Nov 262005
 

I wasn’t going to do this because I believe in let the best blog win as opposed to let whoever can stuff the ballot boxes the most win but since my competition is doing it, I may as well too.

Apparently someone has nominated HockeyAnalysis.com up for a Canadian Blog Award in the best sports blog category. To whoever nominated me, thank-you. I am not going to beg or ask you to stuff the ballot box but for those who do enjoy this blog feel free to drop by the voting booth and show your appreciation.

I am also going to take this opportunity to thank all the regular, and irregular, visitors to HockeyAnalysis.com. I have hardly been running this site for 3 months and already there seems to be a solid following and that gives me the incentive to continue. I’ve been lucky in that I haven’t been real busy with work and other real life stuff so I have been able to dedicate some time to getting HockeyAnalysis.com up and running. Hopefully this free time will continue as I really enjoy doing this.

I am also going to take this opportunity to ask you, the readers, for some feedback on what you think of HockeyAnalysis.com so far. What do you enjoy most? Is there anything you would like to see more of or less of? One thing I am hoping to do at some point is to devise a player ranking system but so far haven’t had quite enough time to work through how I would do that and ultimately get down and doing it. It probably won’t happen before Christmas but maybe in the new year. With the player ranking system I am really going to try to factor in both offense and defensive ability while attempting to factor out the ability, or lack of ability, of teammates as well as the strength of schedule his team is playing. It will be a daunting task to do this but I am hopeful it can be done fairly and accurately. If there is anything else you think might be interesting to look at post your ideas in the comments. For those who are new to HockeyAnalysis.com some of the things I have done in the past are Power Rankings, game predictions, entertainment index, and an analysis of hitting in the new NHL.

  3 Responses to “Canadian Blog Awards”

  1.  

    No good cheaters.

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    So far it seems to be going well. Keep up the good work! My suggestions would be as follows:

    I like the game day predictions, but it would be nice to split them up from the rest of the posts in some manner. Sometimes it seems like the site is only game day predictions.

    Apart from that, it looks good. Always good to see a place that mixes stats and objective analysis together.

    And last, why no love for Buffalo, Florida, or Montreal? Not a big fan of those (0)s on the left hand side of the page.

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    I’ve thought about splitting out the game day predictions but they seem to be pretty popular. We’ll see.

    Florida-Not a whole lot to love there aside from the weather.

    Buffalo-Not a bad team but they are one of the few teams in the eastern conference without a superstar forward that you’d really enjoy watching on a daily basis.

    Montreal-I’m a Leaf fan living in Ottawa (and not French). As they alway say, if you haven’t got anything good to say…. :) Seriously though, Montreal is kind of like Buffalo but with better players. They are a fun team to watch and I should probably write something about them. But if I do it probably would contain a lot about why I think they way overpaid for Kovalev.

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