The debate surrounding advanced stats is going to take a new turn this season as more NHL teams made high-profile hires to crunch advanced numbers internally. While the debate changes, however, the game itself may not.
Dustin Byfuglien will remain at forward for the Winnipeg Jets, while Brent Burns of the San Jose Sharks heads back to defense. As two of the most versatile players in the game, they'll be tested in their new/old roles
Drew Doughty and Ryan McDonagh are among the best defensemen under the age of 25 in the NHL and now they have the Stanley Cup Final as their showcase. It won't be long before most NHL defensemen look like them.