- Ok, what the heck is going on? Just after I post a note that the Hockey News
had ice time splits for traded players (after checking my March 30 issue), I
at the April 6 issue, and all the splits are gone!!!! You have to love how the
makes sure that it's fans are statistically informed. At least we will still
ice time splits from the previous teams of traded players from the March 30
I can't wait to see what Derrick can download once the season is over. I'm at
point where I'm wondering if we can buy a good stats package with everything
- The split stats are back in the April 13th issue. Seems like they only
publish what they want to from week to week. I imagine the stats team had
their hands full in the April 6th issue publishing all the minor league stats,
which I loved.
St. Louis Mustangs (GHMHL)
St. Louis Sting (WWAHL)
St. Louis Ice Lords (NWHL)
Tuktoyaktuk Nanuk (RMHL)
Grand Cayman Conch (GUMP)
- Brett Hall wrote:
> The split stats are back in the April 13th issue. Seems like they onlyWhew! I thought they were messing with us :)
> publish what they want to from week to week. I imagine the stats team had
> their hands full in the April 6th issue publishing all the minor league stats,
> which I loved.
Anyone know why the Hockey News dropped the faceoff
stats from their weekly package?
- I don't know. I liked that and the hits leaders. I would have kept them if they'd
given me the job as their stats editor two years ago when I applied. :(
D. Atkinson wrote:
> Brett Hall wrote:
> > The split stats are back in the April 13th issue. Seems like they only
> > publish what they want to from week to week. I imagine the stats team had
> > their hands full in the April 6th issue publishing all the minor league stats,
> > which I loved.
> Whew! I thought they were messing with us :)
> Anyone know why the Hockey News dropped the faceoff
> stats from their weekly package?
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- NHL.com was very fast in updating their NHL Stats. It appears they have
posted their stats including the final games yesterday. I ran my utility
this morning, and generated the excel spreadsheet at
www.gchl.net/NHLStats.zip. Does anyone know at what point this becomes
"official". I think they make them official when they post them on the
NHL.com site, but am not sure. If some stats can be changed, I will have to
rerun the utility.
I don't have a ton of time to look at the validity of the stats, but here is
what I saw in my 30 second overview
- the total for time on ice are accurate for traded players - for all
categories - es, pp, sh.
- Adding in the ave minutes for the players that played in the Japan games
will be easy - The boxscores can be found on espn at
Bad news (although not too bad):
- all the calculated fields (ave toi, shoot %, Gaa, etc.) in the stats
should be recalculated - ie. someone should put in formulas into those
fields instead of using the NHL output. Their calculator was apparently
broken and gave some inaccurate calculations.
- NHL.com's goaltender stats are off line right now. I will give it a try
late this afternoon and will forward a spreadsheet when it is up. I don't
think they collect any info outside of what other stats sources collect, so
this probably isn't a big deal.
> Does anyone know at what point this becomesI don't think there's any "official" cut-off date, I think they change them as they become aware of necessary changes. The chance of a scoring change being made more than a day later is very remote. I'd say wait a few days and then run the utility again just to be safe. Every year there are minor differences between the "final" stats on NHL.com, ESPN.com and NHLPA.com, probably because of late scoring changes, possibly because the NHL is a second-rate league.
> "official". I think they make them official when they post them on the
> NHL.com site, but am not sure. If some stats can be changed, I will have to
> rerun the utility.
> Bad news (although not too bad):Yeah, we got burned by that once (year before last?) only it was the other way around. The online GAA and save percentages *were* correct, but the minutes played and/or shots faced were inaccurate for a number of goalies. So when we calculated them, *our* GAA & save percentages were inaccurate. It was like the numbers came from two different databases.
> - all the calculated fields (ave toi, shoot %, Gaa, etc.) in the stats
> should be recalculated
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