Someone asked for a look at all teams rosters after I posted the playoff rosters. Note that for players that were traded, they are represented in the team they were on at the end of the year. (i.e. Iginla is represented on the LA Kings, not the Colorado Avalanche.)
Here is the playoff rosters (after 1 game).
When the NHL serves up a gap in the Stanley Cup Playoff Schedule, I get a bit antsy for more. So instead of taking care of pilling up house work or running some errands I look at playoff roster data. Sharing is caring.
Yesterday I published the NHL attendance report but as many of you know, that is half the story. Of course I am talking about ticket prices. So I scoured the internet for about 2 minutes and found this post. So naturally I had to visualize it.
On Sunday, Connor McDavid played is 100 NHL game. This is how he stacks up against some of the more prolific players since Crosby and Ovechkin joined the league.
Overall the NHL attendance is relatively flat year over year with an increase from 17,233 last year through November games to 17,280 through this year.
On a team by team level, 4 teams saw an increase over 5% from last year while 3 teams saw declines of 5% or greater. Edmonton saw a large spike due to the new arena they are playing in this year while the Ottawa Senators saw the largest drop, down 13.3% through the November games.
You can drill into each teams performance to date using this interactive dashboard by selecting a team in the drop down in the upper right corner. (I apologize in advance. It is not mobile friendly.)
Here is an updated visual on Scoring in the NHL through 130 games. I am filtering on the first 130 games for all seasons since there could be some seasonality to scoring.
Last night I saw there was a lot of twitter chatter last night on 2 games with over 10 goals scored. Most people theorized that scoring was way up in the league but no one provide any data…so I looked it up.
As you can see, in comparable periods, scoring is up in the league. It is also nice to see that goal differential is actual down which means it isn’t a bunch of blowouts that are inflating the numbers. There is more scoring and the games remain tight. That said, it is way too early to draw any conclusions.
Major League Baseball attendance was down year over year with 16 of the teams seeing declines. As the second chart with show, the biggest declines came from Cincinnati, Oakland, Baltimore, and Minnesota.
Here are a few samples: