Black Aces Podcast: Talking Pettersson, special teams analytics, and Brian "dinosaur" Burke

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It's episode 2 of the Black Aces Podcast this season!

What is the Black Aces Podcast? It’s a group of Canucks writers talking about the Canucks. We may not be be the big names, but we work hard, grind along the boards, and once in a while a good take bounces in off our butts.

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Featured writers in this week’s episode:

  • Wyatt Arndt, writer at the Daily Hive and backup Athletties guy at The Athletic
  • Ryan Biech, interim editor for CanucksArmy, prospects writer for The Athletic and
  • Harman Dayal, Boy Genius at The Athletic, CanucksArmy, and DailyHive
  • Daniel Wagner, me

This week’s episode we talk about a wide range of current Canucks topics, including the future of the Canucks’ defence, microstatistics on the power play and penalty kill, the Canucks’ lineup choices on the power play, and Brian Burke’s comments on Hockey Night in Canada about players chatting before games and the Carolina Hurricanes’ goofy post-game celebrations.

We really get into detail on special teams, thanks to Harman’s work tracking microstatistics. There’s some really fascinating insights into who has been effective on the penalty kill early in the season and who hasn’t, as well as how Brock Boeser has been distributing the puck more than shooting on the power play.

Give it a listen, and feel free to go back to episode 1 from this season as well, featuring Patrick Johnston, Janik Beichler, and Wyatt Arndt. Subscribe to the Black Aces Podcast on iTunes.


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