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12-18-2012, 03:30 PM
Grant McCagg
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Originally Posted by Andy View Post
lol every year depending on who the habs fans and media hate, the discourse around this draft changes.

When everyone was in their Timmins bashing phase and people still liked Gainey people posted that Gainey wanted Giroux and Timmins pushed for Timmins.

Now that people dislike Gainey and Gauthier, the person who "pushed" for Fischer flips every year other week. Now some weeks it's Gainey that pushed for Fischer, other weeks it's Gauthier.

Grant McKagg posted here that a scout went to bat for Fischer that year and that the scout is no longer with the team (for unrealted reasons).
Actually the scout is still with the team, and he coached Fischer in minor hockey and went to bat for him in terms of his character and potential having coached him. Timmins really liked Giroux..but he liked Fischer as well....he wouldn't have drafted him in the first round if he didn't think he was a future NHLer. Timmins was hoping to get a crack at Giroux in the second round with the two picks they had...they traded down from 16 to 20 with San Jose IIRC.

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