RE: [hockeydisk] assistance
Dave, it seems to me that the forward positions can be acquired from the THN website instead of going through back issues. Pavel Datsyuk is a good example. THN website lists him as a C LW. The back issues list him as a C only. The back issues are printed every 2 weeks. Datsyuk might have played LW in some games in those 2 week periods. However, the majority of his games were at C so he is listed as a C. Therefore he loses his LW status.
We can still get the D designations from the back issues.
With the NHL season about to come to an end, and another APBA disk needing to be developed, I'm reaching out again to the community for a volunteer (or 2 or 3) to help with a very important task. We need to have the position information compiled from the Hockey News weekly lines. If anyone out there has the time, energy and dedication to do this task, please let me know. It is vital to the disk project. I no longer get the Hockey News (not that I don't enjoy it, but I don't have time to read them all and found they were stacking up months behind), so it is impossible for me to do them. Also, I'll need to focus on getting the stats and ratings into the disk, and thus it is better if someone else works this part of the disk project. If you have the time, energy, and get the Hockey News, and are willing to do it, let me know.