MnM Hockey Podcast: NHL Analytics, Forward Thinking, and More with Chris Watkins

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Last Word on Hockey presents The MnM Hockey Podcast. The latest addition to the stable of LWOH Hockey Podcast Content. Every week, Alex Metzger and Chace McCallum will share their thoughts on the news of the week, have a variety of guests from the world of hockey as well as spending some time on original segments. Sit back, listen, and enjoy some NHL news, analysis, and discussion.

NHL Analytics and More with Chris Watkins

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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.

Who are Alex and Chace? Alex and Chace are both from the Waterloo region in Ontario, Canada. Both of them grew up playing hockey and shortly after fell in love with analyzing it. Chace is a noted Leafs and Penguins fan, while Alex is a die-hard Senators fan. You can find Alex’s work at and You can also find Chace’s work at LastWordOnHockeycom.

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