Forward Mike Hoffman has accepted a pro tryout with the St. Louis Blues because he believes they are the best team for him.
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That’s what the 31-year-old said on Monday, in his first media interview since joining the Missouri club.
“I knew St. Louis still has good teams and this was one of the clubs that was on my radar,” Hoffman said. In the free agent market, anything can happen. There were several possibilities, but this was the best opportunity. ”
Considered one of the most attractive players before the autonomy market opened, Hoffman still has no contract. A situation that could soon change, since the Blues will be able to make room on their payroll by placing the names of Alexander Steen and Vladimir Tarasenko on the long-term injured list.
Currently, the Blues are over the spending limit allowed by the National Hockey League (NHL) by about $ 1.18 million.