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In Topic: John Moore to NJD

01 July 2015 - 02:09 PM

What about how many goals he's scored on Sunday afternoons in January?


lol who uses the word aplomb? I mean really are we in the 1700's here. I can't take this report seriously.

NHL Central Scouting’s Jack Barzee
“I watched John Moore as an underage player and I knew he was a must see player for this year; he hasn’t disappointed me one bit. His first two strides are like Paul Coffey and he has been labeled as a world-class skater. He is poised with the puck, he gets his shots through to the net and he has gotten a lot stronger this season. He resembles (Calgary Flames) defenseman Jordan Leopold and similar to Leopold at the same age he needs to get a little bit better at playing more aggressive and more physical, but John is going to be a one-two defenseman in the NHL.”

Chicago Steel head coach Steven R. Poapst
“John is a gifted skater with tremendous skill that allows him to create time and space with the puck and offensive opportunities. He passes the puck like a pro and has a big time shot as well.”

Weaknesses: “His defensive zone play and reading defensive rushes are the main areas in his game that he needs to continue to work on and improve on.”

Overall: “John is a true leader that approaches the game as a player that needs to get better everyday. His skills combined with his skating ability are what set him apart from the rest. He continues to grow and mature as a player and leader and continues to improve his overall game each day he comes to the rink.”

In Topic: John Moore to NJD

01 July 2015 - 01:55 PM

I'll have to let others comment on this, because I really don't know much about him at all.

Scouting Report
Assets: Has a big frame and owns exceptional skating ability. Can play an offensive role when it's required, but is otherwise a very steady defender. Shoots the puck with aplomb. His speed is useful everywhere. Flaws: Is still learning the nuances of the NHL game. Needs to add more strength in order to better handle big forwards. Needs to keep working on his defensive consistency with regards to his decision-making. Career Potential: Extremely mobile defenseman with some upside.
Career Honors & Awards

League Honor Description: USHL Defenseman of the Year 2008-09, USHL First All-Star Team 2008-09




John Moore
Number: 17
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 202
Shoots: Left
Born: Nov 19, 1990  (Age 24)
Birthplace: Winnetka, IL, United States
Acquired: Acquired by the Rangers along with Derick Brassard, Derek Dorsett and a sixth-round pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft for Marian Gaborik, Blake Parlett and Steven Delisle.
Drafted: CBJ / 2009 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (21st overall) PROSPECT BIO

In Topic: July 1st- UFA Madness

01 July 2015 - 12:17 PM

Calgary played this off season A+


Devils negotiating for that top 2 draft pick... June 2016

In Topic: Devils 2014-2015 Off Season Thread

01 July 2015 - 10:51 AM

Frolik is really interested by MTL apparently

 Frolik would be a fit, V.G. playmaker-speed and guess what, he's under 30!


I hope a player being under 30 isn't a deal breaker... lol

In Topic: Devils Prospects Camp: July 13-18

30 June 2015 - 07:14 PM

This is a general question to the board, as I have to plead ignorance on the issue:


That's one hell of a well-written detailed scouting report, and all for a guy who's seemingly slipped through the cracks and plays on a team in the QMJHL from Prince Edward Island of all places.


My question is, what is in it for an amateur scout at this specific level? Do they make a living generating these kinds of reports and putting the time in? Do these scouting websites pay them per-click like some blogging websites? Or are they doing this pro-bono, out of passion for the game, with the hopes some of their scouted players get picked up and those teams hire them as scouts (on a freelance/temporary basis) because of the quality of their report/eye? Just curious how it all works, as I know nothing about that world and find it very interesting, from an outsider's point of view.


I know some of the advanced stat guys were putting in thousands of hours a year for minimal payout on blogging websites, but many of them have gotten hired by NHL teams in recent years. Is that how amateur scouting works?

I really can't tell the validity with some of these sites and their writeups, but I have copies of today's NHL Scouting Central's checklists(can't find them right now), but I can you inform you of this... One of the biggest complaints by NHL team scouts of the past were their salaries & benefits packages, especially teams with very high cost of living/high tax metro areas/states.  There have been many changes over the past 15 years implemented to help compensate scouting personal. I couldn't believe how low some team scouts were paid in very high cost regions.