When scouts look at players, they take note of a player's attitude.
While they want the most talented skaters, shooters and passers to fill their rosters, there are other factors.
Hockey players need to be team-oriented.
Players who will make the extra pass when they could shoot themselves help make their team better. They are selfless players. So are players who will stand up for teammates who are being challenged or bullied by cheap-shot artists.
Players who choose to shoot and play offense when defense is required are self-centered. Players who take penalties because they want retribution are selfish. Players who don't hold up when skating into the offensive zone and cause an offsides whistle because of it are selfish.
Executives who are trying to squeeze every dollar and keep them out of the players' wallets are selfish.