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All about Arizona Coyotes GM John Chayka

From the Associated Press:

His time on the ice done, John Chayka would turn to the tape, spending up to 25 hours to break down the game just played.

He tracked every player on the ice, every possession, touch of the puck, calculating the impact of every decision or movement on the ice.

The attention to detail, to making himself and his teammates better, led Chayka to co-found his own hockey analytics company. Now it's helped him become the youngest general manager in NHL history, a meteoric rise even he didn't see coming.

''It would be silly to suggest it wasn't a little surprising,'' said Chayka, named GM of the Arizona Coyotes on May 5. ''It's like anything in life; good fortune, good timing, a lot of that plays into it. I always just try to better myself every day, learn every day.''


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SYF's avatar

‘‘It’s a good holistic approach where you’re weighing both options and ideas,’’ Chayka said. ‘‘Where you have agreements and consistency in your approach, then you have a better decision. When you have those disagreements is where you have real opportunity to learn from it. If the data disagrees with the eye or the eye disagrees with the data, now you have a real opportunity to understand why.’‘

My favorite part from the article.

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 07/29/16 at 11:10 PM ET

George Malik's avatar

It’s what you really hear from the folks who are at peace with the concept of advanced stats and the eyeball test living together in harmony—that the data checks the eyeball test, and the eyeball test checks the data, and when they disagree, then it’s time to watch, analyze and talk it out.

Posted by George Malik from South Lyon, MI on 07/29/16 at 11:14 PM ET

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