In Marc Antoine Godin’s La Presse story on the scout sackings, a source speculates that the Canadiens will cut costs by using video instead of human beings freezing in junior and college rinks.
The Canadiens now employ nine scouts, some of whom probably are waiting for the other show to drop.
The Leafs have 24 scouts, including four pro scouts (the Canadiens have one, Doug Gibson) and five in Europe (Canadiens have one, Hannu Laine, based in Finland).
We’ll know more today if Pierre Gauthier meets the media at development camp in Brossard.
Guy Boucher is expected to be there as well.
Workouts begin this afternoon at 2 and run till 5.
Pat Hickey sets things up.
Check back later today for news from camp.