Re: [hockey-databank] Re: Fantastic
> I believe the Lahman / Forman team is working on a hockey site.On that note, do people actually LIKE the layout of the
> http://www.hockey-reference.com <http://www.hockey-reference.com> has
> been reserved by them for over a
> year, though it's just a placeholder for now. Lahman apparently has a
> hockey database of his own.
> For what it's worth, there's another site that's been up at least a
> year with a layout undoubtedly based on the sports-reference.
> com model
> (though lacking most of the usual sports-reference.com bells and
> whistles) at http://www.databasehockey.com
> <http://www.databasehockey.com> (NHL only, with only the
> basic stats).
baseball-reference website? I've used it on occasion, but I found it
maddening to use.
On another note, there is another hockey stats database project,
developed independent from the other online sources.
That one is different because it is actually an online application that
does not allow you unfettered access to raw data, but gives you an
interface to query it. From what the site says, it only goes to 2004. I
suppose the problem with any such site is that there is a risk that they
will get discouraged and give up.
- --- Ralph Slate <slater@...> wrote:
> On that note, do people actually LIKE the layout ofWhat is so maddening about it? Speaking as both a
> baseball-reference website? I've used it on
> occasion, but I found it
> maddening to use.
programmer and end-user, it's fantastic.
And I'm not alone:
HockeyDB is excellent too.
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> What is so maddening about it? Speaking as both aI think it's the overabundance of abbreviations. I like the verbosity of
> programmer and end-user, it's fantastic.
showing that a player played for the Boston Bruins instead of BOS. I
suppose that something has to give when there are 20+ items to report on
a line. I also don't like the "throw everything onto one page" concept,
I'd prefer to see data more categorized.
I do like the "similar player" function though. That's really cool. Too
bad the lack of hockey stats makes such automated comparisons virtually
impossible to make.