Episode 90: The Life of An International Hockey Fan

Uffe Bodin joins the show to discuss what he saw covering the World Championships in Russia, the differences between Auston Matthews and Patrik Laine as players, and the trials and tribulations of following the NHL from overseas.

Here’s a quick rundown of the topics covered:

1:00 Watching Matthews and Laine up close at the World Championships
4:55 The rivalry between Sweden and Finland
7:00 Building excitement for the World Cup
9:00 Team Sweden picking Niklas Kronwall over better alternatives
15:00 Roster construction theory for short tournaments
18:20 The next generation of Swedish goalies
20:45 Victor Hedman’s remarkable postseason
24:11 The life of an NHL fan overseas
28:00 The Swedish Hockey League’s adoption of analytics

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