Now that the Blues St. Louis have the certainty that they will be able to defend their title of champions of the Stanley cup, other major discussion point at the horizon, since the contract of the captain, Alex Pietrangelo, will expire at the end of the playoffs.
However, the dialogue has not had time to establish themselves between the defender and his club always due to the pandemic of the COVID-19. Remember that he had signed his last contract, an agreement of seven years, reporting$ 45.5 Million, on September 14, 2013.
“There hasn’t been a lot of discussion, revealed Pietrangelo in LNH.com Monday. There were several questions about the convention and to the future, and both parties waited to see what would follow. It has been quiet on this side, but we focus on the series now. We will see what will happen.”
To the rear of 30 years, the team comes before everything. The victory series has the priority over a new contract. The Blues, who do not have to go through the qualification round, will face the Colorado Avalanche on August 2, during the first of three games used to determine seedings in the Western conference.
“We’re going to look at it once the season is over, for his part, said general manager Doug Armstrong. We know what will be the ceiling and we’re going to make decisions based on that.”
“The goal is to resolve that,” added Pietrangelo. This is the goal since the beginning and we will see where it will lead us. For now, I want to focus on my health and on the series.”
The Ontario is only two points in the regular season, joining Al MacInnis (452) in the first rank of the high scorers in the history in the defenders of the Blues. Last year, Pietrangelo has collected 52 points, including 16 goals, in 70 games.