The Staff & Graph Podcast show

The Staff & Graph Podcast

Summary: 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.

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 NHL Draft: Nerd Style | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 56:47

This week, Rachel Doerrie and Ian Tulloch talk about draft pick values, drafting the best player available, why there are so many trades at the draft, trends in how teams draft now vs. a decade ago, and more. 

 Fixing the NHL Combine | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 51:57

This week, Rachel Doerrie and Ian Tulloch break down what teams can learn about players at the NHL Combine (mostly during the interview process) and ways the combine could be improved to better evaluate on-ice performance. 

 Salary Cap Swan Dive | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 57:36

This week, Rachel and Ian take a really deep dive into the salary cap, touching on how it has evolved, market inefficiencies, does it really encourage parity, and some suggestions for change to encourage player movement. Oh...and they discuss the future of the podcast. 

 Behind the Scenes: Scouting Meetings | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 59:51

This week, Rachel Doerrie and Ian Tulloch break down the types of conversations that teams are going to have heading into the 2019 NHL Draft. They also touch on what aspects are over/undervalued when discussing prospects as well as coverage in North America vs Europe.

 Oil Change | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 51:17

This week, Rachel and Ian discuss what needs to happen in Edmonton for the Oilers to succeed again. From developing prospects, to contracts, to Blue & Orange Disease, what can Holland do? Who should he bring in to help? In lieu of the mailbag, S&G share thoughts on the late, great Jason Botchford. 

 The Value of "Scoring Chances" | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 54:54

This week, Rachel and Ian discuss the value of "scoring chances" as a metric (compared to Corsi), the importance of maintaining puck possession during line changes, and the European biases that exist in the hockey world.

 Popovich-ing Hockey & Playoff Officiating | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:00:02

This week, Rachel Doerrie and Ian Tulloch break down the importance of adjustments in the playoffs by comparing NHL teams to the master of preparation: Gregg Popovich. We also talk about playoff officiating - and are surprisingly complimentary of how well most games have been called this year. 1:00 – Popovich’s ability to make adjustments vs. NHL teams in the playoffs.20:30 – Officiating in the playoffs.43:19 – Why are TB/PIT (and CGY) collapsing?51:29 – Carolina’s ridiculous 5v5 play.

 Prepping for the Playoffs | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 53:28

Rachel Doerrie and Ian Tulloch discuss how teams prepare for the playoffs using statistics and video (1:20) Making tactical adjustments within a playoff series (17:00) Playoff series that pique our interest (22:10) Mailbag - Quenneville & How to Learn Analytics (35:20)

 Player Tracking | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 55:34

Rachel Doerrie and Ian Tulloch break down the future of player tracking in the NHL. 0:50 – How NHL teams can use player tracking. 20:53 – Pros & Cons of the data not being publicly available. 33:18 – The CWHL folding and what that means for women’s hockey. 39:00 – Our pet peeves when we #WatchTheGame.

 Valuing Skill Over Size | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 52:52

This week, Rachel Doerrie and Ian Tulloch discuss how the evolution of the NHL has resulted in smaller players having a bigger impact on the game.   0:58 – Why size isn’t as important as it was 10-20 years ago. 25:34 – How much skill can you have on the 4th line? 33:37 – The weekly Mailbag.

 Resting Your Players | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 52:17

Rachel Doerrie & Ian Tulloch discuss the importance of rest during an 82-game regular season and what NHL teams can learn from NBA teams when it comes to load management.

 The 1-3-1 Power Play | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 54:53

In the first episode, Rachel and Ian discuss how the podcast name came about and how teams use the 1-3-1 PP tactic in different ways.


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