Mark Scheifele doesn't like analytics. Most NHLers, anecdotally it seems, don't care one way or another. They don't have to. No GM in the league is turning down Mark Scheifele because he doesn't care for analytics.

Pierre-Luc Dubois had a better answer anyway.
Hell, no player GM in the league is turning down Mark Scheifele because his analytics don't suggest good things.

I suspect the best players don't have to give a shit about them. Some people said Leon Draisaitl wasn't great because of his poor defensive numbers.
Some people suggest Kyle Connor isn't great because of his poor defensive numbers.

And then there are coaches that use different systems for analytics that we don't see.

Nothing really moves forward in these things.
PLD essentially said that analytics are nice from above, but when you're on the ice, it's not so easy. Can't just tell someone to change something and it happens based on an equation. Hockey happens in the heat of the moment. Decisions happen in milliseconds.
Sorry, being swapping back and forth between this and COVID.

Asking players seems pointless most of the time, but they are also the ones being heavily judged based on the analytics, which is why they are asked.
I suppose players, just like coaches and GMs, should have an opportunity to defend themselves when certain things are levied against them based on analytics. However they answer is up to them.
I think there's a part of analytics, or at least how they are applied, that expects a player to be perfect. And if a player is not perfect, he then becomes a bad player.

That's not always true. But, at least anecdotally, you see that on social media.
Any who, use them or don't (I do to help inform storytelling.)

But when both sides just get their backs up against the wall each time someone shits on one side or another, it just furthers the divisive wedge.

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Regardless of what players, coaches, etc., say about analytics, the thing that irks me most (irrespective of how I feel about them), is that it just seems tough to be a fan on here.

For example: If you like Nathan Beaulieu, for instance, you're an idiot.
Another example: If you don't like Mathieu Perreault, you're an idiot.

Twitter is a bad place to be a fan with a differing opinion. It's just a shit show most of the time because people are so embedded in their own cause they can't see the other side.
And the irony here is that both sides are cheering for the same thing, they just see things in a different lens.
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- 51 new
- 32,000 T
- 1,146 act
- 901 dead (M: 3-100s, 72-90s, 141-80s, 114-70s, 51-60s, 24-50s, 15-40s, 6-30s, 20s, <10 W: 15-100s, 149-90s, 149-80s, 78-70s, 41-60s, 22-50s, 9-40s, 6-30s, 20s)
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- 29,953 rcv
- 529,722 ts
- 1,788 YD
- TP 3.8%
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Northern - 30
Winnipeg - 15
Southern - 3
Interlake-Eastern - 3
Prairie Mountain - 0
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M40s, M80s. W90s - Winnipeg
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injections per day for March, up around 600 from last week's estimates.
Current daily capacity is now at 12,499 (goal is 20,000 by April 1).
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- 31,950 T
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Winnipeg - 36
Northern - 16
Southern - 7
Interlake-Eastern - 3
Prairie Mountain - 2
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M70s - Interlake-Eastern
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Tucker Poolman returns to the lineup tonight, but who comes out is a mystery.

Laurent Brossoit starts.

Maurice not playing his hand on if the top two lines will look like they ended last night. Won't do it on a back to back, but says he's open to moving parts around.
Maurice felt there was no cost to making last night's line changes. Wants to see those lines for a while, but won't put experimentation over winning.
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