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Blues Were Interested In Joffrey Lupul At Trade Deadline

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According to Darren Dreger, the Blues kicked the tires on the Leafs' left winger.

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This is an interesting tidbit from TSN's Darren Dreger. He was on TSN 1050 in Toronto Tuesday morning, discussing the Leafs' rebuild that will continue this summer. The topic of interest in Joffrey Lupul came up, as you would expect. What you may not expect is that the Blues were in on it. Via Nichols On Hockey:

"I don’t think there’s going to be teams lining up for Lupul, but I know that there are teams who have some interest.

"The St. Louis Blues, for an example, are a team that expressed some interest in Joffrey Lupul.

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"If you can convince yourself as a general manager that his bad luck injury-wise is behind him, then maybe there’s the right fit. And there’s always teams out there that are looking for a reclamation project. And maybe that sounds a little bit unfair for Joffrey Lupul, but I do think that there’ll be interest in him for sure."

Lupul could be the Blues' next Splodey-Bones style restoration project courtesy of the Maple Leafs. Presumably the price was, well, pricey at the deadline. Lupul in general doesn't come cheap. He's a risk, as he gets hurt every single season - he hasn't come close to 82 games since 2008-2009 with the Flyers.

Would he look good on a line with Paul Stastny and Dmitrij Jaskin? Yes. He's a year removed from a 22 goal season, which wasn't a full one (of course) he scored 22 in 69 games.

I'm not saying that the Leafs would be interested in anything the Blues could send their way other than picks and prospects, which by this point I'm not really in favor of dumping. But we can all have our Ott and Berglund for Lupul pipe dreams at least for a little while.