Once again another draft weekend has occurred meaning free agency and prospects camp isn't far behind.
Finally we come into the draft with a huge prospect pool...mostly at forward. There is some balance mixed with in and some real high potential types on the blue line. But we really are lacking on the defensive side of things as we move forward and project. Then you have to balance the money issues the future WILL bring and you realize it tends to take longer to develop a solid blue liner. That is why I liked the Blues choices in the draft. I will say I still wish we could have snagged Jordan Schroeder as well. There were thoughts of Kassin but his habit of disappearing on some nights reminds me of Tkachoke.
Anyway, I wanted to recognize what Jarmo had to say in the paper on Sunday concerning the draft,
"I look at the (Central Scouting) rankings obviously," Kekalainen said. "They put a lot of time into their work, but we're employed by the Blues to make our own list. We can't change our list based on what somebody else has. We look at it, we respect it, but we make our own decisions."
and the even more impressive:
"If you can get a fraction of (Boston's) Zdeno Chara, that's upside," Kekalainen said. "That's what we try to aim at, rather than somebody that's average across the board. I'd much rather take a chance at something than just go for safe or average. You can pick up average players from the waivers."
That last quote, that's what I want to hear. I don't want to see a bunch of fucking Hinote (s) and crap scrap who can work hard and that's pretty much it. I want to see a chances being taken. I want to see a Henrik Zetterberg in the Blues future, someone some team that's sucking later can complain that the Blues fucking picked that guy in the seventh round and look at that shitbag we drafted in the first round that year...I mean I hear the guy's bagging groceries somewhere now and they picked that guy in the seventh and the fucking bastards won the Cup yet again.
I want to know the Blues aren't just satisfied with the safe play. I know that in life if you want to do something big you have to take risks, you have to fail and above all pick yourself up learn from the mistake and try it again.
BTW the seventh round pick, I like that kid. He could be our Zetterberg.