Nothing happens quickly in the NHL. Fighting still exists. Visors were only mandated for incoming players last year. But the league is reportedly preparing to test player-tracking technology, and if it takes, we're not far away from a complete and sudden revolution in how we understand the sport.
Sports and technology are usually thought of as estranged dance partners just a half measure out of sync, but there's an elegant waltz between the two that's been going on for years behind the scenes. And maybe nowhere more so than in the lead-up to March Madness.