CKNW: Delorme stays; Dean and Marois fired
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07-15-2008, 05:30 PM
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Vancouver, BC
Originally Posted by
Ginner's in T.O.
Try doing that from the same league and get back to us.
Ron Delorme's ineptitude in a single scouting area is
anywhere in the NHL. It's magnified by the fact that they massively overallocated picks to
scouting area (WHL) on
final recommendations with more picks than Finland, Slovakia, Tier 2, the QMJHL, and the OHL COMBINED.
Exactly. Basically Delorme has two jobs :
1) Identify quality talent from the WHL.
2) Oversee the compilation of a balanced draft list reflecting the best talent from all over the world.
He's failed miserably at both. Ghastly record drafting out of Western Canada, and compounds the problem by over-rating his own opinion at the expense of better prospects from other areas.
Seriously, you could have let the Edmonton or Calgary scouts make those 28 picks for us and try to sabotage us, and they would have hit on 1 or 2 NHL players by accident. It's mind-boggling how terrible his record is.
And for the record, Phoenix was the worst drafting team in the stretch given, and that stretch culminated in the firing of virtually their entire scouting staff, so that isn't much of an argument in Delorme's favour.
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