It's no secret that the Blues have been offensively challenged for quite a bit of this season. Is it a lack of firepower, or a coach's decision? If it's the former, it's fixable through trade. Bruins forward Loui Eriksson seems to be on the trade block, and the Blues have been rumored to be talking to Boston about him. Eriksson has 22 goals and 25 assists on this season. He'd be helpful.
The current rumor has the Blues interested in sending a package involving Dmitrij Jaskin. According to CSNNE:
According to one source, the asking price for an interested Eriksson suitor in St. Louis is big, skilled left winger Dmitrij Jaskin and a draft pick that would have to be a first-rounder in order to close the potential deal.
Jaskin, a former second-round pick in the 2011 draft, is a 6-foot-3, 217-pound bruiser who hasn’t been able to crack into the top-six with the Blues, but plays the physical, gritty Bruins style with some high-end offensive potential. The 22-year-old had 13 goals and 18 points for the Blues last season in 54 games and has three goals and 10 points in a bottom-six role for St. Louis this season.
There's that first rounder. For a rental. Who may either shock the offense into full gear or who may fall into the Hitchcock system that has, of late, been less than adept at producing goals.