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12-18-2012, 03:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Grant McCagg View Post
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.
Yup Habs traded down..

logical guess would be the scout is Pat Westrum and Minni guy who is an Amateur Scout - Western USA (habs site).

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