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Kevin Mongeon is the principal owner at The Sports Analytics Institute and shows how sports analytics can impact on winning and losing in his blog, "More Hockey Data"? Unlike baseball where specific actions show measureable results, hockey is played in a continous flow making the game more difficult to put into an analysis on paper.
Mongeon says additional data is needed to discover a statistical path to a winning season. He needs statistical models that can examine a player's abilities even under different scenerios.