Sarnia Sting forward Alex Galchenyuk.
After the Toronto Maple Leafs‘ place in the standings took a drastic plunge in February, the club’s director of amateur scouting Dave Morrison tells Terry Koshan of the Toronto Sun that the club had to change the way they approached the draft.
Our draft position was a lot different in the beginning of February than it was a little bit later. We had to change a lot of our plans and go watch a lot of different players, but it has been exciting because you get to watch a lot of the top guys.
Morrison and his staff are said to have “the majority of input in the Leafs’ first-round selection,” but was evasive when asked who they may pick and if that player may be a center.
Is that message going to self-destruct in five seconds, because I can’t answer that.
However, the veteran scout explains that him and his staff won’t select a player based on position, but on talent. Basically, they will pick the best player available.
We have an idea. I don’t ...