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redsfanhere* 02-23-2013 01:44 PM

European Scout Larsson fired, Basil McRae hired as OHL Scout
 
ANOTHER ST.LOUIS BLUES HIREE.:handclap::handclap::handclap: played some hockey in nhl and alot of people labeled him as a goon.part owner to london knights... and does some scout work for st.louis blues.

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Aaron Portzline‏@Aportzline

#CBJ have hired Basil McRae as a part-time scout in Ontario. McRae, a former NHL tough guy, is part-owner of the London Knights.

Sore Loser 02-23-2013 03:08 PM

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Originally Posted by nhlguru (Post 60309353)
ANOTHER ST.LOUIS BLUES HIREE.:handclap::handclap::handclap: played some hockey in nhl and alot of people labeled him as a goon.part owner to london knights... and does some scout work for st.louis blues.

Guess that moves Max Domi, Nikita Zadorov and Bo Horvat right up our list ...

STLBLUES44 02-23-2013 03:10 PM

He coached for me a few times growing up. I still remember him yelling at me for putting one strip of tape on my stick like I was Bobby Orr....

Gagnefan924 02-23-2013 03:18 PM

Well that means were taking Domi with our 2nd or 3rd 1st rounder this year. :sarcasm:

alphafox 02-23-2013 03:36 PM

God I hope we take Domi as everyone is talking about. That kid is going to be a fantastic player. A very Crosby-esque build. He'll be the ray rice of hockey :laugh:.

Iron Balls McGinty 02-23-2013 03:43 PM

We hired Austin Powers' boss?

CBJWennberg41 02-23-2013 04:51 PM

Columbus Blues Jackets

KeithBWhittington 02-23-2013 05:08 PM

European Scout Larsson fired
 
Free to merge with the McRae hiring, but CBJ have fired European Scout Kjell Larsson, who had been with the team since '99. According to Portie's twitter....

https://twitter.com/Aportzline/statu...91832647487488

Can't say this is surprising. European scouting has either been overlooked/dismissed under both MacLean and Howson regimes, or it was simply pitful. And now, with a European GM, I'm not surprised this move happened.

bizzz* 02-23-2013 05:23 PM

Swede and Finn just can't work together :)

Timeless Winter 02-23-2013 05:38 PM

Have we ever scouted Europe well?? I could think of at least 25 guys we didn't draft from there that we could have.

One example is Dalton Smith over Calle Jarnkrok. Yikes

EspenK 02-23-2013 05:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Timeless Winter (Post 60325299)
Have we ever scouted Europe well?? I could think of at least 25 guys we didn't draft from there that we could have.

One example is Dalton Smith over Calle Jarnkrok. Yikes


I'm not sure we have scouted anyplace very well. Cue what about Atkinson in the 6th round, etc.

slightlystewpid420 02-23-2013 06:14 PM

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Originally Posted by EspenK (Post 60326045)
I'm not sure we have scouted anyplace very well. Cue what about Atkinson in the 6th round, etc.

jenner in the 2nd :sarcasm:

EspenK 02-23-2013 06:25 PM

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Originally Posted by slightlystewpid420 (Post 60327875)
jenner in the 2nd :sarcasm:


I think that had more to do with the fact he was still on The Hockey News list as a sure fire first and available when we picked than our scouting abilities. :sarcasm::sarcasm:

Mayor Bee 02-23-2013 06:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Timeless Winter (Post 60325299)
Have we ever scouted Europe well?? I could think of at least 25 guys we didn't draft from there that we could have.

One example is Dalton Smith over Calle Jarnkrok. Yikes

Y'know, it's funny. Leading into that draft, everyone was talking about Jarnkrok and his meteoric rise in the second half of the season. There was talk that, rather than being in the 30-40 range, he could actually go in the 15-20 range, and certainly no lower than 25th.

Clearly a lot of teams weren't sold on him. Look at Chicago, who took Ludvig Rensfeldt 35th (also out of the Swedish juniors) and then didn't sign him.

Matthew 02-23-2013 06:28 PM

I sure hope the St. Louis mafia is better than Prince Edward Island mafia.

Sore Loser 02-23-2013 06:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Mayor Bee (Post 60328987)
Y'know, it's funny. Leading into that draft, everyone was talking about Jarnkrok and his meteoric rise in the second half of the season. There was talk that, rather than being in the 30-40 range, he could actually go in the 15-20 range, and certainly no lower than 25th.

Clearly a lot of teams weren't sold on him. Look at Chicago, who took Ludvig Rensfeldt 35th (also out of the Swedish juniors) and then didn't sign him.

I think the Dalton Smith pick turned out exactly as planned. What I don't think was that Scott Howson and co. expected some of the guys that went right around him to turn out the way they have. Jarnkrok fits into this group, as do guys like Justin Faulk, Christian Thomas, Brad Ross, Martin Marincin, Calvin Pickard, Curtis Hamilton, and even Jason Zucker. Smith will be exactly what he was expected to be - a 4th line grinder/middleweight, similar to Jared Boll. Any of those other guys could turn out to be as good/better if they continue to develop. In particular, Justin Faulk is already (quietly) a top-4 defenseman for the Hurricanes.

Gagnefan924 02-23-2013 06:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Mayor Bee (Post 60328987)
Y'know, it's funny. Leading into that draft, everyone was talking about Jarnkrok and his meteoric rise in the second half of the season. There was talk that, rather than being in the 30-40 range, he could actually go in the 15-20 range, and certainly no lower than 25th.

Clearly a lot of teams weren't sold on him. Look at Chicago, who took Ludvig Rensfeldt 35th (also out of the Swedish juniors) and then didn't sign him.

I remember being livid when we took Smith over Jarnkrok. His talent level was definitely worth the risk. Smith might be a 4th liner

EspenK 02-23-2013 07:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Matthew (Post 60329195)
I sure hope the St. Louis mafia is better than Prince Edward Island mafia.

I know they have better pizza in St L :sarcasm:

Paisano* 02-23-2013 08:08 PM

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Originally Posted by espenk (Post 60334155)
i know they have better pizza in st l :sarcasm:

not!!

EspenK 02-23-2013 08:30 PM

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Originally Posted by JBum (Post 60339263)
not!!

Do they even have pizza in PEI?

jacketman10 02-23-2013 08:48 PM

I definitely wanted us to take Calle. Fourth line grinders should not be drafted in the first few picks of the second round. Calle ended up going to the Red Wings, iirc.

Ludicrous Speed 02-24-2013 01:04 AM

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Originally Posted by EspenK (Post 60334155)
I know they have better pizza in St L :sarcasm:

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Originally Posted by JBum (Post 60339263)
not!!

I love the pizza in St. Louis :(

Finnpin 02-24-2013 03:59 AM

Jarmo's first moves, looking forward what's next :D

I guess McRae is a guy that looks for character and toughness.

cbjfaninmo 02-24-2013 07:39 AM

Glad to see some changes on the scouting front. It will continue to be interesting to watch things play out.

cbjfaninmo 02-24-2013 07:41 AM

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Originally Posted by Ludicrous Speed (Post 60360975)
I love the pizza in St. Louis :(

Don't forget the toasted ravioli!


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