The SuperFan Podcast – Episode 15 – Scott Powers

3000by3000 (1)My guest this week is Scott Powers, senior writer for The Athletic – Chicago!

Scott has extensive experience covering the sports scene in Chicago and joins me to preview the upcoming qualifier series between the Blackhawks and Oilers.

We discussed a number of topics including the strengths and weaknesses of Chicago, how they finished the regular season, key drivers on the roster that could make an impact and how their line-up could match up with the Oilers.

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The SuperFan Podcast – Episode 14 – Cameron Thomson (@ThomsonCam)

3000by3000 (1)My guest this week: Cameron Thomson!

We discussed the Oilers progress this season, how they did at the trade deadline and how we see the Pacific division and western conference shaking out. We also dug into the roster construction, areas that need to be addressed and how the Oilers should approach the off-season.

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The SuperFan Podcast – Episode 13 – Thomas Drance

3000by3000 (1)To dig into the Vancouver Canucks and the Pacific division, I was joined this week by Thomas Drance from The Athletic Vancouver!

Thomas shared his thoughts on the Canucks’ season, including how they stack up against the Pacific and what their short-term and long-term plans could potentially look like. We discussed the play of Elias Pettersson who has driven a lot of the Canucks success this season and what areas of the roster the Canucks might need to address to remain competitive.

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The SuperFan Podcast – Episode 12 – Rex Codex Libris (@CodexRex)

3000by3000 (1)I was joined by my friend Rex Codex Libris (@CodexRex) to talk all things Oilers, their recent winning streak and what some of the key drivers have been. We touched on the current roster composition, the emergence of prospects this season and how best to approach the trade deadline and the upcoming off-season. Rex also shared his insights on the NHL’s officiating standards and the issues the NHL faces due to their lack of rule enforcement.

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The SuperFan Podcast – Episode 11 – Catherine Silverman

3000by3000 (1)This week on the podcast – Catherine Silverman (@catmsilverman) from InGoal Magazine and The Athletic!

Catherine shared her insights on the Arizona Coyotes season, how the roster has been constructed and the key drivers for their success thus far. I also got to learn about how the young core is progressing and the impact Taylor Hall has had as the club pushes for the top spot in the Pacific division. Catherine also gave her take on the Oilers goaltending situation and how best to deploy the Koskinen/Smith tandem.

Big thank you to Cat for her knowledge and insights!

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The SuperFan Podcast – Episode 10 – Keith Anthony

3000by3000 (1)This week on the podcast I was joined by Keith Anthony (@keyantonyo) to discuss the Bakersfield Condors and the Oilers prospect pool. Keith has done a lot of work keeping tabs on the Condors using video analysis and his own tracking data – you can find his past work at his blog: Petro Praxis. Definitely worth a follow on Twitter if you want to know how the Oilers prospects are doing.

Keith shared his perspective on player development and the Oilers overall approach under Ken Holland. We also discussed specific players who’ll be critical to the Oilers long-term success including Caleb Jones, Kailer Yamamoto, Tyler Benson and William Lagesson.

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The SuperFan Podcast – Episode 9 – Minnia Feng

3000by3000 (1)This week on the podcast, I was joined by Minnia Feng, writer for The Athletic. Minnia and I chatted about the Oilers progress this season, areas for optimism and skepticism. We talked about how the fan experience in hockey compares to other leagues, including Minnia’s experience writing about other sports. We also discussed the changing relationships between professional players and coaches, and the evolving power dynamics between the two.

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The SuperFan Podcast – Episode 8 – Darcy McLeod (aka Woodguy)

3000by3000 (1)This week on the podcast, I was joined by Darcy McLeod, also known as Woodguy online. Darcy and I chatted about the Oilers progress this season, what some of the drivers have been and potential areas for concern. We also discussed goaltending, and prospect development/deployment, and how the Oilers could handle their line-up in the short-term and long-term. Darcy also shared the story and methodology behind PuckIQ – a fantastic resource that allows fans to see how individual players have fared against varying levels of competition.

Big thank you to Darcy for sharing his knowledge and insight!

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The SuperFan Podcast – Episode 7 – Murat Ates

3000by3000 (1)This week I was joined by Murat Ates, Jets beat reporter for The Athletic Winnipeg. Murat shared his experiences getting into hockey and writing, and his approach to hockey analysis. We talked about the Jets current state and what area of the team’s performance and roster construction are worth following this season.

Big thank you to Murat for making himself available!

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The SuperFan Podcast – Episode 6 – Reid Wilkins

3000by3000 (1)This week, I was joined by Reid Wilkins, host of Inside Sports and Oilers hockey on 630 CHED radio. Reid shared his experiences covering the Oilers, and his approach to social media and fan engagement. We talked about the early start to the 2019/20 season and some of the key storylines worth following, including the Oilers prospect development, goaltending, coaching impact and more.

Big thank you to Reid for his time and insight. He was also the first person to give me a chance to do a radio spot a few years ago – got to talk stats and analytics back in 2015. 😉

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Music: Anitek. “Show me.” Anitek Instrumentals Vol. 4, 2010. Jamendo.com