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08-22-2006, 08:44 PM
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Kings poach two Euro scouts from Bruins

Nick Bobrov- great guy...big input into the David Krejci, Petr Kalus, Vlad Sobotka and Yuri Alexandrov picks.

Otto Hascak- Boston's main man in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Best of luck to the both of them in their new organization.

http://www.hockeyjournal.com/blogs/K...8KirksCall.htm

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Smart pickups on Kings part to build an Genuine Hockey Franchise culture......Im guessing the for Bruins GM whos now our consultant had some input

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I'm thinking Al Murray won't be here for much longer.

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I'm thinking Al Murray won't be here for much longer.
Because two Euro scouts were hired? As much crap people on Kings forums give Al Murray, find me the number of head amateur scouts who have had more success than Al Murray. What better choices are out there?

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I was under the impression that whoever we had scouting in Slovakia was doing a pretty good job. But what do I know?

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The following scouts from last season are no longer with the team:
Vaclav Nedomansky (Pro Scout)
Shawn Dineen (Pro Scout, went to Nashville)
John Stanton (Amateur Scout)
Michel Boucher (Amateur Scout)
Jim Cassidy (Amateur Scout)
Viacheslav Golovin (Amateur Scout)
Gary Harker (Amateur Scout)
Barry Martinelli (Amateur Scout)
Peter Nevin (Amateur Scout)
Jerry Sodomlak (Amateur Scout)
Victor Tjumenev (Amateur Scout)

The newest hirings on the scouting staff (thus far) are:
Bob Berry (Pro Scout)
Mark Yennetti (Pro Scout)
Bob Crocker (Amateur Scout)

And now we can also add Nick Bobrov and Otto Hascak on that list.

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08-22-2006, 11:04 PM
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The following scouts from last season are no longer with the team:
Vaclav Nedomansky (Pro Scout)
Shawn Dineen (Pro Scout, went to Nashville)
John Stanton (Amateur Scout)
Michel Boucher (Amateur Scout)
Jim Cassidy (Amateur Scout)
Viacheslav Golovin (Amateur Scout)
Gary Harker (Amateur Scout)
Barry Martinelli (Amateur Scout)
Peter Nevin (Amateur Scout)
Jerry Sodomlak (Amateur Scout)
Victor Tjumenev (Amateur Scout)

The newest hirings on the scouting staff (thus far) are:
Bob Berry (Pro Scout)
Mark Yennetti (Pro Scout)
Bob Crocker (Amateur Scout)

And now we can also add Nick Bobrov and Otto Hascak on that list.
I thought Nedomansky was doing a relatively good job.

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I thought Nedomansky was doing a relatively good job.
As did I, as the Kings have had a bit of success with Czech/Slovakian players. But who knows, maybe his contract was up and he wanted to move on. Nedomansky has been with the Kings for quite some time.

The following scouts will be returning:

Al Murray (Director, Amateur Scouting)
Grant Sonier (Assistant Director, Amateur Scouting)
Rob Laird (Pro Scout)
Tony Gasparini (Amateur Scout)
Terry McDonnell (Amateur Scout)
Brent McEwen (Amateur Scout)
Jan Vopat (Amateur Scout)
Ari Vuori (Amateur Scout)
Mike Donnelly (Amateur Scout)

Vopat could be Nedomansky's Czech/Slovakian replacement. I believe Donnelly has done scouting on the college ranks. Not quite sure what regions the other amateur scouts cover (aside from Vuori in Finland).

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As did I, as the Kings have had a bit of success with Czech/Slovakian players. But who knows, maybe his contract was up and he wanted to move on. Nedomansky has been with the Kings for quite some time.

The following scouts will be returning:

Al Murray (Director, Amateur Scouting)
Grant Sonier (Assistant Director, Amateur Scouting)
Rob Laird (Pro Scout)
Tony Gasparini (Amateur Scout)
Terry McDonnell (Amateur Scout)
Brent McEwen (Amateur Scout)
Jan Vopat (Amateur Scout)
Ari Vuori (Amateur Scout)
Mike Donnelly (Amateur Scout)

Vopat could be Nedomansky's Czech/Slovakian replacement. I believe Donnelly has done scouting on the college ranks. Not quite sure what regions the other amateur scouts cover (aside from Vuori in Finland).
Aren't both Vopat and Vuori in Finland?

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08-22-2006, 11:51 PM
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Aren't both Vopat and Vuori in Finland?
Actually, last I heard on Vopat was that he was looking at some of the prospects in Germany. I guess they have Europe well covered now with the addition of the two former Bruins scouts to go along with Vopat and Vuori.

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When asked recently about the Kings/Monarchs not retaining Jim Hughes, Hextall said something to the effect of it wasn't a reflection of Jim's performance last season (apparently they think he did an OK job with what he had and I tend to agree with that), but that Jim wasn't their guy and they wanted their guy in the slot. Perhaps we're seeing something similar with the scouts???

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Aren't both Vopat and Vuori in Finland?
No. Ari covers pretty much whole of EU, while Jan has the central EU as his prime region, although he doas some scouting on the top prospects in all countryes.

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Bobrov is a fascinating story-

Russian hockey player and boxer who served in the Russian Army, then came to the U.S. and went to West Point, didn't finish and got hooked up with the Bruins as their video coordinator (ie- the guy who puts game film together) and impressed the Boston brass enough that they made him a scout, then later had him head up their European operations.

He's extremely intelligent, articulate and did good things for the Bruins.

I wish him the best and from my view- your team got a real asset.

Hascak I don't know as well- met him at the '04 draft when he translated for David Krejci when meeting the media.

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Bobrov is a fascinating story-

Russian hockey player and boxer who served in the Russian Army, then came to the U.S. and went to West Point, didn't finish and got hooked up with the Bruins as their video coordinator (ie- the guy who puts game film together) and impressed the Boston brass enough that they made him a scout, then later had him head up their European operations.

He's extremely intelligent, articulate and did good things for the Bruins.

I wish him the best and from my view- your team got a real asset.

Hascak I don't know as well- met him at the '04 draft when he translated for David Krejci when meeting the media.
B's fans can continue to knock O'Connell all that they want, but if he keeps bringing in guys like this, I'll have no problem with him.

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I was under the impression that whoever we had scouting in Slovakia was doing a pretty good job. But what do I know?
Who was the last player we drafted or even signed out of Slovakia? Or were you kidding?

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Who was the last player we drafted or even signed out of Slovakia? Or were you kidding?
Lubo.

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Lubo.
Thanks. Six years is a long time. Hard to say how good of a job he's doing.

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Because two Euro scouts were hired? As much crap people on Kings forums give Al Murray, find me the number of head amateur scouts who have had more success than Al Murray. What better choices are out there?
It is not Al Murray's fault we were in the "Black Hole"

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Who was the last player we drafted or even signed out of Slovakia? Or were you kidding?
Bednar... ok I take that back

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Former Kings Director of Player Personnel, Bill O'Flaherty, has been hired as a scout by the Pittsburgh Penguins.

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isn't Jack Ferreira likely figure into all of this eventually as well?

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Bobrov is a fascinating story-

Russian hockey player and boxer who served in the Russian Army, then came to the U.S. and went to West Point, didn't finish and got hooked up with the Bruins as their video coordinator (ie- the guy who puts game film together) and impressed the Boston brass enough that they made him a scout, then later had him head up their European operations.

He's extremely intelligent, articulate and did good things for the Bruins.

I wish him the best and from my view- your team got a real asset.

Hascak I don't know as well- met him at the '04 draft when he translated for David Krejci when meeting the media.
Actually, he went to Middlebury College in Vermont, I believe. Go a degree in arcitecture.

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