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02-05-2013, 01:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Blind Gardien View Post
It seems like anytime anybody actually has the ability (i.e. can recognize all NHL scouts on sight) and actually bothers to count, then somehow this count becomes a news story? Do pro scouts really move around from team to team scouting trades? It's not really the main part of their work, is it? It's probably more like just flight schedules naturally synchronizing on certain matches and hubs, while the normal work of game preparation proceeds as the main driver, and all the usual player evaluations are just corollary? Not sure how it adds up to a big deal each time. Maybe it does. I'm just thinking I wouldn't automatically jump to the conclusion that it's anything more than SOP.
I think teams are making their reports for the season and sending pro-scouts to all their rival teams to get the books in order for the season. Every point matters so much more than usual.

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