The Faceoff Circle

is creating Hockey Content and Data

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  • Followed by The Faceoff Circle on Twitter and/or Instagram (if requested)

Additional features may be added at a future date

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All the features of the previous tier(s), plus:

  • Access to all pro (NHL, AHL etc) data projects

Additional features may be added at a future date
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All the features of the previous tier(s), plus:

  • Additional features to be announced closer to the resumption of organized hockey.

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About

Hey there! My name is Jeff Veillette, and I'm a hockey writer, analyst, and general enthusiast from Toronto, Canada. If you're already familiar with me, fantastic! If not, you can pick up a bit here

So onto why we're having this conversation on Patreon right now. It goes without saying that managing a platform, tracking game data, researching for content, writing the content, and being at the rink (present situation exempted) takes up a lot of time, money, and opportunity cost. My goal is to give as much as my work as possible regardless of what I get back to balance it out, but obviously, getting whatever I can back would make it all easier. Subscriptions pay for expenses such as hosting, transportation, food & drinks at the rinks, video and data subscriptions required to research and track, technical and stationary equipment, and much more. To be able to do that at a full-on level while remaining in the green would be spectacular.

While there are other ways the site can generate income - ads for guests, commissions, merchandise, etc, the subscription model remains the most reliable. If you subscribed under the old internal Faceoff Circle system, your accounts have been grandfathered as Ultra Members, even if you were paying a lower cost rate. For new members, the four tiers are as follows:

Basic Member - This is a simple way to support my work if you're not looking for much on the feature front. It disables advertisements on the site, allows you to comment on articles, and gets you a follow from the site accounts on Twitter and Instagram.

Standard Member - Want an inside look at the data I'm considering when weaving together content? Often, these ideas will lead to bigger data projects - this gives you access to portals where tables of information used to inform my professional hockey content are hosted, for you to play with and use for yourself.

Ultra and Ultimate Member - The additional features here are not quite ready to be revealed - this will come once we start having regular hockey games planned. These are placeholders at a public level, but they aren't internally - there are plans already in place for them. For now, though, it's difficult to pitch a mystery box, and there's nothing stopping you from upgrading later - so for now, only commit to these if you're doing it for no reason other than to support my work (which would be immensely appreciated, of course).

Whichever route you choose to go - one of the above memberships, or continuing to read for free - I appreciate your support greatly and look forward to delivering my thoughts to you!

Thanks,

Jeff
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