If you've been to nhl.com recently (say in the past 12 hours or so) you may have noticed that they revamped their statistics page. Today's transition is part of a three step process to change the way we look at statistics, with the NHL partnering with SAP, who apparently does some stuff with the NBA, although I'm not a fan of basketball so I can't coment on the quality. But part of the rollout includes new types of stats, namely Corsi and Fenwick. Although they're not Corsi and Fenwick anymore. They're "shot attempts" and "unblocked shot attempts" which, while doesn't have that same charm, nor the nod to the folks who first implemented the use of these stats, its a much easier term for the average person to immediately understand without having to do a bit of research.
There are other features as well, such as being able to look pretty far back into the past at various stats. The Detroit Cougars are listed on there, for example (George Hay was their leading scorer with 35 points back in 1928). It looks like the site will also include average shot distance, zone starts, goals and assists per 20 minutes and 60 minutes, penalties taken, penalties drawn, and probably some more stuff that I don't know about.
I'm still meandering around the new interface, and checking out all the new features, but as a fan of statistics (or really any new way to look at the game), I'm pretty excited to have "offical" numbers to work with now. We should also expect to see more new stuff roll out over the next year or so as they add features and statistics to the website.
PS, Wings are currently #1 in the league in Corsi against...er, shot attempts against.
edit: for those of you interested in more info, Puck Daddy Blog has a nice summary of what to expect in all three phases here:http://sports.yahoo....-031047083.html
do check it out, there's some pretty cool stuff planned.