St. Louis signed the newly acquired Canuck, Steve Bernier, to a one year, 2.5 million dollar deal. Less than a week after he was obtained via trade from the Buffalo Sabres for a 2nd and 3rd round pick.
Clearly the Blues didn’t think that the Canucks would not accept the offer sheet and take a single 2nd round pick in return after just giving up more than that to obtain him.
I think this was a little childish from the St. Louis Blues organization. I can’t even see John Davidson wanting to do this. He’s too classy for a move like this. Look at how swiftly he accepted the offer sheet given to David Backes despite pressure from other GM’s to make Gillis wait out the full 7 days.
Seems like an ownership battle to me.
The Chief Canuck