Thread: Confirmed with Link: John Madden joins scouting staff
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09-05-2012, 05:13 PM
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How could people possibly consider this a questionable move? This man has won three Stanley Cups and is a team first player. He made his niche as an NHL player by paying attention to the details, something a scout does day in and day out. This is a man who Bergevin knows personally and I am sure pursued himself. Do you really believe that he wont be able to evaluate which players are worth signing as UFA NCAA players? Besides, he is simply the eyes and ears in the process. It ultimately comes down to Bergevin, Dudley and Mellanby. All this REALLY does is broaden the Habs hockey knowledge network. MY GOD, people criticize for having too little scouts in the system, and now because someone just retired from pro hockey after a great career, we have too many scouts? Madden is a pro and understands the NCAA better than most. A good hire among many of the other good hires.

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