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John Madden joins scouting staff
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09-10-2012, 11:46 AM
Join Date: Jun 2008
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The main job of Madden will be to woo prospective FA's...most teams will know who the main free agents are
...the trick is in convincing them to join your club. Better to have a former college FA who went on to a highly successful NHL career who is well known by American teenagers versus a head scout who never played the game . Who do you think a young american hockey player would look up to more?
So we're counting less on Madden's actual scouting ability and more on his convincing abilities?
It still comes back to what I said earlier, we still don't know Madden's scouting capabilities.
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