Over the last couple of seasons we've seen teams a bit more willing to trade major players and that trend continued this summer. 

With some surprising teams struggling out of the gate we might see that trend continue through the season. 

In his latest "31 Thoughts" column, Elliotte Friedman made a pretty bold statement regarding one superstar sniper. 

It seems the St. Louis Blues have become extremely frustrated with forward Vladimir Tarasenko. 

Friedman adds that it's a trade that would be hard to win for the Blues considering the talent they would give up, however general manager Doug Armstrong made some big changes this past summer and it's likely he'll make some big ones once again with the team at the bottom of the Western Conference standings. 

The 26 year old is signed through the 2022-23 season with a $7.5million cap hit and doesn't have a no trade or movement clause. 

It's an interesting story to follow over the next couple of months as the team needs to dump salary with only $40k in cap space at the moment. 

Source: Elliotte Friedman 31 Thoughts
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