Thread: Confirmed Trade with Link: [NAS/STL] Jani Lajunen for Scott Ford
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02-19-2013, 02:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Frenzy1 View Post
I think there are a couple of reasons the Blues made the trade. First, the Blues are going to be even younger next year in the AHL - with Jaskins, Rattie, and a few other from the CHL. More additions on the wing, but NO centers. A lack of complete depth there.

Also, the organization would like to bring over two dmen from Finland. Adding a native Fin who has been in the US will help with the transition.

Finally, I think many organizations will do right by their players. Ford spent a lot of time w/ the Admirals, and since there was no chance he would make the Blues, St. Louis may have returned him to his home team. Something about having roots in a city.
Just out of curiousity, who??
And if that's is the case, they better hope Lajunen actually stays. I wouldn't be too surprised if he goes back across the pond.

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