So we all agree that St. Louis needs a goaltending upgrade, right?
Well St. Louis doesn’t agree. Not exactly, anyway. GM Larry Pleau says not to expect the goalie calvary — he’s not bringing Phoenix’s Sean Burke to the Blues.
Pleau said Burke would cost too much in players and money.
The Blues are now looking at Carolina’s Arturs Irbe, currently playing in the minors where he can’t hurt the Canes. So St. Louis would basically be replacing one of their inconsistent and struggling goaltenders (Brent Johnson and backup Fred Brathwaite) with another struggling and inconsistent goaltender. But at least it wouldn’t cost them much.
By the way, the Blues have lost five of their last six (including one to Minnesota last night).