Thread: Speculation: Draft Picks this Summer/Draft
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04-30-2012, 03:05 PM
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Originally Posted by SJeasy View Post
They had a breakdown of Sharks scouting where I can't find the link. They have two guys looking at colleges for the undrafted. I half jokingly said they got Brodie instead of Matt last year. Very telling. Matt was almost in Calder contention. They also grabbed Connolly from Matt's neck of the woods so it would be reasonable to assume that they saw Matt. Topping it off, Connolly and Matt are similar types, undersized playmakers.

They rely on college a lot because they have been trading away picks. Picks are needed to stock both AHL and NHL. If a team shortchanges themselves, they have to go undrafted or UFA to compensate just to fill their AHL roster.
San Jose has more than two guys scouting colleges...

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