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A Scout’s Life: Junior vs. College

  By Rory Boylen January 15, 2009 “A fifth round pick who’s got holes in his game and something to work on – maybe his size, strength, or whatever – he has to the age of 23 in the NCAA and that can make all the difference in the world.” – Philadelphia Flyers scout....

Which Rule are you leaning up against?

Over the past few weeks, we have been discussing the theme that “it is the decisions that a player makes that will move him closer, or further, away from his dreams”. We have recently received a number of very interesting emails from players and families who have...

Late Birthday Prospects: The Biggest Risks Of The NHL Draft?

  By Derek Neumeier January 12th, 2015 The Hockey Writers   THIS WAS ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN 2015   On June 22nd, 2007 the Boston Bruins selected forward Zach Hamill 8th overall in that year’s NHL Entry Draft. At first glance, the pick didn’t look so bad. Hamill was...

You’re Invited

Yesterday, I arrived to the office to find a small envelope, personally addressed to me. Contained within, was an invitation, with a handwritten note. It was from a young man, who we began working with approximately 10 years ago. The invitation was to attend his...

The Direction of the Dream

  In the run of my day, I never know what my telephone discussions may entail. Of late, I have had many discussions with people who have wanted to talk about various American U-18 programs, and the fact that many are now becoming overly elite, and have a majority of...