PHT Morning Skate: What’s the future of analytics in hockey?

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PHT’s Morning Skate takes a look around the world of hockey to see what’s happening and what we’ll be talking about around the NHL world and beyond.

Fancy statistics have certainly become more prominent, but what does that mean for the future of the sport? (CBS Sports)

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The New York Islanders have performed better defensively lately, but they need to take that success to Nassau Coliseum. (Newsday)

After dropping eight straight games, Columbus’ game against Washington on Tuesday is critical. “We’re not in a position to lose any more games if we’re going to make a season out of it,” Nick Foligno argued. (Columbus Dispatch)

Marc Arcobello is becoming more confident as he gains NHL experience. (Edmonton Journal)

Wayne Gretzky admitted that he did talk about becoming the Toronto Maple Leafs’ president with MLSE CEO Tim Leiweke but it didn’t work out and the job ultimately went to Brendan Shanahan. (CBC)

Toby Enstrom is set to play in his 500th game tonight. (Winnipeg Sun)