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Leafs Geeks Podcast – Fun Over/Under Bets

Theo joins us this week (for once) to go through some fun Over/Under bets that our listeners helped us come up with. Here’s a list of the topics that we debated: 1:44 – 12.5 Games for Soshnikov. 7:23 – 38.5 Games for Leivo. 12:09 – 73% TOI at 4v5 for Hainsey. 17:12 – 39.5 Goals…

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Leafs Geeks Podcast – PP Analysis with Gus Katsaros

This week we’re joined by one of my favourite analysts, Gus Katsaros, who does work with McKeen’s Hockey, Rotoworld, and Maple Leafs Hot Stove. We thought it would be fun to take a deep dive into the Leafs’ power play, so we tried our best to break down how Toronto’s been able to generate so…

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Leafs Geeks Podcast – What Hockey Can Learn From Basketball

This week I’m joined by Chris Watkins (better known as @yolo_pinyato on Twitter). We’re both huge fans of the NBA, so we thought it would be fun to use our knowledge of basketball analytics and apply some of the concepts to hockey. We tend to learn a lot from other sports (ie. Expected Goals from…

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Leafs Geeks Podcast – Dissecting the PK

This week I’m joined by Mike Pfeil (better known as MikeFAIL on hockey twitter), where we break down the nuances of Penalty Kill analysis. Here’s a list of the topics we dive into: 2:20 – The state of PK analytics. 6:59 – Introducing “The PK Project”. 12:44 – Neutral Zone/’Forecheck’ Formations. 18:00 – D-Zone Formations….

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Introducing a New WAR model: Part 5 – Data Release & Final Thoughts

This is the final instalment of my 5-part WAR series. Here are the links to the other sections: Part 1: Introduction Part 2: Shot Impact Part 3: Expected Point Production Part 4: Extras Part 5: Data Release We made it! I’m sorry for spending so long on the methodology, but I felt that it was important…

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Introducing a New WAR model: Part 4 – Extras

This is the fourth instalment of my 5-part WAR series. Here are the links to the other sections: Part 1: Introduction Part 2: Shot Impact Part 3: Expected Point Production Part 4: Extras Part 5: Data Release We’ve talked about Shot Impact and Expected Point Production, which contributes to most of a player’s 5v5 value….

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Introducing a New WAR model: Part 3 – Expected Point Production

This is the third instalment of my 5-part WAR series. Here are the links to the other sections: Part 1: Introduction Part 2: Shot Impact Part 3: Expected Point Production Part 4: Extras Part 5: Data Release We know that players can impact the total number of shots and, to an extent, the quality of…

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Introducing a New WAR model: Part 2 – Shot Impact

This is the second instalment of my 5-part WAR series. Here are the links to the other sections: Part 1: Introduction Part 2: Shot Impact Part 3: Expected Point Production Part 4: Extras Part 5: Data Release Today we’re going to talk about everybody’s favourite stat: Shot Quantity The word “corsi” can be divisive in…

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Introducing a New WAR model: Part 1

This is the first instalment of my 5-part WAR series. Here are the links to the other sections: Part 1: Introduction Part 2: Shot Impact Part 3: Expected Point Production Part 4: Extras Part 5: Data Release WAR, what is it good for? In sports like baseball, absolutely something. Terrible dad jokes aside, we’ve seen websites…

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The Leafs Geeks Podcast – Zoning Out with Sean Tierney

This week we’re joined by one of my favourite writers (and human beings in general), Sean Tierney from The Athletic. We really wanted to take a deep dive into transitional play, breaking down the importance of zone exits, zone entries, and zone denials when it comes to driving results. Corey Sznajder has been manually tracking…

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The Leafs Geeks Podcast – Gamblers Anonymous with Dom Luszczyszyn

This week we’re joined by The Athletic’s Dom Luszczyszyn to help feed my gambling addiction and break down some of our favourite bets on the open market. We looked at the Over/Under lines on point totals for teams on reputable sites like Bodog & Pinnacle, finding teams that were significantly overrated or underrated based on Dom’s…

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The Leafs Geeks Podcast – Episode 59: Draft Review with Corey Pronman

This week Corey Pronman from The Athletic joins me to break down the Leafs’ 2017 Draft. Here’s a list of the players we discuss: 0:59 – Timothy Liljegren. 10:42 – Eemeli Rasanen. 18:43 – Ian Scott. 21:19 – Fedor Gordeev. 23:15 – Ryan McGregor. The podcast can be found on iTunes, SoundCloud, and Google Play….