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Stats vs. scouts at the draft table

Some scouts rate Matthew Tkachuk as high as a top-3 pick in the 2016 NHL draft class, but statisticians have their concerns. Claus Andersen/Getty Images

One of the biggest conversations going on in NHL front offices today is not just about analytics. It's also about how to apply statistical analysis to the world of prospects. These discussions were brought up with prospects like Lawson Crouse and Daniel Sprong last season, and they will apply to top prospects like Matthew Tkachuk and Alex DeBrincat this season.