Hi folks, just dropping in here to give a quick plug for my new site, http://www.scoutinghockeysfuture.com. It’s the kind of thing I’ve wanted to do for some time now, and I’m really excited for you all to see it. A brief explanation might be helpful.
About a week ago for this site, I wrote a piece comparing Jack Hughes and Kaapo Kakko’s skill sets based on video highlights and the like. It was some of the most fun I had in a while, and I I found myself wishing I knew who else to look out for in this upcoming draft. Unfortunately I’m just not that dialed in to the world of prospects, but lucky me, I know some good people who are.
That’s what sparked this idea – a collective effort where people who keep tabs on up-and-comers keep analysts, writers, editors, and social media types informed of what’s going on in the world of prospects. Essentially, we have a small “braintrust” who keep us up to date on who’s worth covering, a group of people who fill out a sort of pre-framed “scouting report”, and then people who do all of the typical blog stuff as well. Each analyst received authorship credit over their work on the site, regardless of who actually did the writeup, because to me the heavy lifting is the important part.
All of this is to say I’m really excited about this project and where it goes. We’ll have posts going up at 8am, 1pm, and 5pm each day this week in the run up to the draft on guys not named Hughes or Kakko, and I’d love it if you all gave it a read, because I think you’ll really enjoy it. Our twitter account is @SHF_Hockey, and our Facebook page is here. I will of course still be writing here at Blue Seat, but would greatly appreciate your support in this new venture. Thanks, and enjoy!