13th May 2014
Due to a need to replace a faulty power supply the sites will be down for hopefully just a few minutes tomorrow afternoon as the power supply is being replace. The work is scheduled to occur sometime between 1 and 3 pm ET and should affect only our CFB, CBB and Olympics sites and this blog. Should a longer outage be necessary or any additional sites be affected, we will post any updates to our twitter accounts.
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14th April 2014
We have added hat trick leaderboards to Hockey Reference. While we only have game logs going back to the 1987-88 season, we are able to do some magic to also include the career hat trick leaders. To see this functionality, you can go to the menu item Leaders > All NHL & WHA Leaders & Records:
Then, scroll down to the Hat Tricks line:
You can also see the hat tricks on the individual player leaderboards:
Let us know if you have any comments or questions.
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10th April 2014
A minor, but useful addition to the team pages today are the player totals for the teams that they played on. This is a feature on the other Sports Reference sites, and it finally found its way to Hockey Reference.
(Hat tip to the @TheWrage for bringing up this suggestion.)
As always, your feedback and suggestions are appreciated.
We have added this feature to the coaches' pages as well:
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7th April 2014
You may have noticed that we added player photos in the past couple of days:
In addition to these, we have added pronunciations for many player names. You can see all of them on the Pronunciation Guide page. Hopefully this helps you with some of the harder to pronounce names.
As always, let us know if you have any questions or feedback.
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31st March 2014
Mike Lynch has joined Sports Reference as our new User Affairs Coordinator. Mike is a Philly native and Boston U. grad. He has an extensive background in sports history and studio production research working for ESPN as the lead researcher for NBA Tonight, for the Big Ten Network, and most recently for Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic. Mike is on twitter at @SportInfo247.
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4th March 2014
We've added a number of new features to the site for those of you that are interested in player awards:
- Voting Results for Awards (going back to the 1923-24 season)
- NHL Stars of the Week and Month
- Links to awards from the player stat lines.
Voting Results for Awards
To see the voting results for an individual year, you can either go to the main awards index, or you can go to an individual award page and click on the Season that you want the voting results for.
NHL Stars of the Week and Month
On the main awards index, you can find links to the NHL Three Stars Awards going back to the 2009-10 season. These awards took the place of the previous NHL Offensive and Defensive Player of the Week/Month awards:
Awards on Player Stat Lines
Finally, we've added links on the yearly stat lines to all of the player awards to make them easier to find. For example, this is what Wayne Gretzky's stat line looks like:
As always, we welcome your feedback and suggestions on these new features.
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27th February 2014
We've added head-to-head results to the team season pages that allow you to see how a team did against each other team in the league. It also provides a link to the Team Game Finder with all of those games selected.
To use it, go to a team season page and click "Head-to-Head Results" on the menu:
To see the individual games, click on the last column next to the team you are interested in:
As always, we welcome your feedback.
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6th February 2014
Those nifty little graphics that you've come to know and love on Baseball-Reference and Basketball-Reference are now available on Hockey-Reference as well. Known as "sparklines," they visually indicate when, and by how much, a team won or lost each game. If you mouse-over each day, you can get additional details about the game, and clicking on a day will take you to the box score for that game. They are available on the "Roster and Statistics" page for each team year.
As a side note, you'll also notice that many of the combobox menus have been converted to the standard Sports Reference-style menus across the site. We feel that these provide a better experience for users.
As always, feedback is welcomed.
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28th January 2014
In preparation for the 2014 Sochi Olympics, we have made all of our historical Men's Olympic Hockey statistics available on Hockey Reference.
You can now dig into how the U.S. defeated Switzerland 29-0 in the first Olympic Hockey Quarterfinals in 1920:
Or maybe you remember fondly the 1992 Unified Team that won the gold in its only Olympics:
You can get started by looking at the athletes, the teams, the years, or even the individual games. With the 2014 Winter Olympics rapidly approaching, we are happy to be able to provide you with this data, and welcome any feedback or suggestions to improve it.
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