According to The Athletic’s Jeremy Rutherford, there hasn’t been much in the way of progress made between the St. Louis Blues and forward David Perron on a possible extension. It appears the Blues have made him an initial offer, but the offer was deemed a lowball pitch by GM Doug Armstrong and has left both sides at a point where no further talks have occurred.
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This is not to say that Perron and the Blues won’t work something out. Both sides have said they would like to get an extension done and Perron remain with the team. That said, his value on the open market is perceived to be nearly double what he made on his last contract ($4 million per season) and Perron is looking to sign a deal more in line with his free-agent market value to other teams.
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Perron’s agent, Allan Walsh, hasn’t offered up much in the way of news related to a possible extension. But, Rutherford writes:
One source with knowledge of the situation (not Walsh or Perron) said that the Blues’ initial offer to Perron was for two years with a salary much lower than he was expecting. That has led to some frustration for a player who has proved several times that he wants to be in St. Louis, re-signing in 2016 after he had been traded to Edmonton and re-signing in 2018 after he had been left unprotected in the Vegas expansion draft.
If Perron wants closer to $8 million and the Blues are looking at something similar to his previous deal, the two sides are quite a ways away from meeting in the middle. Is it possible Perron tests the market if the Blues don’t come up in terms of their offer? Should Perron be open to a two or three-year deal, there will be teams more than happy to talk with him.
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Perron didn’t make a lot of the top free-agent lists because most insiders simply assumed a deal would get done between these two sides. If it looks like that isn’t going to happen, expect his name to be out there a whole lot more in respect to teams that could use a steady, productive and experienced forward good for 20-30 goals every season.
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