August 09 2014 04:47PM
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.
August 09 2014 01:52PM
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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August 08 2014 08:05AM
The Leafs are over the cap, the Oilers hire stats guy Tyler Dellow, Alabama hates Vancouver, who makes the Flames and more in this week's Roundup.
August 07 2014 10:08AM
We've got a behemoth of a show this week that creeped above the 1-hour mark for the first time in this podcast's existence. Some of the stuff we covered includes:
- The Summer of Analytics (!!)
- PK Subban's new, lucrative and well deserved contract
- A lengthy Western Conference preview in which we sift through the Pacific and Central divisions
August 05 2014 11:07AM
If you’re like me, Tyler Dellow’s website mc79hockey.com is a must-read. Or, at least, it was a must-read. The site went down last night, and this morning TSN’s Bob McKenzie reported that Dellow had been hired by an NHL team.
That NHL team? Apparently the Edmonton Oilers.