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David Reinbacher Traded to the St. Louis Blues in Exchange for a Star Forward? This Shocking Possibility Has Emerged

Published December 16, 2023 at 6:30 PM
BY AARON

The recent controversy surrounding St. Louis Blues star forward Jordan Kyrou, especially due to his inappropriate comments about former head coach Craig Berube, has escalated significantly. Kyrou faced backlash from Blues fans, who booed him during a game at the Enterprise Center. This reaction visibly upset Kyrou, who couldn't hold back tears when addressing the media post-game.

"Earlier in the day, Jordan Kyrou, when asked about Craig Berube, said, 'I have no comment. He's no longer my coach.' In response, he was booed by Blues fans. After the game, Kyrou was emotional about this reaction." - Elliotte Friedman

This situation has sparked numerous trade rumors, including one involving the Montreal Canadiens and their promising prospect, David Reinbacher, the 5th overall pick in the last draft. A suggestion circulating online proposes a trade where the Canadiens' GM Kent Hughes would acquire Kyrou, a good friend of Nick Suzuki.

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While the idea of adding a player with Kyrou's offensive skills to the Canadiens is appealing, the cost could be prohibitive. Trading a promising young prospect like Reinbacher, who has the potential to become one of the Canadiens' top defensemen, could be a significant mistake.

Additionally, Kyrou's contract, which pays him $8.125 million until the 2030-2031 season, would add a considerable financial burden to the Canadiens' payroll. This could complicate future contract extensions for young players like Juraj Slafkovsky, Kirby Dach, and Kaiden Guhle.

Kyrou's stats over the past three seasons are impressive:

ˇ 2021-2022: 27 goals and 48 assists (75 points) in 74 games
ˇ 2022-2023: 37 goals and 37 assists (73 points) in 79 games
ˇ 2023-2024: 5 goals and 13 assists (18 points) in 28 games


The decision to trade Reinbacher for Kyrou would be a significant one for Hughes. It's a classic case of balancing immediate offensive gain against long-term defensive potential and financial implications. As GM, would you make this trade?
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David Reinbacher Traded to the St. Louis Blues in Exchange for a Star Forward? This Shocking Possibility Has Emerged

Would you trade Reinbacher for Kyrou?

Yes24337.5 %
No40562.5 %
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