Bettman: NHL Puck and player tracking to start in playoffs “Commissioner Gary Bettman said Friday that puck and player tracking will be up and running in all playoff arenas this spring and is expected to be fully operational leaguewide next season.“ Um.. good job? Seriously. NHL does so many things wrong, they’re a bit later on this than I’d like, but whatever- been calling for this for awhile and it’s gonna finally start happening. I expect some growing pains, but I think this could turn into something really cool. NFL/AWS has been running some ads with some great tracking stats, NHL could benefit from this sorta thing as much as any other sport (if not more). I wanna see how fast McD moves in game, how fast he takes a turn. Lemme know how big a passing gap is, how hard Carlson shoots, how much force a hit has. So many possibilities, kudos to the league on this one.