Long-time Red Wings scout Marty Stein spoke with the BC Local News’s Roger Stein regarding his and several other scouts‘ dismissals from the Red Wings, as discussed by DetroitHockey.net’s Clark Rasmussen and Detroit Hockey Now’s Bob Duff on Monday:
A Coldstream National Hockey League scout is shuffling off to Buffalo.
After a quarter-century scoping out hockey talent with the Detroit Red Wings, Marty Stein has inked a deal for his talents with the Buffalo Sabres.
“Basically, myself and a few other guys in Detroit from the Ken Holland regime, our contracts were not going to be renewed as Steve (new general manager Yzerman) told us he wants to go with his own guys and I get that,” said Stein, who turns 65 Sept. 12. “So I asked for permission to seek employment elsewhere.”
He put out feelers to all 32 NHL teams and the Sabres came back with an offer Stein couldn’t turn down. He and Lukas Sutter, son of former NHL star Rich Sutter, will be in charge of scouting Western Canada for the Sabres.
“I’m very excited to start a new adventure,” said Stein on his Facebook page. “I’m honoured to continue working in the NHL.”