Best Move St. Louis 2011 - St. Louis Blues
Although the Cardinals' signing of Lance Berkman is working out better than anyone could have predicted, the Blues' blockbuster four-player trade in February is by far the best move a St. Louis team made this year. The acquisition of Chris Stewart and Kevin Shattenkirk paid immediate dividends as the two racked up a combined 40 points in the last 26 games of the season with their new team. In Stewart, the Blues picked up a versatile forward who can both light up SportsCenter with dazzling goals and also bruise his way into position to put in the ugly rebounds. And Shattenkirk put up more points in his rookie season last year than Erik Johnson ever made in any season. The best part is that Stewart and Shattenkirk are only 23 and 22, respectively, meaning they should only get better from here. McClement's defensive talents are missed, and Johnson still has time to prove why he was the first overall selection in the 2006 draft, but the deal is already looking like a big win for the Blues.