.... that this trade seems odd. Yes it's just the pre-season, but it seems very likely we are going to come out on the losing end of these trades.

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Brad Boyesscored twice and added an assist to lead the St. Louis Blues to a 4-2exhibition victory over the Minnesota Wild on Friday night.

Boyes, a right winger, has a team-high seven points in exhibition play with two goals and five assists.

St. Louis goaltender Hannu Toivonen, who will serve as the backup to Manny Legace in the regular season, stopped 24 of 26 shots to record his second victory in three appearances.