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According to the most recent SB Nation Reacts survey, 56 percent of Blues fans are confident the team is headed in the right direction. That’s up from zero percent of fans last week and 10 percent the week before. Zero percent feels a little excessive, you guys. Thank goodness all it took was a three game winning streak and a return to playoff positioning to (mostly) snap people out of their funk.
The new level of confidence may come as a result of what the team did at the trade deadline. A majority of Blues fans gave the team either an A or a B grade for their activity, if you want to call it that. Doug Armstrong decided to stick with the status quo and bank on a comeback.
I assume whoever gave them an F was disappointed their Mike Hoffman trade theories didn’t pan out.
While there was a flurry of activity around the April 12 trade deadline, some moves grabbed more attention than others.
According to 31 percent of fans nationally, the Boston Bruins acquiring Taylor Hall was the biggest move at the deadline. Washington’s trade to bring in Anthony Mantha received the next most votes, with 26 percent of the total and Toronto getting Nick Foligno earned 24 percent.
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