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07-12-2013, 12:23 PM
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Originally Posted by CanadianFlyer88 View Post
Jon Blum, who was drafted by Nashville using the first round pick originally sent to Philly in the Forsberg deal and then returned to Nashville in the trade for the rights to speak to Hartnell and Timonen before free agency, has signed with the Wild.

He was a highly touted prospect and a guy that I actually saw a lot of (back in the days when I actually paid attention to junior hockey). It's disappointing to see that he hasn't become a regular in the NHL, but maybe the change of scenery, and the opportunity to play for a team thin on D, will turn things around for him.
I was disappointed to see this tidbit on the Our Crap For Your Stars ... I mean, Rumors and Trade board, especially that it is a 2-way deal. Blum would have been a very interesting (low) risk to take for first-pairing Phantom minutes.

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