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

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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. Long hours spent gathering priceless information, drinking bad coffee, constant travelling, high stakes. These are the people who decide whether someone has the talent to make the final step to the NHL - or not. The future success of their organizations depends on their skill, especially in a time where the NHL salary cap is solid, lower than other professional ...

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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. Long hours spent gathering priceless information, drinking bad coffee, constant travelling, high stakes. These are the people who decide whether someone has the talent to make the final step to the NHL - or not. The future success of their organizations depends on their skill, especially in a time where the NHL salary cap is solid, lower than other professional sports and likely to be reduced further still.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470681503
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/26/2011
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Shane Malloy is a columnist and broadcaster who has been covering hockey prospects, scouting, and player development for the past decade. He is currently a co-host of Hockey Prospect Radio and Business of Hockey on Sirius XM Satellite Radio (Home Ice 204). He is also a scout and consultant on the NHL video game for Electronic Arts. Previously he has been a columnist for Rogers Sportsnet, TSN, Fox Sports and NHL.com, along with being a feature columnist for Goalie News, CNN/SI, The Sporting News, CHL Prospects Magazine, and several NHL team websites.

Shane appears regularly on TV and radio to talk about hockey, prospects, and scouting, including TSN's Off the Record, Prime Time Sports with Bob McCown (on Sportsnet Radio FAN590 Toronto and heard across North America), and Sports Talk with Dan Russell, the longest running sports talk show in the country (on CKNW AM 980 in Vancouver).

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Table of Contents

Foreword.

Preface.

Acknowledgements.

Part 1: Life at the Corner of the Rink.

Chapter 1: An Introduction to Scouting.

Chapter 2: Amateur and Professional Scouting.

Chapter 3: Where to Find Them.

Chapter 4: Tools of the Trade.

Part 2: Inside the Secret World of Hockey Scouting.

Chapter 5: The Scouting Fraternity.

Chapter 6: Influential Scouts.

Part 3: How to Tell Who's Got Game.

Chapter 7: Hockey Sense.

Chapter 8: Skating.

Chapter 9: Puck Skills and Puck Movement.

Chapter 10: Shooting the Puck.

Chapter 11: Physical Game.

Chapter 12: Defensive Hockey.

Chapter 13: Goaltenders.

Chapter 14: Defencemen and Forwards.

Chapter 15: The Intangibles.

Chapter 16: An Inside Look at a Player Meeting.

Appendix: Player Development.

Index.

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