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The Hockey PDOcast - Episode 168: The Inexplicable Background Noise
Originally aired May 17 2017
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The Hockey PDOcast - Episode 168: The Inexplicable Background Noise
May 17 2017
Greg Wyshynski joins the show to discuss the effects the Ottawa Senators unique playing style has on fan interest, both Conference Finals matchups, and whether there's actually any merit to the idea of an Alex Ovechkin trade this summer. Yes, there's Jazz
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The Hockey PDOcast - Episode 167: The Memorial Cup, Draft Lottery, and Prospects
May 16 2017
Jeff Marek joins the show to help preview the upcoming Memorial Cup, highlight which prospects to keep an eye out for, and sort through this year’s draft class.
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The Hockey PDOcast - Episode 166: Two for the Price of One
May 09 2017
Jonathan Willis joins the show to discuss how Todd McLellan's decision to finally split Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl up has raised Edmonton's ceiling, which specific matchups will decide this series, and whether the Ducks or the Oilers have more on t
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The Hockey PDOcast - Episode 165: Win Or Go Home
May 09 2017
Jon Press joins the show to discuss how the Capitals have managed to claw back into their series and force a Game7 against the Penguins, the importance of game planning for your opponent and optimal lineup management come the postseason, and the ramificat
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The Hockey PDOcast - Episode 164: Expectations versus Reality
May 02 2017
Bill West joins the show to discuss how the Capitals and Penguins have matched up through three games, whether there's merit to Mike Sullivan's insistence on the importance of scoring chances, and how the postseason will influence future roster decisions
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The Hockey PDOcast - Episode 163: The Definitive Second Round Preview
April 26 2017
Micah Blake McCurdy joins the show to help look ahead to each individual second round playoff matchup.
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The Hockey PDOcast -162: Bringing a Sabre to a Gunfight
April 21 2017
Joe Yerdon joins the show to discuss where it all went wrong for Tim Murray in Buffalo, whether it made sense for the Sabres to clean house in the manner which they did, and where they go from here as an organization now.
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The Hockey PDOcast - Episode 161: Checking in on Round One
April 20 2017
Tyler Dellow joins the show to help dissect everything we've seen from the opening round of the playoffs thus far.
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The Hockey PDOcast - Episode 160: Western Conference Playoff Preview
April 12 2017
Jonathan Willis joins the show to help preview the Western Conference portion of the opening round of the 2017 post-season.
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The Hockey PDOcast - Episode 159: Eastern Conference Playoff Preview
April 11 2017
Andrew Berkshire joins the show to help preview the Eastern Conference portion of the opening round of the 2017 postseason.
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The Hockey PDOcast -158: On The Counter-Attack
April 08 2017
Nick Mercadante joins Dimitri Filipovic to do a deep dive on the New York Rangers, and look ahead to the most intriguing head-to-head matchups between the pipes in the opening round of the post-season.
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The Hockey PDOcast - Episode 157: The Olympic Impasse
April 07 2017
Craig Custance joins the show to discuss a variety of topics: The Olympics standoff; Rebuilding the Red Wings; NHL's least desirable destinations; Top Free Agents; Letang's Injury.
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The Hockey PDOcast - 156: Podcasts Above Replacement
March 31 2017
Dom Luszczyszyn joins the show to discuss a variety of topics, which include: the trickiest teams to project this season, being in on the Blue Jackets early on, the Senators defying the odds, the search for certainty and strong takes, catch-all statistics
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The Hockey PDOcast - Episode 155: Total Hockey
March 29 2017
Chris Johnston joins the show to discuss what he's watching for in the final two weeks of the season, fantasy book potentially intriguing first round playoff matchups, and float out some abstract ideas to change the game in the coming years.
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The Hockey PDOcast - Episode 154: The Crossover Episode
March 23 2017
Greg Wyshynski joins the show to discuss the voting process, the pros and cons of full transparency, and the favourites for all of the major individual awards themselves.
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The Hockey PDOcast - Episode 153: Too Many Cooks in The Kitchen
March 21 2017
Mike Halford joins the show to help conduct an autopsy on the Vancouver Canucks, mull over the future for the Sedins, and reflect on how much the industry has changed since his initial foray into it.
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The Hockey PDOcast - Episode 152: Always Making Lists
March 15 2017
Jonathan Willis joins the show to help break down the playoff races, the potential postseason matchups, and distinguish between the bubble teams and the legitimate contenders.
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The Hockey PDOcast - Episode 151: Vancouver Hockey Analytics Conference
March 11 2017
With the Vancouver Hockey Analytics Conference in town this weekend, Micah Blake McCurdy, Jack Han, Mike Pfeil, and Chris Watkins stop by for a mega-show to discuss their respective presentations and various other miscellaneous topics with Dimitri Filipov
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The Hockey PDOcast - Episode 150: Stranded On An Island
March 10 2017
Arthur Staple joins Dimitri Filipovic to discuss all things New York Islanders – including the midseason turnaround following the coaching change, the elephant in the room with John Tavares’ looming free agency, and how Garth Snow fumbled the JF Berube si
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The Hockey PDOcast - Episode 149: Fixing The Game
March 09 2017
Tyler Dellow joins the show to discuss his time working with Dallas Eakins and the Edmonton Oilers, the adjustments we can make to improve the NHL product, and the main takeaways from this year's Sloan Analytics Conference.
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The Hockey PDOcast - Episode 148: Everybody Hates PA Parenteau
March 02 2017
Matt Cane joins the show to help sort out the winners and losers coming out of the trade deadline, and preview his talk at the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference.
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The Hockey PDOcast - Episode 147: VP of Common Sense
February 28 2017
Micah Blake McCurdy answers the bat signal for an emergency podcast to help break down what the Kevin Shattenkirk means for all parties involved, why every team needs a VP of Common Sense, and how we should evaluate decision-making.
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The Hockey PDOcast - 146: Working The Trade Machine
February 27 2017
Jonathan Willis joins Dimitri Filipovic to help process the trades we’ve already seen, the trades we could see, and the trades we’d like to see.
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The Hockey PDOcast - Episode 145: Trade Deadline Look Ahead
February 25 2017
Chris Johnston joins Dimitri Filipovic to discuss the trade deadline from an insider’s perspective, how news-breaking works in 2017, and the Kevin Shattenkirk trade market.
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The Hockey PDOcast - Episode 144: Turning On The Jets
February 24 2017
Garret Hohl joins the show to discuss Patrik Laine and whether he'll annually break our expected goals calculations, whether Paul Maurice is the right coach for the Jets and why they're playing so slowly, and what we can learn from Evander Kane's career a
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The Hockey PDOcast - Episode 143: A Budding Dynamic
February 23 2017
James Mirtle joins the show to discuss the historical greatness of this year's top rookies, whether the Leafs can afford to continue playing such a high-octane style with their current personnel, and his interactions with The Most Interesting Man in the H
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The Hockey PDOcast - Episode 142: The Stars Have Been Starsing This Season
February 22 2017
Carolyn Wilke joins the show to help try and unpack why the Dallas Stars have arguably been the most disappointing team in the league this season, and where they go from here.
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The Hockey PDOcast - Episode 141: Evolve or Be Left Behind
February 21 2017
Kelly Hrudey joins the show to discuss how much the goaltending position has changed since he played it, the changes he needed to make along the way to stay in the league for a long time, and whether he wishes he came around during a different era.
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The Hockey PDOcast - Episode 140: Musical Chairs Behind The Bench
February 16 2017
Uncle Jeff Marek joins the show to discuss the changing coaching landscape around the league, sneaky ways players are cheating the system, and how we can improve the presentation of hockey broadcasts moving forward.
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The Hockey PDOcast - Episode 139: Here Come The Oilers
February 15 2017
Jonathan Willis joins the show to help discuss Connor McDavid's greatness, whether there's enough behind him to win now, and why some historical comparables make Milan Lucic's struggles this year even more troublesome.
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The Hockey PDOcast - Episode 138: Effectively Wild
February 08 2017
Matthew Coller joins the show to discuss why the Wild have thrived under Bruce Boudreau this season, and whether they're capable of not only sustaining their play thus far but hitting another gear during the stretch run.
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The Hockey PDOcast - Episode 137: The NHL Has A Back-Up Goalie Problem
February 06 2017
Nick Mercadante joins the show to discuss the downtick in league-wide goaltending this season, the especially uncharacteristic individual performances, and how to fix the NHL's back-up goalie problem.
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The Hockey PDOcast - Eliminating Bad Hab-Its
February 03 2017
Andrew Berkshire joins the show to help 'adopt' the Montreal Canadiens, and answer the ultimate question of whether or not they're better equipped for success in the postseason than in year's past now that they're less reliant on Carey Price's brilliance.
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The Hockey PDOcast - Episode 135: Feeling Blue
February 02 2017
Craig Custance joins the show to discuss what went wrong this season in St.Louis and whether the Blues were justified in their firing of Ken Hitchcock, why the Maple Leafs look like a team that could skip a few steps in their climb to the top, and what to
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The Hockey PDOcast - Episode 134: Struck By Lightning
January 26 2017
Alan Wells joins the show to to discuss the Tampa Bay Lightning. What's gone wrong for them this season, are there deeper-rooted issues to worry about or is this season a one-off, and what will they look like in years to come?
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The Hockey PDOcast - Episode 133: Trust The Process
January 25 2017
Charlie O'Connor joins the show to discuss the sports scene in Philadelphia these days, the uneven path the Flyers have taken to getting where they are this year, and their outlook for the season moving forward.
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The Hockey PDOcast - Episode 132: Fanning The Flames
January 20 2017
Kent Wilson joins the show to help adopt the Calgary Flames, who appear to be some combination of fun, interesting, and legitimately good for really the first time in recent memory.
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The Hockey PDOcast - Episode 131: Capital Gains
January 19 2017
Jon Press joins the show to discuss the elephant in the room that makes it difficult to fully enjoy regular season success as a fan of the Washington Capitals, how this year's team differs from past incarnations, and what the future holds for the organiza
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The Hockey PDOcast - Episode 130: If You're Going To Do It, At Least Do It Right
January 18 2017
Mike Johnson joins the show to help pick this year's All-Stars.
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The Hockey PDOcast - Episode 129: Hockey's Equivalent of a Chess Match
January 10 2017
Jack Han joins the show to discuss how the conventional forechecks team use have changed over time, and how the breakout schemes to combat them have adapted in turn. We also discuss the concepts of 'total hockey', how a coach can tinker with pace dependin
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The Hockey PDOcast - Episode 128: It's The Metro Division's World, We Just Live In It
January 05 2017
Jonathan Willis joins the show to help construct a preliminary power rankings list, counting down the teams from 30 to 1.
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