388 episodes

A hockey podcast hosted by Dimitri Filipovic that has been regressing to the mean since 2015.

The Hockey PDOcast Blue Wire

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    • 4.7 • 19 Ratings

A hockey podcast hosted by Dimitri Filipovic that has been regressing to the mean since 2015.

    Episode 421: Answering Your Questions

    Episode 421: Answering Your Questions

    Ryan Lambert joins the show to help answer your mailbag questions. Topics include:

    The Mount Rushmore of Bad GMs in the Cap Era

    What we were most wrong about in the preseason

    If the Ducks start changes their trade deadline plans

    More likely: 50 Ovechkin Goals vs. 150 McDavid Points

    Whether the Islanders can turn their season around

    The most chaotic potential PDO benders

    Which teams are due for some regression

    Goalies to keep in mind for the future

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    • 49 min
    Episode 420: We're All Trying to Find The Guy Who Did This

    Episode 420: We're All Trying to Find The Guy Who Did This

    Satiar Shah joins the show to discuss Vancouver's horrible start to the season, who's really to blame for it, and what the Canucks organization will do next to try and fix it. Topics include:

    How surprising these early results are

    Why the organization pivoted this offseason

    The team's decision to make all-in moves

    Bloated expectations heading into the year

    The media's role in influencing those expectations

    The 8 years of the Benning regime

    How much ownership's meddling complicates things

    Whether the coaching really is to blame

    Why their playing style doesn't match their personnel

    Elias Pettersson's struggles over the last year and a half

    What happens next in Vancouver

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    • 1 hr
    Episode 419: The 2021-22 Watchability Rankings

    Episode 419: The 2021-22 Watchability Rankings

    Pete Blackburn joins the show to help construct this year's version of the annual Watchability Rankings. We discuss what makes a team watchable, and what we prioritize when tuning into a game, before ranking all 32 teams in the league from top to bottom based on that criteria. Topics include:

    Whether the Coyotes are so bad that they're good

    Why you need to give the Blues a second chance

    What makes the Ducks this year's 'Midnight Rider'

    Fear of missing out on Connor McDavid's latest highlight

    Enjoying Alex Ovechkin chasing history

    Teams we struggled to rank because of injuries

    The novelty of the Kraken vs. their actual performance

    Young teams we want to get in on early

    Established teams we know what we're getting from

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    • 1 hr 21 min
    Episode 418: Going All-In in Vegas

    Episode 418: Going All-In in Vegas

    Jesse Granger joins the show to discuss Vegas trading for Jack Eichel, their aggressive team building strategy, how they're going to make all of the pieces fit when they get healthy, and how they're trying to survive in the meantime. Topics include:

    Why Vegas decided to trade for Eichel

    Why they were in a unique position to do so

    Trading draft picks for proven talent

    The pros and cons of their team building strategy

    How to optimally use him when he returns

    Idea of paying premium for centers

    Making all of the money fit under the cap

    Struggles to stay afloat with current personnel

    The context of Alex Pietrangelo's stats so far

    Balancing the short term vs. the long term

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    • 55 min
    Episode 417: Emergency Eichel Trade Reaction

    Episode 417: Emergency Eichel Trade Reaction

    Chad DeDominicis joins the show to discuss initial reactions to the Jack Eichel trade, the return the Sabres were able to get for him, and what the Golden Knights will actually be getting from him whenever he's ready to play again. Topics include:

    Complicating factors that affected the market

    Which teams were actually in on him

    The leaked Flames offer

    Krebs as the crown jewel of the package

    Tuch's future and realistic upside

    Where Vegas' first round pick could land this year

    Eichel's statistical profile the past few seasons

    What the Golden Knights need him to be

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    • 34 min
    Episode 416: Making Changes

    Episode 416: Making Changes

    I start the show talking about Kyle Beach's bravery in coming forward, the cowardice within the Chicago Blackhawks organization that allowed this to happen to him, and the way everything has been handled.
    Then Jack Fraser joins the show to discuss teams that have either overperfomed or underperfomed so far based on our preseason expectations, and whether we need to change our projections for them moving forward.


    0:00 - CW: Kyle Beach, Chicago Blackhawks, and the NHL


    8:50 - The Avalanche


    18:00 - The Leafs


    31:00 - The Kraken


    38:00 - The Lightning


    46:00 - The Flames


    51:00 - The Blues


    55:00 - Mailbag Questions

    If you haven't done so yet, please take a minute to leave a rating and review for the show. Smash that 5-star button. Each one counts, and helps us out greatly. If you're feeling extra generous, you can also leave a little note about why you recommend people check the PDOcast out. Thanks for the help!
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    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

ivanricov ,

Doesn’t get any better for nerdy hockey fans.

The best hockey podcast out there. Really interesting discussions and in depth analysis. Great guests. Really smart guys talking hockey.

Jimspastic ,

Top Notch!

Dim is the absolute best. I’ve been listening almost since began and I think differently about hockey from the great discussions on each pod.

Well done dim with love from Aus

Azza868 ,

Great Show

By far the most insightful hockey podcast out there.

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