Today isn’t our average Monday here at The Death Pool. I have been trying to learn scouting over the last year or so, and the boss gave me an assignment close to four months ago to help me learn. Basically the assignment boiled down to studying 20 different teams in various leagues, with various wins and losses.
In that study though I had to go back and research every player on each team, and see where they had come from and what they had done before, as well as where other scouts projected them.
Well, not only was this an ass load of work, but it sure opened my eyes to what some people here call the “Development Bottleneck.” I didn’t know what they meant by that term until I got done doing the work and now I know.
At the junior hockey level, no matter which league you may be in, the whole purpose is to develop better hockey players.
The definition of Development is;
: the act or process of growing or causing something to grow or become larger or more advanced
: the act or process of creating something over a period of time
David Wagner – The Angel Of Death – For Those Who Live Stupidly I salute You
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