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11-09-2012, 09:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Darcy Regier View Post
I think in this day and age you must play professional hockey to have any chance at getting a job with a NHL team. Dan Bylsma said he has never met a scout who hasent played professional hockey. Its also about who you know, ie Stan Bowman.
This is probably true if you are set on being a scout. Although, I think one of the Sabre's scouts is the son of a player, but still played in the OHL or something. But as far as getting a job in the NHL, there are still dozens of other positions that don't involve coaching or scouting.

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