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

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

 

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

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

The SuperFan Podcast – Episode 5 – WheatNOil

3000by3000 (1)This week on The SuperFan Podcast, WheatNOil joined me to talk Oilers, the pre-season activity and the roster as it stands today. We discussed the young prospects that are competing for roster spots, and what our overall expectations are for the upcoming 2019/20 season. Wheat also shared how he got into hockey and the Edmonton Oilers, and what the connection to the team meant for him and his family. We also talked about what drew us into the online fan community, and what our experiences have been like in the analytics world. Really fun chat, hope to do it again soon.

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

The SuperFan Podcast – Episode 4 – Dennis King

3000by3000 (1)This week on The SuperFan Podcast, Dennis King joined me to talk Oilers and their off-season management and roster changes. We also discussed the blue line and the young players pushing for roster spots in Edmonton this upcoming year. Dennis has a great eye for the game and shared a lot of insight, it’s well worth a listen. Been a long time follower of Dennis’, happy to have had the chance to chat with him.

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

The SuperFan Podcast – Episode 3 – Bruce McCurdy

3000by3000 (1)For episode 3 of The SuperFan Podcast, I was joined by Bruce McCurdy (@BruceMcCurdy), writer for The Cult of Hockey at the Edmonton Journal. We talked all things Oilers including the off-season transactions and reasonable expectations for the players. Bruce also shared his experiences as a writer, how he started out and what his different motivations have been as he continues to produce high-quality work. We also discussed how hockey analysis has evolved and where things could potentially go moving forward. Really enjoyed this conversation, hope you do as well.

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