Former Wings scout Marty Stein moves on to the Buffalo Sabres

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’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.”

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2 thoughts on “Former Wings scout Marty Stein moves on to the Buffalo Sabres”

  1. Odds are high that dementia is in a starting change this scouts thinking.
    He wants to go to a Team that has been in Crisis mode (for years) and leaving a Team with a highly regarded young GM/VP..

    Maybe he thinks B starts before D, so B is better.

    At least he was probably the only one that accepted a spot on the interview list.

    Maybe at 65 yrs old he can only Scout the Laffs.

    He can still be a nice guy (that will finish last will and finish his career).

    NOBODY should go to a Team run by the Turd Eichel. I disliked Eichel before he was drafted, cool huh? Imagine Lankin and Eichel were said to be friends. Bet that ended fast.

    Maybe he has a Girlfriend in in Buffalo, but that was tried earlier.

    Actual he liked staying a Wing in Buffalo and getting Eaten!

    1. Scouts change teams relatively frequently. I don’t think that Stein is dealing with dementia–he’s merely adopting his new team’s philosophy. Deep breaths here.

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