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The hottest player tracking debate at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference was about collecting biometric information, measuring the players' health and who can see that data. "The biometric data is player personal, health related and in our view [player] owned," said NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr on Saturday, drawing the distinction between gameplay data and health data. "There are differences between data that the eyes can see and cameras can capture, and what your heart rate is." Fehr said that predictions player tracking could arrive in the NHL as soon as the 2019 playoffs are premature. "We're talking to the owners about it. Hopefully we can find a way to get something done," he said. "You gotta make sure it works. And it's a work in progress between ourselves and the NHL."

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NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr thinks NHL commissioner Gary Bettman is creating some revisionist history when it comes to the decision not to participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics. At the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, Bettman said, "I know that there's some perception out there that there was this grand negotiation with either the [NHLPA] or the IOC or the IIHF. It wasn't about that. It was about the fact that we think it's too disruptive to our season." Said Fehr, the next day at Sloan: "That's not consistent with my experiences. The League was asking the IOC for a lot of things. If the IOC had met what they were talking about, I think the answer is that they would have gone. And they wanted an extension of the CBA from the players. Are there some owners that don't want to shut the season down? I'm sure there are. But then there wouldn't have been any reason for further discussions."

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Staal scores twice as Wild top Rangers.

Eric Staal tips in Zach Parise's pass in the first period and deflects in Ryan Suter's shot on the power play in the second period of Minnesota's 4-1 win.

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Karlsson nets a pair in win over Canucks.

William Karlsson increases his season goal total to 33 courtesy of consecutive goals as Vegas beats Vancouver 6-3.

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Schmaltz, Blackhawks take advantage of Sharks' turnover.

San Jose can't get the puck out of their zone and Anthony Duclair sets up Nick Schmaltz for a second-period goal.

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Laine rips wrister in for 29th goal of season.

Patrik Laine picks up the puck in the Blues' zone and sends a wrist shot to the net as Winnipeg beats St. Louis 4-0.

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Crosby scores off rebound as Penguins crush Hurricanes.

With Pittsburgh on the power play, Kris Letang smacks a one-timer to the net that gets saved, but Sidney Crosby is on the doorstep to score his 20th goal of the season.

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The U.S. Olympic women's hockey team's gold medal win over Canada has led to golden sales of Team USA merchandise. According to Fanatics, Team USA's official ecommerce partner, sales of U.S. Olympic hockey merchandise has spiked over 500 percent since their shootout win. More Team USA hockey merchandise was sold on Thursday than in the previous seven days combined. There have also been new products launched – shirts that read "ICE GOLD" in honor of their win. "We were well prepared for this surge with new gold medal products and a large Team USA hockey assortment, but as strong as hockey merchandise has been selling throughout the games, what we've seen the past 24 hours is better than any one-day spike throughout these Pyeongchang Games," said Jack Boyle, Fanatics co-president, direct-to-consumer business.

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