Greg Wyshynski, reporting for ESPN:
“There are two stat types across the board that every coaching
staff said that, without question, helped them make in-game moment
decisions: Time on ice and faceoffs,” Foster said. “With time on
ice, you want to manage your top players to make sure they have
gas in the tank at the end of the game, or if they’re coming back
from an injury.”
For both ice time and faceoffs, the app offers something that the
coaches uniformly requested from the NHL: easy-to-read displays.
Faceoff success or failure is depicted as a series of green
circles with check marks or red circles with X’s, and faceoff
percentages can be broken down by where they were held and
This app with live stats replaces paper printouts, which team staffers would scamper to get into coaches’ hands as quickly as possible.
Interesting contrast, too, to Major League Baseball, which has had iPads in the dugout since 2016, but which expressly forbids those iPads from being online. Whatever stats are on those iPads at the start of the game are the only stats available during the game. This NHL system is all completely live.
★ Thursday, 17 January 2019