NHL Edge Gives Fans Puck Tracking Data
The NHL is actually ahead of the curve on something? Hockey fans are getting some serious good news. The NHL is releasing more data to the public. The league will be launching software called NHL Edge so that fans can get crucial puck-tracking data.
Frank Seravalli over at Daily Faceoff was the first to report the news:
“The NHL launched a new stats portal called NHL EDGE on Monday, which gives fans and media access to some of the most sought-after information from the league’s player and puck tracking data, which includes metrics such as skating speed, distance traveled, shot speed, shot location and goaltending performance metrics.”
“This is very much the starting point,” said Russell Levine, NHL group vice president of stats and information. “We know that fans were hungry for this information and we’re excited to continue to add more information to EDGE as fans consume more and more.”
As a content creator, this is great news. It’s something that we can use to implement more data into the articles. This truly will be a great tool to use for so many people. You already know all the analytical nerds on social media will be all over this too creating graphs for public consumption. Maybe this will help make fans smarter too?
This is the link to get to the NHL Edge program.
Also, a quick reminder. Tonight is the first night of the Frozen Frenzy. Yes, all 32 teams will be in action and the red zone-style broadcast has been put into place. I can’t wait to tune into that.
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