With the NHL Combine taking place this week and executives and scouts doing their psychoanalysis of draft-eligible prospects, Senators Director of Player Personnel, Pierre Dorion, joined the Team 1200’s Healthy Scratches to talk about the process. The following is a transcript of what he said in the interview. As always, my thoughts are in bold.
Q: How many interviews are you doing with prospects this year?
A: We’ll be doing fifty-five this year. So we’re going to try and cover as many players on our list as we can; starting today and just go through the process.
Q: Is that around what you usually do?
A: Yeah, it’s around what we usually do. I think last year, we did a few more. We knew before the draft, we knew we had two picks in the first round and wound up being three. And then we had three in the second that ended up being one and then we had one early third so we knew that we’d have quite a few picks. Last year we did a few more than we’re doing this year but I stil...