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Toronto Maple Leafs News & Notes: July 23, 2014

Who is Kyle Dubas? I took to the Internets to find the answer.

We’ve talked ad nauseum about the Toronto Maple Leafs’ aversion to analytics, but that seems to be changing with the hiring of Dubas as assistant general manager. Tyler Dellow of Sportsnet writes about how Dubas’ open adoption of hockey’s “fancy stats” with the Soo Greyhounds will do wonders in helping the Leafs separate the good numbers from the bad.

Cam Charron covers junior hockey for Yahoo! and is very familiar with Dubas’ work. He writes for The LeafsNation that Dubas speaks differently than most “hockey men”, and that’s a very, very good thing.

Tim Wilcox of We Want A Cup has spent a lot of time speaking with Dubas and watching the Greyhounds, and wrote an informative piece on where Dubas has come from, and why he’s been successful everywhere he’s been.

In non-Kyle Dubas news, the Leafs signed former Vancouver Canucks left winger David Booth to a one-year deal worth $1.1-million. Jason Botchford of the Vancouver Province tells us why it’s a good deal for the Leafs, and why he never lived up to expectations in Van City.

Steve Burtch of Pension Plan Puppets explains his dCorsi metric. What does it mean and how can we use it? There’s some interesting information to be gleaned regarding the Leafs here.

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