How Blues GM Doug Armstrong won the summer

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How Blues GM Doug Armstrong won the summer
How Blues GM Doug Armstrong won the summer

Greg Wyshynski ESPN On trade deadline day during the 2017-18 season, St. Louis Blues general manager Doug Armstrong made the bold decision to trade center Paul Stastny to the Winnipeg Jets because, in his mind, the Blues weren't a true championship contender at that point. So this summer, they got aggressive. On July 1, Armstrong and the Blues: Signed forward David Perron for four years at $4 million in average annual value. Signed center Tyler Bozak for three years at $5 million AAV. Signed goalie Chad Johnson at one year and $1.75 AAV. Acquired forward Ryan O'Reilly from the Buffalo Sabres for forward Vladimir Sobotka, forward Patrik Berglund, forward Tage Thompson, a 2019 first-round pick

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