392 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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    • 4.8 • 592 Ratings

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

    Episode 425: Different, and Better

    Episode 425: Different, and Better

    Darryl Belfry joins the show to discuss the following topics:

    Watching McDavid and Crosby train together

    How they used space as a weapon

    Positionless hockey vs. Positional interchangeability

    Getting more out of defensemen in the OZ

    Ways to optimize 5v5 offense

    Shot selection and how it affects puck recoveries

    The pros and cons of aiming high on goalies

    What makes Nikita Kucherov such a dual threat

    How Troy Terry attacks triangles

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Episode 424: Mo Seider, Mo Fun

    Episode 424: Mo Seider, Mo Fun

    Max Bultman and Ryan Hana join the show to discuss just how Moritz Seider, how impressive his rookie season has been, what we've seen from him that's made him so effective right away, and a whole lot more on the Detroit Red Wings. Topics include:

    The details in Seider's game

    Just how much they rely on him already

    Memories from the 2019 draft

    Lucas Raymond's dual threat ability

    The importance of his shot moving forward

    What the rookies have done for Detroit's watchability

    Dylan Larkin's career arc so far

    Jakub Vrana's eventual return

    The next steps for the Red Wings

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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Episode 423: The Second Best Beard

    Episode 423: The Second Best Beard

    Rikard Grönborg joins the show to discuss incorporating analytics into coaching decisions, how to effectively use data when communicating with players, balancing the team's process versus results, and his experience matching up against Team North America in the 2016 World Cup of Hockey.
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    • 41 min
    Episode 422: Finding the Right Partner

    Episode 422: Finding the Right Partner

    Jack Han joins the show to discuss a variety of topics including Trevor Zegras' playing style, lessons we can learn from the Stars top line, Oliver Kylington's development this season, and players we like that you've probably never had any reason to think about before.
    2:00 Why Hintz, Robertson, and Pavelski work so well together
    14:00 Trevor Zegras' experimentation and playing style
    29:00 Oliver Kylington's development
    38:00 Random players we like that you've never thought about
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    • 54 min
    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

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
592 Ratings

592 Ratings

Matt Chesser ,

The Best Hockey-Focused Podcast

Insightful, intelligent, and entertaining hockey analysis from the league’s best podcast host and a rotating cast of interesting guests. Dimitri delivers an accessible approach to analytics that mixes data-driven insights with game day observations. Highly recommend.

dawilfhrwhawlfwiuawefhp ,

Really Good Podcast

Not sure how I haven’t been listening to this for a few years already

DRKS1997 ,

10/10 Would Recommend

If you’re looking for insightful conversations about the inner workings of the game, this is the show for you. Dimitri and his guests always shed light on the hot topics around the NHL in a way that is educational and analytical, but still entertaining and engaging. Dimitri also has the most soothing voice known to man. Love love love this show.

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