The Edmonton Oilers announced Bob Green as the head of amateur scouting this morning in a confusing press release. The release says “he will work closely with the Oilers’ hockey operations department and amateur scouting staff and will assist with identifying and recruiting NCAA, CHL and select European free agents”, implying he will in fact be looking for 20-year old or older players who have passed through the draft.
The disconnect: his title suggests he has sweeping powers that would include all amateur procurement (and the draft), but the statement in italics suggests a more narrow view based on players who are no longer draft eligible.
At moments like these, it’s important not to overreact. So, I am currently making a protest sign with giant “WTF STU?” on it, will be protesting until dark.