In his recap of last night's come-from-behind 7-5 Caps win over the Flyers, Mike Vogel wrote this...
Scoresh[ee]t – Media types around the league have been less than impressed (being kind here) with the NHL’s seemingly pointless decision to “fix” the official game scoresheets. Apparently, the new system is not without its glitches, either. For the second night in a row, we were told that computer issues prevented a full scoresheet with full stats at game’s end, or at the end of periods for that matter. If the league were to go back to the same scoresheet from the last two seasons with the same data, no one I know would complain about it.
Amen. We've been doing a slow burn here over the NHL's "improvement" to its scoresheets since their introduction in this preseason. They're awful. The scoresheets in the past were by no means perfect (for those who try to aggregate data, they could be a pain), but this new design is hard to follow and makes it nearly impossible to look at the results as one would look at data.
We're sure folks who pour over the results would like to see improvements to the scoresheets (a spreadsheet format would be nice), but this has the look of having been "designed" to death by folks who don't pay much attention to data.
Mike's right..."If the league were to go back to the same scoresheet from the last two seasons with the same data, no one I know would complain about it."