Photo: Rob Carr
On Wednesday morning, Sportsnet released an interview with Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin. They asked Ovi about lots of interesting things: the music video he co-starred in August, what he remembers from his first NHL goal, and fancy stats!
I’m going to go ahead and share that last part.
SN: Do you know anything about Corsi and other fancy stats?
SN: You do know about plus-minus.
Ovechkin: It’s great.
SN: You get a little bit ripped for your plus-minus, and you’ve said it doesn’t matter. So now you’re saying it matters?
Ovechkin: I’m confused right now.
SN: Does plus-minus matter?
Ovechkin: Yeah, of course it matters. I get minus-35, so it matters. My goal is to be plus-one. Not minus.
You need to read this entire interview. Seriously. This is golden.
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