Andrew breaks down the major events surrounding the Pittsburgh Penguins in the past few weeks: Olli Maatta-for-Dominik Kahun trade, the NHL Entry Draft, Jim Rutherford's Hockey Hall of Fame announcement, the Phil Kessel Trade, and the singing of Brandon Tanev.
Applying the principles of Strong Link Theory, Andrew examines the Penguins roster for strong & weak links, and identifies areas for improvements.
For more on WAR and GAR, and where I get these numbers from: http://www.corsica.hockey/blog/2017/05/20/the-art-of-war/
Andrew introduces one of his favorite theoretical approaches to understanding hockey: Strong Link Theory, and introduces how we can use it to understand the Pittsburgh Penguins. Also, stay tuned after the end music for some words on Phil Kessel.
Andrew and Mike break down all of the big news spinning out of the Expansion Draft including a retrospective on Marc-Andre Fleury's time with the Penguins, new sweaters, some of the more head-scratching (or impressive) selections that Vegas made, as well as some of the worst NHL Awards winners.
Andrew and Mike discuss the stories before the Expansion Draft: Jonathan Drouin goes to Montreal, Calgary takes a big gamble on Mike Smith, Ray Shero v. Jason Botterill, the Penguins switch up their goaltending coach, and the guys debate what "toughness" looks like to Jim Rutherford.
The Pittsburgh Penguins are back to back Stanley Cup Champions. Andrew and Mike discuss how the team got there and what it all means. With the NHL heading at breakneck speed to the Expansion Draft, the guys try to figure out who the Pens will protect, what Marc-Andre Fleury's decision to waive his NMC means, and which pending free agents could return to the team this summer.
Andrew and Mike breakdown how the Pittsburgh Penguins have matched up against the Nashville Predators so far in this series. The guys look back at how the Pens' forwards have fared against Nashville's defense. What changes the Penguins have made to their breakout, and a refreshed look on the Pens powerplay. The also talk about Pittsburgh's goaltending situation, but just a little bit.
Andrew's Note: Here is the link to the article that I referenced on goaltending from Micah Blake McCurdy, his visualizations are always amazing, and now he's fighting the good fight with his research into goaltending:
Mike and Andrew are back and ready to discuss the Stanley Cup Final between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Nashville Predators. The guys breakdown the stats and strategies that have brought the Penguins back to the Stanley Cup Finals for the second consecutive year.
In this week's episode, Andrew and Mike discuss rumors linking Dougie Hamilton and the Pittsburgh Penguins, and take a deep dive into the Penguins' use of scoring chances as a key indicator of team success.
In this episode, Mike and Andrew discuss the Mike Condon trade, the Penguins' new look lineup, and use stats to inform their early season review of the Penguins.
See below for the video Mike discusses. Click here to learn more about expected goals, and check out Corsica.Hockey, it's sweet.