MnM Hockey Podcast

Analytics, Positional Factors, and Draft Pick Value with Chris Watkins

November 29, 2021

Alex and Chace have returned for another week of NHL discussion. This week, at the time of recording there wasn't too much news to talk about. So they had Chris Watkins join the podcast. Better known to some by Yolo Pinyato on Twitter, Chris is a writer for Hockey Graphs who likes to think about the game in a different way. The guys have a discussion about the idea of a fourth forward playing defence instead of a bad third pair defenceman that coaches love these days. As well, how does that fit with the idea of positionless hockey?

Chris dives into some of the data with supporting NHL analytics as to why four forwards may actually be more beneficial from what we've already seen. Another discussion they dive into is the idea of draft pick value and why teams who are good should be much more willing to trade picks for any type of roster player. Tune in for all of that and more, with the MnM Hockey Podcast.

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