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Blues sign Lapierre — two years, $2.2 million

Jul 5, 2013, 6:38 PM EDT

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He may not be the dynamic offensive center Blues fans were pining for, but Maxim Lapierre is what they’re getting for now.

Per RDS’s Renaud Lavoie, Lapierre has signed a two-year, $2.2 million deal in St. Louis. The 28-year-old comes over from Vancouver, where he was mostly a fourth-liner with the Canucks.

Lapierre, best known as an agitator, had four goals and six assists in 48 games last season.

Blues general manager Doug Armstrong confirmed today that he targeted Stephen Weiss and Valtteri Filppula in free agency, but was unable to land either.

“We were certainly in the neighborhood where our offer was good enough if they wanted to be here,” said Armstrong, per Jeremy Rutherford of the Post-Dispatch.

  1. ruddigervancity - Jul 5, 2013 at 6:51 PM

    Good, solid 4th liner for you guys. And he’s toned down his antics a lot since a couple of years ago.

  2. r8rbhawk - Jul 5, 2013 at 7:15 PM

    Great the Blackhawks have to deal with another idiot on the Blues. Oh well the Hawks have proven that their skill is superior to the Blues’ thuggery.

  3. kaptaanamerica - Jul 5, 2013 at 7:31 PM

    I hope lappy punches Toes right in the face. The blues just got nastier and more skilled.

  4. micasa81 - Jul 5, 2013 at 8:24 PM

    I know the Canucks are trying to make room for some young forwards in their system, but if the Blues could get Lappy for $1.1/year, why didn’t Gillis just re-sign him? He was easily worth that.

    • jdubs21 - Jul 5, 2013 at 8:31 PM

      Cause Gillis is an idiot. He currently is making Mike Milbury look good.

  5. 22bju - Jul 5, 2013 at 9:52 PM

    Fine with adding laparierre but this was not a good day for the blues. They didn’t get better, they stayed relatively the same. Not good enough, simply not good enough!

  6. charleslouis99 - Jul 5, 2013 at 9:56 PM

    The blues didn’t overpay for junk and hogtie themselves like 2/3rds of the league. I’m happy with today.

  7. charleslouis99 - Jul 5, 2013 at 9:57 PM

    more like 1/3rd or 1/4

  8. jeanner61 - Jul 5, 2013 at 11:26 PM

    Would like to see the Blues add Grabovski for maybe 2 yrs, 7.5 mil ……he would be a GREAT set up guy for like Oshie or Perron

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