The Dodgers recently hired Oakland A's Assistant GM Paul DePodesta as their new GM. At 31, DePodesta is the third-youngest person to be hired as a big-league general manager. Theo Epstein was hired by the Boston Red Sox at age 28 in 2002, and Randy Smith was 29 when the San Diego Padres hired him in 1993. DePodesta, became the fifth or sixth GM that uses sabermetrics as factor when making roster moves. He also is noted as the numbers cruncher in the book Moneyball that showed the use of Sabermetrics as a viable strategy for baseball. My question is, do you all believe it is possible to come up with a similiar "formula" to calculate for hockey. Granted, the make ups of hockey and baseball are two completely different concepts, but are the statistics there to come up with these strategies? If yes, do you think that they will ever come to the mainstream like in baseball,with owners who will buy into the sabermetrics reasoning? Will the NHL will see an influx of number crunchers from Ivy league schools becoming GMs before they are 40?