Ryan is joined by Peter Flynn to close out the season. They take in the finale against the Detroit Red Wings and discuss coding, the RIT Analytics Conference, Power Plays, and cheer for each other's team to improve draft lottery position.
Ryan is joined by Meghan Hall and Hannah Burry to watch the game! We discuss all things Sabres and Leafs as we try to pay attention to what someone is saying during the live action. Come of the numbers talk, stay for Hannah's screams.
Ryan is joined by Juke, the EvolvingWild twins as we provide analytics play-by-play of the Sabres-Wild contest. We cover xG models, things we look for while watching, tactics, coaches, roster construction, and much more. This was the best episode of any podcast, anywhere.
It's another #NotedJerk & The Nerd! Ryan is joined by Joe Yerdon to answer your questions and rant on all things Sabres. We discuss the team's approach this season, rave on Lawrence Pilut, examine Phil Housley's decisions, and wonder what things would have been like had Jason Botterill joined the front office in 2014.
Ryan is joined by Matt Cane to talk about his recent article on pulling the goalie on the power play. They also discuss Matt's contract projection model and what are some logical numbers for Jeff Skinner. Matt also previews his new podcast!
Ryan is joined by Shayna Goldman (@hayyyshayyy) to talk about her recent work on player salaries, escrow, and tax rates. We also discuss her site BehindtheBenches, the first site dedicated to information and data on coaches in the NHL, NWHL, CWL, and soon the AHL and NCAA.
Ryan is joined by Corey Sznajder to dig into the Buffalo Sabres style of play and how that's changed. Corey shares his observations as he works through the Sabres season and highlights play of Jeff Skinner, Evan Rodrigues, Rasmus Dahlin, and more. We also talk about forechecking, trends across the league as a whole, and more!
Ryan is joined by Sean Tierney of the Athletic and HockeyGraphs to discuss his visualization work and new lineup creator tool! We discuss Phil Housley, the Sabres depth, and just what to think about this team.
It's the last episode of the year! Ryan is joined once again by #NotedJerk, Joe Yerdon, as the two answer your questions, riff on what the Sabres should do with Jeff Skinner, and rant on jersey colors.
Ryan is joined by Micah Blake McCurdy to discuss the Sabres goaltending, playoff projections, impact of Rasmus Dahlin & Lawrence Pilut, as well as talks on coaching impacting regression and Scottish Whiskey.
Ryan returns with a new episode featuring not one, but two smart guests. Josh and Luke Younggren of Evolving-Hockey.com talk about their website and experience building models. We go into the Sabres roster looking at which players have performed well according to their WAR metrics, how the team looks overall, and what resources they have available to the public on their site.
Ryan has Emily Jo Michele on to discuss her recent work on "Weaponizing Cap Space" and we dig into how teams can take advantage of, or fall victim to, teams leveraging their cap space. We also discuss the Sabres cap situation and where some problems might lie in terms of cap hits.
Ryan has Meghan Hall on the show to talk about her recent work analyzing scoring during a player's first three years in the NHL and how consistent they are. We discuss Jack Eichel, Sam Reinhart, and more!
Ryan has Chris Watkins on to discuss his work on modelling playing styles and roster optimization. We discuss the optimal approach to the Sabres lineup, which types of defensemen are preferred as the game continues to evolve, and which players complement each other the best. Also, Sam Reinhart is very good at skating, despite people thinking he's slow.
Fresh off his presentation at the Ottawa Hockey Analytics Conference, Micah Blake McCurdy joins Ryan to discuss his new model and how's teased out the varying contextual factors that impact player performance. Micah gives his thoughts on some of the Sabres to players and says there is hope for Rasmus Ristolainen after all.
Today we go deep on the Buffalo Sabres' Swedish prospects with Swedish Hockey expert, Petter Cambro. We discuss Rasmus Dahlin, Victor Olofsson, Rasmus Asplund, Lawrence Pilut in great detail with advanced stats from the SHL over the last few years. Cambro offers his thoughts on what to expect from these players based on advanced metrics.