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montreal 08-07-2006 10:01 PM

Habs OHL scout
 
I don't recall if this has been brought up, but it's the first I've heard of it. Anyways I was talking with someone that follows the OHL closely and they were saying we picked up Mike McCann to be our OHL scout. I never heard of him but he's been a scout for the Barrie Colts.

That's the 3rd scout hired this summer, giving us 5 guys in the CHL alone plus Timmins.

deandebean 08-07-2006 10:02 PM

The more the merrier.

Stefan 08-08-2006 01:41 AM

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Originally Posted by montreal (Post 6232674)
I don't recall if this has been brought up, but it's the first I've heard of it. Anyways I was talking with someone that follows the OHL closely and they were saying we picked up Mike McCann to be our OHL scout. I never heard of him but he's been a scout for the Barrie Colts.

I can confirm this as 100% true. I worked for an OHL team for a few years, and I know Mike very well. He's a dedicated scout, I don't think he can remove the smell of ice, peanuts, hot dogs and hockey from his nostrils. The guy absolutely lives in rinks, and will see up to 8 or 9 games in a week if need be.

Cyrrus147 08-08-2006 02:49 AM

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Originally Posted by Stefan (Post 6233765)
I can confirm this as 100% true. I worked for an OHL team for a few years, and I know Mike very well. He's a dedicated scout, I don't think he can remove the smell of ice, peanuts, hot dogs and hockey from his nostrils. The guy absolutely lives in rinks, and will see up to 8 or 9 games in a week if need be.

This is for sure the best job on earth...getting paid to watch hockey :yo:

Stefan 08-08-2006 03:37 AM

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Originally Posted by Cyrrus147 (Post 6233933)
This is for sure the best job on earth...getting paid to watch hockey :yo:

Ahhh, words spoken truly like one who has no experience in scouting. It's a grueling, grueling position... the travel is very harsh, and the hours are unforgiving. Sure it sounds fantastic at first, paid to watch hockey.

Two things, you're paid very very little. Especially at first, all you're paid for by many Tier II junior clubs is expenses, if that. Secondly, the hockey itself is hardly what you're probably used to. And if you aren't accurate more often than not, you're done.

But hey, if that's your dream life by all means! I'd much rather do what I do for a living (referee), I'm on the ice and I get a far better seat. Not to mention I get paid far more. But that's just me.

Prospector 08-08-2006 08:28 AM

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Originally Posted by Stefan (Post 6233765)
I can confirm this as 100% true. I worked for an OHL team for a few years, and I know Mike very well. He's a dedicated scout, I don't think he can remove the smell of ice, peanuts, hot dogs and hockey from his nostrils. The guy absolutely lives in rinks, and will see up to 8 or 9 games in a week if need be.

Thanks for this information! :clap:

Whitesnake 08-08-2006 08:32 AM

Thanks Guys for the infos,Habs updated their site with him on board.

http://www.canadiens.com/fre/team/re...&categoryID=20

Marchy79 08-08-2006 03:50 PM

I live in Barrie... Mike McCann is a hockey guy... Since before the Colts arrived. Hes plucked some great names for the colts over the years... And bear in mind, the colts have ALWAYS been competitive... they never missed the playoffs since their inception in to the OHL... that is saying a LOT..


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