished.
Pietrangelo is set to become an unrestricted free agent for the first time in his career on July 1, or whenever free agency ends up happening this year, I guess. The Blues already have nearly $79,000,000 committed to their salary cap picture for the 2020-21 season and, given the fact the ceiling probably isn’t going up any time soon, they …
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