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The Forecheck Podcast: Episode 17

Today, Adam Jazdzewski joined me to talk analytics, blueline balance, Calder Trophy, and more!

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We have changed platforms for the podcast. We will now be publishing these bad boys on Soundcloud!

There are a lot of reasons for this, but basically:

  • It sounds better
  • More flexibility
  • More sharing options
  • It sounds better

So if you used the Bumpers app to listen to the show, you won’t be able to listen to new episodes there anymore.

(From what I hear, most people enjoy Soundcloud anyway... so there you go.)

For today’s episode, Adam Jazdzewski joins me to talk about all sorts of stuff. He is a new writer with OTF and focuses primarily on hockey analytics and data visualizations.

Today, we talk about:

  • Pekka Rinne and how he is the reason that Adam began following the Preds
  • The center depth issue—it’s here and it’s real.
  • The blue line is neat, it also has problems. Problems that could be solved with Samuel Girard.
  • We toured the NHL, mentioning some notable starts by the Golden Knights, the Devils, and the Blues.
  • We talked about the Calder Trophy and how different of a race it is this year.


As you may have seen on Twitter, we have opened up a Patreon account for this podcast. I talk about this on today’s episode, so you may just want to listen to it to find out the details, but basically: we want to make this show even better. You can help us do that.

This podcast will always be 100% free. But if you’d to help it grow into something even better, a small donation would help make that happen.

Here’s the link to become a patron of the podcast:

That’s it for now... Enjoy!

Remember, you can either stream the show in this browser by pressing the play button below, listen on Soundcloud or listen on iTunes (don’t forget to subscribe!)

Note: it may take a few days for the new platform to show up on iTunes... I switched the RSS feed from Bumpers to Soundcloud, but idk how long that takes.