Using NHL Data

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List of updates

May 25, 2014: Fixed a bug in adding scores to TOI files and changed play-by-play season logs attribute specific teams instead of "home" or "road."

March 6, 2014: Fixed a bug in creating schedule files.

February 25, 2014: Fixed a bug in reading only TOI files.

January 11, 2014: Fixed some bugs related to identifying actor/recipient for shots and faceoffs in GetPbP. Also added an auto-update option. 

November 15, 2013: GetPbP now adds the score to each line of the TOI matrices.

August 16, 2013: Corrected for player name misspellings and changes in TOIComp.

August 12, 2013: Added first version of TOIComp program.

August 7, 2013: Fixed some problems in GetPbP. Added team season TOI logs. Added comments.

August 5, 2013: Added GetTOILogs into GetPbP.

July 5, 2013: Updated GetPbP.java

July 10, 2013: Edited GetPbP.java to add score to each line, add "@" to opponent's name if it's a road game (so you don't need to check the schedule to tell), and in each team's season play-by-play log, list team's players last, even on the road.

July 15, 2013: Edited GetPbP.java and TablesSeason.java. Added GetTOIlogs.java.

July 21, 2013: Updated TablesSeason.java and GetTOIlogs.java to avoid shift start/end overlap by adding one second to the start time.

5 comments:

  1. Great website.

    Wish the NHL would at least release game sheet info from the pre-internet era. They must have these archived somewhere. These could be scraped to gather all sorts of interesting info from years/decades past. E.g. primary & secondary assists, who was on the ice for each goal for/against in various game states, shots-G-A-PTS by game state, whose penalties caused his team be the most short-handed, how many Phil Esposito goals were the result of assists by Orr :), etc.

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  2. You can find all kinds of NHL data free here:
    https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/hockey_summary_project/info

    Yahoo groups kind suck but this group is full of good files and info.

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  3. Is there going to be an update to these scripts so they can be used for the playoffs? When I try to input playoff games, I get an Invalid String error.

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  4. Love the site! Where's the link for the dropbox with the program to read shift data from nhl.com?

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  5. Playoffs hopefully coming this summer.

    Shift data in GetPbP. Just run autoupdate—it'll take care of all the regular-season games.

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