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Ducks With Two Scouts At Bruins-Capitals Saturday

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While ‘Scouts Row’ in the TD Garden press box was rather desolate Saturday night for the Bruins-Capitals tilt, the Anaheim Ducks did have two representatives in attendance. Assistant general manager Dave Nonis and pro scout Dave Baseggio took in the battle between the two best teams in the Eastern Conference.

The Ducks’ two-man contingent was joined by new ‘Scouts Row’ mainstay, Seattle scout Dave Hunter and St. Louis Blues pro scout and general manager of the San Antonio Rampage, Kevin McDonald. The Blues have had someone at every Bruins game this season, including general manager Doug Armstrong on numerous occasions.

As for the Ducks – who ironically were playing the Blues Saturday night – they have gotten off to a so-so start and entred that game at 9-9-2 with 20 points and were three points out of a playoff spot. There’s no telling whom exactly they were focused on in the Bruins-Caps game but they definitely could use some scoring as they were ranked 25th in the league. Not surprisingly, they were second to last on the powerplay, scoring at just a 9.4 percent clip.

 

With over 18 years of experience (SiriusXM NHL Network Radio, ESPNBoston, NESN, NHL.com, etc.) covering the Bruins, the NHL, NCAA and junior hockey and more, Jimmy Murphy’s hockey black book is full of Hall of Famers, current players, coaches, management, scouts and a wide array of hockey media personalities that have lived in and around this great game. For 15 of his 18 years as a hockey and sports reporter, Murph covered the Bruins on essentially a daily basis covering their victorious 2011 Stanley Cup run and their 2013 run to the Final as well. Murphy has hosted national and local radio shows and podcasts and also has experience in TV as well.

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