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Sep 18, 2019
Episode 310: Railroaded in EdmontonSeptember 18, 2019
Greg Wyshynski joins the show to help kick off our preseason preview content by outlining the biggest questions that need to be answered, and the most interesting storylines to watch for around the league. 2:00 Avoiding another lockout for now9:15 Did the Devils do enough to satisfy Taylor Hall?18:15 How do the Lightning approach the regular season?27:00 Can another Atlantic team break into the Top...
Sep 05, 2019
Episode 309: Guess Who’s BackSeptember 05, 2019
Thomas Drance joins the show to discuss his return back to the public sphere after his time with the Panthers, how that experience has changed his perspective on things, and the looming struggle between players and teams for power. 6:00 How a peak behind the curtain changes things18:00 The acceptance of analytics in league circles29:00 The NHL’s hiring process and prerequisites for...
Jul 23, 2019
Episode 308: You Know It When You See ItJuly 23, 2019
John Wroblewski joins the show to discuss working with USA Hockey’s historically prolific National Team Development Program draft class, the tricky balance of trying to get immediate results from young players while preparing them for the next level, and the practical application of some half-baked theoretical ideas.4:00 Developing future NHLers and working with USNTDP13:10 Establishing a working definition of ‘Hockey...
Jul 17, 2019
Episode 307: Offseason LeftoversJuly 17, 2019
Rachel Doerrie joins the show to discuss a hodgepodge of offseason moves including: 1:30 Sabres completely rebuilding their blueline19:15 Blackhawks making series of ‘win now’ moves29:30 The Canucks have improved, but at what cost?52:00 The Oilers facing another potential wasted season1:01:00 The Hurricanes building off of last year1:07:15 How and...
Jul 10, 2019
Episode 306: The Next FrontierJuly 10, 2019
Andrew Thomas joins the show to discuss the next frontier for analytics in hockey, player tracking, the relay of information within organizations, market inefficiencies that remain, and some of the lingering questions we hope to answer in the future. 5:50 Current state of hockey analysis12:40 Existing market inefficiencies 21:40 Borrowing from other sports29:45 NHL’s venture into player...
Jul 04, 2019
Episode 305: Buyer’s RemorseJuly 04, 2019
Harman Dayal joins the show to help pick the winners and losers of free agency, unpack the most notable deals we saw signed on July 1st, and set the story straight on the latest offer sheet drama. 2:00 The Panthers spending, swinging, and missing12:30 The Islanders lack of a Plan B18:40 The Leafs wiggling out of cap trouble31:00 Ottawa’s underwhelming cap weaponization34:30...
Jun 28, 2019
Episode 304: Money TalksJune 28, 2019
Andrew Berkshire joins the show to help preview the free agent season by looking at the players available, the teams that figure to be active, and the best possible fits between the two. 2:00 The market for Joe Pavelski 10:00 How the Avalanche will spend their cash 15:30 The Hurricanes recent activity31:00 The Tyler Myers sweepstakes 42:00...
Jun 27, 2019
Episode 303: Marc Bergevin’s Workout PlanJune 27, 2019
Arpon Basu joins the show to talk about PK Subban being traded again, the Montreal Canadiens, and the upcoming free agent class. 1:30 The PK Subban trade8:10 The Player Empowerment Era14:40 The pros and cons of long-term contracts24:30 Last year’s surprisingly productive Canadiens30:30 Shea Weber’s aging curve38:20 The modern day...
Jun 24, 2019
Episode 302: Draft Weekend Winners and LosersJune 24, 2019
Chris Peters joins the show to discuss the winners and losers of the 2019 draft weekend, the few impactful trades we saw, and the overarching themes to take from the extravaganza. 1:20 Teams with extra assets to play with3:30 Forwards falling, defensemen rising10:40 The Coyotes draft board13:00 A goalie being taken in the lottery15:40 Best player available vs....
Jun 23, 2019
Episode 301: Crossroads TeamsJune 23, 2019
Jonathan Willis joins the show to discuss the teams that figure to make the most noise during what promises to be a busy draft weekend filled with lots of player movement. We discuss the teams that have already been making moves, the teams that have moves left to make, and the different stages of an organization’s cyclical ascent from rebuild to contending. 4:00 How the Jets backed themselves into a corner13:30 How the Avalanche and Hurricanes...