St. Louis Blues 1983 draft?

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  1. Velouria

    Velouria Registered User

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    I looked at www.hockeydb.com but I was unable to come up with any results. Whats the story?
     
  2. They were having problems with finding an owner I think and there were rumours about them moving to Saskatoon so they just missed the draft
     
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    Just missed the draft? What, like they forgot it was on or something? Why not just phone in your picks??
     
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    They were under league control at the time as the owner walked away after a sale and move to Saskatoon was blocked. The team had a new owner, GM and coach the next year, so there probably was nobody in place to run the draft.
     
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    They declined to take part in the draft because of the whole issue of them moving to Saskatoon
     
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    pretty weird....never knew about that
     
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    This was before the advent of cell phones. Blues Management was having a predraft meeting at International House of Pancakes. Apparently, there was a new short-order cook on, making them miss the draft. Hey, who's gonna go to a draft without a hot breakfast?? :joker:
     
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    This is very interesting. Does anyone know who got their picks or how their picks were dispersed as I noticed that there were 21 teams and 21 picks per round. They went somewhere!
     
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    There weren't. Picks the Blues had traded away were still used, but the other rounds were only 20 picks long.
     
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    Ironicaly this became their draft philosophy in the 90's.
     
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