The Staff & Graph Podcast
Trade Evaluations

Trade Evaluations

February 21, 2020
On this episode of The Staff and Graph Podcast, Rachel and Ian break down all the trades that happened in the past week including Zucker, Coleman, Toffoli, all the D, and Rachel's live reaction to the Kase trade. On the Kovalev shift, they talk about what teams need to do more at the deadline. Then, in the mailbag, they talk about analytics at school, the Canucks, and make fun of each other's life situations.
 
Sorry for the iffy audio this week <3
Playing Hurt

Playing Hurt

February 11, 2020
 
On this episode of The Staff and Graph Podcast, Rachel and Ian are under the weather and discuss playing hurt vs. injured, their own injury stories, indicators of an injury, and when to play vs. not play. On the Kovalev Shift Rachel recaps the CBJHAC. Finally, in the mailbag they discuss communicating effectively, using analytics in arbitration, and give an update on Rachel's steering wheel.
 
Trade Deadline Prep

Trade Deadline Prep

February 4, 2020
On this episode of The Staff and Graph Podcast, Rachel and Ian discuss how teams prep for the trade deadline behind the scenes, sellers/buyers, where players would fit, and Rachel's car gettting broken into. On the Kovalev Shift, they discuss an all forward PP. In the Mailbag, they discuss building Seattle, using stat to evaluate players, and replacing stats on broadcasts.
Behind The Curtain

Behind The Curtain

January 28, 2020
On this episode of The Staff and Graph Podcast, Rachel and Ian discuss the intricacies of internal data vs. external data, how player tracking can be used and presented to NHL front offices and fans, the disconnect between eye test and data truthers and the opportunity the NHL has. On the Kovalev Shift they discuss #BellLetsTalk day and mental health. Finally, on the mailbag they address the Kobe Bryant passing, winning without complete eliteness, and seeing xG on TV.
Biases in Hockey

Biases in Hockey

January 21, 2020
 
On this episode of The Staff and Graph Podcast, Rachel and Ian define different types of biases and their relation to hockey. Ian discusses his in relation to report cards, while Rachel touches on hers from her time in the NHL, and how to marry eye test with numbers. 
On the Kovalev Shift they discuss how to measure a defensive defenceman. This weeks Mailbag: why hockey fans are offended by analytics, being a coach/GM at the same time, internal vs. public analytics
NHL Season Surprises

NHL Season Surprises

January 14, 2020
On this episode of The Staff And Graph Podcast, Rachel and Ian discuss the biggest surprises of the NHL season, the New Jersey Devils direction and share thoughts on the Kassian/Tkachuk incident during the Kovalev Shift. An extended mailbag covered Panarin, assessing goalies, and Ian's sleep schedule.
Sample Sizes

Sample Sizes

January 7, 2020

On this episode of The Staff and Graph Podcast, Rachel and Ian discuss the Hunters, the World Juniors, proper sample sizes in scouting and advanced metrics in the NHL. On the Kovalev Shift, they discuss how stats help identify late developers in the draft.

A Referendum on Officiating

A Referendum on Officiating

December 24, 2019
On this episode of The Staff and Graph Podcast, Rachel and Ian discuss the state of officiating in the NHL, the numbers behind penalties, stricter standards for dangerous plays, IIHF standards, and how the DoPS can evolve. On the Kovalev Shift they discuss players who are effective in reduced roles. Finally, in the mailbag they discuss the Coyotes goaltending, their favourite Christmas traditions, and have a discussion on mental health. HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
 
Hall & Yotes

Hall & Yotes

December 17, 2019
On this weeks episode of The Staff and Graph Podcast, Rachel and Ian do an in-depth break down of the Taylor Hall trade, who could've been involved in the trade, building trades for other teams that were interested, and the idea of trading for quality over quantity. On the Kovalev Shift they discuss What New Ownership Means for Arizona and in the Mailbag they compare the Hall/Karlsson trades and discuss the Farabee suspension.
Penalty/Power Kill

Penalty/Power Kill

December 11, 2019

This week on The Staff and Graph Podcast, Rachel and Ian breakdown penalty killing strategies, the idea of the Power Kill, and what makes a good penalty killer. Kovalev Shift: Redoing the NHL point system. Mailbag: Penalty Differential & the NHL's New Code