Thursday, January 22, 2009

The Purpose of this Blog

The goal of this blog is to provide information from a scouting perspective on prospects for the NHL entry draft. It will focus mainly on the prospects that I see firsthand as I attend Western Hockey League games in Regina, Saskatchewan. My intention is to be positive in nature when assessing and ranking the prospects, while also giving my honest opinion. It is important to take notice of both strengths and weaknesses of a prospect in an unbiased and objective manner. Keep in mind that my evaluations will be primarily based on on ice performance, as I do not have access to the prospects themselves, their coaches, or families. Interviewing prospects is an important part of scouting.

From time to time I will also comment on prospects I read about or see on television. Just remember not to take my opinions too seriously -- I simply put them out there for discussion and healthy debate. My first report will likely be this weekend after I watch the Kootenay Ice play here in Regina Friday night.

8 comments:

Guy D said...

I'm looking forward to your post Brad, keep up the great work.

Kelly Markwart said...

Does this mean that we can't come over and bug you DURING the action on the ice?

Neil said...

Scotty Baumann once said to Larry Hornung (you may know this story) that to keep in the professional leagues -- be sure to be good at what you do. Brad, what does Colten Teubert do that is good (and worthy of being drafted)?

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Doogie2K said...

Hm, I will be very interested in your opinion on some of the undrafted Hitmen, particularly Brandon Kozun. I think he's getting shafted a bit for his size, but I freely admit to homer blinders.

Suze said...

Nice work, hope you keep it up. The bold white font on the dark background is a bit hard on the eyes to read though!

rlwrights said...

You're not quite 40 - yet - but good to hear you can acknowledge it already. lol The blog looks good and I've enjoyed your posts. Keep it up!

Anonymous said...

Hey Brad,
Kyle Beech will be coming soon to Regina. He's mean and nasty and not much fun to play against (to steal a phrase from Harry Neale). Kyle is the kind of player fans love to hate. I can't wait for your comments regarding his hockey abilities.

Gordie Know-How