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The SuperFan Podcast

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A podcast series focusing on the Edmonton Oilers and the National Hockey League. Each episode will feature a guest to discuss current events, team performance, player evaluation and roster construction. You can find my hockey commentary and statistical analysis on my blog at

A podcast series focusing on the Edmonton Oilers and the National Hockey League. Each episode will feature a guest to discuss current events, team performance, player evaluation and roster construction. You can find my hockey commentary and statistical analysis on my blog at




A podcast series focusing on the Edmonton Oilers and the National Hockey League. Each episode will feature a guest to discuss current events, team performance, player evaluation and roster construction. You can find my hockey commentary and statistical analysis on my blog at






The SuperFan Podcast - Episode 21 - Nate (@nkb121), Silver Seven Sens

Nate (@nkb121), managing editor of the Silver Seven Sens blog joined me this week to talk about the Ottawa Senators, their struggles out of the gate, and the key issues the club is dealing with. Nate shared his thoughts on the Senators roster construction, their play at even-strength and special teams, and some realistic goals for the club.


The SuperFan Podcast - Episode 20 - Preston Hodgkinson (@NHLHodgkinson), The Copper & Blue

Joined by Preston Hodgkinson from The Copper & Blue and the St. Albert Gazette to talk Oilers and their performance so far this season, We discussed which players have stood out, positively and negatively, and how things could shake out in the North division.


The SuperFan Podcast - Episode 19 - Jason Paul (@WaveIntel)

Jason Paul, an analytics freelancer behind (@waveintel), joined me to share his insights on the Montreal Canadiens, their off-season changes and how they might fare in the North division. We talked about how their roster has been constructed this season, what improvements they’ll need to be competitive at even-strength and special teams, and which players could have the biggest impact.


The SuperFan Podcast - Episode 18 - Omar Rawji (@omarcanuck)

Omar Rawji (@omarcanuck) joins me to talk Vancouver Canucks, expectations for the upcoming regular season, how they compare against the Edmonton Oilers and how things might shake out in the North division.


The SuperFan Podcast - Episode 17 - Kevin Papetti, Maple Leafs Hotstove

Joined by Kevin Papetti from Maple Leafs Hotstove to get some insight on the Toronto Maple Leafs, the changes they've made this off-season and what their strengths and weaknesses are. We talked about how the Leafs could deploy their forwards and defence pairings to handle the skilled players of the North division. Kevin also shared his thoughts on Tyson Barrie, what led to his departure from Toronto and where he could fit in on the Oilers blueline.


The SuperFan Podcast - Episode 16 - Ira Cooper (@coopsie39/OriginalPouzar)

My guess this episode: Ira Cooper (@coopsie39/OriginalPouzar)from The Copper & Blue. We discussed the Edmonton Oilers off-season activities, what our expectations were following their loss to Chicago in the play-in round and managements approach to re-tooling the roster. We gave our thoughts on which players will have the biggest impact the upcoming season, and how the roster might shake out including the reserve/taxi squad - check out Ira's recent article at The Copper & Blue. We also...


The SuperFan Podcast - Episode 15 - Scott Powers

My guest this week: Scott Powers, senior writer for The Athletic! Scott has been covering the Chicago's sports scene for a long time and joins me to preview the upcoming qualifier series between the Oilers and Blackhawks. We discussed the strengths and weaknesses of the Hawks, key drivers on their roster, how they can match up with the Oilers and what to expect from the series.


The SuperFan Podcast - Episode 14 - Cameron Thomson (@ThomsonCam)

My guest this week: Cameron Thomson! We discussed the Oilers progress this season, how they did at the trade deadline and how we see the Pacific division and western conference shaking out. We also dug into the roster construction, areas that need to be addressed and how the Oilers should approach the off-season.


The SuperFan Podcast - Episode 13 - Thomas Drance

To dig into the Vancouver Canucks and the Pacific division, I was joined this week by Thomas Drance from The Athletic Vancouver! Thomas shared his thoughts on the Canucks' season, including how they stack up against the Pacific and what their short-term and long-term plans could potentially look like. We discussed the play of Elias Pettersson who has driven a lot of the Canucks success this season and what areas of the roster the Canucks might need to address to remain competitive.


The SuperFan Podcast - Episode 12 - Rex Codex Libris (@CodexRex)

Joined by my friend Rex Codex Libris (@CodexRex) to talk all things Oilers, their recent winning streak and what some of the key drivers have been. We touched on the current roster composition, the emergence of prospects this season and how best to approach the trade deadline and the upcoming off-season. Rex also shared his insights on the NHL's officiating standards and the issues the NHL faces due to their lack of rule enforcement.


The SuperFan Podcast - Episode 11 - Catherine Silverman (@catmsilverman)

Joined by Catherine Silverman of InGoal Magazine and The Athletic to talk about the Arizona Coyotes and how they've been doing in a tight Pacific division. We talked about the Coyotes young core, how the roster has been constructed and what their key drivers have been so far. We also chatted about the Oilers goaltending tandem of Mikko Koskinen and Mike Smith, and how we expect the Pacific division to shake out by season's end.


The SuperFan Podcast - Episode 10 - Keith Anthony (@keyantonyo)

This week on the podcast, I was joined by Keith Anthony (@keyantonyo) to discuss the Bakersfield Condors and the Oilers prospect pool. Keith shared his thoughts on the Oilers approach to developing players, and his observations from watching and closely tracking the Condors. We also discussed specific players who'll be critical to the Oilers long-term success including Caleb Jones, Kailer Yamamoto, Tyler Benson and William Lagesson.


The SuperFan Podcast - Episode 9 - Minnia Feng

This week on the podcast, I was joined by Minnia Feng from The Athletic. We talked about the Oilers progress this season, and reasons for optimism and skepticism, We chatted about the NHL fan experience compared to other leagues, including Minnia's experiences writing about other sports. We also discussed player-coaching relationships and the abuse that's come to light in hockey.


The SuperFan Podcast - Episode 8 - Darcy McLeod (Woodguy)

Joining me on the podcast is Darcy McLeod (aka Woodguy) to talk about the Edmonton Oilers progress this season, the goaltending and prospect development and deployment. We also talked about some of the insightful work being done online by hockey fans, including the PuckIQ web site that Darcy and his team have developed.


The SuperFan Podcast - Episode 7 - Murat Ates

This week I was joined by Murat Ates, Jets beat reporter for The Athletic Winnipeg. Murat shared his experiences getting into hockey and writing, and his approach to hockey analysis. We talked about the Jets current state and what area of the team's performance and roster construction are worth following this season.


The SuperFan Podcast - Episode 6 - Reid Wilkins

This week, I was joined by Reid Wilkins, host of Inside Sports and Oilers hockey on 630 CHED. Reid shared his experiences covering the Oilers, his approach to social media and fan engagement. We talked about the early start to the 2019/20 season and some of the key storylines worth following, including prospect development, goaltending, coaching impact and more.


The SuperFan Podcast - Episode 5 - WheatNOil

Joined by WheatNOil to discuss the Oilers pre-season, the roster as it stands today and what to expect this upcoming season. We also got to learn about Wheat's experiences as an Oilers fan, including how and why he began participating within the online fan community.


The SuperFan Podcast - Episode 4 - Dennis King

This week on the podcast, Dennis King joined me to talk Oilers and their off-season management and roster changes. We also discussed the blue line and the young players pushing for roster spots in Edmonton this upcoming year.


The SuperFan Podcast - Episode 3 - Bruce McCurdy

Joined by Bruce McCurdy, writer at The Cult of Hockey at the Edmonton Journal, to talk about the Oilers, off-season transactions and expectations for the upcoming season. We also discussed how and why we got into blogging and some of the methods behind hockey analysis.


The SuperFan Podcast - Episode 2 - Jeff Chapman

I chatted with Jeff Chapman (@NewWaveOil) from the Copper & Blue about his experiences blogging, the growth of the online fan community, as well as his thoughts on the the Oilers off-season.