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03-08-2010, 12:47 PM
Em Ancien
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We hired Pelle Eklund in 07, have not drafted a player from the SEL since (Torp was before).

Johansson and Engqvist are his only contributions, and uh...we'll wait on Engqvist.

We need to re-vamp our whole scouting staff IMO.

Timmins can stay, I think he's done reasonably well. Our Q scouting has to improve, that goes without saying. 2 scouts and pretty much the only significant players out of that league after 2003 are Cedrick Desjardins, Carle and Desharnais, who are decent NHL prospects and Latendresse who's a pretty good NHLer. Definately not good enough.

NCAA scouts are fine, rest of CHL are good enough (not that many picks, but guys like Weber, Subban, White and Price are all looking promising) but we could definately use an upgrade. Routa is alright, I suppose.

Only real keeper is Vakourov.

Roberts and Gibson can GTFO. Our pro scouting is bad at best. Anyone who gives a positive review out of Niniimmaa doesn't deserve a job in a Habs office. Let's hope the guy wasn't Gauthier.

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