NHL Special: A Numbers Game

Patrice Bergeron. (Tony Ding/AP)

Whether you like it or not, analytics in hockey are here to stay.

In Hockey Central’s ‘A Numbers Game,’ we take a look at the history of the stats movement, what it all means and how it can help fans and front offices better understand the game.

Hockey analytics rise to prominence
The summer of 2014 was a watershed moment for hockey analytics.

Roger Neilson: The father of analytics?
The late Roger Neilson was regarded as an innovator by using videotapes to analyze teams and players. He’s being seen as a pioneer in another analytical tool as well.

How to apply analytics
What analytics say about the game’s top players, and how it can be applied to better understand the game.

Avalanche defy the rules of analytics
The Colorado Avalanche had a lot of success last season, but the numbers tell a different story.

Analytics help explain success of Kings and Hawks
The success of the Los Angeles Kings and Chicago Blackhawks can be explained by analytics.

The future of analytics in hockey
A look at what the world of analytics could become, and how it’s going to influence the NHL in the future.

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