mac5155 wrote:PensFanInDC wrote:If my aunt had testicles....
She'd be your dad
pens_CT wrote:Mad City Mike wrote:pens_CT wrote:Our scouting in europe is non existent. So its not a big surprise that we missed on Nyquist.
Fixed it for you.
This is because both GMRS and HCDB don't believe European players fit "their game." Just another example of how much smarter they are than the rest of the NHL. Just ask them and they'll tell you. But if you ask me, the whole scouting staff, pro and amateur, should be sent packing after this season. When you've drafted for seven years and have as little to show for it is they do, something is just not right.
I didn't realize that Maatta was from North America . Their scouting in europe stinks, is more the issue than not liking europeans.
pens_CT wrote:Our scouting in europe seems to be poor to non existent. So its not a big surprise that we missed on Nyquist.
mikey287 wrote:As much as people want to play the luck card, and that does play a role in it. Hakan Andersson is one of the best scouts in history. I'm not saying he has a Midas touch but him hitting the jackpot on a Swedish player is never an accident. There's others that he found that other teams swiped as well, including Alexander Edler of Vancouver. Great eye for talent.
mikey287 wrote:I've said many times on this board, I'll gladly move to Sweden or Finland and scout and find players that actually have hockey sense. I mean, how many dumb Swedes are in the league? Very few...I'll find us a goaltender too if I go to Finland, the Finns do goaltending the right way.
Waiting on you, Ray...I don't cost much and my loyalty cannot be questioned. Let me know when you're ready to stop drafting Casey Pierro-Zabotel's and Andy Bathgate's...which were a waste from the word "go"
PensFanInDC wrote:1990 draft.
Detroit passed on Jagr. Boy do they suck.