FCHockey: The Podcast
By FC Hockey
FCHockey: The PodcastJan 23, 2021
EP2: Robert Kron of the Seattle Kraken
Peter Loubardias and Aaron Vickers connect with Robert Kron, the inaugural director of amateur scouting for the Seattle Kraken, in the latest FCHockey: The Podcast, powered by CDN (www.wearecdn.ca). With Loubardias and Vickers, Kron discusses the craziness that was the 2020 NHL Draft, the unpredictability of the 2021 class, the limitations of scouting in 2021, Kron's evolution from 12-year NHL veteran to longtime NHL scout, and the evolution of scouting over the course of Kron's 13-year scouting career.
EP1: Tod Button & Jake Neighbours
Peter Loubardias and Aaron Vickers connect on the first episode of FCHockey: The Podcast, featuring Calgary Flames director of amateur scouting Tod Button and 2020 NHL Draft eligible Jake Neighbours of the Edmonton Oil Kings.
Neighbours, one of the top prospects for 2020 from the Western Hockey League, discusses what it's like as a prospect without having a set date for the draft, how he's managing Zoom interviews with NHL teams and what he's doing to stay in shape despite social distancing efforts and no combine to prepare for.
Button, in his 23rd year with the Flames, goes deep on the difficult challenges of preparing for the draft without some of the season's most important events, setting up shop remotely with his team of scouts, and his impressions of the 2020 NHL Draft class.