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01-22-2013, 05:14 PM
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Originally Posted by SnowblindNYR View Post
Well maybe they thought that the team at 15 wanted Schwartz but not Tarasenko and this was their way of getting both?
The story as I've heard it was that the trade with OTT was conditional on a player that OTT was targeting not being there at #16. It's widely believed that Schwartz was the guy that Ottawa wanted by their fans and media. I don't know if that's ever been officially confirmed by the team, and I don't know if the Blues picked Schwartz first based off a hunch to that effect, but that's what is widely believed anyway.

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