With October just around the corner, I want to give everyone an update on where I am with my All Three Zones Project. I’m in the final stages of tracking games and am aiming to have the data sent to everyone who donated within the next few weeks. For those wondering how they will get access to the data: When I’m finished tracking everything and putting the spreadsheets together, I’ll e-mail you a link to where you can download it directly to your hard drive and play around with it as much as you would like. As for the e-book, once I’m finished with that (probably a week or so after I finish tracking the data), those who donated will have that e-mailed to them and others can get it along with the data for $20 on Amazon. I also had a plan to get this dataset online but that has fallen through, so if anyone wants to give me a hand with this, let me know.
I’d also like to say how grateful I am to those who have donated, supported or spread the word about my project. It’s taken a ton of man hours and personal sacrifices for me to stay fully committed to this and seeing others get behind it really means a lot to me. I wish I could have completed & released this project sooner, but tracking all of the games is taking more time than I had originally planned and I hope everyone is understanding about that. The wait shouldn’t be that much longer, though since I’m on the home stretch now.
Another reason I’m writing this is because some have asked me what I’m going to do next season (or this season to be more precise). Most probably saw this coming, but I was hired by an NHL team a few days ago and will have to go “dark” on most hockey-related things for next season. This won’t interfere with my current project at all because I’m still allowed to finish it & will have it released very soon. However, my By the Numbers recaps, weekly prospect updates and analytical posts on this blog will be MIA for the next year. My screenshot breakdowns on Twitter will likely have to take a vacation, as well.
Anyway, I’d just like to say thanks to anyone who has read my blog, linked to one of my posts, supported my project or has said something nice about my work before. I’ve put in many sleepless nights and hard work into this blog, so it was always nice to hear someone say that they enjoyed one of my articles. It’s hard to believe that this blog is only a little over three years old because it feels like I’ve been running it forever and I’ve met a lot of great people through it. I really appreciate all the support that I have received and am excited about the next year.