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07-15-2008, 06:03 PM
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Originally Posted by orcatown View Post
Far as the Scouting /Gm breakdown in player selection, it seems to vary from team to team. I got the feeling Nonis was very closely involved in player selection. Right after the Bourdon choice, Nonis went into a detailed description of Bourdon's attributes, and how they were suited to the 'new NHL', and how he was sold on Bourdon after watching him at the World under 18 championship. GM's like Doug MacLean, also, seemed to be heavily involved. He said he was sold on Brule and that was the guy he targeted for selection. Other GMs, like Holland, seem to leave it to the scouts.
I think the most likely scenario is that the GM is heavily involved in the first-round selection, and relies more on his supporting staff the deeper into the draft we go. Not too dissimilar from the fans here, really. This is backed up in books I've read that show insight into the front office.

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