6/5 Favorite NHL Teams- Toronto Maple Leafs
Leafs AGM Kyle Dubas and Carlton do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
In this installment of the NHL’s Summer of Analytics, the Leafs have hired advanced stats site ExtraSkater.com founder Darryl Metcalf, theLeafsNation.com stats guru and known girlfriend-haver Cam Charron, and Rob Pettapiece to form a new analytics department within the organization.
While this move doesn’t guarantee that the Leafs will be a great team out of the gates this year, it does suggest that the team will continue to make smarter analytics-backed moves moving forward as they work towards becoming a competitive team again. With moves like this, the Shanahan-run Leafs could very well be a genuinely good hockey team within a few years time.
Man, am I ever excited for the future. The future, it appears, is now.