19 February, 2015
The National Hockey League Officially Endorses Analytics
After the “Summer of Analytics”, advanced statistics were the topic of many discussions. Many of which simply spoke of their usage, whether they were a nuisance or a means to truly evaluate a player, team, or game. Although a part of hockey for years, the greater traction has come from front offices (Edmonton, New Jersey, and Toronto), hiring analytic experts—forcing many to delve deeper in these analytical algorithms that have been providing a unique look at National Hockey League players and teams.