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princedpw:

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--- Quote from: herman on September 18, 2020, 07:36:36 PM ---Sources say contract talks between the St Louis Blues and Blues captain, Alex Pietrangelo have broken off.  The team has advised Pietrangelo to pursue unrestricted free agency.— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) September 18, 2020
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There?s so much time left. What did they say to each other?

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The Blues’ current offer is $7.7 million AAV, but Pietrangelo has been asked to accept the AAV without knowing the structure of the deal. #stlblues— Jeremy Rutherford (@jprutherford) September 18, 2020
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This seems impossible. They can?t ask someone to sign a contract without showing them the contract.  And anyway, the player would just assume it is the worst possible contract for them at that AAV. It can?t possibly be true.

Bender:

--- Quote from: CarltonTheBear on September 18, 2020, 11:04:55 PM ---The numbers being tossed around for Pietrangelo are significantly higher than what’s being reported. Told an offer was made as recent as last night. To assume the #stlblues are disrespecting Petro is probably unfair. STL remain hopeful he stays a Blue.— Andy Strickland (@andystrickland) September 19, 2020
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Watching each side of this picking which reporters to leak their version of these negotiations to is fun.

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For once its not us!

herman:
Hearing Pietrangelo camp had come in as high as $9.25 mill, just above the contract of #Preds Dman Roman Josi of $9.059 AAV. Josi also has $34 million in signing bonuses built into the first four years of his deal. #stlblues— Andy Strickland (@andystrickland) September 19, 2020
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herman:
https://theathletic.com/2015072/2020/09/19/exclusive-after-talks-break-off-with-blues-alex-pietrangelo-opens-up-on-future


--- Quote --- ?There was a discussion today, and I guess the best way to sum it up, we haven?t really made much progress,? Pietrangelo said in an exclusive interview. ?We just think right now, with where things are at, that maybe it?s best for both sides to see what?s going on in free agency, what the team can explore, what I can explore and if there are better fits for each side.

?We?re a little disappointed that we?re in this situation. We weren?t able to hammer out the details what we wanted in a deal. There was some work that we tried to get done that we couldn?t get done, so both sides agreed that maybe it?s in the best interest. We?re two weeks away. Not saying anything can?t change, but as of right now, that?s kind of our plan, and we?ll see where things go.?
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Pietrangelo also sounds open to 5-7 yr options (with St Louis) but NMC and signing bonuses are important to him: certainties in an uncertain time.

CarltonTheBear:

--- Quote from: princedpw on September 18, 2020, 11:34:03 PM ---This seems impossible. They can?t ask someone to sign a contract without showing them the contract.  And anyway, the player would just assume it is the worst possible contract for them at that AAV. It can?t possibly be true.

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They couldn't have asked him to sign, but maybe they wanted him to agree to a deal in principle so that way they'd know exactly how much cap space they'd need to start clearing.

I agree though if that's what happened it's still a bad look for St. Louis.

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