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.