Just a quick update.....testing is rolling along quite well. It has been
a challenging year with the short season. Much more variability in the
test numbers. Larger sample sizes (more games) makes the statistics
cleaner and the numbers converge easier....not true this year. Good to
know that the new CBA will keep us from going through this again for the
next 8 years. We'll do what we can to get the disk to converge to
reasonable numbers, then do the final updating before release.
Release date is still TBD, depending on test results, but it will get
out before the NHL season starts. I was hoping to get it out earlier
this year, with the voting system helping get ratings faster, but the
short season variability has used up that extra time with extra test runs.