Monday, April 1, 2013
Bouwmeester suitors (update)
By Victoria Matiash
UPDATE: ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun reports the Calgary Flames have dealt Jay Bouwmeester to the St. Louis Blues for a 2013 first-round draft pick (conditional), defenseman Mark Cundari, and goalie Reto Berra.
"... Flames also say if Blues miss the playoffs, that 1st round pick in 2013 becomes 4th-rounder this year and a 1st rd in 2014 ..."
UPDATE: Despite acquiring defenseman Jordan Leopold (formerly of the Buffalo Sabres), the St. Louis Blues could still be keen on snagging Jay Bouwmeester of the Calgary Flames. TSN's Bob McKenzie reports the Blues and Detroit Red Wings "continue to chase" Bouwmeester. The Philadelphia Flyers and Los Angeles Kings are believed to be in the mix as well.
*** Presumed to be on the trade block for the Calgary Flames, defenseman Jay Bouwmeester shouldn't be short on suitors ahead of the Apr. 3 trade deadline. And a good deal of interest is expected from contenders within the Western Conference.
According to Sportsnet's John Shannon, top suitors for Bouwmeester include the St. Louis Blues, Los Angeles Kings, and Detroit Red Wings (yes, even with Danny DeKeyser signed).
"Doug Armstrong, the general manager in St. Louis, has always coveted Jay Bouwmeester. And I think that Darryl Sutter -- who is in dire need of another defenseman in L.A. to try to defend the Stanley Cup ... to me, those are two obvious places for Bouwmeester."