How it Works
First, you will need to select which league you want to view the schedules for. They are in the green bar at
the top of the page on the left hand side. You can also go directly to the league’s page by using the league’s
abbreviation plus “.matchupheaven.com” (example: nhl.matchupheaven.com for the National Hockey League).
Select Comparison Options
You should then see something similar to the following:
Here, you select the teams you want to see the schedules for. You can select an entire division by clicking
the division name (note: any other selected teams will be unchecked). You can then filter the games by Home,
Away, or Both (All) by specifying the Location1. Align By does just what is says. It aligns the games by your
selection. If you just want to know who the next few opponents are, then Game Number is probably what you want.
If you care more about WHEN they play those opponents, the Date will be more useful. As of now, those are
the only two options, but more are planned2. Click Compare Schedules to build the comparison.
Depending on your selections, you’ll see something like the following3:
|Align By: Game Number
||Align By: Date (Include Off Dates)
Notice that as you scroll down the page, the table’s header freezes to the top of the screen so that you can see which
schedule is for which team without scrolling back to the top of the page. You can swap the order of teams by clicking
the button. Games that are between selected teams will be in
bold italics. So, in this example, any games under Vancouver that are against Buffalo will stand out. Games that
have gone final will be highlighted based on the team’s result for the game. Green is for a win, red for a loss,
and yellow for a tie4. The final score is displayed with the score of the selected team first followed by the opponent’s
score. So under Vancouver’s header, the first score is always for Vancouver. If the game is not final, it displays the game time.
Share This Matchup
This control provides a way to share a schedule comparison automatically through just about any service you can
think of. This control (excluding Show Link) is provided by AddThis5. If you want to share the comparison somewhere
other than the tools provided, you can click Show Link to view a direct link. You can then either highlight the link
and copy it, or you can right click the link and do “Copy link Address” or “Copy Shortcut” (depending on your browser).
This is especially useful for sharing on message boards, specifically, to help support any argument you’re having with
some fool(s) who dares go against you.
What exactly will the recipients see?
First and foremost, all of the teams you are viewing will be drawn for the recipient, and they will be in the same
order as you see when you share it. So if you want to show the schedules in a specific order, simply re-order them
(with the buttons) prior to sharing. Keep in mind the schedules
will always display the most up-to-date data that it has. This means that if games go final between the time you
share and the time your friend (or foe) clicks the link, he will see the schedules with the updated data. There is
no way to backdate the schedule. Also included in the link is the season for which you are viewing schedules so you
can share historical results. Finally, the Home/Away Filter (Location) and Align By settings will also be included.
Basically, except for any additional games that have gone final, your recipient(s) will see the schedule in exactly
the same way as you see it when you clicked share (or copied the direct link).
Additional Sharing Features:
You can jump a user to any row in the table by appending an anchor name to the link6. This is done by placing
the # character followed by the anchor name to the end of the link. The anchor name depends on the Align By
option. If the far left column is a number, then the anchor name is just that number. So if you want to jump
the recipient to game number 20, you can copy the provided link and add #20 to the end (for example
If it contains a date, the anchor name is in the format YYMMDD, so February 5, 2011 would be 110205
However, keep in mind that the header row is frozen to the top of the screen. So, if you want to show the recipient
game number 20, you will probably want to use #18 so that game 20 won’t be hidden by the header.
Additional Sharing Tools from AddThis5:
Put the mouse over Share This Matchup to have the following menu appear with additional sharing options.
Click Share This Matchup to have the following menu appear with maximum sharing options.