Friday, February 3, 2012

“You miss 100% of the shots you never take.”

I love that quote from Wayne Gretzky even though it is obvious and has become a bit cliche'.

The St. Louis Blues had a little bit of extra time off after the All-Star game.  Tonight is their first game since the break.  I wanted to publish one more data viz before they started back up again.  After that, I will probably wait till the end of the season to publish any additional hockey data visualizations.

This visualization is taking a look at their goal scoring (or as many Blues' fans would say -- their lack of goal scoring).  They need to score more goals if they want to remain competitive for the remainder of the season and (hopefully) the playoffs.  So I put together something that shows who has the best goal percentage, goals per game, which players need to improve their goal scoring ability, and which players need to shoot the puck more!

This visualization is pretty straight forward.  Read the explanation in the top right corner.  There really isn't much interactivity except for highlighting the names between the scatterplot and the table below it.

If you haven't already, check out my previous St. Louis Blues visualization St. Louis Blues Players Performance at the All-Star Break.  You might also be interested in checking out my monster hockey stats mash-up from the 2010-2011 season.

Let me know your thoughts and what you might like to see in the future...and thank you for reading!

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