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Episode 17: The Loser Point

What is the loser point and what are its alternatives? How would a winner-take-all or tiered point system change the playoff picture? Find out the answers to these questions on this episode of Ice Analytics. I will be joined by Shane Ryan from the SENSturion Overtaking Podcast to chat about the Senators and ways to improve the NHL.

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Episode 16: Back-to-Back Games

How does the back-to-back impact team performance? Which teams have performed the best with no rest? Find out the answers to these questions on this episode of Ice Analytics. I will be joined by Michael Farley from the Clean Skate Pod to chat about the Dallas Stars, a team that has performed poorly in back-to-back games over the past decade.

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Episode 14: Goals Above Replacement

What is goals above replacement (GAR) and how is it calculated? How useful of a metric is it? Which players have the best (and worst) GAR this season? Find out on this episode of Ice Analytics. I will be joined by JFresh to discuss player valuation metrics and his visualizations that feature a ton of useful information.

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Episode 12: Faceoffs

How important is winning the faceoff to team success? Which players are the most effective at winning faceoffs? What is the relationship between faceoff deployment and possession? These questions (and many more) will be answered on this episode of Ice Analytics. I will be joined by Dan Silver from The Gettin’ Bullied Podcast to discuss the Flyers effectiveness in the faceoff dot.

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Episode 11: Zone Starts

What is a zone start and how much does it matter for goal scoring? Which teams have been the best at starting their shifts in the offensive zone? These questions (and many more) will be answered on this episode of Ice Analytics. I will be joined by Mark Warner from The Vegas Hockey Podcast @VegasHockeyPod to discuss the Golden Knights’ success at generating offensive zone and faceoff starts.

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Episode 10: Trade Deadline Special

How does the NHL trade deadline compare to other major sports? Which star players have been traded at the deadline before? Which teams made savvy moves this trade deadline? These questions (and many more) will be answered on this episode of Ice Analytics. I will also be joined by Joel Nelson to discuss the comparison between the NHL and NBA trade deadlines.

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Episode 9: Goaltending

What are the most important goaltender metrics for measuring success? Which teams are providing the best (and worst) defensive structures for their goaltenders? These questions (and many more) will be answered on this episode of Ice Analytics. I will also be joined by Nick Horwat and Nick Brlansky from The Tip of the Ice-Burgh Podcast to get their thoughts on Penguins goaltending.

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Episode 8: Shot Quantity

What is the relationship between shot quantity and goals? What are Corsi and Fenwick and how are they measured? How much does shooting the puck more than your opponent matter? These questions (and many more) will be answered on this episode of Ice Analytics. I will also be joined by Zach Tompkins from The Siren Sounder Podcast to get his thoughts on the Carolina Hurricanes’ shooting rates.

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Episode 7: Shot Quality

What is the relationship between shot quality and goals? What are expected goals and how are they measured? How much does shooting the puck from high danger areas matter? These questions (and many more) will be answered on this episode of Ice Analytics. I will also be joined by William Lang from Icydata.hockey to get his thoughts on these metrics and the analytics movement.

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