Extra Skater is one of the new hockey stat sites that have emerged at the start of this season. He does a nice job providing a variety of advanced hockey stats in a variety of different layouts and formats. Of course, I am all about visualizing data -- plain old numbers just don't do it for me anymore. So I scraped the data this morning using R and then tossed it into Tableau to make some quick views of the data.
I've been putting some thought into a dashboard that can encompass different aspects of advanced hockey analytics, but in one view. This is my first step in that direction. Let me know what you think. I know what is missing (like actual game data as opposed to just the NHL Game ID). But what else would you like to see added to this?
I'll be updating this regularly. Hopefully we can create some sort of permanent link on St. Louis Game Time so our faithful readers can access it without having to look for this article.
Oh, and one last thing. It is too big to fit into this article. So clicking on the image below should take you to a new webpage that has the actual dashboard for you to play with.