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Author: Dimitri Filipovic

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A hockey podcast hosted by Dimitri Filipovic that has been regressing to the mean since 2015.
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Episode 371: Game of Skill

Episode 371: Game of Skill

2020-11-2301:06:59

Darryl Belfry joins the show to discuss his experiences working with the best players in the NHL, how stars use the offseason to work on their game and acquire new skills, and all of the different things that go into skills training at the highest level. Topics include: 2:00 Process of adding tools during the offseason 8:00 Crosby's endless pursuit of getting better 14:00 How MacKinnon fixed his shooting % 22:00 Different components that go into shooting the puck 32:00 Incorporating skills training into game situations 42:00 Performance indicators that'll translate to next level 53:00 Playing fast vs. skating fast, and the perception of speed
Jordan Samuels Thomas joins the show to help us rewatch the classic West Final in 2014 between the Los Angeles Kings and Chicago Blackhawks. We discuss what made it arguably the best and most important series of the 2010s, what aged the best and worst with the benefit of hindsight, and the individual performances that really stood out above the rest.
Jack Han joins the show to discuss his time coaching with the Toronto Maple Leafs organization, the pros and cons of the AHL as a developmental league, why innovation in the NHL is easier said than done, and how you can use video to help improve player performance. Topics include: 2:30 Making the most of the AHL experience 13:00 Older stars reinventing their game 21:00 Zach Werenski, offensive funnels, and thinking the game 29:00 Key attributes of a good coach 39:00 Trying to win vs. trying not to lose 49:00 Importance of 'puck touches'
Chad DeDominicis joins the show to deep dive the Buffalo Sabres rebuilding in perpetuity. We discuss all of the instability and turnover the organization has gone through over the past decade, how much of the blame should go the ownership's way, and how much Taylor Hall will be able to help Jack Eichel moving forward. Topics include: 2:30 The Sabres playoff drought 8:00 Tim Murray's 'Process' 17:00 The role the Pegulas have played 23:00 Jason Botterill's last stand 33:00 Rasmus Ristolainen's trade window 44:00 The fit for both Hall and the Sabres
Connor Carrick joins the show to discuss the intricacies of playing defense in the NHL, why it's a job that's dependant on so many variables, and how much the demands of the position have changed over the years. Topics include: 2:00 What does "good defense" look like exactly 5:00 The evolution of the position 11:00 The impact coaching has on decision making 18:00 Using patterns in data to gain an advantage 33:00 Toughest player to defend 39:00 Learning from success of other teams 44:00 Dealing with the forecheck
Prashanth Iyer joins the show to deep dive the Detroit Red Wings rebuild. We discuss how they got to where they are, what they've been doing this offseason, and how they can improve their outlook moving forward. Topics include: 3:30 Last year's historically bad results 8:00 How did they get to this point? 12:00 The turning point for the franchise 18:00 The various forms of tanking 24:00 The agenda being their moves this offseason 29:00 Identifying who's part of the core 35:00 Finding creative ways to add assets 42:00 Injecting elite talent in future years 49:00 Allowing goalies to do the tanking for you
Jesse Marshall joins the show to discuss the Pittsburgh Penguins, all of the moves they've made since being upset in the qualification round by Montreal, and whether they've actually addressed the issues their team had to begin with. Topics discussed include: 2:00 Making moves based on your most recent results 10:00 What are you actually getting in Kasperi Kapanen? 22:00 What it takes to play with Sidney Crosby 28:00 Win-now moves, future assets, and opportunity cost 38:30 Jack Johnson, Cody Ceci, and evaluating defensemen 48:00 The problem with having an identifiable weak link 55:00 The future outlook for the Penguins
Thomas Drance joins the show to discuss the Vancouver Canucks busy offseason, the moves they did and didn't make, and how they can internally build on their success from this past season. 1:00 The Canucks patience vs. inactivity to start offseason 13:00 Value of maintaining cap flexibility 21:00 What makes a good GM 31:00 Acquiring Nate Schmidt 36:00 Pettersson and Hughes taking the next step 50:00 Offer sheets and shedding salary around the league
Alison Lukan and Dom Luszczyszyn join the show to discuss the results of this year's free agent frenzy. Who benefited the most from all of the player movement, and which moves we liked and didn't like. 2:00 The Avalanche keep getting better 13:00 Why Taylor Hall chose the Sabres 20:00 The Oilers shopping in the bargain bin 28:30 Different look for the Canucks 37:00 Bad teams taking advantage of their situation 45:00 Pietrangelo in Vegas, Krug taking his old spot 55:00 Sneaky moves we liked 1:00:00 What are the Blue Jackets up to?
Episode 362: Draft Day(s)

Episode 362: Draft Day(s)

2020-10-0901:20:17

Will Scouch joins the show to discuss the 2020 NHL draft, the most notable takeaways, and the teams that got the best bang for their buck with the picks they made. Topics covered include: 3:00 The draft broadcast 15:00 Evaluating the picks at the time they were made 22:00 The Sharks making lemonade out of lemons 26:00 The Kings adding to their impressive system 31:30 The Wild completely changing their philosophy 38:00 The Hurricanes making Hurricanes picks 45:30 The Leafs volume of picks 50:30 The Flames pulling off the sequence of the draft 55:30 Rapid fire on remaining teams and picks Every episode of the show is available on iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud, and wherever else you may typically get your podcasts. Make sure to subscribe to the show so that you don’t miss out on any new episodes. All ratings and reviews are also greatly appreciated, especially the ones of the 5-star variety!
Cam Robinson and Rachel Doerrie join the show to discuss draft philosophy, and how to maximize value when everyone is looking at roughly the same stuff. We make each of the 15 lottery picks based on what we think should happen given the talent available, not necessarily what we think will happen at the actual draft. We also get into the strengths and weaknesses of each top prospect, how their skills translate to the next level, and what a reasonable NHL comparable for their game is. The topics we cover include:1:30 Pros and cons of extra preparation time18:30 1st pick – Quinton Byfield25:40 2nd pick – Alexis Lafreniere30:30 3rd pick – Marco Rossi35:30 4th pick – Lucas Raymond39:20 5th pick – Tim Stutzle46:00 6th pick – Alexander Holtz51:00 7th pick – Jake Sanderson59:30 8th pick – Jamie Drysdale1:04:00 9th pick – Cole Perfetti1:09:00 10th pick – Anton Lundell1:11:00 11th pick – Seth Jarvis1:16:00 12th pick – Dawson Mercer1:17:30 13th pick – Yaroslav Askarov1:22:30 14th pick – Jack Quinn1:25:00 15th pick – Rodion Amirov1:26:30 High upside pick that could fallEvery episode of the show is available on iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud, and wherever else you may typically get your podcasts. Make sure to subscribe to the show so that you don’t miss out on any new episodes. All ratings and reviews are also greatly appreciated, especially the ones of the 5-star variety!See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Emily Kaplan joins the show to help put a bow on the playoffs by discussing what we can learn from the Tampa Bay Lightning now that they've finally broken through, and previewing the biggest questions we have heading into the offseason. The topics we cover include:2:30 Takeaways from the playoffs11:00 The goalie market this summer19:30 Learning from Tampa Bay's success33:40 Conn Smythe voting42:00 The Price of Pain48:30 The Bubble ExperienceEvery episode of the show is available on iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud, and wherever else you may typically get your podcasts. Make sure to subscribe to the show so that you don’t miss out on any new episodes. All ratings and reviews are also greatly appreciated, especially the ones of the 5-star variety!See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Mike Johnson joins the show to discuss the first three games of the Stanley Cup Final, the adjustments Tampa Bay made after a slow start, how dominant the top players have been for the Lightning, and what the Stars can do to counter. The topics we cover include:1:00 Empty arena games4:30 Lightning offense vs. Stars defense10:00 How Tampa Bay broke through offensively18:00 Adjustments Stars can make30:00 The good and the bad of John Klingberg37:00 Acquisitions of Coleman and Goodrow46:00 Best Conn Smythe casesEvery episode of the show is available on iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud, and wherever else you may typically get your podcasts. Make sure to subscribe to the show so that you don’t miss out on any new episodes. All ratings and reviews are also greatly appreciated, especially the ones of the 5-star variety!See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Sean Shapiro joins the show to discuss the Stanley Cup Final bound Dallas Stars, how them seemingly improbably got to this point, and everything that's made them a fun team to follow this season. The topics we cover include:3:00 The legend of Denis Gurianov10:00 What makes the Dallas Stars interesting18:00 Anton Khudobin making most of his opportunity24:00 How the Stars defense makes life easy for goalies33:00 Intersection of Stars, analytics, playoffs, and nuance45:00 Miro Heiskanen deserving all of the love54:00 Rick Bowness and the intricacies of coaching1:06:00 Jamie Benn turning back the clockEvery episode of the show is available on iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud, and wherever else you may typically get your podcasts. Make sure to subscribe to the show so that you don’t miss out on any new episodes. All ratings and reviews are also greatly appreciated, especially the ones of the 5-star variety!See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Murat Ates joins the show to discuss the heavyweight tilt between the number one seed Nashville Predators and number two seed Winnipeg Jets in the 2018 postseason, how the wild back-and-forth nature of Game 3 perfectly captured what made the entire series so special, and how much both teams have changed in such a short period of time since. The categories we cover include:3:00 What made this series so entertaining7:00 How overqualified this was for a Round 2 matchup14:00 What aged the best21:00 Patrik Laine's shooting percentage and passing36:00 Connor Hellebuyck's follow-up act39:00 What aged the worst45:00 Roster turnover in a salary cap world57:00 Nik Ehlers' value and redemption1:02:00 The Turning Point and Most Rewatchable Moment1:09:00 The Biggest Heat Check Performance1:12:00 The Biggest 'That Guy'1:20:00 Doc and Eddie's Commentary Corner1:20:00 Most Unanswerable Questions1:37:00 Apex Mountain1:43:00 Who won the gameStay safe, get comfortable at home, kick back with a beverage of your choice, and watch along with us. The full game isn’t available on Youtube unfortunately, but you can still see the broadcast in its entirety on NHL TV. You can also go back into the archives of the show and catch up on the previous Quarantine Rewatchables we’ve already done:Penguins vs. Red Wings 2009Bruins vs. Maple Leafs 2013Canucks vs. Blackhawks 2011Flyers vs. Penguins 2012Capitals vs. Canadiens 2010World Cup of Hockey 2016Oilers vs. Ducks 2017Blue Jackets vs. Lightning 2019See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Alison Lukan joins the show to help revisit last year's stunning round one upset of the Lightning, how the Blue Jackets managed to pull it off in legitimate fashion, and everything that's happened since for both franchises. The categories we cover include:2:30 The magnitude of the upset10:00 How the Blue Jackets did it20:00 What aged the best33:00 What aged the worst43:00 Turning point and Most Rewatchable Moment49:00 Biggest Heat Check Performance52:00 Biggest 'That Guy'58:00 The good and bad of Pierre McGuire1:04:00 Most Unanswerable Questions1:14:00 Apex Mountain1:21:00 Who won the gameStay safe, get comfortable at home, kick back with a beverage of your choice, and watch along with us. The full game isn’t available on Youtube unfortunately, but you can still see the broadcast in its entirety on NHL TV. You can also go back into the archives of the show and catch up on the previous Quarantine Rewatchables we’ve already done:Penguins vs. Red Wings 2009Bruins vs. Maple Leafs 2013Canucks vs. Blackhawks 2011Flyers vs. Penguins 2012Capitals vs. Canadiens 2010World Cup of Hockey 2016Oilers vs. Ducks 2017See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Chris Peters and Cam Robinson join the show to discuss the pros and cons of an early June draft, how the scouting process has changed this year under the unique circumstances, and what each of the teams picking in the lottery should do with their selections. We get into the strengths and weaknesses of each prospect, how their game translates to the next level, and what a reasonable comparable for their style of play is.3:00 Pros and cons of early June draft9:00 How scouting process changes this year23:00 1st pick - Alexis Lafreniere36:00 2nd pick - Quinton Byfield44:00 3rd pick - Marco Rossi52:00 4th pick - Tim Stutzle59:00 5th pick - Lucas Raymond1:03:00 6th pick - Cole Perfetti1:08:00 7th pick - Alexander Holtz1:15:00 8th pick - Jamie Drysdale1:22:00 9th pick - Yaroslav Askarov1:29:00 10th pick - Anton Lundell1:36:00 11th pick - Jake Sanderson1:41:00 12th pick - Jack Quinn1:47:00 13th pick - Connor Zary1:52:00 14th pick - Rodion Amirov1:55:00 15th pick - Seth Jarvis1:59:00 Personal favourites2:06:00 What's the right range for Hendrix Lapierre?See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Mike Johnson helps deep dive Game 5 of the 2017 second round series between the Anaheim Ducks and Edmonton Oilers, the epic late comeback and dramatic overtime finish, and how much both teams have changed in such a short period of time since. The categories we cover include:3:00 The legacy of this game18:00 Ryan Getzlaf's quiet and underrated dominance27:30 The McDavid vs. Kesler matchup34:00 The talent the Ducks had on their blueline44:00 Officiating in the postseason58:00 The late game comeback1:02:00 Biggest Heat Check Performance and 'That Guy'1:09:00 Calling a game like this on TV1:15:00 Most unanswerable questions1:26:00 Apex Mountain Stay safe, get comfortable at home, kick back with a beverage of your choice, and watch along with us. The full game isn't available on Youtube unfortunately, but you can still see the broadcast in its entirety on NHL TV. You can also go back into the archives of the show and catch up on the previous Quarantine Rewatchables we’ve already done:Penguins vs. Red Wings 2009Bruins vs. Maple Leafs 2013Canucks vs. Blackhawks 2011Flyers vs. Penguins 2012Capitals vs. Canadiens 2010World Cup of Hockey 2016See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Pete Blackburn helps us walk down memory lane to remember Team North America’s run during the World Cup of Hockey in 2016, their epic clash versus Team Sweden, and how they not only won over our hearts, but helped usher in a new era of hockey. The categories we cover include:3:00 Why we’re doing this game11:00 What aged the best21:00 What aged the worst33:00 Most rewatchable moments39:00 Biggest heat check performance and ‘that guy’49:00 Most unanswerable questions54:30 Apex mountain58:30 Who won the gameStay safe, get comfortable at home, kick back with a beverage of your choice, and watch along with us here. You can also go back into the archives of the show and catch up on the previous Quarantine Rewatchables we’ve already done:Penguins vs. Red Wings 2009Bruins vs. Maple Leafs 2013Canucks vs. Blackhawks 2011Flyers vs. Penguins 2012Capitals vs. Canadiens 2010See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Andrew Berkshire helps deep dive the 2010 first round series between the Washington Capitals and Montreal Canadiens, which wound up being one of the most stunning upsets ever and helped launch an endless supply of bad takes about Alex Ovechkin. The categories we cover include:4:00 An upset of epic proportions16:00 Setting the stage for how we got here31:30 Jaro Halak's legendary performance 37:00 Bruce Boudreau camera shots41:00 Criticism Ovechkin took for this series52:00 How remarkably well Ovechkin has aged1:02:00 The hockey world wasn't ready for Mike Green1:11:30 TSN Turning Point and Most Rewatchable Sequence1:18:00 Biggest Heat Check Performance1:24:00 Doc and Eddie's Commentary Corner1:30:00 Most Unanswerable Questions1:39:00 Apex Mountain Stay safe, get comfortable at home, kick back with a beverage of your choice, and watch along with us here. You can also go back into the archives of the show and catch up on the previous Quarantine Rewatchables we’ve already done:Penguins vs. Red Wings 2009Bruins vs. Maple Leafs 2013Canucks vs. Blackhawks 2011Flyers vs. Penguins 2012See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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Comments (7)

Mitchell Larson

one of your best guests. very educational. helps you see the intricacies of what goes into true development.

Nov 24th
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Mitchell Larson

great episode Dimitri. excellent guest. it's nice as a fan of hockey with little free time on my hands to hear you and your guests talk about prospects this in depth.

Oct 15th
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Bennett Sasaki

missing like 7 episodes

Jul 16th
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DjGlalie

I truly enjoy this podcast and I listen to it weekly.

Nov 28th
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would it be fair to say that Taylor Hall is better at making people around him better than mcdavid is because whole mcdavid has very little to work with he has draisitl( sorry for spelling) and nuge. Hall has what exactly, palmeri and hischier? hall seems to have dragged his team into the playoffs despite having a worse goalie and supporting team than mcdavid as opposed to Talbot great season last year?

Apr 10th
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