947loading NHL stats for apba players
- Dec 1, 2000I have built a web page that allows the gm's of my league to view the
current NHL stats of players. I have been using Yahoo's NHL stats
(http://sports.yahoo.com/nhlstats/regular_season_stats.txt)- they update
them nightly. They use a unique identifier that seems to be of their own
creation, but is useful to differentiate between players with similar or the
same names(like them damn Petr Svobodas...). I have created a lookup table
my data base uses to link the apba and Yahoo data sources. If anyone is
interested, I can forward a text file with the 2 columns that have the full
apba names and the Yahoo identifier. You can see the info in action at
Anyone looking at building utilities to see current NHL stats might be able
to make use of this data.
The only bad side to Yahoo's data is that they only include the Id's for
players that have played this year. That means that I have to check
periodically to update the ID's of players that have just started playing...
email me at derricku@... if you would like a copy of your own. I will
be updating this table every 2 weeks or so.
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