The Predators claim to use advanced statistics, but the proof isn't in the pudding.
The release of Moneyball in theaters this week has the sports-geek world buzzing, and in today's hockey notes, our look around the league features two articles on that front.
If there's any team in the NHL which serves as a consistent exemplar of Moneyball principles, it has to be the Nashville Predators, who have made the playoffs 6 out of the last 7 seasons, usually with one of the league's lower payrolls.
How might Moneyball methods apply to the NHL? We have some thoughts on this, an analyst's view of the best & worst player moves of the summer, and an eye-popping contract extension for a young forward in the East.