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75965187PHM_D046752054After being spurned by American colleges, Jonathan Blum has proven he is one of the best American defense prospects.

Blum, named team captain, will play a major role on the U.S. blue line when the 2009 World Junior Championship is held Dec. 26-Jan. 5 in Ottawa.

Of the seven defenseman chosen for the American team, Blum is the only one not currently playing NCAA hockey. Not that he didn’t want to, of course.

“When I was younger, no colleges or the national program was looking past the Rockies,” Blum, a native of Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., told “I didn’t get much exposure from contacts or college teams, so I decided to go to the Western Hockey League because of that.”

It turned into a fortuitous move. Blum joined the Vancouver Giants, and the Nashville Predators selected him with the 23rd pick of the 2007 Entry Draft. Now in his fourth season with the Giants, he leads WHL defensemen with 44 points in 28 games.Rest of The Story



Posted: November 7, 2008 in General Discussion, Sports, Video
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This could be applied to the Church………………………………..couldn’t it?


This is a short story I wrote a little over three years ago. It represents what may be the only time I’ve ever written fiction for this blog. While I’m quite sure I haven’t thought about this story since the day I posted it, that changed yesterday when it suddenly made its way into my brain. I re-read it and thought it would be fun to post it for you. It’s just a silly little parable with a rather obvious meaning. Enjoy!


“Hey, Drew! What’s happening?” That’s Darryl talking. He’s the guy who does second-level technical support in the office. If his minions can’t get the job done, they call on him. He’s the big gun. But he’s known around the office primarily for being a hockey fan, and not just a guy who dabbles in the game either. This guy is hardcore. He has had season tickets for as long as he can remember, and those things aren’t cheap in Toronto. He spends thousands of dollars every year and goes to every home game. If the Leafs are on the road, he’s in his living room, watching the game. Sometimes he even travels to Buffalo or Ottawa to cheer on the team. Every year he buys a new team jersey. Not the imitations, mind you, but the genuine jersey endorsed by the team – the one with the draw strings and the little vents under the armpits. The ones that cost $350.Read the rest of the story here….

Nashville, Tenn. (October 8, 2008) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has reassigned forward Antii Pihlstrom to Milwaukee of the American Hockey League, leaving a total of 16 forwards – including injured players Jed Ortmeyer, Steve Sullivan and Nick Tarnasky – seven defensemen and two goaltenders that will make up Nashville’s Opening Night roster. More

One on One with Coach Trotz

My hockey peeps will totally get this!