Q: Availability of old Rankings (Red Line, CSS, etc.)
I am preparing to do a comparative analysis of different team drafting records. I can compare how they drafted against the expected draft results based on historical data.
It occurs to me that I'd really like to see how CSS, Red Line, etc. have done over the years, and for certain particular years.
However, I need access to those older ones, especially from the 90s and prior. Are any of them online? If not, does anyone have old copies they can send, lend, or sell? The more ranking data I have the more comparisons I can report.
Thanks in advance for any pointers. You can PM me if its not generally interesting to others.
The Summer Hockey News Yearbooks starting in 1998 had the picks in order with CSB numbers included. Hockey News Draft Issues also have them of course if you can find them.
there is a site that might be helpful in future, it's called hockeydraftcentral.com and they're in 1983 I think. They list the HN numbers so far and will likely list the others as they come(came) onstream.
There are a lot of links there. None of them that I tried seem to lead to anything specific about hockey, tonnes of baseball stuff though.
Baseball pays their bills I suspect. I've looked through the academic literature some and there's few studies of hockey.
But they know stats and they know sports studies. And I'd like to figure out some way to entice these sorts of people to turn their eye towards hockey (not necessarily the Sports section of the ASA, but the knowledgeable people in general).