Hello there everyone! Back when I worked for WGR SportsRadio 550 in Buffalo, I used to write an analytics-based season preview every year. I didn’t want to stop just because I moved to Minnesota. So…. Here is my 26-page, nearly Continue reading 2016-17 Buffalo Sabres analytics season preview
Matthew Coller and Shane O’Donnell take questions from Twitter – some easier to answer than others. What will the Sabres do with Evander Kane, a new idea for Gary Bettman and concussion lawsuits and a good question on defensive metrics. Continue reading HP Radio: Kane, Bettman and defensive metrics
Matthew Coller and Shane O’Donnel speak with Dawson Sprigings AKA “DTMAH” (Don’t Tell Me About Heart) on Twitter about Corsi and how to use statistics to analyze players using numbers, the eye test and all the factors that contribute into Continue reading HP Radio: The Corsi Conversation
Hockey lost it’s collective mind midway through the day on Wednesday with PK Subban being traded to Nashville for Shea Weber, Steven Stamkos sticking with Tampa Bay and Taylor Hall being moved for Adam Larsson. Matthew Coller and Shane O’Donnell Continue reading HP Radio: Subban, Stamkos, Hall and hockey craziness
Matthew Coller and Ryan Wagman dig into the Western Conference teams’ drafts, looking at some of the biggest surprises of the draft, including Edmonton’s first pick. LISTEN HERE
Matthew Coller and Ryan Wagman go team by team with full in-depth analysis of each club’s draft. Ryan breaks down the picks that he liked/disliked, the overall strengths and weaknesses and sleepers to watch for. LISTEN HERE
Matthew Coller and Matt Kory get together to chat about the Washington Capitals’ offseason and how they should react to being eliminated by the eventual Stanley Cup champions. Mathew and Matt also discuss the differences between the MLB and NHL Continue reading HP Radio: What’s next for the Capitals?
Matthew Coller and Shane O’Donnell give their retrospective on Pittsburgh Penguins’ Stanley Cup victory. Should teams follow their “model?” Or is there one? How will teams improve their speed to keep up? LISTEN HERE
Matthew Coller and Shane O’Donnell break down 5 key matchups between the San Jose Sharks and Pittsburgh Penguins that will ultimately determine the outcome of the Stanley Cup Final. Before that, though, Shane offered some really bad opinions on music Continue reading HP Radio: Bad opinions and a stupid-close Cup Final
Matthew Coller checks in with Hockey Prospectus prospect guru Ryan Wagman to discuss the HP Top 60 list. How much better is Auston Matthews than Patrik Laine? How do the defenseman in the top 10 stack up? Who is the Continue reading HP Radio: Breaking down the HP top 60
Matthew Coller and Shane O’Donnell dig into all the teams that have been eliminated in the playoffs. One by one, they look into each club’s cap situation, what the statistics said about them this year and why they didn’t Continue reading Repost: HP Radio: So your team is out, now what?
Matthew Coller is joined by noted Washington Capitals fan Matt Kory, who writes for Baseball Prospectus, Fangraphs and Vice Sports, to discuss the Penguins and Capitals’ second round series. How will a win affect the legacy of each player? Which Continue reading HP Radio: How semifinal will shape Crosby and Ovechkin’s legacy
Matthew Coller and Shane O’Donnell go one-by-one through the Cup playoffs and break down the biggest surprises from each series and also what things did not surprise the two compared to how they predicted the series’ to go. LISTEN HERE Continue reading HP Radio: Surprises of the Stanley Cup Playoffs
Shane O’Donnell fills in for Matthew Coller on this week’s episode and talks with Dom Luszczyszyn about his playoff projection model. They discuss the Western Conference matchups and what statistics point us toward which team will win in the postseason. Continue reading HP Radio: Projecting playoff winners
Matthew Coller and Shane O’Donnell went through the West, now they run down the East – which the two discover does not have nearly the “nightmare matchups” as the West does. Who can beat the Caps? Who can beat the Continue reading HP Radio: Nightmare matchups for the East
Matthew Coller and Shane O’Donnell go team by team and analyze who each club’s nightmare matchup would be come playoff time. Who is the toughest team in the West? Can anyone slow down the Dallas offense or play a puck Continue reading HP Radio: Nightmare matchups in the West
The Ottawa Senators are in a really bad spot: They have one of the best defensemen in the NHL in Erik Karlsson, yet they are stuck in mediocrity. Matthew Coller and Shane O’Donnell decide to become owners of the Continue reading HP Radio: Rebuilding the Senators
Matthew Coller and Shane O’Donnell discuss the rise of the Philadelphia Flyers…which could also be called the fall of the Detroit Red Wings. What happened in Detroit? How a rookie D-man has made a huge impact in Philly. Also Continue reading HP Radio: The rise of the Flyers
The 2015-16 regular season must feel pretty familiar for longtime followers of the Washington Capitals. The Caps have run away with the Eastern Conference, leading by 17 points in the standings with a 34-goal margin in goal differential over the...
Matthew Coller and Shane O’Donnell get together for some random hockey talk, starting with the Boston Bruins and whether they believe in Boston’s “new” style. Shane asks who the best two players on a single team are and Matt Continue reading HP Radio: Bruins, duos and playoff matchups