Ep. 137: The NHL’s Back-Up Goalie Problem

Nick Mercadante joins the show to discuss the downtick in league-wide goaltending this season, the especially uncharacteristic individual performances, and how to fix the NHL’s back-up goalie problem.

Here’s a quick rundown of the topics covered:

1:35 Weird Individual Goalie Performances
9:05 Average Shot Distance
17:25 The Wonky Schedule
21:20 Ben Bishop, Steve Mason, and Brian Elliott
28:00 Hutton, McElhenney, and “The Proven Back-Up”
43:30 The Juuse Saros Blueprint
49:45 The Problems with Results-Based Analysis

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