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NHL Trade Rumors: Brenden Morrow Headed to the St. Louis Blues?

Shane Darrow@@Pilsbury_BroBoyAnalyst IIJuly 10, 2012

DALLAS, TX - MARCH 24:  Brenden Morrow #10 of the Dallas Stars at American Airlines Center on March 24, 2012 in Dallas, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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According to both Greg Wyshynski of Yahoo! Sports and an article on NHL.com, there are rumors that the 33-year-old captain of the Dallas Stars could be heading to the St. Louis Blues

The move would make sense for both sides, as the Stars could get rid of cap space by shipping off Morrow after the worst statistical season of his career. In addition, the Blues could try to add some offense to a roster that desperately needs it.

Brenden Morrow only put up 26 points last season and missed 25 games due to injuries in both his neck and back. He has struggled to play a full season, as he has only eclipsed the 70-game mark in four of his last seven seasons. His offensive production has been on a decline.

The Stars' captain is also on the last year of his contract, so a change of scenery could be imminent.

Dallas has signed both Ray Whitney and Jaromir Jagr this offseason, so it would not be missing an offensive prowess if general manager Joe Nieuwendyk decides to ship Morrow.

If this decides to happen, chances are that the Blues will not be the only team interested in the veteran leader. Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch wrote that "the New York Rangers, San Jose Sharks and Los Angeles Kings may also be in contact with the Stars."

This would be a huge move for Dallas if it could bring in a solid defenseman to complement its young core of D-men.

The Blues finished the regular season last year with only 210 goals, the lowest total for any playoff team. Trying to bring in a veteran goal scorer like Brenden Morrow makes sense.

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