Thread: Confirmed with Link: Habs select Tim Bozon - 64th overall
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06-24-2012, 10:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Marc the Habs Fan View Post
Our WHL scout Ryan Jankowski deserves some credit for this pick too I would imagine - Bozon said at the combine that Jankowski had shown tons of interest in him the whole season.

My guess the main reason why he fell is because it's hard for old school GM's and scouts to think France can produce a quality NHL forward.
His father is french, but he spent most of his time in Switzerland after his NHL career (playing and coaching). Tim already played for U18 France national team although we can't say he is a product of french hockey.

In the eyes of NHL GMs or scouts, he is considered as a swiss prospect. And Switzerland proved they can produce NHL-level players, so I don't think this is what made him fall in the Draft.

IMHO many teams rushed to pick D's in the early rounds and they thought players like Tim would still be available later. It's almost like the Habs went upstream in this Draft.

Time will tell, but right now it looks like they did really well

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