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The Forecheck Podcast: Episode VIII

Dirk Hoag joins me for a Sunday morning chat about this incredible run by the Nashville Predators.

2017 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Game Three Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

The Predators won a Stanley Cup Final game! Time for a podcast.

If you are new around here (welcome!), you may be unfamiliar with today’s podcast guest. Dirk Hoag is the original creator of On The Forecheck, slaving away in the early years of the hockey blogging commnunity, bringing great insight and reporting about the Predators through some of their more tumultuous years. He also helped bring terms like PDO and Corsi into the forefront of the Nashville Predators community.

Today Dirk and I talk about:

  • The early days of OTF
  • The need for having a community to talk about the Predators (R.I.P. old NHL website design)
  • Advanced stats and how they’ve changed (and how they’ve not changed)
  • Scoring depth and the wackiness of this Cup Final so far.
  • The revelation of international media that this market is incredible for hockey.
  • Denis Grebeshkov!