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So today the Herald finally picked up that the Flames have let go their head of amateur scouting and two other scouts, well for regular readers of my blog you read it here July 2nd. I am not ashamed to tell you when I think I'm ahead of the curve because it only happens a few times a century!

In political, talk to the media type of talk Tod Button, head of scouting addressed the moves. To facilitate reading I will translate his comments into regular folk talk.

T.B.-"Because it's a different approach to amateur scouting — that's basically the bottom line,"

Translation-" We are tired of sucking balls on the draft floor, we want to try drafting well and see how that works."

T.B.- "You know what? We're going to try to cover different areas in a different way"

Translation- "Please leave me alone. We are going to actually go to games and watch players. Assess their talent and draft accordingly as opposed to what we've been doing for a decade....reading the hockey news"

T.B.-"It's hard for me to tell you till you see the whole picture of how it comes out at the end."

Translation-"The Flames are working on something and I'm not invited to the party."

T.B.-"It's an ongoing process. There are different ways to do it."

Translation-"We weren't aware there's a draft EVERY year but now that we know we think we will try to do it good as opposed to bad, there's two different ways, good and bad and we want good."

T.B.-"It's not just one person's decision...".

Translation- "Sutter said I had to."

Filed Under:   Flames   Scouting   Tod Button   Sutter  
July 8, 2010 4:42 PM ET | Delete
HAHAHA love the last comment!
July 8, 2010 6:38 PM ET | Delete
Feaster as AGM as well hey?? Is he the guy who built the cup winners or the guy that ruined them?? hmmm
July 8, 2010 10:44 PM ET | Delete
Fantastic blog, this should have been the official press release!
July 8, 2010 11:05 PM ET | Delete
You know sometimes -1 times -1= 1. Maybe these 2 guys can work out OK???
July 9, 2010 11:43 PM ET | Delete
First mistake is the guy's last name is Button. Secondly, Nystrom being a 'successful' first rd pick clearly shows our lack of drafting skill.
July 10, 2010 9:31 PM ET | Delete
Hey Sane. Any legs to Eks Roy for Regher. I like the idea of Iggy/Roy/Tangs but another Centre?? Buff fans are on side with deal as well, looks like a fit.
July 12, 2010 10:28 AM ET | Delete
Nicely done!
July 12, 2010 11:02 AM ET | Delete
"Sane".....Roy isn't a centre.......Connolloy is the centre for Roy's line.
July 12, 2010 11:04 AM ET | Delete
Roster shows him as centre, not sure, if he plays wing, deal looks even better.
July 12, 2010 4:33 PM ET | Delete
Roy is the sabres best player, i don't profess to have any inside knowledge but in my opinion Sutter wouldn't be doing his job if he didn't make calls asking about hard working players like Roy. What the asking price is might mean that he just hangs up. But if you don't call youmiss on deals like Joe Thornton.
July 12, 2010 4:34 PM ET | Delete
Hark65- Connoly...isn't that the guy with soft hands and a softer noggin?? lol
July 12, 2010 5:50 PM ET | Delete
I think timing might be right
July 12, 2010 6:31 PM ET | Delete
so if hjarlmerson...hjarmerlson...whatever, that d in chicago. got matched by the hawks, what other rfa d could they ioffer sheet?? White?? hmmm for that money i think it's a 1st and 3rd pick...
July 12, 2010 6:39 PM ET | Delete
if Roy got traded here I'd be stoked depending on what got shipped out.
July 12, 2010 9:04 PM ET | Delete
Roy would be a fantastic fit imo, baring no injuries, but if the price is anything more than Regehr straight across than its a no go for me. He is very hard working and is gifted offensively, but his health history, andthe fact he is a smaller guy. But straight across I do it in a heart beat.
July 13, 2010 1:02 AM ET | Delete
Iggy Roy Tanguay sounds pretty damn good to me, bit of a log jam on 2nd
July 13, 2010 5:10 PM ET | Delete
Dont think they can offer sheet White since he has filed for arbitration. Culd be wrong but i am pretty sure that is the rule.
July 13, 2010 6:40 PM ET | Delete
Right. once Arbit is filed White cant sign any offer sheet. Sutter should just lock him up for 3-4 yrs
July 13, 2010 6:50 PM ET | Delete
Yea if another center comes in, I have to believe Sutter has an inside scoop on Langkow. IR and for a long time. Also either Sutter or Backlund will be moved. It better be Sutter, if I see Backlund lighting it up for another team this year or next I will loose my mind.
July 14, 2010 2:00 AM ET | Delete
One thing is for sure. After this year we will know if the youth movement is going to be the way. 3 years ago this team would look like a powerhouse on paper.
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