This week, we reported a news piece on how NHL teams are investing heavily in analytics. The Edmonton Oilers, for example, announced it is hiring a famous analytics blogger, Tyler Dellow, to consult with hockey operations. Furthermore, the New Jersey Devils, Toronto Maple Leafs, and one unnamed NHL team all revealed the hiring of analysts this summer also.
The rise of data analytics in sport is not confined to the NHL either. During the World Cup, we learnt of the German Football team using SAP to leverage data to improve performance. Indeed, same is true of baseball and cricket.
The question is, however, whether these efforts are worth it. Take the poll below and find out what other people think!