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Devils joining the hockey analytics movement

18 March 2014 - 10:02 AM



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.


Local TV ratings - Devils dead last

24 February 2014 - 04:33 PM



It's a subscriber only article, but here are some numbers tweeted by Chris Botta:


NHL US top 5 average TV ratings this season:


Penguins 7.67

Sabres 5.45

Bruins 5.06

Blackhawks 4.49

Blues 3.95


Bottom 5:


Isles 0.41

Kings 0.37

Panthers 0.24

Ducks 0.23

Devils 0.16


Metro area teams (in households per game):


Rangers 93,000 (up 27k from last year)

Flyers 56,000 (down 43k from last year)

Isles 31,000 (up 15k from last year, 2nd largest ratings jump in the NHL)

Devils 12,000 (down 9k from last year)


For what it's worth, Columbus has a higher rating (smaller market), but only average 6,000 households per game.


I never would've thought the Isles had almost 3x as many households viewing their games than the Devils.  Understandable that the Devils get bumped to MSG+2 so often.

GDT - Edmonton @ New Jersey, 7:00pm

07 February 2014 - 02:45 PM

The race for draft position!! (If the Devils actually had a pick this year...)


As of today, Edmonton would have pick #2.

New Jersey's forfeited pick would have been #6.


New Jersey #26 in Goals Scored

Edmonton #30 in Goal Against


Something's gotta give!!!


Let's go Devils!  REVENGE!!!



Larsson sent to Albany

09 January 2014 - 01:55 PM

Per TG tweet.


Way to ruin a top 5 draft pick.

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