In Red Wings Land
Falsehoods about analytics? Naw. Just alternative facts.
From the article:
"Right now, I don’t think a lot of the analytics out there are really very deep. They’re really just different stats, in my mind. They’re not deeper stats. They’re not giving us a whole bunch more information, especially if they’re just taken as one." -Jeff Blashill
I know this piece from Gregg Krupa had Prashanth fired up. Love or hate analytics these days, I think we can all at least admit they hold some value in hockey today. I get that Jeff Blashill isn't completely dismissing analytics. He says the team uses it's own numbers, but I do get the vibe still that this franchise just rolls their eyes whenever the topic is brought up.
The "Big" Story
The Sharks veteran scored not one... not two... not three... but FOUR GOALS IN THE 3RD PERIOD. Four goals by a Sharks player can only mean one kind of celebration. Some of the tweets from Patrick Marleau's teammates are fantastic. Logan Couture's response takes the cake.
Let's Go Red Wings.