...this looks pretty bad to me, but I guess there's Columbus' poor track record of development across the board to factor in...
Mozyakin is a superstar in the KHL, we all know the Zherdev experiment didn't quite work in the NHL, even though he showed great potential early, still a star in the KHL, Filatov, didn't work either, Mayorov I thought could surprise, well, he didn't, Guskov never left Russia, and have been a pretty good D for most of his career... now, we're talking about Columbus, so maybe they didn't take the time to help them adapt, or whatever, but there are good players there, and with the development team we have in place now, who knows. Like someone said though, he's only one scout...
To be fair, Columbus did make a hell of a trade for a guy like Nikita Nikitin recently, who had been in the KHL as recently as 2010, so Telepin probably had a say in that trade since it seems he was scouting amateur and pro.
Indeed. He no doubt already asked reports on elements Timmins himself had scouted and probably liked the input.
Most likely. Otherwise, imagine how easy it would be to become a scout..
Hey, you're in Russia. Hey, you scout players. Let's look at the list of guys you drafted. Hmmm..pretty much all NHL flops. You're hired!
Sure, that makes sense. That's how an interview and hiring process works, obviously..
I doubt you can point to only one guy for the failures of most of CBJ draft picks. There is not only Zherdev and Filatov, there is Brule, Picard, Leclaire, etc This is more of a system problem. Also, with the high exposure top prospects its certainly not only is decision. Dont forget he doesnt scout other countries so he is not the one choosing to draft Zherdev over Getzlaf, Perry, Carter etc. I think a scout has to push more for the late rounds picks and most of the time late round russians stay in russia.