June 01 2012 05:05PM
In the latest NHLnumbers podcast, we talked to Latvian prospect Zemgus Girgensons who Pierre McGuire will tell us played for the Dubuque Fighting Saints of the USHL. For the second segment, we discussed the Capitals' playoff run and coaching situation and a whole lot of #fancystats with Neil Greenberg of the Washington Post and ESPN Insider.
The entire show.
Part one featured Zemgus Girgensons, who next month will likely become the first Latvian player drafted in the first round. Among other things, we asked him about moving to Vermont at 15 to play hockey, his skills and how he approaches defensive-zone starts (Spoiler: very well).
Neil Greenberg of the Washington Post and ESPN Insider joined us to discuss the Caps' playoff run, Hunter hockey and the search for a new coach. We also had a long discussion about #fancystats including such topics as what is keeping our approach from going more mainstream, limitations, potential new things that could be explored, tracking scoring chances and the recent focus on blocked shots.