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.
It's the first #NotedJerk & the Nerd Mailbag Podcast with Joe Yerdon and Ryan Stimson! We'll be doing this throughout the season to answer your questions and keep fans engaged. In this episode, we answer questions on the prospect challenge, training camp, and project who makes the roster and who doesn't. We went a little long in this first one, but we know you'll stick to the end.