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Bill and Riley debate which NHL players belong in the Hockey Hall of Fame and which don't. Episodes every few weeks.

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Episode 28: Ciccarelli, Fleury and Verbeek

13-05-2019

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 90.19MB - Duration: 1:38:31 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)




Episode 27: Two Dougs and a Duke

29-04-2019

Does Doug Weight Belong in the HOF? Didn't Doug Gilmour only have one good year? Was Duke Keats hockey royalty?

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 96.79MB - Duration: 1:47:58 m (125 kbps 44100 Hz)




Episode 26: Tim Kerr, Mark Howe, Mickey MacKay

15-04-2019

Does Tim Kerr belong in the Hockey Hall of Fame? Does Mark Howe belong? Who was Mickey MacKay?

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 73.93MB - Duration: 1:20:45 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)




Episode 25: Lecavalier, Nieuwendyk, Jack Adams

01-04-2019

Does Vinny Lecavalier belong in the Hockey Hall of Fame? Nieuwendy's career numbers are a little low, why was he inducted? How good was Jack Adams?

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 76.76MB - Duration: 1:23:51 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)




Episode 24: Mogilny, Bure, Corb Denneny

18-03-2019

Does Alex Mogilny Belong in the HOF? Why did it take so long to induct Bure? Was Corb Denneny anywhere near as good as Cy?

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 123.22MB - Duration: 2:13:56 m (129 kbps 44100 Hz)




Episode 23: Alfredsson, Sundin and Odie Cleghorn

04-03-2019

Does Daniel Alfredsson Belong in the Hall of Fame? How Controversial is Mats Sundin's Induction? Does Odie deserve to join his brother Sprague?

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 94.84MB - Duration: 1:43:36 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)




Episode 22: Janney, Oates, Noble

20-02-2019

Does Craig Janney belong in the HOF? Does Adam Oates? How good was Reg Noble?

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 75.68MB - Duration: 1:22:40 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)




Episode 21: Nicholls, Sakic, Cy Denneny

06-02-2019

Does Bernie Nicholls belong in the HOF? How good was Cy Denneny? How do either of them even compare to Joe Sakic?

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 73.56MB - Duration: 1:20:21 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)




Episode 20: Rafalski, Niedermayer and Georges Boucher

21-01-2019

Does Brian Rafalski Belong in the HOF? Where Does Scott Niedermayer Rank All Time? Where Does Georges Boucher Rank All Time?

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 72.56MB - Duration: 1:19:15 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)




Episode 19: Suter, Chelios and Bullet Simpson

07-01-2019

Does Gary Suter belong in the HOF? How great was Chris Chelios? Who was Bullet Simpson?

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 68.3MB - Duration: 1:14:36 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)




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The Back Check is a hockey history podcast where Bill and Riley discuss which NHL players belong in the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Detailed show notes can be found at our blog.

Our sources are https://www.hockey-reference.com/, Wikipedia, http://www.hockeydb.com/, and http://www.quanthockey.com/.

 

Bill Enos

Bill Enos 

 Bill grew up on the south shore of Montreal, but was born on the left coast. He has been a die-hard Canucks fan since 1989 (except those two Messier years, which he spent living in a bunker fearing the sun).  Bill has long been an avid baseball, hockey and football fan, and probably should write a book about one of them. Joining the podcast with Riley is a chance for Bill to flex his vast knowledge of hockey history without becoming a pub quiz barfly. Bill has promised to remove his green and blue coloured glasses for the podcast, but can't make any promises. 

 

Riley Haas

Riley Haas

Riley grew up watching baseball but fell in love with the Maple Leafs during the 1993 playoff run. He had his heart broken by Gretzky and didn't watch hockey again for 5 years. Starting with the 1999 Leafs playoff run Riley immersed himself in hockey again, becoming so obsessive that he eventually wrote a book about Maple Leafs mismanagement. He dates his falling out of love with the Maple Leafs from the David Clarkson contract. He is now much more of a basketball fan but still loves the history of hockey.

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