MacLellan cont: "It’s never been we’re moving Kuznetsov. It’s been portrayed in a few places, but that’s not exactly the case.”
MacLellan on Evgeny Kuznetsov: "We’ve never said we’re trading Kuznetsov. I said we were open to discussions on most of our players on the trade market and if it comes up, it comes up and if it doesn’t make sense, same as always. ..."
When we had Goran Stubb of Central Scouting on NHL Draft Class, he said Raty might do better once the expectations of his draft season were gone. Maybe this is the start.
Final at the World Junior Summer Showcase: Finland beats Sweden 5-2. Four goals from Aatu Räty (NYI), one from Brad Lambert (2022). For Sweden, new first-rounders Oskar Olausson (COL) and Isak Rosén (BUF). That was fun.
Here's Steve Kournianos of @TheDraftAnalyst on Blues' 7th-round pick, F Ivan Vorobyov: "Wasn't even a top-line kid the whole season but he shredded it at 5v5. Dual threat and can take a hit to make a play. Lots of skill and he will get shots off under any circumstance."
#stlblues director of amateur scouting Tony Feltrin said work begins immediately for them when they head to Plymouth, Mich. Sunday to scout the world junior showcase there and then head to watch the Ivan Hlinka tournament Aug. 2-7 in Břeclav, Czech Republic and Piešťany, Slovakia