Thread: Confirmed with Link: The Omark Thread: Willing to play in the AHL?
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11-23-2012, 03:07 AM
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Originally Posted by nexttothemoon View Post
Honest question... in this lockout, to what degree are scouts around the NHL even actively scouting pro players like Omark and other fringe NHLers (and potential NHLers)?

I assume there is still scouting going on at the junior levels for the potential upcoming draft but I also assume that scouting has been ratcheted down a notch or maybe even eliminated completely by some teams during this lockout for financial reasons? Anyone have any insight on that. It's slightly off topic but does relate to Omark and others like him whom I assume are obviously trying to be "noticed" and win future NHL jobs.
I'm pretty sure some have had their pay scaled back a bit but the travel and duties are as per usual. Likely it is one of few "European scouts" that will be watching these games anyways doing both pro/amateur duties. A lot of the prospects play in mens leagues already so it's often 2 birds with 1 stone.

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