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03-05-2012, 12:46 PM
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For the nerds (myself included):

Not all hockey people are certain advanced stats can provide any benefit. On the conference’s hockey panel, Burke said NHL teams are looking for any edge they can get, but he hasn’t seen anything useful in the 30 papers on advanced statistics that his staff goes through each year. “Everybody is looking for these Moneyball type breakthroughs,” Burke said. “I have yet to see anything that has value in terms of an alternative way or more progressive way of evaluating players.”

But Chiarelli, leader of the Stanley Cup-winning Boston Bruins, was far less dismissive of advanced stats, saying his team tracks a number of stats, such as an advanced scoring chance metrics for every player in the league. “You have to be careful how you use it, but it’s another piece of information.”

I wonder how similar Bruins' scoring chance tracking is to the project undertaken by some blogs, including this one for the Habs?

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