31 Thoughts, The Podcast: What’s wrong with hockey analytics?


In Episode 15, Jeff and Elliotte discuss where former Hurricanes coach Bill Peters might go next and how the Kings and Sharks should approach their off-seasons. Plus, NESN’s Bruins play-by-play man Jack Edwards joins the show to talk game sheets, analytics, Tim Thomas and more.

Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman talk to a lot of people around the hockey world, and then they tell listeners all about what they’ve heard and what they think about it.

2:10 Bill Peters has resigned from Carolina, what’s next? Are the Flames on the horizon? And why is Peters the hot ticket among NHL coaches?

4:10 What does Carolina do now? Are they a good team that can’t get a save or is it something more? And will owner Thomas Dundon give his management team the flexibility to make money moves like the Maple Leafs?

13:55 What’s next in Anaheim after being swamped in the playoffs? Should they be looking at buyouts, and who’s the team’s No. 1 candidate? What else did they look to do at the deadline, and why didn’t more materialize?

19:00 The Kings were swept as well, but they’re in the midst of changing the team. Are they on the right track? What is Drew Doughty worth? Are we talking Anze Kopitar money? More?

22:35 NESN’s Jack Edwards joins the guys to discuss “the open sewer” that is Twitter, how he uses data for his job, his concerns about hockey analytics, the broadcast industry and the Bruins — and answers one great question from Jeff.

1:05:15 It’s awards nomination season. Who should win the Selke and Norris (and who’s knocking on the door).

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