Thread: Prospect Info: 2012-2013 Blues Prospects
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08-08-2012, 12:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Memento View Post
No, he's no longer part of the organization. Hjalmarsson never wanted to cross the pond. He's carved out what appears to be a great career in the SEL, though, so he made a good decision for himself.
The Blues didn't re-sign him to retain his rights, as they knew he had little to no interest in coming to North America, OR, more importantly, was not willing to make himself strong enough, play defence adequately, and learn to not shy away from contact against bigger and heavier players. He wasn't likely to ever make The NHL under those conditions.

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