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Friday, February 5, 2010

OGA Introduces: Olympimentum

Our own mad-hockey-scientist, The Colonel knows no bounds. And when one synaptic relay is followed by a few more something is bound to happen.

And happen it has. Olympimentum is coming soon to www.ongoalanalysis.com.

Straight from The Colonel's smoke signals comes the following message:

We were going to sit around and enjoy soaking up the Olympics from our couches here at On Goal Analysis.

BUT WE LOVE HOCKEY! So we cannot do that.

The OGAlympics page will be going up soon. In the meantime, we are providing you something of value.

You know Olympic hockey medaldom is potentially won and lost in the first game or two. That means momentum more than chemistry is very important from the first leap over the boards. In light of that fact, you can now go to www.ongoalanalysis.com and click on the link at the top of the page entitled “Olympimentum.” From this link, you can go to the online spreadsheet which shows you just what players on the Olympic rosters are doing from 1 FEB until the NHL shuts down for Vancouver after games on the night of 14 FEB.

Want to know which goalie is the hottest? Who is scoring the most? What about +/- and SOG? We have it from a ton of sources, to include information on roster changes and links to key news releases.

Is it perfect? No. But it is a huge compilation effort each and every day because of where you have go to find the stats. Here are the few limitations:

1. Injured but not replaced players’ cell in is red and the word “Injury” is out to the far right of that players’ line.

2. Blocks in yellow to the right of a player indicate an NHL game scheduled.

3. Blocks in light red to the right of a player indicates a game played in Europe.

4. Blocks in gray indicate no information available for a player (there is only one).

5. A block in red with “DNP” indicates a player did not play that night.

6. Player performance in red in a game block is from the Swedish league and only includes goals and assists – it is the best I can get from the web for now, but I will continue to search.

7. And on the bottom right is your total for goalie wins and losses, +/- and goals and assists. The farthest column over shows the average of each, per man and per game for team comparison because, for instance, Team Canada will play more games than Team Belarus before the games. This allows you to see relative team totals.

And just to entice you a bit more:

Current status for the two, new USA defensemen is posted.

A new defenseman replaces Richard Lintner on Team Slovakia.

Team Belarus’ coach is set to have a presser on 6 FEB (three team injuries there).

There are a ton of international games tonight for updating.

And a by-player total column will be added to the far right for tomorrow's posting.

So again, that’s www.ongoalanalysis.com and click on the link at the top of the page titled “Olympimentum” while the OGAlympics page is being constructed.

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