Munchausen, I am sooo agreeing with you. It seems that the french media gets too lazy sometimes and doesn't bother getting people that actually know what they are talking about. I am french and I would love to have Bob Mackenzie or Pierre McGuire types covering the draft with all kinds of inside information. Instead they go with Jacques Demers and Yvon Pedneault who know absolutely nothing about the prospects involved. Marc Lachapelle (journal de montreal) is probably the top expert in the quebec media when it comes to the draft and they rarely demand his opinion. If the people they talk to aren't french, then they don't bother trying to get out of the province and get real info. I have a lot respect for people like Lachapelle, Francois Gagnon, Mathias Brunet and to some extent Marc de Foy, but those voices are drowned by the Marc Bureau, Michel Bergeron, Jean Page, Jean Perron, Rejean Tremblay, Bertrand Raymond and most of the CKAC crew who only have one thing in mind: Anybody associated with the Canadiens should be Quebecois (no out of province francophones mind you, that's not the same thing to them).
Lachapelle have decide to move forward and no more cover the activities of the QMJHL....He decides to cover something else that hockey.....
But like you said, RDS need to find someone able to talk about the young stars of the future.......
I really like Brunet and I wish he talks more on the TV than the journal.....Again this morning great article from him about McDonagh
I agree with you. Picking players the media pimp is easy. Picking players because they got viewtime on national tv is sexy too.
But who really saw Pacioretti play here? Not too many.
I'm still shocked some question Timmins and his choice, while he's been putting on a draft clinic the last 3-4 years. Wow. One question for the doubters: where was Valentenko drafted last season? Now, you drool about him.
Let Timmins and his boys do the job. He's been near perfect the last 3-4 years, which is absolutely incredible. With all the players coming through the system, our farm team is absolutely loaded for the next 5 years, man.
We are questioning Timmins pick from a Fan point of view. Nobody's saying we would do better. Nobody's saying Timmins is a bum. We're saying from a Fan point of view, 'cause last time I checked that's what we are, that there was from multiple point of views better picks than Subban or Weber in my opinion. The McDonagh pick will be incredible. Pacioretty is a good pick and I like the Fortier one also.
I just need P.K. and Weber to make me eat some crow and I will happily do it.