Toronto Maple Leafs go high-tech with iPads

What’s the one thing that can take you out of the cellar, to the top of the standings? If the Toronto Maple Leafs have their way, it’s Apple and their technologies. The Toronto Maple Leafs have adopted iPads and other Apple devices as their primary workstations for analyzing game footage and play-by-play updates, directly on the bench.

Maybe one of those iPads or laptops can score a goal or two on the ice.

Still, the use of technology in professional sports isn’t new by any stretch, but it’s pretty interesting to see how a team is implementing state of the art equipment to assist their coaches.

“Each coach has a station to go to. It can be complicated. The video self edits, based on real-time stats from the NHL. That was an issue, to get the league to open their real-time stats and video so the coaches didn’t have to do it. Now we can look at the game shift by shift, any time, any game, any season…

“If there’s a question — like should we get Clark McArthur — then we can go on and get every shift, every hit, every time he was hit. . . . It’s that detailed, and that’s good for the whole organization.”

Maybe now the Maple Leafs can use the built in spell check to correct their team name.

Article Via The Toronto Star


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