Troy McClure wrote:It just seems like he's casting a wide net for a guy who has been in the league a long time now and probably knows at least one player on each team. I have to think he has two or three top choices. Is anyone in a phone interview going to say anything that wins him over?
I agree on the phone thing - that may be more of a professional courtesy to a particular team or management individuals. With respect to the other teams, sure he knows people on teams and might know someone on a coaching staff or management team. But would you want to be making an $80 million decision that will determine what your life is like for the next 7-8 years without at least meeting the people who will be your bosses? And then you've got individual perceptions - Seguin may have loved Nill and Hitch last year. I suspect Spezza and Oleksiak would have offered an entirely different scouting report.