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05-31-2013, 11:04 PM
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Larry44
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Originally Posted by OccupySouthBroadSt View Post
They both sound very promising. I especially trust Simon Nolet's judgement. He of course was the impetus behind the Flyers drafting Forsberg which people questioned at the time. He of course was crestfallen when the Flyers included him in the Lindros trade although it meant we kept Brind'amour. Obviously, not the best decision but at the time we needed Brind'amour more than an unproven rookie...naturally we eventually wound up on the short end of the deal.
Nolet was responsible for drafting Simon Gagne ahead of where he was rated, and his excellent work continued through Giroux and Couturier. He seems to be the CHL go to guy, so he would be in on Downie, Laughton, etc. too.

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