The SuperFan Podcast – Episode 33 – Mike Pfeil (@mikeFAIL)

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.

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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)

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

The SuperFan Podcast – Episode 32 – Avry Lewis-McDougall (@avry)

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.

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

The SuperFan Podcast – Episode 31 – Dennis King (@dkingbh)

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.

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

The SuperFan Podcast – Episode 30 – Jason Adams (@adamsonhockey)

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.

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

The SuperFan Podcast – Episode 29 – Alex Thomas (@Alex_Thomas14)

Joined by Alex Thomas (@Alex_Thomas14) on the show to discuss the Oilers off-season activities, the changes up front and the defence core and Holland’s overall approach to constructing the roster.

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

The SuperFan Podcast – Episode 27 – Ganesh Murdeshwar (@oilersnerdalert)

Joined by Ganesh Murdeshwar (@oilersnerdalert) to talk Oilers and how they can integrate and use analytics in a more meaningful way.

Ganesh shared his background in analytics, from programming to taking on executive positions in different industries, and eventually applying his knowledge to hockey as a consultant. He also shared the motivation behind Puck IQ – one of the top player evaluation tools that focuses on quality-of-competition. We talked about the comments Holland recently made about analytics and how the Oilers view and utilize it. Ganesh also shared his thoughts on the steps the Oilers would need to take if they wanted to enhance their hockey operations and improve their decision-making processes.

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

The SuperFan Podcast – Episode 26 – Dennis King (@dkingbh)

Joined by Dennis King (@DKingBH) to talk about the Oilers series against the Winnipeg Jets, the issues that led to them being swept and where we expect things to go this off-season. We discussed the Oilers deployment tactics, their handling of younger players and our overall confidence in the coaching staff for next season. We also covered Holland’s approach to building a competitive roster, his comments at his media availability and what he’ll need to do to make this a competitive team in the modern age.

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

The SuperFan Podcast – Episode 25 – Daniel Wagner (@passittobulis)

This week on the podcast, very happy to be joined by Daniel Wagner (@passittobulis), who covers the Canucks for Vancouver is Awesome.

We discussed the Vancouver Canucks season, what the warning signs were coming off of a pretty good 2019/20 season and where things have gone wrong for the club. We discussed management’s approach to building the Canucks roster, what they’ll need to do differently to be competitive next year, and if Travis Green is the right coach for the team. Daniel also shared his thoughts on the key prospects for the team and the potential roles they could play.

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

The SuperFan Podcast – Episode 24 – Zach Laing (@zjlaing), OilersNation

Joined by Zach Laing (@zjlaing), news director for OilersNation and the Nation Network to talk all things Oilers.

We talked about our experiences covering the Edmonton Oilers and how the league can reach more communities and improve the fan experience. We discussed the Oilers season, which players have been the key drivers and who we want to see more from. We also covered the upcoming off-season, how to approach Nugent-Hopkins’ contract and how the defence core could potentially look next year – with or without Adam Larsson.

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