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08-03-2009, 06:16 PM
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Questions for Jon Blum

Just confirmed a few minutes ago... we'll have Jon Blum on our program Tuesday evening.

If you have a quick question for Jon, please email us at pipeup@thepipelineshow.com or leave it in this thread. Just be sure to be brief and leave a name/location so we can read it on the air.

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Which non-roster D-man currently in the Preds system would he most like to be paired with in the future?

What is his scouting report on the new guys just drafted by the Preds that he has played against?

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Aside from gaining weight\muscle, which has been his ongoing assignment from the Predators since his draft, are there any other things the team has pointed out for him to focus\work on?

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2 questions in 5 hours? Wow...

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Who's the toughest Forward he's been matched up against thus far in his career ? WHL, WJC, etc

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1. What is the biggest off-ice adjustment you've had to make as you transition from amateur to professional hockey?

2. Is there any sort of competition, friendly or otherwise, between you and fellow Giant alum Cody Franson?

Keith from Dickson.


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Which NHL defencemen do you model your game after?

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What area of his game does he feel he needs to improve the most to excel at the NHL level?

Eric from Blacksburg, VA

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1 - What was the biggest on-ice difference you noticed after making the jump from the WHL to Milwaukee?

2 - How was the talent level at this year's development camp compared to your previous camps?

Jon from Nashville

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If you had to describe your game to someone who has not seen you play, how would you do it?
Is there a current NHL roster player you think resembles your game?

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you've seen Trotz up close in a non-collared shirt, does he indeed have a neck?

Jeremy from Nashville

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2 questions in 5 hours? Wow...
Most here have jobs, sorry if it is an inconvenience for you.

I would like to know who he compares himself to in the NHL today? Kimmo Timonen was a smaller defenseman for us but had no problem in the defensive end.

Also he has gotten noticeably bigger this year in prospect camp, what are his actual numbers now?

Having been through prospect camp this year, which forward prospect did he think had the most potential.

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1) With the renewed depth of our defensive prospect core and the young core of defensemen already patrolling the Nashville blueline, do you feel that this is an important year for you to both prove yourself at the professional level and solidify your position on the organizational depth chart?

2) After finishing your season with the Giants, you participated with the Admirals during their Calder Cup playoff push to positive reviews. What was the most difficult part of the transition between levels and what did you learn during those couple of weeks that will better prepare you to make the jump to professional hockey this season?

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1) Having shared the ice representing the U.S. at the WJC's the past two winters with fellow Predators prospect Colin Wilson, can you talk about his development both on and off the ice over the past year?

2) Being a U.S. born player from California, can you discuss briefly your decision to play major junior instead of pursuing NCAA hockey?

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Which country music starlet do you want to hook up with? Keep in mind, Tootoo has already escorted Kelli Pickler.

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Blum coming on now...

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Which non-roster D-man currently in the Preds system would he most like to be paired with in the future
Cody Franson, due to their success patrolling the Vancouver blueline together a couple of seasons ago.

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Who's the toughest Forward he's been matched up against thus far in his career ? WHL, WJC, etc
Answered, I think Jamie Benn from Kelowna (who is a Dallas prospect turning pro this year too)

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Is there any sort of competition, friendly or otherwise, between you and fellow Giant alum Cody Franson?
Asked immediately after braindead's question...yes, there is a friendship there from their time together in juniors and obviously a competition for a roster spot within the organization, but realistically both want the best for each other...which would hopefully mean both making the NHL and having success at that level.

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Being a U.S. born player from California, can you discuss briefly your decision to play major junior instead of pursuing NCAA hockey?
First question asked, pretty much what I expected for an answer. His coach (presumably at the travel level) was a WHL alumnus, but most importantly due to the lack of recruiting in the Western US (very true) the WHL provided the best opportunity for him to advance by giving him an opportunity to compete at a younger point in his career, provided him with a 72 game schedule and daily practices (similar to professional schedule), etc. Doesn't have any regrets - nor should he...

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Which country music starlet do you want to hook up with? Keep in mind, Tootoo has already escorted Kelli Pickler.
Second part of the question omitted, but answered Carrie Underwood due to her both her vocal and physical talent(s).

A couple other questions asked from e-mail that I don't recall. A very good interview that I'd recommend listening to if it is archived, also interviewed former Predators defenseman Bob Boughner (coaching Ryan Ellis with the Windsor Spitfires) immediately prior.

Blum agreed with the hosts that he is through with junior hockey and will be embarking on his rookie season at the pro level this year. Sounded very excited to get into camp, knew about the rookie scrimmages with Atlanta prior to main camp and said it would be a lot of fun going up against Vancouver teammate and Atlanta draftee Evander Kane during the week.

Mentioned his experience as captain of this season's U.S. WJC team as a highlight of his season and a tremendous experience, also captained Vancouver to their highest regular season point total in franchise history (despite falling in the third round of the playoffs) as a bonding experience for the team and something that he is very proud of.

A young man who has experienced horrific tragedy with the loss of his twin sister and endured his mother's fight with cancer, only to exceed expectations at every level thus far in his career...I really think we have a solid person that'll make a positive impact in our organization for season's to come.

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08-05-2009, 02:16 AM
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Blum interview

Hey Guys,

Just a heads up, the Jonathan Blum interview has been archived already and is available here at
http://www.thepipelineshow.com/media...009-08-31&sn=4

Hope you enjoy it. I think this kid is not only a terrific player, but a pretty solid individual as well. You might want to check a few shows back as well where we interviewed Preds scout Rick Knickle.

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08-05-2009, 07:58 AM
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I had no idea about his twin sister. As a twin myself, I cannot imagine.

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Hah, he answered my question...sweet. Not a bad choice, I guess.

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