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Are the Red Wings kicking Blues defenseman Barret Jackman's tires?

Well, this should be disconcerting to a fanbase who has seen multiple beloved players leave St. Louis and win Cups elsewhere: Ted Kuflan of the Detroit News is speculating that the Red Wings might want to sign Barret Jackman if they can’t get Ryan Suter.

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I know there’s a small but loud group of Blues fans who hate Jackman, but I like to imagine the rational ones would cringe at seeing him in a winged wheel instead of a blue note next season. Presumably, Jackman won’t entertain the thought of leaving St. Louis, unless Doug Armstrong tells him to do so:

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“St. Louis is my home and no matter what happens, I’m a Blue through and through,” Jackman told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “I’ve had the best 10 years of my life in St. Louis and I hope to have another 15. This is my No. 1 choice, (but) it’s all (the decision of Blues general manager Doug Armstrong).”

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