John Davidson apparently doesn’t listen to my suggestions well. I tossed out Matt D’Agostini as the next free agent that the Blues should look into signing… he signs Chris Porter to a one year, two way contract. Porter wound up playing 45 games with St. Louis despite being an AHL caliber forward. He scored three goals and four assists in those 45 games, but his being called up was necessary considering that half of the team last season was horribly, terribly injured in some way or another.
Porter was set to test the UFA waters on July first, but I’m fairly sure that the realization that a bidding war wouldn’t occur made the Blues’ offer that much more desirable. Cam Janssen is also set to be an UFA on July 1st, but no news has leaked about those intense negotiations.