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06-05-2012, 11:19 AM
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Originally Posted by SaskRinkRat View Post
So, I wanted to revive this thread as I thought the recent overhaul in the Habs front office and coaching staff might provide some fodder for discussion. What impact does the hiring of Bergevin, Therrien, et al have on the likelihood that the Habs begin to employ more analytical approaches to player evaluation?

As someone very much supportive of this approach, I have to say I'm apprehensive about the new group. They seem very much cut from the old school cloth. But maybe I'm jumping the gun?
Doesn't look like they did it when looking at experienced coaches:

To be fair to Therrien Marc Crawford's underlying numbers are similar to Therrien's so it's not as if the Habs missed out on the sure-fire good experienced guy.

The good news is that you can win without being on the cutting edge. Even in baseball The Anaheim Angels still had playoff-making success in the late-00s despite not looking toward Sabremetrics, ditto the Minnesota Twins.

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