As of last night, here are the scouts. Remember, the number listed per game represents the number of scouts that were present at that specific game (as in, the Bruins had 3 scouts at the LA game). The "COUNT" figure lists the number of games where a team's scouts (one or a million, doesn't matter) show up.
What to make of all this? Here's my quick take:
- Boston and New Jersey showed up for the first time in a while. Taking one last look at the merchandise before the yard sale closes?
- The Rangers may or may not be chafing at the CBJ's asking price for Rick Nash, but their scouting crew hasn't missed a game for a while. Actions speak louder than words. (And the Flyers are back, kicking the tires...) At the same time, Toronto hasn't sent a scout to a CBJ game since February 7th. If the Leafs ended up with Nash, I'd be pretty surprised.
- Tampa sent a scout last night. I'd guess that Guy Boucher has put a bug in Steve Yzerman's ear about Boucher's old juniors player, Derick Brassard. Just a hunch.
- Based on recent scout activity, Pittsburgh's clearly got someone in mind. Wonder who they're looking at.