Up next in our Beyond The Blade preseason analytics mini-series, I was joined by Ryan Stimson, formerly of The Athletic Buffalo. Most of his work can now be found on Hockey Graphs or The Coaches Site.
Our focus for the beginning of the episode was to discuss Ryan’s work with passing data. We talked about primary shot contributions and the importance of a good transition game. After that we get into some discussion on specifically the Sabres in regards to the passing and upgrades they’ve made with solid transition defenders.
The remainder of the podcast is a good discussion on the state of the Sabres. It wasn’t planned to go that long, but we touched on a variety of topics. Those topics include Rasmus Ristolainen, Casey Mittelstadt, Sam Reinhart, Jason Botterill, and Ralph Krueger.
You can listen to the full episode on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, and at the link below.