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CAPTAIN VIDEO AND FANCY STATS

Having more information to draw on when you’re building or coaching a NHL team is never a bad thing, be it in the form of grainy VHS videotape or advanced stats and analytics.

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THE END OF THE STAY-AT-HOMES

That’s Boston’s Don Awrey up against Walter Tkaczuk, 40 years ago. Awrey was a stay-at-home defenseman, and every team had two or three. Shot blockers, penalty killers, tough-as-nails and absolutely filthy compared to the game today. Stay-at-home defensemen aren’t stellar puck movers and passers, and the game’s progress away from defense and toward controlled retrieval…