Thread: Confirmed Signing with Link: Minnesota signs Jon Blum [1 year/2-way]
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07-12-2013, 02:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Marlowe Syn View Post
Well on one hand if anyone can give a good lowdown on Blum it'd be Nashville with their familiarity of him. On the other hand they may be a bit biased on the negativity of Blum. As he was their 1st round pick and ended up being a bust for them. The fact that Blum is settling on a two-way contract indicates to me that there weren't any straight up NHL offers for him. Hey change of scenery can do wonders for a player as well. I like the signing, as there is basically no risk involved.
I don't think we're that bitter over him being a bust, he was a late 1st in what ended up as a pretty terrible draft, so par for the course. He just never delivered on the promise he showed that first season. Then he pouted about being sent down to Milwaukee, and then failed to grab a spot that was easily his for the taking for the past two seasons. I hope he's able to turn it around. He definitely has the tools to be successful, but I've begun to doubt he has the toolbox.

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