Corey Sznajder of The Shutdown Line is seeking funding for a project that will collect very unique hockey data.
Here’s a short description of the All Three Zones Tracking Project:
I am tracking zone entries & exits for every game of the 2013-14 NHL season and making the data available publicly through either an e-book or an online database. What I end up doing will depend on how much money is raised through this. In addition to this season, I may also track previous years and include playoff data.
If you’re at all interested in supporting Corey, follow this link.
A couple things to note:
- Corey is going to manually collect data that isn’t available anywhere else. It’ll be interesting to see how others will use it to develop new ideas and information.
- It’ll also be interesting to see what other projects focussed on hockey analytics and data collection could pop up that will utilze crowdfunding/crowdsourcing.
- Even if you’re not into analytics or you don’t think you’ll use the data collected by Corey, knowledge and information about the game will grow because of this project. Fans/bloggers will use this data to create new ideas and add to the current discourse that surrounds the game.
Hockey Fans and the Leviathan – The SuperFan