Vancouver Canucks: Scouts ripped for missing out on David Pastrnak

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Vancouver Canucks: Scouts ripped for missing out on David Pastrnak
Vancouver Canucks: Scouts ripped for missing out on David Pastrnak

David Pastrnak was drafted one spot after the Vancouver Canucks selected Jared McCann. According to Sportsnet's John Shannon, general manager Jim Benning lashed out at scouts after they missed out on Pastrnak. The Vancouver Canucks had two first-round picks in the 2014 NHL Draft, with the sixth-overall selection being used on winger Jake Virtanen – who has been slow but steady as he forms into a full-time NHL player. Vancouver also obtained the 24th pick from the Anaheim Ducks in the Ryan Kesler trade, and they used that on centre Jared McCann. However, he was traded two years later to the Florida Panthers in a package deal for defenceman Erik Gudbranson. Right after McCann, the Boston Bruins

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