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Travis Yost and Dimitri Filipovic cover the NHL, focusing on wide-ranging trends that'll hopefully appeal to any and all thinking fans of the game.

Travis Yost and Dimitri Filipovic cover the NHL, focusing on wide-ranging trends that'll hopefully appeal to any and all thinking fans of the game.
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Travis Yost and Dimitri Filipovic cover the NHL, focusing on wide-ranging trends that'll hopefully appeal to any and all thinking fans of the game.

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English


Episodes

Episode 260: Getting Over The Hump

11/6/2018
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Alan Wells joins the show to discuss the Tampa Bay Lightning, how they can fight off the downswing phase of the cycle successful NHL teams go through, and how they can finally get over the hump and shed the mantle of being the team that always falls just short in the postseason. In this episode we get to the succession plan from Steve Yzerman to Julien BriseBois (6:00), Ryan McDonagh's bounceback season (12:20), squeezing the most out of Mikhail Sergachev (19:20), the new phase of Steven...

Duration:01:06:07

Episode 259: Johan Pettersson, Number One Defenseman

11/3/2018
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Andrew Berkshire joins the show to help rank the best defensemen in the game. In this episode we discuss the nuances that make it tricky to evaluate the position (1:00), the honourable mentions that just missed the cut (21:45), and the top 20 itself (33:30). We also get into topics like Zach Werenski without Seth Jones, Dougie Hamilton's perplexing usage, why people seem to hate Jeff Petry (49:15), how Oliver Ekman-Larsson finally has shiny toys to play with (1:11:45), why hockey people...

Duration:01:40:14

Episode 258: Pretzels and Puke

10/25/2018
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Alex Prewitt joins the show to help hand out some early season superlatives and take a closer look at the most pressing questions that have yet to be answered thus far. In this episode we discuss the biggest disappointment (5:15), the best line in hockey (13:11), the most frustrating injury (19:55), the most pleasant surprise (24:05), the first coach to be fired (30:20), the biggest storylines to follow moving forward (39:50), the Rocket Richard Race (49:45), and whether this version of...

Duration:01:05:12

Episode 257: Winging It

10/16/2018
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Andrew Berkshire joins the show to help rank the best wingers in the game. In this episode we discuss the laundry list of honourable mentions who just missed the cut (1:00), the players just ranked 16 through 20 (20:00), 11 through 15 (59:00), 6 through 10 (1:13:30), and the top 5 (1:19:00). Sponsoring today’s show is SeatGeek, which is making it easier than ever before to buy and sell sports and concert tickets. They’re giving our listeners a $20 rebate off of their first purchase. All...

Duration:01:33:12

Episode 256: Growing the Game

10/12/2018
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Jonatan Lindquist joins the show to discuss the latest NHL Global Series venture and the league's attempts to grow the game overseas (1:00), the Devils pursuit to build off last year's surprising success and avoid regressing (12:30), John Gibson's excellence and the Ducks reliance on youth (21:30), the Sharks early season growing pains (34:00), and the differences between European Pro Leagues and the NHL (46:30). A reminder that we're hosting a daily fantasy listener league contest over at...

Duration:00:57:12

Episode 255: Splitting Things Down The Middle

10/10/2018
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Andrew Berkshire joins the show to help sort through the league's absolutely loaded crop of centers, and rank the best players at the position. In this episode we discuss the methodology guiding the ranking process (1:45), the honourable mentions that just missed the cut (11:10), the start of the top 20 list (15:45), and eventually the real cream of the crop with the top 10 itself (1:07:05). Sponsoring today’s show is SeatGeek, which is making it easier than ever before to buy and sell...

Duration:01:31:36

Episode 254: The 2018-19 Watchability Rankings

10/1/2018
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Sean McIndoe joins the show to help compile our annual Watchability Rankings. In this episode we put together a list counting down from 31 all the way down to 1 based on the entertainment value each team figures to provide viewers with this season. Here's a good rundown of the methodology that guides the list: “If you’re sitting down on a random Thursday night and there’s a plethora of games to choose from, which teams are you prioritizing seeing (all other things being equal, putting...

Duration:01:19:13

Episode 253: Fantasyland

9/26/2018
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Elan and Brian from the Keeping Karlsson podcast join the show for the Eastern Conference component of our two-part fantasy hockey preview crossover. For Part 1 and the Western Conference section go and check out their feed. In this episode we set the timer to 4 minutes per team, using every second (and then some) of that allotted time to dig into all of the most relevant storylines and players involved. Sponsoring today’s show is SeatGeek, which is making it easier than ever before to buy...

Duration:01:26:21

Episode 252: Blood in the Water

9/21/2018
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Jonathan Willis joins the show to dissect the Erik Karlsson trade, the Max Pacioretty trade, and the lasting effect the moves we've seen this summer will have on a suddenly much improved Pacific Division. Topics discussed in this episode include: 1:30 Life after Erik Karlsson in Ottawa 32:00 The Sharks going all-in with this group 54:40 Trying to figure out what Montreal's plan is 1:07:20 The outlook for the Golden Knights in Year 2 Sponsoring today’s show is SeatGeek, which is making it...

Duration:01:21:43

Episode 251: Atlantic Division Arms Race

9/13/2018
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Sara Civian joins the show to discuss the Boston Bruins, their relatively inactive offseason, the looming slugfest atop the Atlantic Division that awaits them, and how they can better pace themselves through the regular season to avoid wearing down coming the playoffs. 9:30 Bruins bet on in-house options developing 13:00 Wearing down toward the end of the season 16:00 Prolonging Zdeno Chara's career 27:30 The good and bad of Brad Marchand 31:15 The rest of the competition in the Atlantic...

Duration:00:42:34

Episode 250: Inside Job

8/29/2018
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Jason Rowe joins the show to discuss his time scouting for the San Jose Sharks organization, his recent transition to coaching at the collegiate level, and the resistance against fully embracing the use of analytics in hockey. Sponsoring today's show is SeatGeek, which is making it easier than ever before to buy and sell sports and concert tickets. They're giving our listeners a $20 rebate off of their first purchase. All you have to do is download the free SeatGeek app and enter the...

Duration:00:48:31

Episode 250: Inside Job

8/29/2018
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Jason Rowe joins the show to discuss his time scouting for the San Jose Sharks organization, his recent transition to coaching at the collegiate level, and the resistance against fully embracing the use of analytics in hockey. Sponsoring today’s show is SeatGeek, which is making it easier than ever before to buy and sell sports and concert tickets. They’re giving our listeners a $20 rebate off of their first purchase. All you have to do is download the free SeatGeek app and enter the promo...

Duration:00:48:31

Episode 249: A Friendly Wager

8/10/2018
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Craig Custance joins the show to discuss the philosophy behind rebuilding, make super duper preliminary 2018-19 predictions, and answer your mailbag questions. Topics include: The pros and cons of fully tanking in hockey (6:10); The Jeff Skinner trade (20:30); Artemi Panarin landing spots (34:30); The Kings, and pushing chips in with your current core (39:50); Can their big summer push the Blues over the hump? (49:20); Which of the worst teams can turn it around most quickly? (57:30); The...

Duration:01:14:12

Episode 249: A Friendly Wager

8/10/2018
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Craig Custance joins the show to discuss the philosophy behind rebuilding, make super duper preliminary 2018-19 predictions, and answer your mailbag questions. Topics include: 6:10 The pros and cons of fully tanking in hockey 20:30 The Jeff Skinner trade 34:30 Artemi Panarin landing spots 39:50 The Kings, and pushing chips in with your current core 49:20 Can their big summer push the Blues over the hump? 57:30 Which of the worst teams can turn it around most quickly? 1:06:45 The annual...

Duration:01:14:12

Episode 248: From The Ground Up

8/8/2018
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Shayna Goldman joins the show to discuss the New York Rangers, all of the moving parts we've seen there this summer, and the surprising transparency of their rebuild: A fanbase's patience for a proper rebuild (2:15); Quinn's system and putting players in position to succeed (9:20); Using 2018-19 to properly evaluate players (18:00); Financial flexibility, draft assets, and Skjei's extension (29:10); Lundqvist's last chapter (42:00).

Duration:00:53:20

Episode 248: From The Ground Up

8/8/2018
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Shayna Goldman joins the show to discuss the New York Rangers, all of the moving parts we've seen there this summer, and the surprising transparency of their rebuild. 2:15 A fanbase's patience for a proper rebuild 9:20 Quinn's system and putting players in position to succeed 18:00 Using 2018-19 to properly evaluate players 29:10 Financial flexibility, draft assets, and Skjei's extension 42:00 Lundqvist's last chapter Every episode of the podcast is available on iTunes, Soundcloud, Google...

Duration:00:53:19

Episode 247: Falling Stars

8/3/2018
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Sean Shapiro joins the show to discuss the Dallas Stars, the roadblock in their pursuit of Erik Karlsson, what's ultimately amounted to a strangely quiet offseason for them, and whether Jim Nill and Jim Montgomery can reverse course on the franchise's recent slide: The Karlsson trade rumours, and Miro Heiskanen (1:40); The Stars recent downward trajectory (20:25); Jim Montgomery's most important decision (33:10); Jim Nill's surprisingly quiet summer (40:45).

Duration:01:02:04

Episode 247: Falling Stars

8/3/2018
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Sean Shapiro joins the show to discuss the Dallas Stars, the roadblock in their pursuit of Erik Karlsson, what's ultimately amounted to a strangely quiet offseason for them, and whether Jim Nill and Jim Montgomery can reverse course on the franchise's recent slide. 1:40 The Karlsson trade rumours, and Miro Heiskanen 20:25 The Stars recent downward trajectory 33:10 Jim Montgomery's most important decision 40:45 Jim Nill's surprisingly quiet summer Every episode of the podcast is available on...

Duration:01:02:03

Episode 246: Make or Break

7/27/2018
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Alison Lukan joins the show to discuss the Columbus Blue Jackets, the looming uncertainty involving the future of two of their most important players, and how the franchise can finally turn their newfound regular season success into playoff wins: Handling the delicate Artemi Panarin situation (0:20); The market for Sergei Bobrovsky (14:30); John Tortorella's evolution (30:15); William Karlson's upcoming arbitration (41:30); 2018-19 predictions (44:30). Every episode of the podcast is...

Duration:00:50:04

Episode 246: Make or Break

7/27/2018
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Alison Lukan joins the show to discuss the Columbus Blue Jackets, the looming uncertainty involving the future of two of their most important players, and how the franchise can finally turn their newfound regular season success into playoff wins. 0:20 Handling the delicate Artemi Panarin situation 14:30 The market for Sergei Bobrovsky 30:15 John Tortorella's evolution 41:30 William Karlson's upcoming arbitration 44:30 2018-19 predictions Every episode of the podcast is available on iTunes,...

Duration:00:50:04