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05-09-2013, 07:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Canadiens1958 View Post
Virtually all of the Canadiens scouts were English.

The Canadiens had advantages. Phil Wimmer, NDG - Sam Pollock,later executive with the Junior Canadiens, was in charge of hockey at the city of Montreal parks for app 20 years, so everything related to to minor hockey in Montreal ran thru him. They also had key people in place in other minor hockey associations in various island suburban cities.This put them first in line on prospects.

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That might still mean my statement was true, considering the ability of francophone hockey people to get noticed in other O6 organizations at that time! Anglophone Montrealers would also probably have at least some ability to fake it in French that scouts from Ontario wouldn't have.

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