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How the Sabers’ 2022 NHL Draft strategy was driven by Sam Ventura and the analytics department

When the Sabers hired Sam Ventura as vice president of hockey strategy and research in July 2021, he had just a few weeks to acclimate himself to the organization before the NHL draft. He has offered opinions on draft prospects, but has yet to build his staff, statistical systems or relationships with the Sabres’ front …

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The best under-the-radar signings of the NHL offseason, including Frank Vatrano, Eric Comrie

The dust of NHL free agency continues to settle. Those big name players we’ve been looking at for weeks have (mostly) signed up somewhere, deals that we’ve looked at thoroughly. We’re here to talk about less chewy moves. The ones that may have flown under the radar. Or I was caught in a deadlock of …

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