Dimitri Filipovic is the host of The Hockey PDOcast and he is a contributing writer for Sportsnet.
Darryl Belfry joins the show to discuss his experiences working with the best players in the NHL, how stars use the offseason to work on their game and acquire new skills, and all of the different things that go into skills training at the highest level. Topics include: 2:00 Process of adding tools during the offseason 8:00 Crosby's endless pursuit of getting better 14:00 How MacKinnon fixed his shooting % 22:00 Different components that go into shooting the puck 32:00 Incorporating skills training into game situations 42:00 Performance indicators that'll translate to next level 53:00 Playing fast vs. skating fast, and the perception of speed
Jordan Samuels Thomas joins the show to help us rewatch the classic West Final in 2014 between the Los Angeles Kings and Chicago Blackhawks. We discuss what made it arguably the best and most important series of the 2010s, what aged the best and worst with the benefit of hindsight, and the individual performances that really stood out above the rest.
Jack Han joins the show to discuss his time coaching with the Toronto Maple Leafs organization, the pros and cons of the AHL as a developmental league, why innovation in the NHL is easier said than done, and how you can use video to help improve player performance. Topics include: 2:30 Making the most of the AHL experience 13:00 Older stars reinventing their game 21:00 Zach Werenski, offensive funnels, and thinking the game 29:00 Key attributes of a good coach 39:00 Trying to win vs. trying not to lose 49:00 Importance of 'puck touches'
Chad DeDominicis joins the show to deep dive the Buffalo Sabres rebuilding in perpetuity. We discuss all of the instability and turnover the organization has gone through over the past decade, how much of the blame should go the ownership's way, and how much Taylor Hall will be able to help Jack Eichel moving forward. Topics include: 2:30 The Sabres playoff drought 8:00 Tim Murray's 'Process' 17:00 The role the Pegulas have played 23:00 Jason Botterill's last stand 33:00 Rasmus Ristolainen's trade window 44:00 The fit for both Hall and the Sabres
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Episode Count
422
Podcast Count
5
Total Airtime
1 week, 4 days
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