The best, err… only, photo of Barnes on the net. (via CBC.ca)
The Capitals have, kinda notoriously, not been friendly to analytics in recent years. In a blog post this summer, owner Ted Leonsis made a crack about fans complaining that the team didn’t acquire “Joe Corsi and Peter Fenwick” during free agency.
Now, the Caps have hired the creator of the Corsi stat to run analytics for the team.
Washington Capitals have hired Tim Barnes as an analytics consultant.
— CapitalsPR (@CapitalsPR) October 11, 2014