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11-24-2012, 11:26 AM
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Originally Posted by BobbyClarkeFan16 View Post
That "scout" was actually Craig Button. He's probably the biggest idiot TSN has on their hockey coverage. There's a reason why he's no longer a GM in the NHL. Look at every one of his moves he made as GM of the Calgary Flames and it's very easy to see why he got canned. Perhaps the biggest windbag there is with regards to scouting prospects.
Wow. Talk about harsh.

Personally, I think it's pretty evident that Button knows what he's talking about.

Here is a guy who travels to watch hockey so he can bring scouting reports to you for a living.

When he evaluates a player, I guarantee his evaluations are based on relatively orthodox methods (although there is surely variation from scout to scout within details of what's looked for) commonly utilized by scouts everywhere.

You don't become an NHL GM or a scout by being a "windbag".

What you're really saying to everyone is your judgements based upon what you read on HF Boards or by watching the players years down the roads and looking back at how "wrong" he was (unfortunately, scouts don't have the privilege of gazing into a crystal ball) is a much more trustworthy method of evaluation than anything Button offers.

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