I have finished the eastern conference salary cap commitments as well as the northwest division. I have tried to keep them up to date as signings and trades happened but I may have missed a few. If I have, please let me know. I hope to get the other two divisions done in the next few days.
Just wanted to let everyone know that I am working on creating tables of every teams salary cap commitments. I currently have the northeast division completed and hope to be adding more teams in the not to distant future. You can view these tables by clicking on the team links in the left side menu. I hope to be able to keep these updated over the summer as trades happen and free agents get signed but this will be done on an as time permits basis.
Update: Northeast and Northwest teams have been updated to include free agent signings through July 2nd. I’ll hopefully be adding another division or two later today.
I am having some trouble with my webhosting company. It seems that to me access to my website is sometimes down or extremely slow. Every time I complain about it they try to blame me and my web connection. Has anyone else tried to visit hockeyanalysis.com and experienced slow loading times or even not being able to access the site altogether? Has anyone experienced it multiple times? Please post in the comments or drop me an e-mail your experiences. I need to find out whether I should be looking for a new webhost or not so your comments would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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.
The “New” NHL is less than 2 hours away and it is time to really see what effect the new rules will have on the game. To do this I have created a tracking table to track this years goals per game average vs that of 2003-04. I hope to keep it updated frequently, especially early in the season, and will make the first update tomorrow.
If you are interested in using the goals per game 2003-04 vs 2005-06 comparision image as shown below on your website you may but you must link back to http://www.hockeyanalysis.com should you do so. You can grab the image from http://www.hockeyanalysis.com/images/goalspergameaverage.jpg. I hope to update it every few days throughout the season.
For example, the following HTML code could be used on your website:
<a href=”http://www.hockeyanalysis.com”><img src=”http://www.hockeyanalysis.com/images/goalspergameaverage.jpg” / ></a>
The above will give the following:
I have started a free fantasyhockey league for all HockeyAnalysis.com readers. To join, go to CDM Sports Free Hockey Pool, create a team and join KrushersGroup using the Access word “hockeyanalysis” (without the quotes). Hope to see you all there. It should be fun. Must be entered before games start tomorrow.
I’d like to welcome Jonathan Willis to the HockeyAnalyis.com contributors list. Jonathan doesn’t have a blog of his own but will write the occasional article for HockeyAnalysis.com, mostly focusing on the western conference.
I’d like to announce a new contributor to HockeyAnalysis.com. His name is Bill Lyman and he currently writes a New Jersey Devils blog called The Devils Advocate. Bill will be writing about New Jersey as well as their division rivals and maybe other topics on occasion.