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06-24-2012, 10:33 PM
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Originally Posted by mirimon View Post
That's a bit encouraging. I don't know a lot about how NHL scouts work, but I assume that they don't just sit in the stands and takes down notes, but if they have a player on board already that they're evaluating the progress on they will spend some time fairly close to the team at times, giving them some clearer insight about other aspects than "simply" what's shown on the ice. They'll get some glimpses of the other players on the team then as well of course. Now, Noebels didn't spend all that much time in Portland so maybe we shouldn't overstate how much our scouts saw Leier, but still.
Yeah, it's hard to know for sure, but I suspect they watched Portland's entire playoff run so they saw him some.

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