Originally written on State of Hockey News  |  Last updated 7/12/13
Sometimes things don't just work out.  It may be in a relationship, where two people lose that spark that made them such a great couple and people drift apart.  Just about about all of us have been there at one point in our lives.  Or it can be a company that feels, 'it needs to go in a different direction.'  For the person being swapped out you feel ambushed, maybe even betrayed as you try to grasp with the anxiety of thinking you can still be useful if the company only gave you a chance.  Or maybe its a person just wanting a change for themselves?  The same thing happens in hockey.  No, I'm not talking about Ilya Kovalchuk.  Every season teams draft a new group of players plus have free agency options to consider and if they feel unhappy or that their team's chances improve with someone different you can find yourself as the odd man out.  That is what happened with Jonathon Blum, a former 1st round pick (23rd Overall in 2007) of the Nashville Predators.  The franchise has had a lo...
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