It seems somewhat surprising to hear that seven scouts were in attendance for match up between the Bruins and Canadiens on Tueasday night, but there might be a few reasons why.
Montreal was knocked out of a playoff spot after another loss, and it could be that some teams believe Montreal will look to sell rather than buy prior to the deadline given their current predicament. On the other hand, perhaps this is an indication that the rumors that Boston may consider trading right winger Loui Eriksson have some merit to them.
Whatever the case may be, it's clear there's a deal to be made here if seven teams send representatives to one game. According to a report from Stu Cowan these are the 7 teams who had a presence at the game:
The Chicago Blackhawks
The Edmonton Oilers
The Minnesota Wild
The Columbus Blue Jackets
The Washington Capitals
The Los Angeles Kings
The Dallas Stars
All of these teams with the exception of Columbus are currently in contention.