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The Art Of Scouting: How The Hockey Experts Really Watch The Game and Decide Who Makes It
     

The Art Of Scouting: How The Hockey Experts Really Watch The Game and Decide Who Makes It

by Shane Malloy
 

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The Art of Scouting delves into the secretive world of hockey prospecting, a world more akin to Cold War-era spying than a casual day in the stands. These are the people who decide whether someone has the talent to make the final step to the NHL—or not, and the future success of their organizations depends heavily on their skill. Wary of outsiders,

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The Art of Scouting delves into the secretive world of hockey prospecting, a world more akin to Cold War-era spying than a casual day in the stands. These are the people who decide whether someone has the talent to make the final step to the NHL—or not, and the future success of their organizations depends heavily on their skill. Wary of outsiders, these scouts keep tight-lipped about what they know and spread misinformation to their rivals. Shane Malloy, who has been covering hockey prospects, scouting, and player development for the past decade, is the first media personality to be welcomed into this world and brings to hockey fans an enlightening and fascinating narrative about the culture, history, science and art of hockey scouting. Through expert interviews and Malloy's unique experience, readers will gain a true understanding and appreciation for what scouts do and how they do it, what it really takes to make it to the NHL, and how to watch the game like a scout.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781443429580
Publisher:
HarperCollins Canada
Publication date:
10/15/2013
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
597,324
File size:
607 KB

Meet the Author

Shane Malloy is a columnist and broadcaster who has been covering hockey prospects, scouting, and player development for the past decade. His passion for the game and involvement in assessing hockey talent at every level, from grass-roots minor hockey to the National Hockey League, has gained the trust of many hockey insiders (scouts, coaches, GMs, journalists and broadcasters), and admittance into their ranks.

He is currently a columnist covering hockey for TSN.ca (Prospect Insider) and he co-hosts three hockey radio shows on XM Satellite Radio (Home Ice 204), Hockey Prospect Radio, Business of Hockey and The Goalie Show. As well, he is a scout and consultant on the NHL video game for Electronic Arts. Previously he has been a columnist for Fox Sports and NHL.com along with being a feature columnist for Goalie News, CNN/SI, The Sporting News and CHL Prospects Magazine. He has also contributed to several NHL team websites.

Shane appears regularly on TV and radio to talk about hockey, prospects, and scouting, including TSN's Off the Record and Prime Time Sports with Bob McCown. He has recently been confirmed as a regular guest every Monday night for two hours on Sports Talk with Dan Russell, the longest running sports talk show in the country (on CKNW AM 980 in Vancouver).

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