Taking part in “Blues chat”, Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch suggested the re-signing of Alex Pietrangelo is top of the St. Louis Blues to-do list, just ahead of re-inking Kevin Shattenkirk.

Rutherford says “Pietrangelo’s agents were in town last week, and while Shattenkirk is certainly a player the Blues want to reward and keep in the fold, Pietrangelo is the priority right now. It would seem the team would want the max on Pietrangelo (eight years) and something very close – if not identical – for Shattenkirk.”

Both Pietrangelo and Shattenkirk are in the final year of their respective entry-level contracts. The salary cap isn’t a concern for the Blues now, or in the immediate future.

Subscribe to NHL Trade Report updates on Facebook, on Twitter, by Email, or RSS.