NHL Coaches Provided With iPad Pros During 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs

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    Apple has partnered with the National Hockey League to provide coaches with iPad Pros for use behind the bench during the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs, which began on Wednesday, as reported by The Associated Press.

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    Toronto Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock (Image: Sportsnet)

    All sixteen NHL teams that qualified for the playoffs have up to three iPad Pros available to them to review plays. The real-time video footage will help players make shift-by-shift adjustments during games, while coaches can better decide when to challenge offside or goaltender interference calls, aka a Coach's Challenge.
    The arenas of all sixteen NHL teams that qualified for the playoffs have also been outfitted with Macs for video coaches as part of the collaboration with Apple.

    The NHL's plans to outfit arenas with iPads and other Apple products were revealed by Canadian sports network TSN in December.

    Article Link: NHL Coaches Provided With iPad Pros During 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs
     
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    MS got the better deal with the Surface going to the NFL
     
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    This comment is the only reason I posted this article. Let's go Leafs!
     
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    How are those Surfaces working for the NFL? I didn't even see one being used during the super bowl
     
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    I think this is interesting. Not just in the sense they get an iPad to use, but they're able to review the play-by-play on the iPad as soon as the replay is available under one minute, which I think the Pro is certainly efficient enough in handling these tasks.
     
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    Yup! 4 games and they will be in 2nd round :p
     
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    I said this to a couple of friends yesterday: "There are no worthwhile 'first round exit' memes on Google."

    I hope yinz win though. I'd much rather us play you than the Craps.

    GO PENS
     
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    Leafs golfing in 4.

    They're my favourite team, but let's be real. :/
     
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    "WHERE'S THE CAT PICTURE? I WANT THE CAT PICTURE DANGIT."
     
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    Are you serious? They are used every game. They show them constantly and they have for several years.


    The reason you didn't see them see them during the SB is because Belicheck hates tablets and refuses to use them lol
     
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    have faith. Matthews in 4.
     
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    Hockey is the one are where the legendary Canadian politeness falls apart. With hockey they become just as blustery and arrogant as any US citizen, so I always root against Canadian teams.

    Except this series. I hope the Leafs kick the Capitals behinds.
     
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    The Blue Jackets had better call in an Apple Genius to teach them how to use these tablets because obviously they didn't help them last night!!
     
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    And this is a problem how?
     
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    Let's just hope they don't accidentally drop the Apple Pencil on the ice.

    They'll have to waste a timeout just to find it!
     
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    I knew I was a fan of the NHL for a reason.
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    I'll be rooting for the Leafs against the Caps, that is for sure.
     
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    The CBJ's haven't been finding the back of the next for a while now, and a tablet won't do anything to help that :)
     
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    I think this has a ton of potential but is poorly executed. Introducing during playoffs?? Why not regular season, so they have a chance to practice using them?
     
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    What?? You mean people need to *learn* to use an iPad? If 5 year olds can use an iPad, I'm pretty sure the coaches can figure them out.
     
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    Caps-Chi in cup finals. Take that to the bank
     
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    Personally, I'd like to see a Canadian team take the cup this year. With 4 teams in the playoffs, there might actually be a chance.
     
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    Love Ovie so if* Caps beat Leafs they better go all the damn way.

    *I'm aware of the odds and chances but am just trying to have fun lol
     

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