54Re: [hockey-databank] Project scope / goals / "to do" list
- Feb 6, 2007Doug --
Based on these goals focusing on major league hockey, I'm willing to help in any way that I can.
Let me start by suggesting that for biographical information, both a birthplace and hometown be stored. I can provide you what I have for vital stats, along with draft information and a "last amateur team" field.
I can also provide playoff game dates, scores and results for a lot of the NHL seasons.
>* Provide data in a format that can be used to run queries, aid in
>* Avoid excessive restrictions on distribution and use.
>* Try to be as historically accurate as possible. This means that the
>data could deviate from historical "original" sources in a number of
>* Currently the database covers the NHL and WHA. I would like to
>expand it to include several other leagues generally recognized as
>"major": NHA (1909-10 through 1916-17), PCHA (1911-12 through
>1923-24), and WCHL (1921-22 through 1925-26). I consider minor
>leagues, amateur leagues, European leagues, etc. to be beyond the
>scope of this project.
>"To do" list (in no particular order of priority):
>* Resolve situations where individual totals do not add to the team
>totals. Obviously, this will not always be possible, but some errors
>may be correctable. For example, there are a relatively large number
>of cases in the 1980s where PIM totals don't add correctly.
>* Data for the other major leagues mentioned above.
>* A postseason series table - not listing every game, but summarizing
>the results of each playoff round.
>* Team splits (home / road records, month by month results).
>* Additional biographical information:
>- Change name information so we have first name, middle name, and
>- Height, weight, shooting hand
>- Death (date, location)
>- College attended
>* Draft information - year, drafting team, round, overall pick number.
>* Additional statistical categories - power play and shorthanded
>assists, average time on ice, game tying goals, overtime goals,
>shootout statistics (for both shooters and goalies). I rate this as a
>fairly low priority. Of the statistics I mentioned, I'd probably be
>most interested in shootout statistics.
>* Total Hockey II updated goals allowed for 1955-56 through 1962-63 to
>account for empty net goals. I haven't decided how or if I want to
>incorporate this information. One possibility would be to leave the
>goals allowed data as-is, and add a supplementary table with the
>There are probably a bunch of other useful things that could be added.
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