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Dom Luszczyszyn and Rob PIzzola join the show to discuss what we can learn from this unique season, the complicating factors to consider when picking winners, and some of the best bets on the board. Topics include:Weird results in shortened seasonsThe importance of home ice advantage and travelBalancing human element and statistical modelingRange of outcomes in 1st half vs. 2nd halfMatchup trends and opponent familiarityWhether defensive teams will have early advantageBetting on bad teamsBest bets and team point totalsPlayer props and individual awardsIf you're interested in the Blue Wire Hustle program discussed at the top of the show, you can submit your application here: http://bwhustle.com/join
Andrew Berkshire joins the show to discuss potential breakout candidates for the coming season. Topics include:What we're looking for when identifying potential breakoutsJack Hughes coming back stronger for Year 2Andrew Mangiapane in Calgary's Top 6Nick Suzuki building off bubble performanceMatt Grzelcyk taking advantage of opportunityBrady Tkachuk's underlying dominanceRasmus Dahlin reminding everyone how good he isAndrew's pick out of left fieldKirill Kaprizov's KHL resumeJuuse Saros' time is finally hereYoung defensemen finally being unleashedIf you're interested in the Blue Wire Hustle program discussed at the top of the show, you can submit your application here: http://bwhustle.com/join
Samantha Pell joins the show to help deep dive the Washington Capitals. We discuss their bizarre performance the last time we saw them, how it influenced their busy offseason, and what kind of effect all of those changes will have this year. Topics include:What makes them one of the toughest teams to figure outWhy changes were necessary after the bubbleUnpacking all of their offseason movesPeter Laviolette's effect in Year 1How the team wants to play differentlyWhy they pursued and landed Zdeno CharaAlex Ovechkin's next contract and goal chaseIlya Samsonov having the crease to himselfPros and cons of having older team for this weird seasonIf you're interested in the Blue Wire Hustle program discussed at the top of the show, you can submit your application here: http://bwhustle.com/join
Jeff Marek joins the show for this year's version of what's become an annual preseason tradition for the show - the Watchability Rankings. We discuss what we're looking forward to watching, and rank all 31 teams based on the entertainment value we think they'll provide in the 2021 season. Topics include:How we put together our lists and tiered teamsWhat we find entertaining and worth watchingThe bad rebuilding teams already looking to the futureThe good defensive teams that aren't especially excitingThe teams that have a lot of brand new facesThe teams we're particularly high or low onThe usual suspects in the EastThe explosive Canadian DivisionIf you're interested in the Blue Wire Hustle program discussed at the top of the show, you can submit your application here: http://bwhustle.com/join
Hailey Salvian joins the show to deep dive the Ottawa Senators rebuild. We discuss the issues that have plagued them in the past, what they've been up to this offseason, and the questions that need to be answered before they really turn things around. Topics include:The fanbase's Melnyk FatigueWhether they made the most of their offseasonThe financial motives for their movesCreating environment to help young players transitionBrady Tkachuk's next contractThe pursuit of a number 1 centerPatiently seeing rebuild all the way throughHow expensive being a contender can beThe recent trades they've madeIf you're interested in the Blue Wire Hustle program discussed at the top of the show, you can submit your application here: http://bwhustle.com/join
Chris Johnston joins the show to discuss the players, teams, and stories we're most interested in heading into the 2021 season. The topics include:Did Vegas get better after all of their moves?Colorado's new status as favouritesNathan MacKinnon's evolution in the bubbleConnor McDavid with a chip on his shoulderThe final chapters of Alex Ovechkin's storyThe unique nature of the Canadian DivisionTampa Bay without Kucherov or cap crunch
Cam Robinson joins the show to help rewatch the Gold Medal Game from the 2011 World Juniors. We discuss Canada's epic collapse, Russia's thrilling comeback, everything that played into it, and what we've learned from it ten years later. Topics include:The legacy of this gameWhat aged the bestWhat aged the worstThe TSN turning pointThe biggest heat check performanceThe questions that still remain unansweredThe pros and cons of the broadcastWho won the game
Corey Masisak joins the show to deep dive the New Jersey Devils rebuild. We discuss where things went wrong last season, the questions that need to be answered, and how they can fix things moving forward. Topics include: Where things went wrong in 2019 for the Devils Why winning the offseason didn't translate into actual wins How invested the organization is in analytics The pros and cons of Lindy Ruff as a coach How legit Mackenzie Blackwood's second half tear was What Jack Hughes will look like in Year 2 Who stays and who goes in years to come
Sheng Peng joins the show to discuss why the San Jose Sharks suddenly find themselves in uncharted waters, what caused their nightmarish 2019-20 season and where the issues started, plus how they can ultimately get things back on track to prevent this from becoming the new normal for the organization. Topics include: 2:00 The price of being good for a long time 12:00 Death by 1000 cuts in summer of 2019 20:00 How they can fix things heading into next season 26:00 Separating goalie performance from defensive system 41:00 Running the offense through Brent Burns 46:00 Erik Karlsson's impact and availability 52:30 Marc-Edouard Vlasic's recent decline 1:03:00 The franchise's agenda moving forward
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
Connor Carrick joins the show to discuss the intricacies of playing defense in the NHL, why it's a job that's dependant on so many variables, and how much the demands of the position have changed over the years. Topics include: 2:00 What does "good defense" look like exactly 5:00 The evolution of the position 11:00 The impact coaching has on decision making 18:00 Using patterns in data to gain an advantage 33:00 Toughest player to defend 39:00 Learning from success of other teams 44:00 Dealing with the forecheck
Prashanth Iyer joins the show to deep dive the Detroit Red Wings rebuild. We discuss how they got to where they are, what they've been doing this offseason, and how they can improve their outlook moving forward. Topics include: 3:30 Last year's historically bad results 8:00 How did they get to this point? 12:00 The turning point for the franchise 18:00 The various forms of tanking 24:00 The agenda being their moves this offseason 29:00 Identifying who's part of the core 35:00 Finding creative ways to add assets 42:00 Injecting elite talent in future years 49:00 Allowing goalies to do the tanking for you
Jesse Marshall joins the show to discuss the Pittsburgh Penguins, all of the moves they've made since being upset in the qualification round by Montreal, and whether they've actually addressed the issues their team had to begin with. Topics discussed include: 2:00 Making moves based on your most recent results 10:00 What are you actually getting in Kasperi Kapanen? 22:00 What it takes to play with Sidney Crosby 28:00 Win-now moves, future assets, and opportunity cost 38:30 Jack Johnson, Cody Ceci, and evaluating defensemen 48:00 The problem with having an identifiable weak link 55:00 The future outlook for the Penguins
Thomas Drance joins the show to discuss the Vancouver Canucks busy offseason, the moves they did and didn't make, and how they can internally build on their success from this past season. 1:00 The Canucks patience vs. inactivity to start offseason 13:00 Value of maintaining cap flexibility 21:00 What makes a good GM 31:00 Acquiring Nate Schmidt 36:00 Pettersson and Hughes taking the next step 50:00 Offer sheets and shedding salary around the league
Alison Lukan and Dom Luszczyszyn join the show to discuss the results of this year's free agent frenzy. Who benefited the most from all of the player movement, and which moves we liked and didn't like. 2:00 The Avalanche keep getting better 13:00 Why Taylor Hall chose the Sabres 20:00 The Oilers shopping in the bargain bin 28:30 Different look for the Canucks 37:00 Bad teams taking advantage of their situation 45:00 Pietrangelo in Vegas, Krug taking his old spot 55:00 Sneaky moves we liked 1:00:00 What are the Blue Jackets up to?
Will Scouch joins the show to discuss the 2020 NHL draft, the most notable takeaways, and the teams that got the best bang for their buck with the picks they made. Topics covered include: 3:00 The draft broadcast 15:00 Evaluating the picks at the time they were made 22:00 The Sharks making lemonade out of lemons 26:00 The Kings adding to their impressive system 31:30 The Wild completely changing their philosophy 38:00 The Hurricanes making Hurricanes picks 45:30 The Leafs volume of picks 50:30 The Flames pulling off the sequence of the draft 55:30 Rapid fire on remaining teams and picks Every episode of the show is available on iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud, and wherever else you may typically get your podcasts. Make sure to subscribe to the show so that you don’t miss out on any new episodes. All ratings and reviews are also greatly appreciated, especially the ones of the 5-star variety!
Cam Robinson and Rachel Doerrie join the show to discuss draft philosophy, and how to maximize value when everyone is looking at roughly the same stuff. We make each of the 15 lottery picks based on what we think should happen given the talent available, not necessarily what we think will happen at the actual draft. We also get into the strengths and weaknesses of each top prospect, how their skills translate to the next level, and what a reasonable NHL comparable for their game is. The topics we cover include:1:30 Pros and cons of extra preparation time18:30 1st pick – Quinton Byfield25:40 2nd pick – Alexis Lafreniere30:30 3rd pick – Marco Rossi35:30 4th pick – Lucas Raymond39:20 5th pick – Tim Stutzle46:00 6th pick – Alexander Holtz51:00 7th pick – Jake Sanderson59:30 8th pick – Jamie Drysdale1:04:00 9th pick – Cole Perfetti1:09:00 10th pick – Anton Lundell1:11:00 11th pick – Seth Jarvis1:16:00 12th pick – Dawson Mercer1:17:30 13th pick – Yaroslav Askarov1:22:30 14th pick – Jack Quinn1:25:00 15th pick – Rodion Amirov1:26:30 High upside pick that could fallEvery episode of the show is available on iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud, and wherever else you may typically get your podcasts. Make sure to subscribe to the show so that you don’t miss out on any new episodes. All ratings and reviews are also greatly appreciated, especially the ones of the 5-star variety!See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Emily Kaplan joins the show to help put a bow on the playoffs by discussing what we can learn from the Tampa Bay Lightning now that they've finally broken through, and previewing the biggest questions we have heading into the offseason. The topics we cover include:2:30 Takeaways from the playoffs11:00 The goalie market this summer19:30 Learning from Tampa Bay's success33:40 Conn Smythe voting42:00 The Price of Pain48:30 The Bubble ExperienceEvery episode of the show is available on iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud, and wherever else you may typically get your podcasts. Make sure to subscribe to the show so that you don’t miss out on any new episodes. All ratings and reviews are also greatly appreciated, especially the ones of the 5-star variety!See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Mike Johnson joins the show to discuss the first three games of the Stanley Cup Final, the adjustments Tampa Bay made after a slow start, how dominant the top players have been for the Lightning, and what the Stars can do to counter. The topics we cover include:1:00 Empty arena games4:30 Lightning offense vs. Stars defense10:00 How Tampa Bay broke through offensively18:00 Adjustments Stars can make30:00 The good and the bad of John Klingberg37:00 Acquisitions of Coleman and Goodrow46:00 Best Conn Smythe casesEvery episode of the show is available on iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud, and wherever else you may typically get your podcasts. Make sure to subscribe to the show so that you don’t miss out on any new episodes. All ratings and reviews are also greatly appreciated, especially the ones of the 5-star variety!See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Sean Shapiro joins the show to discuss the Stanley Cup Final bound Dallas Stars, how them seemingly improbably got to this point, and everything that's made them a fun team to follow this season. The topics we cover include:3:00 The legend of Denis Gurianov10:00 What makes the Dallas Stars interesting18:00 Anton Khudobin making most of his opportunity24:00 How the Stars defense makes life easy for goalies33:00 Intersection of Stars, analytics, playoffs, and nuance45:00 Miro Heiskanen deserving all of the love54:00 Rick Bowness and the intricacies of coaching1:06:00 Jamie Benn turning back the clockEvery episode of the show is available on iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud, and wherever else you may typically get your podcasts. Make sure to subscribe to the show so that you don’t miss out on any new episodes. All ratings and reviews are also greatly appreciated, especially the ones of the 5-star variety!See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Murat Ates joins the show to discuss the heavyweight tilt between the number one seed Nashville Predators and number two seed Winnipeg Jets in the 2018 postseason, how the wild back-and-forth nature of Game 3 perfectly captured what made the entire series so special, and how much both teams have changed in such a short period of time since. The categories we cover include:3:00 What made this series so entertaining7:00 How overqualified this was for a Round 2 matchup14:00 What aged the best21:00 Patrik Laine's shooting percentage and passing36:00 Connor Hellebuyck's follow-up act39:00 What aged the worst45:00 Roster turnover in a salary cap world57:00 Nik Ehlers' value and redemption1:02:00 The Turning Point and Most Rewatchable Moment1:09:00 The Biggest Heat Check Performance1:12:00 The Biggest 'That Guy'1:20:00 Doc and Eddie's Commentary Corner1:20:00 Most Unanswerable Questions1:37:00 Apex Mountain1:43:00 Who won the gameStay safe, get comfortable at home, kick back with a beverage of your choice, and watch along with us. The full game isn’t available on Youtube unfortunately, but you can still see the broadcast in its entirety on NHL TV. You can also go back into the archives of the show and catch up on the previous Quarantine Rewatchables we’ve already done:Penguins vs. Red Wings 2009Bruins vs. Maple Leafs 2013Canucks vs. Blackhawks 2011Flyers vs. Penguins 2012Capitals vs. Canadiens 2010World Cup of Hockey 2016Oilers vs. Ducks 2017Blue Jackets vs. Lightning 2019See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Alison Lukan joins the show to help revisit last year's stunning round one upset of the Lightning, how the Blue Jackets managed to pull it off in legitimate fashion, and everything that's happened since for both franchises. The categories we cover include:2:30 The magnitude of the upset10:00 How the Blue Jackets did it20:00 What aged the best33:00 What aged the worst43:00 Turning point and Most Rewatchable Moment49:00 Biggest Heat Check Performance52:00 Biggest 'That Guy'58:00 The good and bad of Pierre McGuire1:04:00 Most Unanswerable Questions1:14:00 Apex Mountain1:21:00 Who won the gameStay safe, get comfortable at home, kick back with a beverage of your choice, and watch along with us. The full game isn’t available on Youtube unfortunately, but you can still see the broadcast in its entirety on NHL TV. You can also go back into the archives of the show and catch up on the previous Quarantine Rewatchables we’ve already done:Penguins vs. Red Wings 2009Bruins vs. Maple Leafs 2013Canucks vs. Blackhawks 2011Flyers vs. Penguins 2012Capitals vs. Canadiens 2010World Cup of Hockey 2016Oilers vs. Ducks 2017See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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Podcast Details

Created by
Simplecast
Podcast Status
Active
Started
Feb 28th, 2016
Latest Episode
Jan 12th, 2021
Release Period
Daily
Episodes
354
Avg. Episode Length
About 1 hour
Explicit
No
Order
Episodic
Language
English
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