Biometrics: The statistical revolution the NHL isn’t talking about
Over the past couple of seasons, the NHL “money-puck” movement has really begun, as teams across the league have really started to buy in to the value that modern hockey metrics bring to the table.
The Toronto Maple Leafs have a full analytics staff working in their front office. The Florida Panthers have assembled their own team of stat-heads. The Arizona Coyotes promoted the former CEO of a data collection company to general manager. There are plenty of other examples (the Pittsburgh Penguins, Carolina Hurricanes, and New Jersey Devils have all hired analysts from the “blogosphere”), but the general point is that teams are starting to buy in.