Corey Sznajder

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About Corey Sznajder

My name is Corey Sznajder. I used to run the Carolina Hurricanes blog, Shutdown Line, and something I was known for was tracking stats like scoring chances, zone entries & zone exits and using them in my game recaps. I did this for three years until 2014 when I started the All Three Zones Project where I tracked zone entries & zone exits for every NHL game in the 2013-14 season. The data was released in the fall of 2015 and is available for purchase here. Now, I'm looking to do the same thing for the 2016-17 season, only I plan to start at the beginning of the season and have the stats posted in more real-time. My goal is to have the full season tracked not too long after it is completed. 

I have spent the last two years working as a consultant for an NHL team and the most fun I had writing about hockey and doing this type of analysis was when I was working publicly a couple years ago. The discussions were usually great and it was cool to see what people were doing with the data I tracked, which is why I'm looking to do this again for the 2016-17 season and hopefully more beyond that. To get an idea of what I hope to accomplish, check out my series on the 2015-16 NHL Playoffs and the data archive I've been posting at the end of every round. I want to have an archive like this available for every team next year and hopefully the two years before that. This type of data is very interesting and really important when it comes to analyzing teams, players & systems, but multiple seasons worth of it aren't available anywhere and I'm aiming to change that. 

As you can imagine, collecting this data is extremely time consuming and labor intensive, so any sort of funding provided is appreciated. Whether it's to cover server costs for the eventual web site or to keep the internet running at my house, anything helps. I'm trying to think of some reward levels & cool ideas for this page (maybe giving first priority to people who donate?), but I'll iron out those details later. As of right now, the data is going to be hosted on my blog, The Energy Line, and I'll have the raw data shared in a Dropbox file, but it will be open to the public for everyone to use and I'll be making advancements as the site continues to grow. 

I'm also open to suggestions on stats you feel I should track since I want this to be a cool, interactive project. If you want a list of what I'm going to be tracking for this coming year, check out the glossary page on my blog. 

If you're not interested in pledging per month and still want to support this, you can visit my PayPal page
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