Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Website Moved

As I prepare my stats and more for the upcoming NHL season, I've realized that blogger.com simply won't fullfill my needs. My blog has been transfered to www.nhlanalysis.com/wordpress as of tonight.

New Webpage on the way

I'll be abandoning blogger and putting up a new webpage within the next week, and fine tuning it from then on. This will be my first solo project for designing and maintaining a webpage (gasp!) so please bear with me.

In the meantime, my team data database is ready to go and just waiting for games to start so I can start entering data. I've also just about completed a "beta" individual player stats database, and that should be ready to go before the webpage is up. Until I work out the details of automating all the data entry, I will be doing analysis of the Toronto Maple Leaf players only. I am excited about expanding that to all NHL players, but... well, when the new webpage is up I'll post a screenshot of the excel spreadsheet and I think you'll understand.

The current version of my power rankings, by the way, will be used for the following:

1) Daily game predictions, based on the relative strength of each team
2) Weekly power rankings, taking into account schedule difficulty, winning percentages, and more
3) Regular updates of final season points and standings predictions, based on winning percentages, power rankings, and remaining schedule difficulty

And more!

I know I for one can't wait for the season to start.

Friday, September 08, 2006

What's Up Next

Now that all 30 teams have been reviewed, I'll be spending the rest of the summer finishing up my power rankings, statistical databases, and other tools to get all ready for the season. In the meantime, I'll be posting at least a couple times a week with a deeper look at some of the big signings and moves, or of course with a look at any new signings or news that does crop up.

While we wait for the season to start, I welcome any and all comments, questions, emails and criticism (constructive please).