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Former NHL team analyst, Rachel Doerrie, and Ian Tulloch break down the finer points of hockey tactics and statistics in a fun, easily-digestible manner.

The Staff & Graph Podcast Rachel Doerrie & Ian Tulloch

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Former NHL team analyst, Rachel Doerrie, and Ian Tulloch break down the finer points of hockey tactics and statistics in a fun, easily-digestible manner.

    Playing Hurt

    Playing Hurt

     
    On this episode of The Staff and Graph Podcast, Rachel and Ian are under the weather and discuss playing hurt vs. injured, their own injury stories, indicators of an injury, and when to play vs. not play. On the Kovalev Shift Rachel recaps the CBJHAC. Finally, in the mailbag they discuss communicating effectively, using analytics in arbitration, and give an update on Rachel's steering wheel.
     

    • 56 min
    Trade Deadline Prep

    Trade Deadline Prep

    On this episode of The Staff and Graph Podcast, Rachel and Ian discuss how teams prep for the trade deadline behind the scenes, sellers/buyers, where players would fit, and Rachel's car gettting broken into. On the Kovalev Shift, they discuss an all forward PP. In the Mailbag, they discuss building Seattle, using stat to evaluate players, and replacing stats on broadcasts.

    • 1 hr
    Behind The Curtain

    Behind The Curtain

    On this episode of The Staff and Graph Podcast, Rachel and Ian discuss the intricacies of internal data vs. external data, how player tracking can be used and presented to NHL front offices and fans, the disconnect between eye test and data truthers and the opportunity the NHL has. On the Kovalev Shift they discuss #BellLetsTalk day and mental health. Finally, on the mailbag they address the Kobe Bryant passing, winning without complete eliteness, and seeing xG on TV.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Biases in Hockey

    Biases in Hockey

     
    On this episode of The Staff and Graph Podcast, Rachel and Ian define different types of biases and their relation to hockey. Ian discusses his in relation to report cards, while Rachel touches on hers from her time in the NHL, and how to marry eye test with numbers. 
    On the Kovalev Shift they discuss how to measure a defensive defenceman. This weeks Mailbag: why hockey fans are offended by analytics, being a coach/GM at the same time, internal vs. public analytics

    • 1 hr 3 min
    NHL Season Surprises

    NHL Season Surprises

    On this episode of The Staff And Graph Podcast, Rachel and Ian discuss the biggest surprises of the NHL season, the New Jersey Devils direction and share thoughts on the Kassian/Tkachuk incident during the Kovalev Shift. An extended mailbag covered Panarin, assessing goalies, and Ian's sleep schedule.

    • 56 min
    Sample Sizes

    Sample Sizes

    On this episode of The Staff and Graph Podcast, Rachel and Ian discuss the Hunters, the World Juniors, proper sample sizes in scouting and advanced metrics in the NHL. On the Kovalev Shift, they discuss how stats help identify late developers in the draft.

    • 55 min

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