Chartball’s visual franchise history for the Canucks will blow your mind

Charts and graphs are great. I love charts and graphs. But they do have a tendency to be a trifle boring. Fortunately, Chartball is here to make sports charts and graphs beautiful. Chartball has been around for a few years but has only recently begun making charts for hockey.

This particular chart covers the Vancouver Canucks’ franchise history up until the 2010-11 season, which makes me think it’s been around for a while, but this is the first I’m seeing it.

And yes, it’s beautiful.

You’re going to want to click on that and make it bigger. Because it gets a lot bigger.

There’s a lot of information, but the pretty part is the bands of colour. Each one represents a single player and their point totals. The wider and longer the band, the better. There are nice big bands for Andre Boudrias, Dennis Kearns, Thomas Gradin, and Stan Smyl from early on, and, of course, Jyrki Lumme, Trevor Linden, Markus Naslund, Todd Bertuzzi, and the Sedins.

I don’t really have any fancy analysis or long story to tell. I mostly just want to point at this beautiful chart and say, “Look! See? Look at it!”

So, look at it.

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11 comments

  1. akidd
    August 14, 2012

    yup, purty. just like the 10-11 season. the bands of colour get pretty wide that year.

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    • Anonymous
      August 14, 2012

      -sobs into 2011 playoff towel- WE COULD HAVE HAD IT ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLL

      Ahem. This chart was fun to look through, really visually appealing.

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      • BeCanucks
        August 15, 2012

        Oh, you mean I’m not alone doing that? Thank you, I’m feeling better!

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  2. SteveB
    August 14, 2012

    Mind…

    Blown.

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  3. SteveB
    August 14, 2012

    anyone else search for Jan Bulis?

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    • Kevin
      August 14, 2012

      I think it is the one that is the same colour as Anson Carter, to the right of Anson Carter. It really must have been an oversight that he wasn’t labelled by Chartball.

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  4. PeeSeeGee
    August 14, 2012

    They screwed up the colouring, the Messier part should be black.

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  5. cathylu
    August 14, 2012

    I saw this on reddit today – it is so cool! I would love to have it as a poster. As a relatively new fan it’s so interesting to see all that history in one place.

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    • The Bookie
      August 16, 2012

      Most Definitely! A high-resolution, framed poster print of this would blow the crap they peddle down at the Canucks Store right out of the water.

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  6. JS Topher
    August 14, 2012

    We play in the pacific division?

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  7. Nee
    August 15, 2012

    Looks amazing. Very cool.

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