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Crime, Punishment, and Player Safety

No-one loves a good fight more than a hockey fan. The energy and intense action of the game creates a level of excitement on the ice and in the stands that’s unique to hockey. 1,587 more words


What The Kyle Dubas Hiring Hopefully Means For The Toronto Maple Leafs And The National Hockey League

Advanced Statistics/Analytics Preview

Many of the statistics and numbers sports teams, leagues, fans, and/or media publications follow and track were at one point “advanced”. In the case of major league baseball, Earnshaw Cook was an early supporter of saber metrics in 1964. 1,982 more words


Leafs hire Kyle Dubas as assistant GM, say farewell to Loiselle, Poulin

Change.  Something that has been often talked about with the Toronto Maple Leafs organization for years.  Toronto will never be the perfect market, there will always be fans that want to change everything around.  523 more words

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Welcome stats into the front office, leave them out of storytelling

The late Farley Mowat once said “Never let facts get in the way of the truth.”

The Toronto Maple Leafs waded into hockey’s new frontier today with the surprise announcement that 28-year old Kyle Dubas is the new assistant general manager of the club. 492 more words


Toronto Maple Leafs hire Kyle Dubas, fire Claude Loiselle and Dave Poulin

On a day where everyone least expected it, the Toronto Maple Leafs made a move that could very well be the most important and significant one of the off-season. 755 more words


Toronto Maple Leafs make organizational 180°, firing Dave Poulin and Claude Loiselle and hiring progressive executive Kyle Dubas

For years, the Toronto Maple Leafs have been the NHL’s last greatest bastion against the slow infiltration of hockey analytics. Under first Brian Burke and more recently Dave Nonis, the team has made it abundantly clear through both word and action that it has no time or use for numbers in making decisions. 737 more words

Cult Of Hockey

Toronto Maple Leafs hire Kyle Dubas as assistant GM; release Dave Poulin, Claude Loiselle

In what is being perceived as new Toronto Maple Leafs president Brendan Shanahan’s first big move of the summer, the team has hired Kyle Dubas as assistant GM. 1,069 more words