Advanced Stats vs. Old School Thinking in the NHL

DubasThis article talks about the conflict between the Advanced Stats (aka Analytics) and the old-school thinkers in the hockey world.  Did you know that this summer a number of different mathematicians (like Kyle Dubas, pictured left) were hired by professional hockey teams?  Some were fans who started Analytics blogs a few years ago; they now work for an NHL club.

Go here to check it out:  Inside the bitter rivalry (The Hockey News)

BADGING:  Read the article.  Write at least two paragraphs explaining why there is conflict in this field — why do some people think it ISN’T a good idea to use mathematics and analytics?

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