I have just updated my stats site (stats.hockeyanalysis.com) to include a number of new features. The added features are:
1. I have added a new situation – 5v5close. 5v5close is when the game is tied or within 1 goal in the first and second period or tied in the third period. This is what I would call normal play where teams are more or less (depending on talent or game play/coaching style) equally interested in playing offense or defense. When teams get a larger lead or lead late in the game teams adjust their style of play to either protect that lead or go all out to score a goal to catch up. It is probably better to use this than 5v5tied and maybe better than 5v5 (all 5v5 game score situations).
2. I have included zone start data in the form of OZOF%, DZOF% and NZOF%. OZOF% is the percentage of face offs taken in the offensive zone when the player is on the ice and DZOF% and NZOF% are the same for defensive zone and neutral zone faceoffs. When we look at these by situation we can get an idea of how a players use gets changed by game score. For example, last year Manny Malholtra had 38.8% of his 5v5 face offs in the defensive zone (29.1% offensive zone and 32.1% neutral zone) but when the Canucks were up by a goal his defensive zone faceoffs rose to 41.6% and when the Canucks were up by 2 goals they rose to 48.4%.
3. I have once again put up with/against statistics for each player. I had this data up a few years ago but when I re-designed my website I removed it but it is back. Each player page (i.e. the Malhotra one linked to above) has a set of links at the top of the page to with/against statistics for each season (and multi-seasons) for 5v5 and 5v5 close situations for both goal and corsi data. Each page shows how the player played with each teammate as well as how they played when they were not playing together as well as how the player performed against each opponent and how well the player and the opponent performed when not playing together. These tables can give you an indication of which players are playing together and which players play well together as well as who a player plays against the most. As an example, take a look at Manny Malhotra 5v5 goal with/against data for this past season and you will see he played the most with Raffi Torres (even more than with Roberto Luongo!) but it seems both players had better on ice results when apart.
4. If you hadn’t noticed yet, a while back I added on ice shooting percentage (Sh%) and on ice opposition shooting percentage (OppSh%, subtract from to get on ice save %) which can be found with the goal data (but not with corsi, fenwick and shot data).
All totaled, there is well over 10 gigabytes of html, php and data base files of statistics (90% of which is in the with/against tables) so be warned, if you really wanted to you could spend days looking at it all.