339 episodes

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

The Hockey PDOcast Dimitri Filipovic

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

    Episode 371: Game of Skill

    Episode 371: Game of Skill

    Darryl Belfry joins the show to discuss his experiences working with the best players in the NHL, how stars use the offseason to work on their game and acquire new skills, and all of the different things that go into skills training at the highest level. Topics include:

    2:00 Process of adding tools during the offseason
    8:00 Crosby's endless pursuit of getting better
    14:00 How MacKinnon fixed his shooting %
    22:00 Different components that go into shooting the puck
    32:00 Incorporating skills training into game situations
    42:00 Performance indicators that'll translate to next level
    53:00 Playing fast vs. skating fast, and the perception of speed

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Episode 370: Kings vs. Blackhawks 2014 Rewatch

    Episode 370: Kings vs. Blackhawks 2014 Rewatch

    Jordan Samuels Thomas joins the show to help us rewatch the classic West Final in 2014 between the Los Angeles Kings and Chicago Blackhawks. We discuss what made it arguably the best and most important series of the 2010s, what aged the best and worst with the benefit of hindsight, and the individual performances that really stood out above the rest.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Episode 369: Watch(ed) The Games

    Episode 369: Watch(ed) The Games

    Jack Han joins the show to discuss his time coaching with the Toronto Maple Leafs organization, the pros and cons of the AHL as a developmental league, why innovation in the NHL is easier said than done, and how you can use video to help improve player performance. Topics include:

    2:30 Making the most of the AHL experience
    13:00 Older stars reinventing their game
    21:00 Zach Werenski, offensive funnels, and thinking the game
    29:00 Key attributes of a good coach
    39:00 Trying to win vs. trying not to lose
    49:00 Importance of 'puck touches'

    • 58 min
    Episode 368: Rebuilding the Sabres

    Episode 368: Rebuilding the Sabres

    Chad DeDominicis joins the show to deep dive the Buffalo Sabres rebuilding in perpetuity. We discuss all of the instability and turnover the organization has gone through over the past decade, how much of the blame should go the ownership's way, and how much Taylor Hall will be able to help Jack Eichel moving forward. Topics include:

    2:30 The Sabres playoff drought
    8:00 Tim Murray's 'Process'
    17:00 The role the Pegulas have played
    23:00 Jason Botterill's last stand
    33:00 Rasmus Ristolainen's trade window
    44:00 The fit for both Hall and the Sabres

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Episode 367: Turning Defense into Content

    Episode 367: Turning Defense into Content

    Connor Carrick joins the show to discuss the intricacies of playing defense in the NHL, why it's a job that's dependant on so many variables, and how much the demands of the position have changed over the years. Topics include:

    2:00 What does "good defense" look like exactly
    5:00 The evolution of the position
    11:00 The impact coaching has on decision making
    18:00 Using patterns in data to gain an advantage
    33:00 Toughest player to defend
    39:00 Learning from success of other teams
    44:00 Dealing with the forecheck

    • 55 min
    Episode 366: Rebuilding the Red Wings

    Episode 366: Rebuilding the Red Wings

    Prashanth Iyer joins the show to deep dive the Detroit Red Wings rebuild. We discuss how they got to where they are, what they've been doing this offseason, and how they can improve their outlook moving forward. Topics include:

    3:30 Last year's historically bad results
    8:00 How did they get to this point?
    12:00 The turning point for the franchise
    18:00 The various forms of tanking
    24:00 The agenda being their moves this offseason
    29:00 Identifying who's part of the core
    35:00 Finding creative ways to add assets
    42:00 Injecting elite talent in future years
    49:00 Allowing goalies to do the tanking for you

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
619 Ratings

619 Ratings

got that right ,

Great Pod

The PDOcast has become one of my favorite podcasts and I look forward to new episodes every week. Dimitry does an excellent job of analyzing and discussing a broad range of topics within the NHL. He features great guests and I really like that he frequently deep dives individual teams. The PDOCast does have an analytics slant but it’s by no means oppressive. Instead data and metrics are used to provide context and facilitate discussion on how and why teams/players are performing the way they are and how they may perform in the future.

Streimtime ,

Quality Podcast

Definitely worth the subscription - takes a deep dive into a lot of subjects. Can be dry and boring at times, but the majority of his episodes are great.

Henry16273829 ,

Smart and entertaining

Dimitri and guests are entertaining while making you a smarter hockey person for having listened. They cover a wide range of topics. Big recommend!

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