tanev isn't scraps, he was a late bloomer that other teams also would have found.
weise was the last roster cut made by one of the leagues best teams and they were really hoping he'd clear waivers.
volpatti is a depth forward signed out of college. not scraps at all.
higgins and lapierre are scraps, and also huge flukes that they panned out.
More poor logic by you to try to salvage a terrible earlier post and some deeply flawed thinking. You are regularly insulting to other CDC members which is amusing considering almost inevitably you are wrong and they are right.
Anyone on waivers is scraps by definition. The fact that they turn out to be useful doesn't change the fact that they were waiver scraps.
Tanev wasn't picked up by another team, he had no ties to Vancouver. You are making a statement based on complete supposition. Even if one were to believe that you had personal insight into alternative realities... Gillis and his staff saw the potential in Tanev before anyone else had interest and scooped him up. That means he saw the value when no one else did. Same with Volpatti.
Even if you entirely dismiss the fact that the Canucks staff saw something in Higgins and Lapierre that could be useful and suggest that they simply randomly picked them up and they happened to work out (which is a dumb argument for you to make)... it doesn't help your point where you say that MG isn't in the habit of picking up scraps. He did pick them up and they were scraps at the time. How they turned out it entirely irrelevant to your original point (which remains entirely wrong).
You somehow mistake your ability to bluster and be insulting for actual logic and knowledge.
Edited by Provost, 08 February 2013 - 11:39 AM.