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A hockey podcast hosted by Dimitri Filipovic that has been regressing to the mean since 2015.

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    Episode 451: Watch the Games

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 63:24

    Cam Charron joins the show to discuss a variety of random offseason topics. Things we cover in this episode: How we watch games these days What we're specifically looking for Tracking games and what we're trying to quantify How our preferences have changed over the years Being willing to learn from new information The value in acknowledging what you don't know Optimizing offence and hunting for specific shots Goalies playing the puck, expected goals, and a lot more If you haven't done so yet, please take a minute to leave a rating and review for the show. Smash that 5-star button. If you're feeling extra generous, you can also leave a little note about why you recommend people check the PDOcast out. Thanks for the help, each one is much appreciated! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Episode 450: Breaking Down the Blockbuster

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2022 87:41

    Thomas Drance joins the show to discuss Matthew Tkachuk going to the Panthers, Jonathan Huberdeau and Mackenzie Weegar going to the Flames, and what's next for both teams following their blockbuster trade. Topics include: Why Matthew Tkachuk is such a unique player What our expectations should be for his future scoring How he'll provide the Panthers with a different offensive element The age bracket of Florida's new core Why they were comfortable trading Huberdeau and Weegar Whether they have any cards left to play The amount of leverage Calgary had in negotiations What Darryl Sutter can get out of Huberdeau defensively The reason Weegar is polarizing and how much of it is fair How Calgary's playing style is a great fit for both The Flames loaded defense and potential combinations What they can do next to add to their team If you haven't done so yet, please take a minute to leave a rating and review for the show. Smash that 5-star button. If you're feeling extra generous, you can also leave a little note about why you recommend people check the PDOcast out. Thanks for the help, each one is much appreciated! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Episode 449: The Goaltending Excellence Department

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2022 84:29

    Kevin Woodley joins the show to talk about goalies, the moves made at the position this offseason, and the details that go into finding the right fit. Topics include: Impact of environment on goalie performance Scouting to exploit opponent's tendencies Matchmaking goalie's strengths with team dynamics Level of planning that goes into shot and save selection Why measuring time and space is the next frontier What to make of John Gibson's numbers New Jersey's inability to buy a save lately Matt Murray, Jack Campbell, and the musical chairs If you haven't done so yet, please take a minute to leave a rating and review for the show. Smash that 5-star button. If you're feeling extra generous, you can also leave a little note about why you recommend people check the PDOcast out. Thanks for the help, each one is much appreciated! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Episode 448: The First Wave of Free Agency

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2022 67:51

    Dom Luszczyszyn and Jack Fraser join the show to discuss all of the big moves that happened on the first day of free agency. Topics include: A live reaction to Johnny Gaudreau signing with CBJ The Hurricanes adding Brent Burns and Max Pacioretty How the league still values big defensemen The approach by young teams like the Red Wings and Ducks The Lightning and Avalanche taking care of business All of Ottawa's Ws so far this offseason If you haven't done so yet, please take a minute to leave a rating and review for the show. Smash that 5-star button. If you're feeling extra generous, you can also leave a little note about why you recommend people check the PDOcast out. Thanks for the help, each one is much appreciated! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Episode 447: Something Spicy

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2022 53:50

    Shayna Goldman joins the show to discuss the Alex DeBrincat trade, the Filip Forsberg extension, and other notable news items from draft weekend. Topics include: How the Senators can use DeBrincat Why this was the right type of risk for them to take The return the Blackhawks were able to get The importance of maximizing value during rebuilds The Forsberg extension and free agent market Oilers shedding salary and how they'll use the cap space If you haven't done so yet, please take a minute to leave a rating and review for the show. Smash that 5-star button. If you're feeling extra generous, you can also leave a little note about why you recommend people check the PDOcast out. Thanks for the help, each one is much appreciated! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Episode 446: Mock Draft 2022, Part 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 58:32

    Cam Robinson and Chris Peters join the show to do a mock draft of this year's 16 lottery picks. In Part 2 of the show, topics discussed include: 1:00 - Denton Mateychuk 6:00 - Cutter Gauthier 10:00 - Frank Nazar 16:00 - Marco Kasper 19:30 - Pavel Mintyukov 22:00 - Liam Ohgren 24:30 - Matthew Savoie 29:30 - Joakim Kemell 34:00 - Jonathan Lekkerimaki 37:30 - Owen Pickering 40:00 - Danila Yurov 43:00 - Brad Lambert 47:30 - Jagger Firkus 49:00 - Connor Geekie If you haven't done so yet, please take a minute to leave a rating and review for the show. Smash that 5-star button. If you're feeling extra generous, you can also leave a little note about why you recommend people check the PDOcast out. Thanks for the help, each one is much appreciated! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Episode 446: Mock Draft 2022, Part 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 67:14

    Cam Robinson and Chris Peters join the show to do a mock draft of this year's 16 lottery picks. In Part 1 of the show, topics discussed include: 2:00 - Methodology, process, and how we evaluate prospects 25:00 - Shane Wright 35:00 - Juraj Slafkovsky 45:30 - Logan Cooley 53:00 - David Jiricek 58:00 - Simon Nemec If you haven't done so yet, please take a minute to leave a rating and review for the show. Smash that 5-star button. If you're feeling extra generous, you can also leave a little note about why you recommend people check the PDOcast out. Thanks for the help, each one is much appreciated! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Episode 445: Let the Offseason Begin

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 25:08

    We're doing something a little bit different in this episode with a solo PDOcast breaking down the Kevin Fiala trade. Topics covered include: The teams that were interested in trading for him Why the Kings made the most sense as a fit How he figures to specifically help them The factors that forced Minnesota's hand How the Wild can make up for losing him If you haven't done so yet, please take a minute to leave a rating and review for the show. Smash that 5-star button. If you're feeling extra generous, you can also leave a little note about why you recommend people check the PDOcast out. Thanks for the help, each one is much appreciated! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Episode 444: Your 2022 Stanley Cup Champions

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 38:15

    Peter Baugh joins the show to discuss Colorado's victory over Tampa Bay, how they won the 2022 Stanley Cup Final, and the people that helped finally get them there. Topics include: Their defensive performance down the stretch of Game 6 The heights Bowen Byram took his game to How much credit Jared Bednar deserves Val Nichushkin's future after this run If you haven't done so yet, please take a minute to leave a rating and review for the show. Smash that 5-star button. If you're feeling extra generous, you can also leave a little note about why you recommend people check the PDOcast out. Thanks for the help, each one is much appreciated! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Episode 443: Boy, That Escalated Quickly

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 19, 2022 55:52

    Shayna Goldman joins the show to discuss the first two games of the Stanley Cup Final, how the Avalanche have been able to dominate, and what adjustments the Lightning can make with the series now moving to Tampa Bay. Topics discussed include: Why the Avalanche forecheck is giving the Lightning trouble The level of dominance we saw in Game 2 How good Val Nichushkin and Colorado's top line have been The unenviable task of slowing the Avalanche down right now Lessons to learn from Colorado's success Where things have gone especially wrong for the Lightning What Tampa Bay can try to do differently in Games 3 and 4 If you haven't done so yet, please take a minute to leave a rating and review for the show. Smash that 5-star button. If you're feeling extra generous, you can also leave a little note about why you recommend people check the PDOcast out. Thanks for the help, each one is much appreciated! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Episode 442: Stanley Cup Final Preview, Part 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 43:30

    AJ Haefele joins the show to help preview the upcoming Stanley Cup Final between the Avalanche and Lightning. In Part 2, we discuss: Value of winning 1v2 and creating competitive advantages Nathan MacKinnon finding the right balance for when to attack Matching MacKinnon's line vs. the other team's best The job Anthony Cirelli has done killing everyone's offence Each team's preferred head-to-head matchups The unique impact Cale Makar has made this postseason Learning from the success Devon Toews has had The types of games we expect to see in this series If you haven't done so yet, please take a minute to leave a rating and review for the show. Smash that 5-star button. If you're feeling extra generous, you can also leave a little note about why you recommend people check the PDOcast out. Thanks for the help, each one is much appreciated! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Episode 442: Stanley Cup Final Preview, Part 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 41:37

    AJ Haefele joins the show to help preview the upcoming Stanley Cup Final between the Avalanche and Lightning. In Part 1, we discuss: Tampa Bay's forecheck vs. Colorado's breakout Colorado's rush attack vs. Tampa Bay's cycle game The preferred game setting for each team Why Bowen Byram's play has made such a difference Differences between this Avalanche team and past versions Creating offence from the half-wall If you haven't done so yet, please take a minute to leave a rating and review for the show. Smash that 5-star button. If you're feeling extra generous, you can also leave a little note about why you recommend people check the PDOcast out. Thanks for the help, each one is much appreciated! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Episode 441: Risk Tolerance

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2022 50:36

    Dominic Moore joins the show to discuss the first three games of each Conference Final series. Topics include: Colorado's rush attack Edmonton's inability to slow them down How the Avalanche are defending McDavid How the Rangers got to this point The things New York is doing to give Tampa Bay trouble Whether the Lightning flipped the series in Game 3 Scouting goalie tendencies and shooting for them Trust level and how it influences risk tolerance Not getting too high or low after each game Making big lineup changes in the postseason Having a specific role and playing it If you haven't done so yet, please take a minute to leave a rating and review for the show. Smash that 5-star button. If you're feeling extra generous, you can also leave a little note about why you recommend people check the PDOcast out. Thanks for the help, each one is much appreciated! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Episode 440: They Have Good Players and They Play Hockey Well

    Play Episode Listen Later May 30, 2022 74:24

    Thomas Drance joins the show to help recap round two, and look ahead to the Conference Finals. Topics discussed include: Trying to match up with Connor McDavid How Leon Draisaitl has found a way to be effective Edmonton's improved depth and remaining issues Colorado's transition game What makes the Avalanche so good Florida's game plan vs. the Lightning Tampa Bay's defensive structure and personnel The Avalanche and Lightning team building models If you haven't done so yet, please take a minute to leave a rating and review for the show. Smash that 5-star button. If you're feeling extra generous, you can also leave a little note about why you recommend people check the PDOcast out. Thanks for the help, each one is much appreciated! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Episode 439: Round Two Matchups and Adjustments

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 66:02

    Shayna Goldman joins the show to help preview a pair of second round matchups - the Battle of Alberta and the Hurricanes vs. the Rangers. We discuss what we saw from those teams in round one, and key factors to look out for in round two. If you haven't done so yet, please take a minute to leave a rating and review for the show. Smash that 5-star button. If you're feeling extra generous, you can also leave a little note about why you recommend people check the PDOcast out. Thanks for the help, each one is much appreciated! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Episode 438: It's a Trap!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 61:01

    Jack Han joins the show to discuss takeaways from the opening round, and what to watch for in the upcoming round two matchups. Topics include: 1:00 - Oilers vs. Kings 21:00 - Panthers vs. Capitals 32:00 - Leafs vs. Lightning 50:00 - Avalanche vs. Blues If you haven't done so yet, please take a minute to leave a rating and review for the show. Smash that 5-star button. If you're feeling extra generous, you can also leave a little note about why you recommend people check the PDOcast out. Thanks for the help, each one is much appreciated! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Episode 437: First Round Playoff Preview, Part 2

    Play Episode Listen Later May 1, 2022 67:46

    Mike Johnson joins the show to help preview four first round matchups in this year's postseason. Series discussed include: 1:30 - Blues vs. Wild 18:00 - Panthers vs. Capitals 29:00 - Avalanche vs. Predators 45:00 - Lightning vs. Leafs If you haven't done so yet, please take a minute to leave a rating and review for the show. Smash that 5-star button. If you're feeling extra generous, you can also leave a little note about why you recommend people check the PDOcast out. Thanks for the help, each one is much appreciated! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Episode 436: First Round Playoff Preview, Part 1

    Play Episode Listen Later May 1, 2022 70:41

    Ryan Lambert and Jack Fraser join the show to help preview four first round matchups in this year's postseason. Series discussed include: 2:00 - Bruins vs. Hurricanes 18:20 - Stars vs. Flames 35:00 - Kings vs. Oilers 51:00 - Penguins vs. Rangers If you haven't done so yet, please take a minute to leave a rating and review for the show. Smash that 5-star button. If you're feeling extra generous, you can also leave a little note about why you recommend people check the PDOcast out. Thanks for the help, each one is much appreciated! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Episode 435: Workshopping Offensive Principles

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 66:29

    Darryl Belfry joins the show to discuss his coaching workshop, the offensive principles the best teams in the league adhere to, and working with players to implement new skills in their game. Topics include: Fixing vs. investing in development The importance of cumulative shift effect How players like Devon Toews defend proactively Five-man units and moving in the offensive zone Positionless hockey vs. Positional interchangeability Stacking skills and building off of them Establishing speed differential and attacking creatively Zegras doing the Michigan, and what comes next Earning trust and building relationships with players How to teach something new that feels differential initially Dealing with short term results and making adjustments If you haven't done so yet, please take a minute to leave a rating and review for the show. Smash that 5-star button. If you're feeling extra generous, you can also leave a little note about why you recommend people check the PDOcast out. Thanks for the help, each one is much appreciated! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Episode 434: Die a Hero or Live Long Enough to Become an Eye Test Guy

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 10, 2022 50:59

    Jack Han joins the show to discuss a variety of different topics. Things covered include: Jesse Puljujarvi's defensive and 5v5 impact How he's become such an effective player Cole Caufield's improvement under Martin St.Louis The changes he's made to his approach and shots Getting the most out of a player's specific skillset The functional value of reach in the NHL Rethinking the way we scout defensemen If you haven't done so yet, please take a minute to leave a rating and review for the show. Smash that 5-star button. If you're feeling extra generous, you can also leave a little note about why you recommend people check the PDOcast out. Thanks for the help, each one is much appreciated! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Episode 433: Trade Deadline Takeaways

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2022 71:36

    Ryan Lambert and Jack Fraser join the show to discuss big takeaways and themes from the this year's trade deadline. Topics discussed include: The Atlantic Division loading up The price Boston paid for Hampus Lindholm Florida's competitive window What Toronto's blueline pairings will look like The Ducks rebuilding the right way The way the league evaluates defensemen How Marc-Andre Fleury fits on the Wild Any potential concerns about the Avalanche The Rangers improving their depth If you haven't done so yet, please take a minute to leave a rating and review for the show. Smash that 5-star button. If you're feeling extra generous, you can also leave a little note about why you recommend people check the PDOcast out. Thanks for the help, each one is much appreciated! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Episode 432: Trades We'd Like to See at the 2022 Deadline

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2022 69:27

    Thomas Drance and Jack Fraser join the show to help cook up trades we'd like to see at this year's upcoming deadline. Players discussed include: 3:30 Mark Giordano 14:00 Hampus Lindholm 20:00 Claude Giroux 29:30 Jakob Chychrun 37:30 Conor Garland 45:00 Brandon Hagel 52:00 Patrik Laine 57:00 Travis Sanheim If you haven't done so yet, please take a minute to leave a rating and review for the show. Smash that 5-star button. If you're feeling extra generous, you can also leave a little note about why you recommend people check the PDOcast out. Thanks for the help, each one is much appreciated! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Episode 431: Systems and Strategies

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 14, 2022 49:02

    Jack Han joins the show to talk about teams we've been interested in recently, and the notable strategic changes they've made to the way they play. Topics include: Florida's historically great offensive results Whether that kind of style can translate to the playoffs The importance of board play, and getting 'off the wall' Calgary's defensive structure under Sutter How he's gotten Johnny Gaudreau to buy into the plan A diverse attack and unique shot selection by the Blues LA's improved process, and turning it into more goals If you haven't done so yet, please take a minute to leave a rating and review for the show. Smash that 5-star button. If you're feeling extra generous, you can also leave a little note about why you recommend people check the PDOcast out. Thanks for the help, each one is much appreciated! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Episode 430: Mailbag Questions and a Surprise Appearance

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2022 65:00

    Shayna Goldman joins the show to help answer your mailbag questions. Then Alison Lukan makes a surprise appearance to talk about her experience doing commentary for Seattle Kraken games. Topics include: Patrice Bergeron is still the gold standard for the Selke Elias Lindholm being underrated and underappreciated A deep dive of the best Igor Shesterkin stats this season Upgrades the Rangers can make to their lineup Mo Seider and the depth of this year's rookie class Strategy for fringe teams at the trade deadline How aggressive the Los Angeles Kings should be right now Functional differences between public and private metrics Seeing the game live from high up Providing information and commentary live in an in-game setting If you haven't done so yet, please take a minute to leave a rating and review for the show. Smash that 5-star button. If you're feeling extra generous, you can also leave a little note about why you recommend people check the PDOcast out. Thanks for the help, each one is much appreciated! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Episode 429: Regular Season Lessons and Playoff Projections

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 4, 2022 80:00

    Dom Luszczyszyn and Rob Pizzola join the show to discuss a whole bunch of different topics. Things covered include: How profitable betting favourites has been Colorado's status as top team and getting over the hump The league's problems with stat tracking The plan to include faceoff probabilities on broadcasts The freakishly good season Igor Shesterkin is having Accounting for goaltending when measuring team quality The effect that aggressive goalie pulls have had Projecting regular season success into the playoffs Optimal postseason betting strategy Revisiting our favourite preseason props If you haven't done so yet, please take a minute to leave a rating and review for the show. Smash that 5-star button. If you're feeling extra generous, you can also leave a little note about why you recommend people check the PDOcast out. Thanks for the help, each one is much appreciated! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Episode 428: The First Domino

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 15, 2022 30:28

    Kent Wilson joins the show to help break down the Calgary Flames side of the Tyler Toffoli trade. Topics include: How to judge moves at the time they happen The timing of the trade Benefits of doing it now rather than waiting Picking Toffoli over other available options Where his greatest impact will be on the Flames lineup The team building approach and going for it Upcoming contractual decisions for Calgary 'Darryl Sutter Hockey' If you haven't done so yet, please take a minute to leave a rating and review for the show. Smash that 5-star button. Each one counts, and helps us out greatly. If you're feeling extra generous, you can also leave a little note about why you recommend people check the PDOcast out. Thanks for the help! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Episode 427: It's Been a Journey

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 11, 2022 54:24

    Ryan Lambert and Jack Fraser join the show to discuss Edmonton's decision coaching change. Topics include: The timing of the move What's been wrong with the Oilers How much Dave Tippett is to blame Ken Holland's roster construction The personnel flaws that still remain What Jay Woodcroft can do to turn things around If you haven't done so yet, please take a minute to leave a rating and review for the show. Smash that 5-star button. Each one counts, and helps us out greatly. If you're feeling extra generous, you can also leave a little note about why you recommend people check the PDOcast out. Thanks for the help! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Episode 426: Goaltending Does Not Exist In A Vacuum

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 28, 2022 65:49

    Kevin Woodley joins the show to discuss goalies, notable performances at the position this season, and how defensive environment can affect things for them. Topics include: How easy Igor Shesterkin makes it look His value to the Rangers, and goalies in MVP discussion Juuse Saros' movement, and how fun he is to watch Freddy Andersen, and Carolina's defensive style Ville Husso vs. Jordan Binnington Low shot environments vs. staying busy If you haven't done so yet, please take a minute to leave a rating and review for the show. Smash that 5-star button. Each one counts, and helps us out greatly. If you're feeling extra generous, you can also leave a little note about why you recommend people check the PDOcast out. Thanks for the help! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Episode 425: Different, and Better

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 64:05

    Darryl Belfry joins the show to discuss the following topics: Watching McDavid and Crosby train together How they used space as a weapon Positionless hockey vs. Positional interchangeability Getting more out of defensemen in the OZ Ways to optimize 5v5 offense Shot selection and how it affects puck recoveries The pros and cons of aiming high on goalies What makes Nikita Kucherov such a dual threat How Troy Terry attacks triangles If you haven't done so yet, please take a minute to leave a rating and review for the show. Smash that 5-star button. Each one counts, and helps us out greatly. If you're feeling extra generous, you can also leave a little note about why you recommend people check the PDOcast out. Thanks for the help! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Episode 424: Mo Seider, Mo Fun

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 74:08

    Max Bultman and Ryan Hana join the show to discuss just how Moritz Seider, how impressive his rookie season has been, what we've seen from him that's made him so effective right away, and a whole lot more on the Detroit Red Wings. Topics include: The details in Seider's game Just how much they rely on him already Memories from the 2019 draft Lucas Raymond's dual threat ability The importance of his shot moving forward What the rookies have done for Detroit's watchability Dylan Larkin's career arc so far Jakub Vrana's eventual return The next steps for the Red Wings If you haven't done so yet, please take a minute to leave a rating and review for the show. Smash that 5-star button. Each one counts, and helps us out greatly. If you're feeling extra generous, you can also leave a little note about why you recommend people check the PDOcast out. Thanks for the help! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Episode 423: The Second Best Beard

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 41:57

    Rikard Grönborg joins the show to discuss incorporating analytics into coaching decisions, how to effectively use data when communicating with players, balancing the team's process versus results, and his experience matching up against Team North America in the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. If you haven't done so yet, please take a minute to leave a rating and review for the show. Smash that 5-star button. Each one counts, and helps us out greatly. If you're feeling extra generous, you can also leave a little note about why you recommend people check the PDOcast out. Thanks for the help! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Episode 422: Finding the Right Partner

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 54:39

    Jack Han joins the show to discuss a variety of topics including Trevor Zegras' playing style, lessons we can learn from the Stars top line, Oliver Kylington's development this season, and players we like that you've probably never had any reason to think about before. 2:00 Why Hintz, Robertson, and Pavelski work so well together 14:00 Trevor Zegras' experimentation and playing style 29:00 Oliver Kylington's development 38:00 Random players we like that you've never thought about If you haven't done so yet, please take a minute to leave a rating and review for the show. Smash that 5-star button. Each one counts, and helps us out greatly. If you're feeling extra generous, you can also leave a little note about why you recommend people check the PDOcast out. Thanks for the help! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Episode 421: Answering Your Questions

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 49:07

    Ryan Lambert joins the show to help answer your mailbag questions. Topics include: The Mount Rushmore of Bad GMs in the Cap Era What we were most wrong about in the preseason If the Ducks start changes their trade deadline plans More likely: 50 Ovechkin Goals vs. 150 McDavid Points Whether the Islanders can turn their season around The most chaotic potential PDO benders Which teams are due for some regression Goalies to keep in mind for the future If you haven't done so yet, please take a minute to leave a rating and review for the show. Smash that 5-star button. Each one counts, and helps us out greatly. If you're feeling extra generous, you can also leave a little note about why you recommend people check the PDOcast out. Thanks for the help! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Episode 420: We're All Trying to Find The Guy Who Did This

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 60:57

    Satiar Shah joins the show to discuss Vancouver's horrible start to the season, who's really to blame for it, and what the Canucks organization will do next to try and fix it. Topics include: How surprising these early results are Why the organization pivoted this offseason The team's decision to make all-in moves Bloated expectations heading into the year The media's role in influencing those expectations The 8 years of the Benning regime How much ownership's meddling complicates things Whether the coaching really is to blame Why their playing style doesn't match their personnel Elias Pettersson's struggles over the last year and a half What happens next in Vancouver If you haven't done so yet, please take a minute to leave a rating and review for the show. Smash that 5-star button. Each one counts, and helps us out greatly. If you're feeling extra generous, you can also leave a little note about why you recommend people check the PDOcast out. Thanks for the help! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Episode 419: The 2021-22 Watchability Rankings

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 81:16

    Pete Blackburn joins the show to help construct this year's version of the annual Watchability Rankings. We discuss what makes a team watchable, and what we prioritize when tuning into a game, before ranking all 32 teams in the league from top to bottom based on that criteria. Topics include: Whether the Coyotes are so bad that they're good Why you need to give the Blues a second chance What makes the Ducks this year's 'Midnight Rider' Fear of missing out on Connor McDavid's latest highlight Enjoying Alex Ovechkin chasing history Teams we struggled to rank because of injuries The novelty of the Kraken vs. their actual performance Young teams we want to get in on early Established teams we know what we're getting from If you haven't done so yet, please take a minute to leave a rating and review for the show. Smash that 5-star button. Each one counts, and helps us out greatly. If you're feeling extra generous, you can also leave a little note about why you recommend people check the PDOcast out. Thanks for the help! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Episode 418: Going All-In in Vegas

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 55:11

    Jesse Granger joins the show to discuss Vegas trading for Jack Eichel, their aggressive team building strategy, how they're going to make all of the pieces fit when they get healthy, and how they're trying to survive in the meantime. Topics include: Why Vegas decided to trade for Eichel Why they were in a unique position to do so Trading draft picks for proven talent The pros and cons of their team building strategy How to optimally use him when he returns Idea of paying premium for centers Making all of the money fit under the cap Struggles to stay afloat with current personnel The context of Alex Pietrangelo's stats so far Balancing the short term vs. the long term If you haven't done so yet, please take a minute to leave a rating and review for the show. Smash that 5-star button. Each one counts, and helps us out greatly. If you're feeling extra generous, you can also leave a little note about why you recommend people check the PDOcast out. Thanks for the help! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Episode 417: Emergency Eichel Trade Reaction

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 34:04

    Chad DeDominicis joins the show to discuss initial reactions to the Jack Eichel trade, the return the Sabres were able to get for him, and what the Golden Knights will actually be getting from him whenever he's ready to play again. Topics include: Complicating factors that affected the market Which teams were actually in on him The leaked Flames offer Krebs as the crown jewel of the package Tuch's future and realistic upside Where Vegas' first round pick could land this year Eichel's statistical profile the past few seasons What the Golden Knights need him to be If you haven't done so yet, please take a minute to leave a rating and review for the show. Smash that 5-star button. Each one counts, and helps us out greatly. If you're feeling extra generous, you can also leave a little note about why you recommend people check the PDOcast out. Thanks for the help! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Episode 416: Making Changes

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 69:06

    I start the show talking about Kyle Beach's bravery in coming forward, the cowardice within the Chicago Blackhawks organization that allowed this to happen to him, and the way everything has been handled. Then Jack Fraser joins the show to discuss teams that have either overperfomed or underperfomed so far based on our preseason expectations, and whether we need to change our projections for them moving forward. 0:00 - CW: Kyle Beach, Chicago Blackhawks, and the NHL 8:50 - The Avalanche 18:00 - The Leafs 31:00 - The Kraken 38:00 - The Lightning 46:00 - The Flames 51:00 - The Blues 55:00 - Mailbag Questions If you haven't done so yet, please take a minute to leave a rating and review for the show. Smash that 5-star button. Each one counts, and helps us out greatly. If you're feeling extra generous, you can also leave a little note about why you recommend people check the PDOcast out. Thanks for the help! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Episode 415: Sources Say

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 59:57

    Chris Johnston and Emily Kaplan join the show to discuss teams that have our attention, things we're watching moving forward, and what people around the league are talking about. Topics include: How the Penguins keep winning without key players The Panthers building something special The likelihood of Vegas making another big move The Jack Eichel trade market Chicago's horrendous start and who's to blame The upcoming free agent class If you haven't done so yet, please take a minute to leave a rating and review for the show. Smash that 5-star button. Each one counts, and helps us out greatly. If you're feeling extra generous, you can also leave a little note about why you recommend people check the PDOcast out. Thanks for the help! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Episode 414: Season Preview Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 57:24

    Dom Luszczyszyn joins the show to help preview the upcoming NHL season. We discuss team projections, league trends, player props, and our favourite bets. Topics include: What to make of last year's data The difficulties of projecting a new team like the Kraken Stickiness of metrics from one year to the next Teams that made big changes over the offseason The realistic ceiling for McDavid's point total Our favourite bets for team over/unders Interesting player props and awards futures If you haven't done so yet, please take a minute to leave a rating and review for the show. Smash that 5-star button. Each one counts, and helps us out greatly. If you're feeling extra generous, you can also leave a little note about why you recommend people check the PDOcast out if they haven't yet. Thanks for the help! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Episode 413: Turning Fantasy into Reality

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2021 73:58

    Cam Robinson and Chris Meaney join the show to help you prepare for your fantasy drafts by discussing players to target, breakout candidates, and situations to watch closely to start the season. Topics include: Stacking Florida Panthers skaters Sam Bennett's remarkable end to last season Sam Reinhart's upside playing next to Barkov Jack Hughes' breakout, and why points are coming Which Devils skaters will be able to benefit from it Jakob Chychrun trying to follow up on last year Joel Eriksson Ek playing with Kirill Kaprizov Jordan Kyrou's talent and usage Take advantage of the unknown in Seattle Underrated goalies that are in good situations Top six wing battles to be determined If you haven't yet, please go take a minute to leave a rating and review for the show. If you're busy and don't feel like writing anything, it's all good. Just hit the 5-star button. Each one counts, and helps us out greatly. If you're feeling extra generous though, you can also leave a note about why you recommend people check the show out. Thanks for the help! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Episode 412: An Offer Sheet You Can't Refuse

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 68:38

    Arpon Basu and Andrew Berkshire join the show to help unpack everything you need to know about Jesperi Kotkaniemi's offer sheet. We discuss what he's shown so far in his career, the kind of development he needs to do to help justify his new contract moving forward, Carolina's motives for going after him the way they did, and the big decision the Canadiens must now make for how they want to proceed. If you haven't yet, please go take a minute to leave a rating and review for the show. If you're busy and don't feel like writing anything, it's all good. Just hit the 5-star button. Each one counts, and helps us out greatly. If you're feeling extra generous though, you can also leave a note about why you recommend people check the show out. Thanks for the help! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Episode 411: The Open Market

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2021 69:02

    Ryan Lambert and Jack Fraser join the show to discuss the start of free agency, the biggest themes from day one, and the way teams have been throwing around money. Topics include: The going rate for big defensemen right now The gap between how teams are valuing certain players Trying to figure out what Seattle's plan is at the moment The way they decided to ultimately spend their cap space The opportunities they've missed out on so far Edmonton's busy day The risk vs. reward of Zach Hyman's contract The opportunity cost of how the Oilers built their blueline The Lightning gaming the system expertly Brayden Point's new extension If you haven't yet, please go take a minute to leave a rating and review for the show. If you're busy and don't feel like writing anything, it's all good. Just hit the 5-star button. Each one counts, and helps us out. If you're feeling extra generous, you can also leave a note about why you recommend people check the show out. Thanks for the help! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Episode 410: In This Economy

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2021 55:15

    Alison Lukan joins the show to discuss the Seth Jones trade and extension, his declining numbers in recent years, and all of the assets the Blue Jackets got in return for him. Topics include: Gap between Seth Jones' reputation and results What's been causing his dip in performance Issues with judging players based on raw ice time How bad things got in Columbus last season Premium Chicago paid in both trade and extension Upside of Adam Boqvist and Jake Bean on blueline Blue Jackets swinging for fences with draft picks Trying to rebrand and rebuild Marc-Andre Fleury's trade to Chicago What Vegas does with their newfound cap space If you haven't yet, please go take a minute to leave a rating and review for the show. If you're busy and don't feel like writing anything, it's all good. Just hit the 5-star button. Each one counts, and helps us out. If you're feeling extra generous, you can also leave a note about why you recommend people check the show out. Thanks for the help! Submit your Blue Wire Hustle application here: http://bwhustle.com/join Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Episode 409: The Goalie Carousel

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2021 68:22

    Kevin Woodley joins the show to discuss the goalies that should be available this offseason, and the teams they'd fit best on moving forward. Topics include: Carolina's decision to move on from Nedeljkovic What the Hurricanes do in net next Why John Gibson is better than his recent numbers The effect playing on a bad team has on goalies How good Darcy Kuemper really is Matching goalie playing style to team playing style Jonathan Bernier's environment past two seasons Which of the two goalies Vegas will pick Route Seattle took with their goalie choices How much Freddy Andersen has left in the tank The second tier of free agent goalies If you haven't yet, please go take a minute to leave a rating and review for the show. If you're busy and don't feel like writing anything, it's all good. Just hit the 5-star button. Each one counts, and helps us out. If you're feeling extra generous, you can also leave a note about why you recommend people check the show out. Thanks for the help! Submit your Blue Wire Hustle application here: http://bwhustle.com/join Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Episode 408: The Big Guy

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 24, 2021 45:14

    Charlie O'Connor joins the show to discuss Philadelphia's busy offseason, their pursuit of improving defensively, and the seemingly polar opposite evaluations they've made in acquiring Ryan Ellis and Rasmus Ristolainen. Topics include: The Flyers goal suppression issues last year How much of that was on defense vs. goaltending The relatively small acquisition cost for Ryan Ellis The stunning price they paid for Rasmus Ristolainen What they saw in him, and what they can get out of him The way the league views and values Ristolainen The horrible underlying numbers throughout his career Why the eye test shouldn't inspire any confidence Having tools vs. being able to use them effectively Environment, role, and results If you haven't yet, please go take a minute to leave a rating and review for the show. If you're busy and don't feel like writing anything, it's all good. Just hit the 5-star button. Each one counts, and helps us out. If you're feeling extra generous, you can also leave a note about why you recommend people check the show out. Thanks for the help! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Episode 407: Short Term Gain, Long Term Pain

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2021 50:03

    Harman Dayal joins the show to discuss the mega trade between the Canucks and Coyotes that involved Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Conor Garland, draft picks, and cap dumps. Topics include: The offensive value Garland provides OEL's decline and what's caused it Whether he can bounce back in new environment Short term gain of being better next season Long term pain of taking on added financial risk Kicking can down road rather than waiting a year Trying to make playoffs vs. win Stanley Cup Arizona fulling tearing it down and purchasing draft picks If you haven't yet, please go take a minute to leave a rating and review for the show. If you're busy and don't feel like writing anything, it's all good. Just hit the 5-star button. Each one counts, and helps us out. If you're feeling extra generous, you can also leave a note about why you recommend people check the show out. Thanks for the help! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Episode 406: Expansion Draft Takeaways

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2021 73:41

    Ryan Lambert and Jack Fraser join the show to discuss what Seattle chose to do at the expansion draft, how the Kraken will look in Year 1, what their next steps are, and specific picks that we found notable for either good or bad reasons. Topics include: The value of financial flexibility moving forward How they can spend the cap space they now have Forgoing bigger names with bigger price tags The strong defensive players they targeted The risk and reward of their goalie choices Picks we liked Picks we didn't like Why there weren't more side deals along the way How good their projection should be for Year 1 The ideal ways for them to improve moving forward If you're looking to pivot to preparing for the upcoming entry draft and need to jam in as much in-depth analysis as possible in a short period of time, the Elite Prospects Draft Guide is just the thing for you. It includes detailed scouting reports, projections, and breakdowns of every prospect that you need to know about. You can use the promo code DRAFTGUIDE, which gets your three free months on an annual subscription when you sign up. With it, you'll not only get the guide, but you'll get access to all of the great written content available at Elite Prospects Rinkside, which includes the musings of yours truly. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Episode 405: Mock Draft 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2021 104:24

    Cam Robinson and Chris Peters join the show to help preview the upcoming entry draft. Topics include: Mock draft of the top 15 picks What we think should happen vs. what we think will happen Realistic player comparisons for the top prospects Favourite talents that should be available later Risky picks that teams should stay away from The challenges of evaluating players this year Scouting using video versus in-person viewings What people mean when they say this class is weak What we're looking for when watching game tape How what we prioritize has evolved over time If you're looking for even more in-depth analysis of this year's draft class in preparation for it, the Elite Prospects Draft Guide is just the thing for you. It includes detailed scouting reports, projections, and breakdowns of every prospect that you need to know about. You can use the promo code DRAFTGUIDE, which gets your three free months on an annual subscription when you sign up. With it, you'll not only get the guide, but you'll get access to all of the great written content available at Elite Prospects Rinkside, which includes the musings of yours truly. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Episode 404: Wild Decisions

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2021 38:44

    Thomas Drance joins the show to discuss the Minnesota Wild buying out the rest of Ryan Suter and Zach Parise's contracts. Topics include: Why they chose to do it now The pros and cons of buying out the contracts The one year of financial flexibility they created Why the Wild find themselves at a crossroads this offseason Kirill Kaprizov's next contract The future dead cap charges that are coming Are they more or less likely to go after Eichel now? Going for it and worrying after vs. planning ahead The looming concerns about the recapture penalty Making trades ahead of the expansion draft Teams trying to learn from mistakes they made last time What Suter and Parise have left in the tank Potential landing spots for them this offseason If you haven't yet, please go take a minute to leave a rating and review for the show. If you're busy and don't feel like writing anything, it's all good. Just hit the 5-star button. Each one counts, and helps us out. If you're feeling extra generous, you can also leave a note about why you recommend people check the show out. Thanks for the help! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Episode 403: No Salary Retained

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2021 41:28

    Jack Fraser joins the show to discuss the Duncan Keith trade. Topics include: What kind of player he is at this point of his career How much of the defensive issues were on him vs. the team Can the Oilers can get better numbers out of him in different role Historical comparisons for this type of move Impact usage has on performance The fit for him given his present day skills Questioning why they paid the price they did, when they did The market for him and who had the leverage The risk and opportunity cost Edmonton is taking on How they could've used their cap space differently Making the most of an important offseason If you haven't yet, please go take a minute to leave a rating and review for the show. If you're busy and don't feel like writing anything, it's all good. Just hit the 5-star button. Each one counts, and helps us out. If you're feeling extra generous, you can also leave a note about why you recommend people check the show out. Thanks for the help! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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