10th June 2014
We've added a feature to the league and team year pages that allow you to see the average age of team. It is weighted by time on ice, since we feel that is the most accurate representation of the team's "age."
To see this, simply go to either a league or team year page and scroll down to the stats section.
On a league year page it will look like this:
On a team year page, it will look like this:
As always, we welcome any feedback.
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5th June 2014
We are beginning to release some new stats on Hockey-Reference that we are lumping together into "Play-by-Play Stats". In this initial release, we are including basic counting stats on the player level -- like Hits, Blocks, Takeaways, and Giveaways -- as well as possession stats like Corsi and Fenwick.
We intend to provide a full introduction to all of these new stats on the site before they come out of beta, but for now take a look at this article over at Grantland. These stats come with a few of caveats, which is why they are being released as "beta":
- There are a few games missing from the data that we are working to remedy.
- This release only includes individual players. Teams and a Play Index are under development.
- Corsi and Fenwick numbers are not scaled to 60 minutes as is standard. These will be added in the future.
- The Corsi/Fenwick numbers are only provided for Even Strength situations. Other situations (e.g. SH, PP, 5-on-5 close, etc.) will be provided in the future.
- This data only goes back to the 2007-2008 season.
To see these new stats, simply go to a player page of someone that has played since the 2007-08 season and click on the "Additional Stats" tab in their NHL Stats table:
With that in mind, we welcome any feedback and look forward to expanding this area significantly in the off-season.
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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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