Is there an equivalent of a "Moneyball" for the NHL?
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11-29-2012, 08:55 AM
Join Date: Nov 2012
If you look at the St Louis Blues from last year, they were somewhat Moneyball themselves. A Cap of 51,180,000. That means they left 19,020,000 in cap space for the season. Just like in the movie, they started the season out rough but then started putting wins together and finished 2nd in the Western Conference and they were contending for the Presidents Trophy in the last week of the season.
I wouldn't say they were buying goals though like the A's were buying runs. The Blues had one of the lowest scoring offenses in the NHL but had maybe the best defense in the league. I guess you could argue they were buying GAA?
That's the closest comparison I can think of in the NHL
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