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GoldenBear
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Scout's perspective

Post by GoldenBear » Thu May 02, 2019 8:37 am

https://www.neutralzone.net/mens/2019/0 ... outs-life/

Good read some very interesting thoughts I will hold off commenting on. GB

Stang5280
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Re: Scout's perspective

Post by Stang5280 » Thu May 02, 2019 10:26 am

GoldenBear wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 8:37 am
https://www.neutralzone.net/mens/2019/0 ... outs-life/

Good read some very interesting thoughts I will hold off commenting on. GB
Agreed, it was a good article. A little meandering at times, but he brings up some excellent points. I particularly enjoyed the part about the contrast in how the the same type of play is viewed in different areas of North America. It’s hard to say that either perspective is better, but it shows the different emphasis on certain skills and traits.

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Re: Scout's perspective

Post by SCBlueLiner » Thu May 02, 2019 11:26 am

"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder."

That's what I took from that article. It's so true. There are players I have watched over the years that continue to get opportunities on the better teams/at the next level and I cannot understand why. I see one thing, somebody else sees something else. The perfect description of this is the part in the article about the dangler. One person sees a turnover machine, another sees a confident player that is willing to try something to make a play. I've almost given up trying to figure it all out.

yesiplayedhockey
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Re: Scout's perspective

Post by yesiplayedhockey » Thu May 02, 2019 1:45 pm

Everyone sees kids differently. Especially scouts

One scout will call the kid a puck hog
the other standing right next to him will call the kid "highly skilled"
The dad on my left may not like his back checking
the dad on my right loves how "offensive minded" he is
I may evaluate the kid based on his "IQ"

So who's the best at picking out talent

Probably none of us .... It may just be my wife...She simply looks at the box score and see who has the most points

I see of ton of highly skilled kids that can't think their way around the rink (yet seem to make every top team)
I see a kid who can't skate but ends up with 2 points nearly every night (and gets cut)
I see 4 foot kids playing like they're 6 feet tall and plenty of 6 footers who won't go anywhere near the corners

It what makes our sport so much fun to watch (and in this case, talk about)

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Re: Scout's perspective

Post by O-townClown » Thu May 02, 2019 4:18 pm

Great article
Be kind. Rewind.

SpOilerfan
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Re: Scout's perspective

Post by SpOilerfan » Thu May 02, 2019 7:31 pm

What is neutral zone hockey? I never heard of it, are they affiliated with NHL teams? Good article

ThatMNHockeyGuy62
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Re: Scout's perspective

Post by ThatMNHockeyGuy62 » Thu May 02, 2019 7:56 pm

SpOilerfan wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 7:31 pm
What is neutral zone hockey? I never heard of it, are they affiliated with NHL teams? Good article
No they are not. They basically do scouting reports and articles on junior, college, and NHL prospects. Mostly pay-to-view, but every once in a while they’ll do an “unlocked” story like this.

muckandgrinder65
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Re: Scout's perspective

Post by muckandgrinder65 » Thu May 02, 2019 8:39 pm

Interesting point- author said player can be above average across the board and go unnoticed by junior scouts-exceptional play in a certain area will gets noticed.

612hockeytown
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Re: Scout's perspective

Post by 612hockeytown » Thu May 02, 2019 9:07 pm

ThatMNHockeyGuy62 wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 7:56 pm
SpOilerfan wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 7:31 pm
What is neutral zone hockey? I never heard of it, are they affiliated with NHL teams? Good article
No they are not. They basically do scouting reports and articles on junior, college, and NHL prospects. Mostly pay-to-view, but every once in a while they’ll do an “unlocked” story like this.
Unlike the laughable scouting news these guys are credible. I would never pay for something like that but junior and USPHL / NCDC teams might etc.

SpOilerfan
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Re: Scout's perspective

Post by SpOilerfan » Thu May 02, 2019 9:34 pm

So teams pay them for their reports? Curious are there a lot of these scouting sites? What is legit and what isn't?? interesting

ThatMNHockeyGuy62
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Re: Scout's perspective

Post by ThatMNHockeyGuy62 » Thu May 02, 2019 9:52 pm

612hockeytown wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 9:07 pm
ThatMNHockeyGuy62 wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 7:56 pm
SpOilerfan wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 7:31 pm
What is neutral zone hockey? I never heard of it, are they affiliated with NHL teams? Good article
No they are not. They basically do scouting reports and articles on junior, college, and NHL prospects. Mostly pay-to-view, but every once in a while they’ll do an “unlocked” story like this.
Unlike the laughable scouting news these guys are credible. I would never pay for something like that but junior and USPHL / NCDC teams might etc.
They are 100% more credible than Scouting News. I don’t personally know of any junior teams using the service, and like you I wouldn’t myself, but they’ve been in business for long enough for me to assume they have a fair few customers!

SpOilerfan
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Re: Scout's perspective

Post by SpOilerfan » Thu May 02, 2019 11:00 pm

I see Justin Tomberlin is on that site for Southern USA. there are so many of these services hard to keep em apart! Thanks

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