Excellent Article on scouting NHL Prospects
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11-08-2012, 03:53 PM
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Great article, thanks for posting it! Averaging around 300 km per day of driving, plus always sleeping in hotels must be tough. Still, it would be cool to catch so much hockey for a living. Certainly a better job than being a trucker.
Out of curiosity, what's the general schedule like for a pro scout? Is at a 7 day trip, then 3 days off? A two week trip, then a week off? Just curious on the ratio of travel to down time, I imagine you can't be on the road constantly or you'd burn out.
Most of the guys who are working at the NHL level have the ability to fly around a little bit, which makes them a little more flexible. I was talking to the chief scout for an NHL club yesterday who said he spends an average of 15 days of the month away from home, divided up depending on scheduling. It's difficult to catch games every night right now, particularly for pro scouts, as non-NHL schedules tend to be weekend-heavy.
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