– Shayna (@hayyyshayyy) August 14, 2023
As you’ll recall, Christopher Boucher was the CH’s major hire at this level, and he now assumes the role of head of the department. Basically, he seems to be working with all members of the organization to help them in their respective tasks.
On the other hand, a director doesn’t make a department: it takes meat off the bone. And when you look at what the CH’s meat looks like compared to that of other teams, you realize that the Tricolore is starting to place well, when there are only five teams with more (publicly disclosed) employees linked to advanced stats .
That seems to be the “magic number”, basically.
You might suspect that there are more than five people in the Montreal organization who are involved in advanced statistics in one way or another, but we’re talking here about the people listed on the team’s official website. There may well be others whose names are not made public.
On its site, the CH lists Boucher, Desaulniers and McMillan in the “Advanced Statistics Department” section, but we know that Sedgwick is a great believer in advanced statistics and that Douglas incorporates them into his work, as Director of the Sport Science and Performance Department.
For these reasons, they are included in Shayna Goldman’s list.
– He wasn’t about to say otherwise.
The hiring of the experienced head coach is not unanimous in field hockey circles.https://t.co/U07b01zAe0
– TVA Sports (@TVASports) August 14, 2023
– John Tavares pays tribute to Rodion Amirov, who sadly passed away earlier today.
It’s incredibly hard to comprehend the loss of Rodion. His smile and joy for life & field hockey was infectious. My teammates & I are grateful for our time spent with him & forever inspired by his courageous fight. Condolences to his loved ones. We’ll miss him dearly. #RodionForever pic.twitter.com/ISw98LT7dM
– John Tavares (@91Tavares) August 14, 2023
In the KHL, he was also honoured with a minute’s silence.
– KHL (@khl_eng) August 14, 2023
– Good old Jeffrey Loria, a Montreal favorite, is back in the news.
The former Expos and Marlins owner also criticized Derek Jeter’s Miami ways. https://t.co/ZoK4Fd9Huz
– Passion MLB (@passion_mlb) August 14, 2023
– This will be one to watch.