Great ESPN article on advance stats & the Devils. Sorry it's only insider if you subscribe. Here's a teaser/snipet:
In January, the New Jersey Devils publicly posted a job opening for a position called Director of Hockey Analytics that was fascinating for a number of reasons. For one, the Devils aren’t often seen as a franchise on the forefront of utilizing advanced stats and hockey analytics. Secondly, if Lou Lamoriello was, in fact, joining the advanced stats movement in hockey, it was stunning that we’d find out about it publicly. Nobody runs a tighter ship than Lamoriello when it comes to containing information, and teams tend to keep their analytics use very private.
The result of the public posting, however, was a barrage of applicants.
“We’ve had... I don’t know how many applicants,” Lamoriello said when we chatted on the topic last week.