Montreal collecting draft picks for a...

Montreal collecting draft picks for a better tomorrow

There are 4 comments on the The Globe and Mail story from Feb 28, 2012, titled Montreal collecting draft picks for a better tomorrow. In it, The Globe and Mail reports that:

If you look at it from an appropriate angle and squint a little there's a natural symmetry to the deal that netted a 2013 second-rounder for erstwhile Montreal Canadiens winger Andrei Kostitsyn.

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Kinmount, Canada

#1 Feb 28, 2012
This story maybe true and sound good...But the same problem still exists...BAD SCOUTS LEAD TO BAD CHOICES....
This teams Scouts could have the 1st round 1st pick and still F*ck it up. must know who some of these scouts are or how to find out their backgrounds....

Jesus ..I can go to any rink and pick out 3 of the best kids in 10 minutes....Whats the deal!!!!
I dont know how much they get paid....But what a Gig.....


Since: Apr 09


#2 Mar 1, 2012
Doug Gibson
Professional Scout

Douglas John Gibson (born September 28, 1953 in Peterborough, Ontario) is a retired Canadian ice hockey player.Selected in 1973 by the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League and the Los Angeles Sharks of the World Hockey Association, Gibson spent most of his first two professional seasons in the Bruins' minor-league hockey system. In the 1975–76 season, he played with the Bruins, but he returned to the minors in the following season. After Boston waived Gibson in 1977, he played briefly for the Washington Capitals.

Frank Jay
Amateur Scout - Ontario and cross-check


Serge Boisvert
Amateur Scout - Quebec and Eastern USA

Pierre Serge Boisvert (born June 1, 1959) is a former Canadian ice hockey player for the Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens.

In Sweden, Boisvert played for Västra Frölunda, and for Frisk Tigers and Vålerenga in Norway. He won the Calder Cup in 1985. He won a Stanley Cup championship in 1986 with Montreal. In 2002 Boisvert coached Frisk Tigers to the Norwegian Championship.

Elmer Benning
Amateur Scout - Western Canada

Defenceman Jim Benning was an excellent playmaker whose success was built on his superior passing skills and range of vision on the ice. He was neither a fast skater nor a physical player, but he managed to utilize his strengths remarkably well in junior and effectively in the NHL. The native of Edmonton, Alberta was one of the top-scoring blueliners in the history of the WHL. After scoring 71 points in 45 games for the Fort Saskatchewan Traders of the AJHL, Benning joined the Portland Winter Hawks. He averaged a point per game in 1979-80 and then led the league with 111 assists in 1980-81. He was claimed sixth overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Entry Draft and appeared set for a fine NHL career. It was Benning's misfortune to be selected by Toronto during this period. He was rushed to the NHL in 1981-82 and lost much of his confidence while playing on one of the league's sad sack teams. He showed flashes of potential, registering 24 assists, but would have been better off developing in the minors. Benning spent five years in Toronto and had a career best 51 points in 1983-84. In December 1986, he and Dan Hodgson were sent to the Vancouver Canucks in a trade for veteran Rick Lanz. Benning took fewer chances on the West Coast, but he became a more complete player. He was a mainstay on the team when it nearly upset the eventual Stanley Cup champion Calgary Flames in the opening round of the 1988-89 post-season. Benning spent one more year in Vancouver before spending the 1990-91 schedule with the Milwaukee Admirals of the IHL. He retired in 1992 after playing 18 games with Varese in the Italian League.

Ryan Jankowski
Amateur Scout - Western Canada and Western USA

Mike McCann
Amateur Scout - Ontario

William A. Berglund
Amateur Scout - Eastern USA

Pat Westrum
Amateur Scout - Western USA

Vaughn Karpan
Professional Scout

Hannu Laine
Amateur Scout - Finland

Christer Rockstrom
Scout - Europe pros and amateur



Bancroft, Canada

#3 Mar 1, 2012
Wow...You dont mess around. Thanks for that info...
So it looks like we have scouts...Lol..we just need better choices....I was reviewing the year that Montreal picked Kostitsyn and who they could of chosen instead of him who turned out to be Amazing players!! There were alot...hard to believe your scouting team could miss all those players.


Since: Apr 09


#4 Mar 1, 2012
I agree, seeing it in writting makes it even harder to understand except when you look at what rejean Houle did as well as Serge savard, then it make a bit more sense, how we got to this point that is.

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