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In Red Wings Land

Wings' Blashill: Hockey analytics of limited use so far | Detroit News

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 internet reacts to Patrick Marleau’s dick trick | Fear The Fin

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.