The Family Adviser business is a big one in junior and AAA hockey. Real big, and it looks like a lot of people are figuring it out.
You know, people that have never played the game, people that have never stepped foot on a college campus, former Tier III players who just finished playing this year, and my personal favorite; Coaches.
Yeah, its a freakin shit show out there. When I get emails to websites of AAA and Junior Coaches being listed or set up as “family advisers” it brings only one phrase to mind.
CONFLICT OF INTEREST
Ahhhhhh yes. The old Conflict of Interest clause that makes it pretty clear that a current Coach at any level can not, represent an adviser client without Conflict of Interest. If you cant see a Conflict in this scenario, its time to go get an eye exam.
A Coach can not represent any players best interest when it may directly effect his or his teams best interest. Its pretty damn simple to figure out. And if you take five minutes to think you will come up with at least another half dozen conflicts.
Then there are those super advisers who don’t even own a pair of skates and who never played the game. Yep, they sure understand the culture and nature of players. All that behind the scenes TV on the NHL channel makes it easy eh boys? Read that book, “Hockey Advisers For Dummies”? Perfect, you are all set to absolutely shit on players careers.
Seriously, if your adviser never played, never worked in the game at any real serious level, and watches a ton of games on line to do his job. You have a super fan, not an adviser.
NO EXPERIENCE ROOKIES
Its really cute though when a bunch of Tier III veterans think that are going to start advising players. This was hilarious when I was told about this website. Seriously? Some kids who are Tier III warriors are now going to advise players on career paths? Yeah, you might want to get somewhere yourself first boys. Unless your advising them on how to score a fake ID you probably cant help them.
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