Report: Blues enter Timo sweepstakes armed with draft picks


Here comes a new challenger for Timo Meier?

The St. Louis Blues are fishing around Trade Deadline target Meier, Frank Seravalli of the Daily Faceoff reported Tuesday.

This might be a surprise, considering the Blues have just pawned off veteran stars Ryan O’Reilly and Vladimir Tarasenko, but as the insider noted, Blues GM Doug Armstrong is no stranger to retooling on the fly.

“Think back to the trades he’s done in recent years: Kevin Shattenkirk for a first-round pick, he then takes that pick and uses it to acquire Brayden Schenn in the summer. More recently than that, Paul Stastny moved at the deadline for a first-round pick, he then takes that pick in a package to get Ryan O’Reilly,” Seravalli wrote.

Armstrong acquired a 2023 first-round pick from the New York Rangers for Tarasenko and the Toronto Maple Leafs’ 2023 first-round pick for O’Reilly. Including his own, Armstrong is now armed with three 2023 first-round picks heading into the Mar. 3 Deadline.


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