Blum's hockey dream helps heal past personal wounds
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Is there a moment when mourning and loss and tragedy are erased, somehow blotted out by the arrival of the momentous?
No. That notion lives in the domain of Hollywood movies and works of fiction.
But there was something awfully close to that when the Nashville Predators announced they had selected defenseman Jonathon Blum that with the 23rd pick in the 2007 NHL entry draft and made him the first California born-and-raised hockey player to be selected in the first ...
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2007 NHL DRAFT
Americans made history, prospects' dreams came true ... and there was even a few NHL trades. Here's a recap of the NHL draft:
• Complete coverage
• Kane, vanRiemsdyk make American history
• Aliu makes his own history on Day 2
• Complete list of 2007 picks
• Fantasy: What future will bring for first-rounders
• Past No. 1 picks
WEEKEND TRADES• Predators' exodus continues with goalie Vokoun
• Sharks deal Toskala, Bell to Maple Leafs
• Trade Tracker