The Hockey PDOcast

Episode 367: Turning Defense into Content

Episode Summary

Connor Carrick joins the show to discuss the intricacies of playing defense in the NHL, why it's a job that's dependant on so many variables, and how much the demands of the position have changed over the years. Topics include: 2:00 What does "good defense" look like exactly 5:00 The evolution of the position 11:00 The impact coaching has on decision making 18:00 Using patterns in data to gain an advantage 33:00 Toughest player to defend 39:00 Learning from success of other teams 44:00 Dealing with the forecheck