Two weeks after the NHL draft, the Bruins have fired director of amateur scouting Wayne Smith. He was one of general manager Peter Chiarelli’s first hires in 2006 and became head scout in 2007.
“Wayne was a really good scout for us and he helped our organization a lot,” Chiarelli said yesterday. “But right now we’re looking to take our staff in a different direction.”
Considered an excellent regional scout who knows the fertile ground of the Ontario Hockey League, Smith may have been miscast as head of a department. He will not remain in the organization. The move was originally reported by The Hockey News.

There was an early whiff in the 2007 draft when the B’s took Zach Hamill with the eighth overall pick. Logan Couture, Brandon Sutter and Ryan McDonagh were just a few of the NHLers taken after him.
No one from the 2007-09 drafts has established himself yet as an NHL player, though Joe Colborne, the first-rounder from 2008 who was traded in the Tomas Kaberle deal, could work out in Toronto, and Jordan Caron, the B’s first-rounder in 2009, still has a chance here. Lane MacDermid, a fourth-rounder in 2009 who was part of the Jaromir Jagr deal, has a shot as a fourth-liner.