The NHL owners and players finally agreed to a new collective bargaining agreement last Sunday, so fans no longer have to pretend to understand “make-whole conditions” or feign interest for discussions of “maximum contract lengths.” Instead, we can all get back to relishing good, old-fashioned fist fights – er, hockey – in a 48-game abbreviated regular season, starting January 19.
The Visual.ly blog team chose to celebrate by inviting us to share a few graphics generated from SnapShot, the interactive visualization system we designed explicitly for displaying ice hockey data.
We built SnapShot as a system to assist professional NHL analysts — the poor/lucky souls who spend countless hours crunching numbers in hopes of discovering competitive advantages for their teams. SnapShot helps find unexpected patterns, share and discuss findings, and finally present those findings through ad-hoc infographics. These analysts have the best working knowledge of the data around, but visualization... keep reading