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  1. Prucha73

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    How would you rate them in quality and accuracy? (Red Line, ISS, CSB, Young Guns) Is there any other out there?
     
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    HF's varies from writer to writer, some sections are the best you'll find in the world, others not so much
    Mckeens has a tremendous amount of content, can't go wrong there.

    How would I 'rate' them? I dunno. To me, the THN Draft Preview is the be all and end all over all the others - but I'm sure others might think differently.
     
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    Is there really a need or demand for so many scouting services and reports? How do they make profit from it? Do NHL teams review all of them or only some specific ones?
     
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    The fact is they are geared to different groups.
    Red Line is purchased by 30 NHL team as well as most CHL teams. ISS is a newer start up which has some CHL teams. CSB is the NHL paid for company that teams MUST pay for. Young guns is well a web site that some fans may look at.
     
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    Anyone know the 1 NHL team that doesn't subscribe to the RLR?
     
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    Wait and see who drafts Schremp ;)
     
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    ISS has several NHL teams for their pro scouting reports as well as NCAA and CHL teams. I don't know how many NHL teams, but I think it's around 20. I've talked with the head scout of ISS several times, and they seem to be growing rapidly.
     
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    You're right ISS is growing very fast. Like RLR , I dont always agree with their ranking & some assesments with players but who am I to judge ? I dont see 90% of the future draftees.

    To me ISS & RLR are like team NHL #31 & #32. I saw them as an NHL team working on drafting their players & that's why you have so many different ranking.

    Both are a great source of information regarding how an NHL teams would do their scouting. I'm not an expert to say the NHL are doing it that way but I do believe it could be close of something like this. (with probably more depth of course)
     
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    What is the point of having all these scouting services as the CSB is based on direct feedback from the NHL teams, which would make it the most accurate list....
     
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    Actually it is not based on direct feedback at all. Not sure where you heard that.
    It will be interesting to see how ISS progresses or doesn't based on the fact that they gave away their service for free to a lot of sources as a trial.
     
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