Joined by Dennis King (@dkingbh) on the show to talk all things Oilers, the success they’ve had since the coaching change and what the focus should be for management this off-season. We talked about the importance of Jesse Puljujärvi to the Oilers, what his next contract should look like, and the roster-building decisions that Ken Holland has to navigate effectively if the Oilers have any chance of building a contender.
Joined by Raider Jesse (@EdmontonRaider) on the show to re-cap the Oilers’ trade deadline, the acquisition of Brett Kulak and Derick Brassard, and where the two could potentially fit in the lineup. We talked about Ken Holland’s approach constructing the roster since becoming the general manager, where the deficiencies are and what the top priorities should be this upcoming off-season. We also discussed the success the Oilers have had since Jay Woodcroft took over as head coach and some reasons for optimism heading into the final stretch of the season.
I joined Rod Kurtz on CBC Radio Active in Edmonton this evening to discuss the Oilers performance under Jay Woodcroft, the underlying numbers, issues to monitor and areas for improvement.
Looked into how the Oilers compare with the rest of the western conference, their recent progress and what's holding them back.
Joined by Bruce Curlock (@bcurlock) on the show to talk about the Edmonton Oilers coaching change and what to expect from the team with Jay Woodcroft and Dave Manson behind the bench. Bruce shared some great insight on the Bakersfield Condors development program and which prospects to keep an eye on. We also discussed the Oilers’ current needs, what needs to go right for them to make the playoffs and why analytics needs to be part of the decision-making process this off-season.
I joined Rod Kurtz on CBC Radio Active to talk about the firing of Dave Tippett and Jim Playfair, what led to their dismissals and what to expect from Jay Woodcroft and Dave Manson.
Joined by Michael Parkatti (@mparkatti) to talk analytics and how NHL teams like the Edmonton Oilers can integrate some of the best-practices out there into their decision-making processes. Michael shared his experience getting into hockey analytics, including winning the Oilers Hackathon event in 2013 and actually getting to work with the Oilers. We also talked about how analytics is used in the real-world by competitive organizations, what the Oilers would need to do get started and how to get the most out of an analytics department. The SuperFan Podcast is available wherever you get your podcasts from, including Apple, Google, Amazon and Spotify.
I joined Rod Kurtz on CBC Radio Active to talk about the Oilers and their downward spiral since December. We talked about Leon Draisaitl's exchange with beat reporter Jim Matheson, how the Oilers should address the goaltending and the key issues driving their losing streaks.
Joined by Daniel Nugent-Bowman (@DNBSports) from The Athletic to talk Oilers, the results this season and what the major on-ice issues have been. We covered the roster construction issues that Holland is facing, the team’s goaltending, and what needs to be addressed before the club can become a championship contender. Daniel also shared some great insight on his approach to covering the Oilers beat and his experiences dealing with people in the game.
Joined by Brian King (@kinger999) on the show to talk about the Edmonton Oiler’s major issues this season, the problems with Ken Holland’s roster construction and how Dave Tippett has performed as head coach.