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[CBJ/MTL] Mike Blunden for Ryan Russell (July 2011)

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07-07-2011, 12:04 PM
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[CBJ/MTL] Mike Blunden for Ryan Russell (July 2011)

#CBJ close to a trade that would send RW Mike Blunden to Montreal for minor-league F Ryan Russell, twin brother of Kris Russell.

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07-07-2011, 12:06 PM
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Blunden for Russell deal will be finalized once Blunden passes a physical with Montreal docs, likely later today.
http://blog.dispatch.com/cbj/2011/07...lls_twin.shtml

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Good trade. Blunden can be one of the first players to be call up. Can even be the 13th forward if we don't sign anybody else

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07-07-2011, 12:09 PM
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Like it. Let's get rid of small players that won't get into our lineup for bigger ones that may have a chance.

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13th forward, brings a little toughness and some size. I assume he starts in hamilton though.

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Why doesn't this go in the rumor thread?

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07-07-2011, 12:11 PM
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Why doesn't this go in the rumor thread?
Because the Columbus beatwriter is spot on with everything he puts out.

This is pretty much a done deal...should be a "confirmed with link"

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Scouting report on Blunden? / Big, physical, checking winger. At best a 4th-liner at NHL level, and a good guy.

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Slowly getting bigger...

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This is all credible sources.

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Blunden for Russell deal will be finalized once Blunden passes a physical with Montreal docs, likely later today.
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07-07-2011, 12:17 PM
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Oh well.. blockbuster?! Just kidding, I don't believe in trading for the sake of trading. Blunden is a big physical 4th liner/AHL material. Didn't really cost a lot to acquire, so who cares?!

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We don't really have many big 4th line grinders so seems like a good trade if he can play in the NHL someday. Russell is nothing at all really.

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07-07-2011, 12:19 PM
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Hmm. This is making me think....could Moen be gone?

Just putting some ideas out there. It was reported that Chicago was interested in Moen.

We'll see.

Moen-Blunden-White...all similar players. Moen is the best of the three, but moving Moen could clear up about a million in cap space. I don't know what that cap space would be used for...I don't know...just talking out of my ass.

As for Blunden, he likes to use his body ala White.

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We don't really have many big 4th line grinders so seems like a good trade if he can play in the NHL someday. Russell is nothing at all really.
Dude..that was mean LOL

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Don't know how many NHL games he'll play. But this is what people wanted right? Adding another big player.

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Dude..that was mean LOL
Lol ya maybe a little harsh but his brother scored more as an NHL defenseman than he did as an AHL forward.

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07-07-2011, 12:22 PM
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Don't know how many NHL games he'll play. But this is what people wanted right? Adding another big player.
Sure....but they can always respond "yah but Blunden is a scrub"..."we want guys who can play hockey"

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Okay by me. Didn't think Russell had much of a future here.

Guess Lavoie was right when he said Gauthier was going after a "bigger forward" when Konopka signed...

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Got excited when I saw his size (no homo). Cooled down when I saw that he can't fight.

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Good addition. Gives us extra jam on the wings.

Conboy-White-Blunden next year?

Though we'll need someone to replace Russell on the Dogs. From what I recall, he was a key defensive player. How has Fortier been down there?

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Like the deal. It's not a blockbuster, but it's a step in the right direction. We're trying to build a bigger team.

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