Due to a recent article featured on this website with Brett Hull and others debating the moves made by this team throughout the 90's and up history of the Blues I have come up with this post. I am starting to think that we are a better minor league sports team than the rival Kansas City Royals. The Royals have traded away so much talent that they would have to be considered in the top 3 best players ever given away in a sports lifetime. The Blues are not far off. We, as fans, know who has been traded, released, lost to some new rule, and generally forgotten to draft. I hope to God that we do not continue our trend, but at the same time we are in a vulnerable spot. We have never really grown any talent. However, now we have and we are still not producing. I believe that it is too early to jump ship and just throw away our potentially great players. We have traded away defensemen about Jackman's age for a potentially good offensemen, like everyone one on the 20 player roster we still have yet to accomplish their potential. So what now? My love for the Blues says to save the players, coaches come and go as long as the management isn't retarded. This team is still young, and the older ones are going to open up cap space. So unless there is an opportunity to get Kovalchuck or Nash, there is no reason to panic. Or we can go the way of the past and trade someone away for Modano, Lidstrom, or Selanne, who at best have two years left (at best). We get the name of the past to bring in fair weathers at the expense of keeping the next 10 players that will win cups for future opposing teams. God help us that the management doesn't decide to trade Backes or Boyes to the Red Wings, Avs, or Hawks for a couple old names or young unproven names. We have our own Versteegs, Wolskis, and Kronwalls. Fuck the people thinking we aren't good enough now, because we can be good now, or dominate the next 15 years. Play the fucking game right.