Episode Josh Ho-Sang (166): Rob Vollman Author of Hockey Abstract Returns!


Rob Vollman, author of the Hockey Abstract and writer for NHL.com joins us to tell us what the stats say about teams and players  going into this season. Pete throws some Oilers trivia at Mike.

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  • Opening banter

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  • Rob Vollman schools us on hockey stats and tells us what we should expect for the coming season. Click the here to order your copy of Hockey Abstract from Amazon or order directly from the Hockey Abstract site here.
  • The NHL changes the rules for offside challenges and icing.
  • The Athletic goes BIG!
  • Oilers trivia

 

 

Intro/Outro Music Artist: DeCreek

 

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Episode Mel Bridgeman (118):Special Guest Rob Vollman. World Cup starts!


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Episode Summary:

  • Rob Vollman introduces his new book, Stat Shot.
  • Everything you ever wanted to know about stat based metrics but were afraid to ask
  • Stats based arguments for discussions over a beer – best hitters, best shot blockers, best puckstoppers
  • Team effects on goaltender performance
  • Plus minus and Corsi.
  • Rob’s assessment of the Subban / Weber trade
  • Rob’s assessment of Taylor Hall / Adam Larsson trade
  • New wave of data available at World Cup
  • Team USA loses to team Europe in game 1
  • Canada defeats Czech Republic in game 1

 

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Episode PK Subban (76): SPECIAL GUEST Rob Vollman, author of the Hockey Abstract and writer for ESPN.


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Episode Summary:

  • We introduce Rob Vollman, author of the Hockey Abstract
  • Rob talks coaching evaluations and we discuss why Joel Quenneville has never won the Jack Adams
  • Pete asks about Bill James and his influence on Rob
  • Rob explains why goalies are voodoo
  • Did Hockey Canada use player usage charts to pick the Olympic team?
  • Mike describes the feeling of seeing Connor McDavid live and then seeing him crash into the boards and break his collar bone.

Intro/Outro Music Artist: Rya  Song: Another Time

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ScuttlePuck Episode 17: Oilers, Habs Preseason Games, Lightning Thirds, Goalie Analytics by Hockey Abstract, Johansen Update


Pete likes Tampa Bay Lightning‘s new thirds but Mike, not so much.  Mike goes in-depth on goaltender analytics and how they show who is better, Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers or Boston BruinsTuukka Rask.  Also what they say about Marc Andre Fleury of the Pittsburgh Penguins.

We each discuss our favourite teams, the Montreal Canadiens and Edmonton Oilers and who looks good so far. ScuttlepuckLogo_sml

The Ryan Johansen contract hasn’t changed, other than the agent’s demands and we give our take on Gary Bettman‘s latest musings on expansion into Toronto.

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ScuttlePuck Episode 15: Special Guest Thomas Krulikowski from whyhockey podcast


Mike chats with the host of the whyhockey periodical podcast, Thomas Krulikowski (@tommykru06) from Glenmore PA.  Thomas talks about his minor hockey days in Pennsylvania, growing up a Flyers fan and why he has become a Florida Panthers fan.

Together we talk about the NHL’s new rule changes and why the trapezoid rule should be named after goaltending legend Dominic Hasek.  There are some interesting thoughts on the NHL’s attempt to extend accountability for player actions to coaches – will this lead to owner fines at some point down the road?
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Mike digs into the Hockey Abstract for some preseason predictions on the Edmonton Oilers, Florida Panthers and Philadelphia Flyers.

Due to schedule constraints, Pete couldn’t join this podcast, but will return for Episode 16.

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ScuttlePuck Episode 14: Best and Worst NHL Sweaters, Krejci and Schultz Sign


In this episode, Pete and Mike get quite animated while discussing which NHL sweaters are there all time favourite.  The usual suspects are in the mix, – Chicago Blackhawks, Montreal Canadiens, New York Rangers – but you are certain to be surprised by Pete’s off the board selection for all time favourite.

The Boston Bruins signed David Krejci to a long term deal and the Oilers signed Justin Schultz to a one year deal. We discuss both and give our opinions on whether they are the right moves for the respective teams.ScuttlepuckLogo_sml

It was like Christmas morning for Mike as his Corsi Hockey League T shirt, commissioned by the Hot Takery (@hottakery) website and his copy of The Hockey Abstract by Rob Vollman @robvollmanNHL, Tom Awad and Iain Fyffe @IainFyffe arrived.  The book is an amazing compilation of essays on how to apply statistics to different hockey questions.  We discuss some of the ones that caught the eye on a perusal of the table of contents.

We also announce an exciting addition to an upcoming podcast.

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