Stats are a big portion of debate here, and after some thought I felt like creating this thread to cover the spread. There are tons of numbers used on here, and it is great to have good resources to back up a perspective or argument. I use them all the time here and elsewhere and I thought it would be great to compile them all based on category. If I missed any, feel free to add it by following the template I am using below.
Standard Player Stats
1) NHL.com: The standard that everyone knows. Features all the usual stats, and the advanced stats.
2) The Hockey News: Good for individual player reports through the use of the forecaster tool.
3) Hockey-Reference: A great resource that has a ton of information, and allows you to run queries. If you want to know how many goalies have ever won 40 games, recorded a GAA under 2.00 and above a .930 save percentage in the same season, this is the site for you.
4) HockeyDB: Another database with quality information, but not great for a query bases search. It contains a number of interesting lists, attendance information and other related info.
5) QuantHockey: Another solid database of knowledge that contains interesting stats sorted by nationality, player status and other parameters.
1) Elite Prospects: Expansive listing of information on prospects and players at almost every level of hockey.
2) Future Considerations: Great resource for draft prospects, and it includes reports on most players from scouts, rankings, draft profiles and updates lists.
3) My NHL Draft: Known for mock drafts, but it includes prospect profiles, scouting reports and tons of information on current and past drafts.
4) Hockey’s Future: Decent site with good overall listing of team prospects. Evaluations aren’t always the most spot on.
1) War-on-Ice: The best attempt at recreating Extra Skater. It contains usage charts, charts on shots and where they are located, info on where goalies are most vulnerable, where forwards suppress/allow shots from etc. If you have free time and feel like diving through data, this is a place you can have some fun. They also just added a new tool which allows you to find player comparables based on a number of fields. Cap Geek used to have this for contracts, and that may be coming as the boys at WOI are also building a worthy tribute to Cap Geek with a number of programmers. But here is the new tool I just mentioned. http://war-on-ice.com/similarity-scores.html
2) Puckalytics: A newer version and a better GUI than stats.hockeyanalysis.com. This site has a tool called SUPERWOWY. It stands for with/without so basically how Player X is with Player Y. You can load up to 6 players a side, and you can also add opponents. So if you wanted to see how line 1 has matched up against line 2 in matchups since the start of the 2007-08 season you can. This is another fun tool that can help you learn some of the stats, or just see how well certain players have played.I have found by playing around with these tools I have gotten a better understanding. It helps to look at some of the better players in the league and see their charts first and then dial it back so you have a point of comparison. Obviously it is easy to get inundated with numbers, so the multiple view options certainly help.
3) Sporting Charts: Visualization tool that creates heat maps of shots. Can set parameters and filter as needed.
4) Puck on Net: Team Advanced Stats which can be sorted by range of dates.
5) Behind The Net: The classic site that most people know.
6) HERO Charts: Player usage charts that account for situation and time on ice bias.
Primers for Advanced Stats
1) Spotrac: Player contracts, clauses and yearly salaries broken down by team.
2) NHL Numbers: It is The Nation Network’s listing of information. They are trying to make some changes, but an alternative and useful resource.
3) Cap Central: Hockey Buzz’s offering, but allows for filtering on primary page from high to low.
4) General Fanager: Promising site that just launched, and could be the best offering since the loss of Cap Geek. It is promising, and one to tab and follow as it continues to develop.
1) Scouting The Refs: Stats on referees, linesmen and detailing of penalties called, records of games they call etc.
If I missed anything, let me know in the comments and myself or a MOD can added it to the OP.