Word around the Blues' front is that they're working on something major for tonight's draft. In the past day-and-a-half, they've traded longtime winger Jamal Mayers to Toronto for a third round pick, and acquired goalie Chris Mason from Nashville in exchange for a fourth round pick. The name I've been hearing bantered about the most is Ottawa's Jason Spezza.
Spezza is expected to be moved out of Ottawa tonight, which would help them dump a ton of salary. The Blues need a scoring center that can also be a leader on the team. The Blues lost that quality of player when they traded Doug Weight to Anaheim last season.
I'm hearing the Blues are offering defenseman Jay McKee, winger Dan Hinote, and two prospects. The Blues don't want to give up the fourth pick if they don't have to, but it could be included as part of the deal as well.
Stay tuned, Blues fans....this is going to be a wild night!