McKeen’s Hockey, as always, is committed to providing in-depth analysis and the highest quality editorial possible. Hockey as a sport has grown dramatically in the last few years and the tools available for analysis have become increasingly more sophisticated. Real time access to a world of live action, instantaneous updates and analysis has made it an exciting time to be a hockey fan. We are excited about the possibilities that publishing online represent for us going forward.
We will be publishing the 2013-14 McKeen’s Hockey Pool Yearbook online only this season. We have heard from many long time readers of the print edition and publisher Iain Morrell explains the decision here. We hope to return with a print edition next season and a robust website that offers lots of extra value.
The content is accessed through the internet at www.mckeenshockey.com with a username and password. The site contains all of the content from the Yearbook, with more detailed profiles and analysis. In time we will be able to include many more profiles than we can include in a print edition. We will be continuously adding player profiles all season building an in-depth database of scouting and analyses. We have made the NHL player profiles available as a sample on the Anaheim Ducks page found here: http://www.mckeenshockey.com/teams/anaheim-ducks/ click on a players name to view their profile page.
It is not a downloadable PDF, however, all of the charts and projections are downloadable to excel or a PDF. We had requests for downloadable copy of key player profiles which we have made available. It is not meant to duplicate the format of the former magazine.
There are mutliple charts of stats available for download including projections for the top 475 players and the top 150 prospects.
Line combinations are kept current throughout the season courtesy of Frozen Pool from Dobberhockey with the most common line combinations of the previous three games.
We will be updating the website all year and in particular through the opening of the season – updating the predictions based on training camp performances and injuries.
The online subscription comes with a web mobile app accessed through your internet browser to make interaction on a phone or tablet simple and available at your fingertips.
We are confident that the McKeen’s real time online content will be incomparable to any other hockey resource available on the market. To subscribe please go here: http://www.mckeenshockey.com/subscribe/
A couple of answers to some questions that have come up.
1. You can purchase using a major credit card or debit card to make your purchase. You do need to sign up for Paypal to do so.
2. We have had requests for a PDF of player profiles and it is now available. It is a very simple document NOT meant to duplicate the magazine. It is meant as a supplementary tool as a companion to the interactive website. Readers wanted to be able to access the profiles should they not choose to continue beyond a four month subscription.
3. The web mobile app is accessed through the internet browser on your smart phone. Simply log onto the internet and enter your username and password. The site recognizes the device and configures the content in a more easily accessed format for a smart phone
We hope you enjoy our website and best of luck in the coming season.