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.
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.
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.