Episode 11: The Repeatability of Fantasy Hockey Stats

December 28, 2014

Patrick gets stuck in a snow storm in Colorado and Mike goes solo for this 11th episode of the Left Wing Lock Fantasy Hockey podcast. He gets you ready for the upcoming week in fantasy hockey by looking at spot starts for backup goalies, strength of schedules, and potential sources of penalty minutes. The focus of this episode is how to use the repeatability of certain fantasy hockey statistics to make better fantasy hockey projections. You will learn why the +/- category is a roll of the dice and why you should not use past goals data when you attempt to project future goals. You'll hear all about the latest injuries and which players are performing at levels way above (or below) their career numbers.  All research performed using internal data at leftwinglock.com. Follow us on Twitter: @Left_Wing_Lock

Opening song credit: 
Live on WFMU on Evan "Funk" Davies show - Nov 20, 2013 (Valley Lodge) / CC BY-NC-ND 3.0
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Episode 10: Home Is Where One Starts From

December 22, 2014

In this tenth episode of the Left Wing Lock Fantasy Hockey podcast, co-hosts Mike and Patrick get you ready for the upcoming week in fantasy hockey by looking at spot starts for backup goalies, strength of schedules, and potential sources of penalty minutes. We break down the home vs. road schedules for NHL teams, Mike battles the neighborhood dogs, and Patrick tells you everything you want to know about the Winnipeg Jets.  All research performed using internal data at leftwinglock.com.

Opening song credit: 
Live on WFMU on Evan "Funk" Davies show - Nov 20, 2013 (Valley Lodge) / CC BY-NC-ND 3.0
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Episode 9: Quality Starts

December 15, 2014

In this ninth episode of the Left Wing Lock Fantasy Hockey podcast, co-hosts Mike and Patrick get you ready for the upcoming week in fantasy hockey by looking at spot starts for backup goalies, strength of schedules, and potential sources of penalty minutes. We discuss the merits of a goaltending metric known as Quality Starts which is getting a lot of buzz lately. You'll also find out which Florida Panther you should be picking up from the waiver wire and why a Tom Wilson injury could hurt Alex Ovechkin owners. Finally, you'll also find out why you should make schedule-based trades in fantasy hockey in the coming month and learn which players we feel are the best pickups to replace injured players from your roster.  All research performed using internal data at leftwinglock.com.

Opening song credit: 
Live on WFMU on Evan "Funk" Davies show - Nov 20, 2013 (Valley Lodge) / CC BY-NC-ND 3.0
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Episode 8: The Great Debate: H2H or Rotisserie?

December 8, 2014

In this eighth episode of the Left Wing Lock Fantasy Hockey podcast, co-hosts Mike and Patrick get you ready for the upcoming week in fantasy hockey by looking at spot starts for backup goalies, strength of schedules, and potential sources of penalty minutes. We discuss the merits of head-to-head fantasy leagues vs. rotisserie fantasy leagues. Were you wondering how the Buffalo Sabres shutdown Steven Stamkos? You'll learn how they accomplished this in this episode. Finally, you'll also find out why you should make schedule-based trades in fantasy hockey in the coming month and learn which players we feel are the best pickups to replace injured players from your roster.  All research performed using internal data at leftwinglock.com. 

Opening song credit: 
Live on WFMU on Evan "Funk" Davies show - Nov 20, 2013 (Valley Lodge) / CC BY-NC-ND 3.0
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Episode 7: How Well Do You Know the Top NHL Goal Scorers?

December 1, 2014

In this seventh episode of the Left Wing Lock Fantasy Hockey podcast, co-hosts Mike and Patrick get you ready for the upcoming week in fantasy hockey by looking at spot starts for backup goalies, strength of schedules, and potential sources of penalty minutes. We discuss the results of a quiz where we ask listeners to tell us the leading goal scorers on each NHL team. The results are very interesting and we expose how the name of a player might bias your outlook on their fantasy hockey prowess. We also reveal which skaters you should be targeting in trades and those you'll want to avoid.  All research performed using internal data at leftwinglock.com. 

Opening song credit: 
Live on WFMU on Evan "Funk" Davies show - Nov 20, 2013 (Valley Lodge) / CC BY-NC-ND 3.0
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