The Log Off Podcast, Ep.6: with Rob Vollman

Dimitri Filipovic
August 14 2014 10:31AM

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After weeks of manufacturing some semblance of content to discuss out of very little thanks to the dog days of the summer, we're joined on this edition of the podcast by Rob Vollman, the author of the Hockey Abstract. 

Without spoiling things for those that haven't had the chance to read it for themselves yet, we broach a few of the bigger topics that were written about including shot quality, goaltending analytics, and projections for next season.

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2014 - 2015 Team Preview: Arizona Coyotes

Nation World HQ
August 14 2014 09:17AM

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After winning just two playoff series (qualified eight times) in 15 seasons as the Phoenix Coyotes, the franchise is now known as the Arizona Coyotes. Maybe a name change is just what they need to establish a winning culture in Arizona, maybe it won’t matter?

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2014 - 2015 Team Preview: Anaheim Ducks

Nation World HQ
August 12 2014 10:01AM

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After being bounced in game seven of the second round by Los Angeles last season, the Anaheim Ducks beefed up their 2014 - 2015 roster by adding  Ryan Kesler  via trade from Vancouver

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Dallas Eakins on how an NHL coaching staff can use analytics

Jonathan Willis
August 09 2014 04:47PM

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We’re in the dog days of summer, and thanks to that even something as relatively small as the hiring of a statistical consultant by Edmonton had been debated to death.

Oilers head coach Dallas Eakins talked to Winnipeg’s TSN 1290 about the move, and he managed both to say some new things and give us some idea about what he’s expecting from new addition Tyler Dellow.

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Analytics vs. the Rest of the Hockey world

Jason Strudwick
August 09 2014 01:52PM

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I have been out of the NHL for three full years now. As a player I never once heard of advanced stats inside our dressing room. A coach never brought it to our attention or discussed it with us individually or as a group. Since then the analytical part of the game has picked up momentum. It is gaining traction and respect throughout the hockey world.

So why does it seem that for many people it is one or the other? Analytics or traditional hockey thinking?

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