Philosophy of hockey Sabremetrics: Can hockey accurately be measured?
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08-09-2012, 03:11 PM
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Burlington, Ontario
Originally Posted by
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Statistics can definitely measure hockey in an accurate light. You just need the right statistics.
If/when the NHL starts tracking individual puck possession, puck touches, passes, etc., we'll see a big revolution with this stuff
I definitely agree this is the direction hockey will move in regard to collating useful information for player effectiveness.
Analyzing puck movement is the key to the game itself. I know of certain technologies used in soccer to spatially analyze player velocity and distance by use of chipped jerseys, so I wonder if that could apply to a hockey jersey, stick, and puck?
It'd make analyzing the game easy enough that you won't have to watch the game, necessarily.
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