2017 Dartmouth Natal Day 6 Mile Road Race Results Visualized and Analyzed

I recently developed a vision for how a generic set of running race results could be presented in more interesting ways via Tableau data visualization software, than just a table they are normally presented as. To share this vision, I've created a set of dashboards I'll walk you through below, using a generic set of running race results from the 2017 Dartmouth Natal Day 6 Mile Road race that took place just days ago in my area. The result has a dozen or so fields like runner name, bib number, home town, division (gender & age group), gun and chip times, pace per mile, and ranking among a few demographics. I've turned them into interactive dashboards that can mine the data for details, summarize it at high levels, visualize it in graphs, and customize it for the user's needs, with options to export it in several formats! You can send a link or embed with JavaScript in the Share button down at bottom right. You can export what you see as a PDF or graphic JPG under Do

Why did the Toronto Maple Leafs NOT Draft in 1965?

For my introductory post to this new blog on analytics done on publicly available sports data, I want to introduce you to an ongoing project I have of the NHL draft. Information here includes the 2017 draft, but player performance stats only until the end of the 2017 season. That should be good until the end of the 2017-18 season because there isn't a lot of value looking at player career stats game by game throughout a season for players still active. I will discuss my NHL draft analysis dashboards one by one, but you can explore what's already been built for future posts by clicking on the tabs in the visual below, left by default on the simple participation record in the draft by NHL teams. I will add filters to this to help isolate teams by divisions, still active, and other measures, in the future. However, for now, just have a look to see which teams have participated how much since the draft began in 1963. Given all Original Six teams were around long before 19