Ep.367: Turning Defense into Content

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

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