Posts Tagged ‘fantasy hockey podcast’

Today I talk about some fantasy hockey strategy, and the advantage of short-term pickups. Everyone wants that home run off the waiver wire, but it can be just as effective to pick up guys who may be hot for just a month or six weeks and then find the next guy. I run down a number of player who could give your team a short term boost.

Hockey Wilderness Managing Editor Emilie Wiener joins me today to talk about the growth of the site, and what to look for coming out of Wild training camp this year.

Season Two of the Hashtag Hockey podcast kicks off this week, and I talk about the offseason goings-on of the NHL and the Minnesota Wild. Then, I talk about some video games I am looking forward to playing this month and announce the season’s first giveaway!

This week, I look at the NHL’s top 20 scorers and their Power Play production and zone starts. Which players get the most offensive-zone work and which are asked to play a 200-foot game?

^^Podcast is embedded in this post. Click here to download the .mp3 file.

Can’t wait to get on iTunes so I don’t have to embed the files! I’m this close too, there appears to be a problem on the iTunes side…waiting to hear back from their tech support >_>

A player spotlight podcast today, with a twist: I did a top-10 list of forwards and defensemen by CorsiOn (min 10 GP). Talked a bit about how underlying stats like Corsi don’t always illuminate how well a player might do for fantasy, and gave lots of examples. For reference he’s the list.


  • 10. Davis Drewiske (LA) 16.4, (1+2=3), +1, 4 PIM, 8 SOG, 13:46, 6.9% on ice
  •  9. Dennis Wideman (CGY) 17.5, (3+6=9), -1, 4 PIM, 33 SOG, 24:53, 7.5%
  •  8. Paul Postma (WPG) 18.8, (1+4=5), -2, 2 PIM, 17 SOG, 16:04, 7.1%
  •  7. Zdeno Chara (BOS) 19.2, (2+3=5), +2, 14 PIM, 31 SOG, 25:29, 9.5%
  •  6. Johnny Boychuk (BOS) 19.3, (1+1=2), +3, 6 PIM, 22 SOG, 20:33, 10.9%
  •  5. T. J. Brodie (CGY) 19.6, (0+4=4), +4, 0 PIM, 11 SOG, 17:57, 9.1%
  •  4. Erik Karlsson (OTT) 23.0, (6+4=10), +6, 8 PIM, 63 SOG, 27:04, 5.8%
  •  3. Marc Methot (OTT) 23.6, (0+3=3), +1, 14 PIM, 14 SOG, 22:22, 7.0%
  •  2. Slava Voynov (LA) 26.8, (2+4=6), +6, 2 PIM, 24 SOG, 21:41, 7.7%
  •  1. Alec Martinez IR (LA) 29.7, (1+1=2), +/- 0, 4 PIM, 14 SOG, 18:56, 5.4%


  • 10. Anze Kopitar (LA), 25.4, (4+4=8), +/-0, 8 PIM, 19 SOG, 20:55, 6.1% on ice
  •  9. Eric Fehr (WAS), 26.4, (3+2=5), +/-0, 4 PIM, 13 SOG, 9:15 ATOI, 13.3%
  •  8. Brad Marchand (BOS), 26.5, (7+1=8), +4, 4 PIM, 16 SOG, 16:40, 8.6%, (43.8%)
  •  7. Tyler Seguin (BOS), 26.8, (2+5=7), +8, 6 PIM, 37 SOG, 17:39, 11.2%
  •  6. Patrice Bergeron (BOS), 27.4, (2+5=7), +6, 4 PIM, 44 SOG, 18:43, 7.3%
  •  5. Jeff Carter (LA), 28.8, (6+1=7), -2, 6 PIM, 31 SOG, 18:34, 7.5% (19.4%)
  •  4. Kyle Clifford (LA), 30.8, (2+5=7), +/-0, 12 PIM, 12 SOG, 11:37 ATOI, 13.4%
  •  3. Henrik Sedin (VAN), 33.1, (0+10=10), +9, 8 PIM, 19 SOG, 20:0 ATOI, 11.3%
  •  2. Daniel Sedin (VAN) 34.1, (4+8=12), +5, 0 PIM, 34 SOG, 19:03 ATOI, 9.1%
  •  1. Justin Williams (LA) 35.7, (1+4=5), +3, 12 PIM, 44 SOG, 16:29 ATOI, 9.0%

Hey! If you like the Hashtag Hockey podcast, check out the NHL Numbers podcast! They’re not on iTunes yet either so in the meantime check out their pod here.

Join me next week when I will have a special guest, fancy stat innovator extraordinaire, Rob Vollman!

In the mean time, send me any show ideas or fantasy hockey questions at hashtaghockey [at] gmail [dot] com and make sure to follow me on Twitter, @Hashtag_Hockey

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I’m still working on figuring out how to get the podcast on iTunes, so please bear with me as I get the technical details figured out.

Today, I look around the league and suggest a couple of Anaheim Ducks and New Jersey Devils to pick up, plus a stat toolbox on PDO and a feature on how to make effective trades. Enjoy!

Make sure to follow me on Twitter, @Hashtag_Hockey or e-mail me at hashtaghockey [at] gmail [dot] com.


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I recorded today’s podcast at a lower audio quality so apologies in advance if it’s tougher to hear…I’m still getting this figured out.

Today I gave a quick stat workshop where I covered on-ice shooting percent/save percent, offensive zone start percent, and a general description of corsi-based stats.


Your one-stop shop for advanced stats, including all the stats mentioned in today’s podcast.

Behind the net FAQ: 10-part advanced stats tutorial

A great series of articles explaining the advanced stats that I use in my writing and podcasts.

Hashtag Hockey Stats Glossary

A description of the stats written by me

Thanks for checking out the podcast, you can e-mail me at hashtaghockey [at] gmail [dot] com, and make sure to follow me on Twitter, @Hashtag_Hockey


***The podcast is embedded in this post. Hashtag Hockey Podcast Episode 2 Final

Episode 2 of the Hashtag Hockey Podcast is officially up! Today I take a look around the league and talk about who’s off to a hot start, a cold start, and the most surprising player in the new 2013 NHL season. Then, in my feature segment, I talk about how to play fantasy hockey like a poker player, and finally, I talk about shooting percentage…why you should care and how it can make you a better fantasy hockey player.


^^Good statistical database, including shooting percentage and year-to-year comparisons

Armchair On Shooting Percentages

Arctic Ice Hockey: Luck vs Shot Quality in Shooting Percentage NHL Average Shot Percentage from 1967-68 to 2012-13

^^Awesome charts! League Average Sh% for forwards and defense over time. Love these graphs!

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