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09-22-2013, 11:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Watsatheo View Post
Be it Gauthier or any GM, if the head scout pushes for a player and vouches for them they trade up. Just have to watch the many draft behind the scenes/mic'd up shows from other NHL teams. IMO actually suggesting this as a feat for him puts Gauthier's tenure into perspective. The vast majority of his 'success' derives from TImmins and his amateur scouting crew that is still with the team for a reason. In terms of pro-scouting, what Gauthier was heavily in charge of, the results are mediocre at best with Cammalleri+Ramo/Bourque+2nd being the headliner.

Who knows, Timmins is the director of scouting and he and his staff does the amateur scouting work. Even Bergevin has praised Timmins for it...makes no sense to praise the GM for drafting any of Galchenyuk/Pacioretty/Subban/McDonagh/Tinordi/Markov/Gallagher/Plekanec/etc on the team.
Mediocre at best? Being able to get value for a ridiculously overpaid Cammalleri is good in itself. I'm not saying that to defend Gauthier, but the Cammy trade wasn't one of his bad moves.

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