NHLnumbers Podcast: Jacob Trouba, Gabe Desjardins and Dirk Hoag


In the latest installment of the NHLNumbers podcast, we start with a roundtable on the Stanley Cup Finals before getting to our three very important and higly informative guests (…seriously. Sorry if sounded sarcastic).

Our first VIP is probable first rounder Jacob Trouba, who was kind enough to take time out from helping out with national junior team goalie camp to talk to us about the US National Team Development Program, his skills and his plans after he goes in the first round of the draft this week.

Next we were joined by none other than Gabe Desjardins of Behind the Net fame. Our last guest was Dirk Hoag of the fine Nashville Predators blog On the Forecheck.

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The whole thing.

Part 1

As mentioned, Part 1 we break down the Stanley Cup Finals. 

Part 2

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Next up, the interview with Jacob Trouba of the U.S. National Team Development Program and soon-to-be first-round draft pick. 

Part 3

Among other things, Gabe Desjardins talks to us about how he got into hockey analytics, how teams make decisions, changes he’d like to see in the media and data the NHL should make available.

Part 4

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Dirk Hoag breaks down the early offseason’s most interesting team, the Nashville Predators. We discussed the Preds turbulent playoffs, trade-deadline moves, the Radulov affair, the Lindback trade, Shea Weber and, of course, the hottest commodity of this year: Ryan Suter.