Idoit40fans wrote: sil wrote:
bwatt22 wrote:We must not even employ euro scouts, the way we avoid euros in the draft is crazy. "Dey soff"
They drafted 4 "euro's" last year.
And they darfted Uher the year before that...and Kuhnhackl the year before that. This (2013) was actually Shero's first draft since 2007 where his team didn't draft a single "euro."
Maatta was drafted after being scouted in the OHL...on the most visible OHL team. Blueger has been at Shattuck-St. Mary's for like 4 years.
EDIT: Actually Zlobin has been in the Q hasn't he? I'm pretty sure Uher has been in Canada as well.
Scouting-wise, yeah, not much presence there. But these players are still european players.
I think Uher was playing in europe when drafted, though I could be mistaken.
EDIT: I've always viewed "North American" vs. "European" in hockeyspeak as more of a difference between upbringing and early developlment in style, as opposed to 'where they play in junior.' European players tend to play the game with a higher degree of finesse and skill. Granted Uher doesn't fit this mold, but I still hold that our (the pens org) representation with Euro players isn't "crazy...avoided" as the original poster put it.