Episode 19: Top-Heavy Lineups

Which teams are top-heavy and rely on a few forwards to generate offense? Which teams have more balanced scoring throughout their lineup? Are balanced teams more successful than top-heavy teams? Find out the answers to these questions on this episode of Ice Analytics. I will be joined by Jon from The Oil Country Podcast to get his thoughts on the Oilers, the most top-heavy team in consecutive seasons.

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Episode 18: Hits and Penalties

What is the relationship between hitting and penalties? Do players and teams that hit more often receive more penalties? Find out the answers to these questions on this episode of Ice Analytics. I will be joined by TJ and The Grumpy Old Man from the Never Say Die Podcast to talk about the Islanders, the most disciplined and physical team in the league.

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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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