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02-23-2012, 02:44 PM
Em Ancien
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Originally Posted by LyricalLyricist View Post
You realize in the 2006, 2007 and 2008 drafts combined...only 2 players drafted by the hawks during his time as a scout/player development are NHL regulars. Patrick kane(1st overall) and Toews(3rd overall).

I can understand if he has other qualities, but I'm sure there's much better options out there. That's my point.
He was a pro scout until he went as an Asst. coach in 08-09. So their drafts are irrevelevant. He was only director of player personnel from 09 to 11, and then was promoted to asst. GM.

During his time as a pro scout, they acquired Patrick Sharp, Andrew Ladd, Ben Eager and Brian Campbell, who were all important members of the Stanley Cup winning team. How much of it was him pitching? I don't know.

All I know is that people in a front office during the rebuild of a team from rags to riches, who are very well perceived by their peers, should be seen as good hockey minds.

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