God Bless HockeyDB.com.
Ralph Slate's Hockey Database has been a great resource since the internet's earliest days. But HockeyDB has never really evolved into a more user friendly resource. User search criteria is very limited. Those pop ups and blinking ads scream of amateurism. And I know for a fact that Slate is far more interested in expanding statistics on the lowest of the minor professional leagues as opposed to including international stats and improving goaltending records.
I haven't had a lot of time to really explore this new site, but early reviews are promising. The site has a great pedigree, as the site is a spin off from the folks at Baseball-Reference.com.
Here's some other neat features I like:
Far more detailed player statistics - Power play goals, short handed goals, game winners, shots, shooting percentage, time on ice, and something called goals created are all among the statistics not included at hockeydb.com
Birthplace search - You can search by country and province/state. Search by city would be nice though.
Coaching records - Handy online resource
Season by Season Leaders - I'm always looking back in old NHL Guide and Record books for this information. No longer.
Season by Season game results - No boxscores, but that's what Stu McMurray's Hockey Summary Project is for. I'm not sure what Stu would think of this idea, but it seems like a natural merger to me.
Something called the Player Season Finder - This looks like the most interesting tool, and certainly the easiest to customize. For instance, in a few seconds I was able to find all 80 players who scored 10 or more game winning goals in a season. I hadn't realized that of Jeremy Roenick's 14 goals this season, 10 were game winners! In no time I was able to find out a number of quirk stats.
HockeyDB is a legend of it's own type in online hockey circles. And Slate has invested a lifetime and a lot of money and bandwith into his excellent product. But Slate is really going to have to evolve a bit here or risk losing marketshare and therefore relevancy. The good news is Hockey-Reference.com appears to have a ways to go itself, although I suspect that speaks more to their potential than anything. It will be an interesting battle.