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Around The League: 2021

Sal_Butera

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For me it's Giroux. Local guy, we wanted him, we had him in a tie with Fischer, we let the scout from Minny screamed louder than the one from Quebec, one became a bust and the other a superstar. Even the Flyers were so surprised we passed on him that Clarke didn't even knew his name.
I recall Hickey reporting pre-draft Gainey absolutely wanted a RDman in the system, Gauthier apparently saw Fisher in Minny and recommended him. Habs also drafted a RDman with their second of 2nd round picks from the Q that draft, would’ve been nice if they at least took Petry instead...
 

GrandWazoo

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Not true at all.

The Flyers wanted Bobby Sanguinetti, he was their guy. The Rangers picked him right before them at 21, and the Flyers were pissed. So they "settled" on the Gatineau guy, the guy Clarke that didn't care at all for & wasn't worth remembering his name for.

I'm sometimes hesitant to heap on praise to certain people when they lucked out more than anything else.

I was paraphrasing a bit but I recall reading about the Flyers scouting staff being certain that he would be snagged by Montreal. To make things worse, we even had him ahead of Fischer on our list but we went against our list on draft dray.
 

GrandWazoo

Well-known member
I recall Hickey reporting pre-draft Gainey absolutely wanted a RDman in the system, Gauthier apparently saw Fisher in Minny and recommended him.

We had too many small forwards and not a lot of defensemen in our pipeline. Turned out it was one of the worse draft ever for defense.
 

Habsy

Yes, I'm kidding people.
Staff member
Buffalo got blanked again.
They have some pieces I wouldn’t mind poaching. Ristolainen and Middlestadt cheap otherwise pass on Middlestadt. If any player ever needed a change it’s him.
 
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