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Everyone was expecting the Benning announcement, so the night’s biggest surprise was Linden’s strong defence of his scouting staff, particularly chief amateur scout Ron Delorme.
He took over his role in 2000, and Linden sure suggested Delorme is about to survive in his position yet again.
In defence of Delorme, Linden took some subtle shots at the previous regime, saying there were communication breakdowns, and Delorme didn’t get enough direction on what type of player fit a vision of what a Canuck should be.
“If you don’t draft well, you have no chance,” Linden said. “In fairness to those (scouts), they picked the Ryan Keslers, the Cory Schneiders and the RJ Umbergers, who never got here, and Michael Grabner.
“They’ve picked some good players.
“Ronnie Delorme is a good man. He’s worked hard. And I think he’s a good scout.
“I’m not willing to throw a good scout out the door when he didn’t have proper direction.”
Originally Posted by skyxx
Sonick is a genius. I won't go into detail what's so great about his post. But it's damn good!
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How about neither of them?
I don't see any of them actually being that big of an upgrade (if at all) over our young and cheap goalies.
+1. Lack and markstrom combined make less than what any 1 of those bigger names would make on a UFA deal that would likely also involve a substantial term. The team isn't a big goalie away from winning the cup, no need to make that sort of commitment to any goalie at this point. If anything, maybe bring in a cheap journeyman back up like a Budaj to mentor the kids a bit.
Good draft picks are useless unless you can develop them properly and give them a chance to succeed on the team. Lots of people love to think that we should have picked Nichushkin over Horvat. Well nichushkin would have no Jamie benn or tyler Seguin to play with here, and he would have likely been buried on the 3rd then 4th lines then sent down to the minors...
Jake Virtanen had shoulder surgery and TL was saying he liked the kid....this recent news of his surgery might effect TL drafting him at 6...Im hoping so cuz I want Leon Draisitil guy looks like a stud big body and can snipe...thoughts?