Originally posted on The Predatorial  |  Last updated 5/22/13
Photo Credit: Sarah Fuqua Jonathon Blum blasted onto the scene in the 2010-2011 season, but showed signs of regression in his sophomore campaign. Still, expectations for the young American defensemen were high going into the 2012-2013 season. Roman Josi was touted to replace Suter on the top pairing, but could Blum fill Josi’s role on the second defensemen pairing? From one year to the next: Blum had three goals, four assists, and a -14 plus/minus in the 2011-2012 season. The offensive numbers were respectable, but the -14 was alarming. His offensive output for this season was similar to 2011-2012, despite averaging over three less minutes per game. He finished the season with one goal, seven points, and a -1 plus/minus. His one goal output for the season was disappointing, especially considering he registered 26 shots on goal. His plus/minus improved dramatically, a sign that he shored up some of the defensive lapses. Beyond the Stats: Blum’s passing was above-average and led to m...
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