Trade Grades: Blues better now, maybe not later with Justin Faulk

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After much rumor and innuendo, 27-year-old defenseman Justin Faulk is on the move from the feisty Carolina Hurricanes to the reigning Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues. Does Faulk make the Blues a lot better? Did the Hurricanes get a strong enough return? Let's break the deal down for both sides:

The deal

St. Louis Blues get: defenseman Justin Faulk and a fifth-round pick in 2020

Carolina Hurricanes get: defenseman Joel Edmundson, forward Dominik Bokk and a seventh-round pick in 2021.

St. Louis Blues: B