Joined by Daniel Nugent-Bowman (@DNBSports) from The Athletic to talk Oilers, the results this season and what the major on-ice issues have been. We covered the roster construction issues that Holland is facing, the team’s goaltending, and what needs to be addressed before the club can become a championship contender. Daniel also shared some great insight on his approach to covering the Oilers beat and his experiences dealing with people in the game.
Joined by Brian King (@kinger999) on the show to talk about the Edmonton Oiler’s major issues this season, the problems with Ken Holland’s roster construction and how Dave Tippett has performed as head coach. Brian also shared the background on the PDO metric and how he discovered it – you can read more about it here.
Joined by Dennis King (@dkingbh) on the show to discuss the current state of the Edmonton Oilers who are on a five-game losing and are struggling at even-strength (5v5). We talked about the impact head coach Dave Tippett has had on the on-ice results and the issues general manager Ken Holland still needs to address to make the Oilers an elite team.
A little deep dive on the Calgary Flames with Mike Pfeil (@mikeFAIL) from The ScorchStack. We talked about their great start, what the key factors have been and if their success at even-strength (5v5) and special teams is sustainable or not. Mike also shared his thoughts on the Flames roster construction, where they could make improvements, and what the club is doing well tactic-wise this season.
Full segment below:
Couple links that were mentioned in the show:
Killing time: What we can learn from tracking the Calgary Flames’ penalty kill (Mike Pfeil, SeaHAC, 2019) (Link)
Hockey plays and strategies – Ryan Walter and Mike Johnston (Link)
Joined by Avry Lewis-McDougall (@avry) to talk all things Oilers, their recent success and how things might shake out in the Pacific division. We also talked about fan experience and how the Oilers and the NHL can do a better job growing and promoting their product. We also shared our thoughts on Kyle Beach’s bravery and what impact he’ll have on the game and society.
Joined by Dennis King (@dkingbh) on the show to discuss the Oilers start to the 2021/22 regular season, what they’ve done well and where they need to improve. We focused on the players that have stood out, positively and negatively, and the impacts of Holland’s approach when it comes to building and optimizing a roster.
Joined by Jason Adams (@adamsonhockey) on the show to discuss the Oilers’ start to the 2021/22 regular season, what they’ve done well and where they need to improve. We talked about Holland’s off-season moves on the blueline and some of the early struggles there. We also talked about Jesse Puljujärvi, how important he is today and going forward – plus lots more.