GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) 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
The Dennis Wideman case has already produced one odd little connection to Tom Brady. Please recall how in NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman’s initial ruling, he used the private text messages between Wideman and former teammate Gregory Campbell as evidence that the Calgary Flames defenseman offered “hollow” apologies for attacking linesman Don Henderson. The NY Post among others mentioned this was “Tom Brady’s worst nightmare,” considering his own cell phone drama with Roger Goodell during DeflateGate.