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John Madden joins scouting staff
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09-07-2012, 12:01 AM
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That is not the same at all. We're judging Yakupov's potential playing ability based on his current playing ability. There is a common denominator there, which is playing ability.
We're judging Madden's scouting ability, based on his playing ability. That's not the same at all. By that argument, any great hockey player, would be a great scout. Teams should be running after Gretzky, Lindros etc etc to scout players for them.
Like I said, I'm not saying Madden will suck. I just don't see the logic in saying he will be excellent at scouting because he was excellent at playing.
I'm excited to see what he can do, but I'm not gonna assume he's gonna be amazing at it right off the bat with 0 experience.
I love the intention and direction. That is what I took out of this hiring, that is what we should take out of this hiring...for now.
Just lost my reply.... But briefly:
Pro athletes develop many highly transferable work skills, and not all athletes develop the same ones.
Teams recycle guys like Gauthier all the time, so don't assume that "teams" chase after the right people by default.
Very few people are amazing "right off the bat" in a new role regardless of profession, and besides did I even make that claim?
It's a good hire, an excellent hire, IMO, based on the info we have available and my own experience with very relevant subject matter.
Great for you if you want to wait and see how he does, nothing wrong with that... But that's a pretty useless point to argue about, none of us are fortune tellers, every opinion is subject to the "wait and see" counter point, which makes it redundant redundant.
If you so need to disagree, can't you offer at least some sort of thoughtful response?
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