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Great Draft

A couple of days ago, I received a message from a young hockey player. In the note, he said “Great Draft”. I responded, “What was great about it?”. He responded, “Seven of my friends were drafted”. He was referring to the Quebec...

Getting Cut from the Team

Disappointment is as much a part of sports as it can be in life. That’s a fact. In hockey (or all team sports) two teams will face off and one will eventually win. In other sports, like track and field or motorsports etc, there will be one winner, but also a field of...

What Scouts are looking for in a player.

   Kyle Woodlief, special to USA TODAY   How do scouts grade prospects? When scouts look at young players, there are many different facets to be considered when determining each prospect’s relative merits and making final evaluations. There are at least 8-10...