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02-13-2012, 02:35 PM
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Originally Posted by onice View Post
C'mon, man, you can't leave it at that. Give us examples. Don't leave us hanging.
I don't have a ton of time to type it out but in an outline. Gainey wanted to go with a general consenus of scouts instead of one opinion. At least in the early rounds. This changed after the '06 draft and the mistake on Giroux. Timmins since has the direct say. Timmins wanted Giroux as he lived just aways from him and he had seen him play dozens of times that year. But our Western scout was crazy over Fischer(scout is still with the team to best of my knowledge), he said he had coached Fischer in high school and he was a diamond in the rough. In '08, Timmins was focused on Carlson but Gainey traded the pick on draft day. I never asked directly on Kostitsyn so don't know exactly what went on there. But I do know Timmins has changed his scouts since then except for two.

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