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07-07-2009, 02:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Inker View Post
When Mike Gillis took over the GM position of the Canucks, he said from the beginning that he was going to closely follow the "moneyball" strategy in his management. He never went into any real detail, but he's taken the team into a playoff position so we'll see how it pays off.
Here is an article about analytics and how it can be used in the NHL. As noted in the article former GM Mike Smith and a partner have started a company to provide these services (Coleman Analytics) and reportedly have 5 NHL clients as of May 2008. Smith points out it is hard to get the NHL to accept new ways of doing things.
http://www2.canada.com/vancouversun/...dbbc0b&k=74598

Also see:
http://www.sportsbusinessjournal.com/article/53651

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