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St. Louis Blues Looking to Trade Defenseman Vince Dunn

Vince Dunn could be on the trade block out of St. Louis. A number of reports have surfaced the team is shopping the defenseman.

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According to both Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet and Frank Seravalli of TSN, St. Louis Blues defenseman Vince Dunn could be “done” his stint with the organization and is likely on the trade block. Dunn has struggled early and Friedman writes that there were a “lot of trade talks about him” before the team signed the blueliner to a one-year, $1.875MM deal.

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Renaud Lavoie also writes that Dunn is on the block and says, “I know he doesn’t have the start that he wanted but at 24, with a cap hit of less than $2M, it could be a good fit elsewhere.”

It is believed the Blues will be looking for a first-round pick in return and Seravalli notes that the club has engaged with teams in discussions. The scribe adds, “Not inevitable, but it certainly seems possible given Blues head coach Craig Berube’s comments and the fact that Dunn is expected to be a healthy scratch for the Blues tonight.” Dunn, in fact, did not play on Tuesday night versus the Vegas Golden Knights.

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Dunn Should Draw Interest

It’s a bit surprising that the Blues are already “giving up” on Dunn. He’s a skilled and mobile defenseman who has tallied 23-or-more points in each of his first three seasons in the NHL. The Blues, at one time, considered Dunn a bright part of their future, especially after he posted 35-point season in during the 2018-19 campaign.

For a team that might be in the market for a player of his ability, his age is a positive as is his price tag. There should be a number of organizations out there willing to give him a chance to rebound. The only downside, is that the Blues are trying to trade him during a pandemic season and that may pose some challenges.

Friedman also adds that defenseman Victor Mete might be a trade candidate out of Montreal as he is having trouble cracking the Habs’ deep blueline corps.

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