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Blues Draft Roundup

A lot of chatter following the Blues' whirlwind first round last night. Here's some choice talk:

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On SB Nation St. Louis we have video of John Davidson discussing the Blues' first round. Choice quote:

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We love the two guys who we have—the depth in our organization shows that we needed to fill another area, and we used that; that was the idea... David Rundblad is a great prospect... but we got two forwards that we needed, because we're already... there's not enough power play time.

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At St. Louis Game Time they seem pretty pleased that the Blues went off the reservation:

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this was unexpected...

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Defying the "conventional wisdom" at every opportunity, Jarmo Kekalainen is making his last draft at the helm of the Blues' scouting department a memorable one. First, the Finnish mastermind goes way off of everyone's draft board to select a small-but-crafty Tier One scoring whiz, and not content with that, pulls another shocker a mere two picks later by taking advantage of a stunning trade to select the first-ever Russian chosen by the Blues in the first round.

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SB Nation St. Louis and Game Time will continue to follow the Blues' draft as news breaks.