Is there an equivalent of a "Moneyball" for the NHL?
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08-01-2012, 11:35 PM
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I finally got the chance to watch Moneyball, great movie.
For anyone who hasn't seen/heard of it, the movie is about the Oakland A's who changed the way of forming a baseball team. Instead of going for scoring, the GM and Assistant GM looked for players with great On Base Percentage (OBP). The OBP eventually led to scoring, but there was a severe lack of home runs.
I know that baseball and hockey are more different than broccoli and chocolate, but the hockey fan in me got to thinking. What's the NHL equivalent to this? Was it the trap? Could there be a new way of forming a team that we can think of?
They didn't change the way of forming a baseball team. They just couldn't spend money as other teams so they had to find a way to stay competitive and Billy Beane just happened to find right players at the right time.
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