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03-29-2007, 01:36 PM
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A Scout on Scouting

For those interested, one of my fellow bloggers was able to interview a pro scout (who requested anonymity) on the nuts and bolts of scouting, a day in the life, etc.

You can find the first part of the interview here:

10 Questions for a Pro Hockey Scout

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03-29-2007, 01:39 PM
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Great read so far, very interesting. Thanks for the link

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03-29-2007, 01:58 PM
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It may be somewhat familiar stuff for people who have been dranftniks for a while, but I found it very interesting and I'm looking forward to part II.

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I was surprised at how well written this was; excellent piece. I wonder if he's going to talk about the frustration of "not being listened to" in the second part. I mean, among all frustrating things in being a scout, while seeing hundreds of games a year and seeing tons of awful players, having one of the players you are high on passed over (and maybe even becoming a star elsewhere) must be really disheartening.

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Very good piece of writing. I remember talking to various American college and university scouts and I always asked about their career goals. About 80 % told me they hope to stay exactly where they are and would not accept an NHL job due to the day-to-day grind and responsibility.

That was a few years ago though when I was playing junior A in Toronto. I'm not sure if things have changed since then.

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When I get a rare night off and go out to a bar, I usually end up surrounded by male hockey fans who are asking me questions, while the girls of the group walk off to find a doctor or a cop.

I don't doubt that for a split second.

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Thanks for posting the link, Marshall. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it.

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Nice, very nice.

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I saw somewhere a table with player traits that had each trait broken down into 5 and more details.
I made a mental note to go back to it but I don't know where it was. Happens 99/100 times.
It was possibly on a CHL site (WHL, OHL, QMJHL). I think most of the posters would like it.

Now if only someone else has seen it.

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very nice.

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Hello, it's me again. Good news I found it!

http://www.lhjmq.qc.ca/lang_en/index.php?page=24397035

Hope it is of use.

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Great work Marshall , thanks.

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Part 2 of the interview is now up.

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That was an outstanding read.

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Good to see a qualified person explain the benefits of expansion in such a clear fashion.

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what team is he from?

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Great!

Now how the hell do u get a part time job scouting???

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Many thanks - a very candid and intelligent interview.

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