Bill and Riley debate which NHL players belong in the Hockey Hall of Fame and which don't. Episodes every few weeks.
Does Craig Janney belong in the HOF? Does Adam Oates? How good was Reg Noble?
Filetype: MP3 - Size: 75.68MB - Duration: 1:22:40 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)
Does Brian Rafalski Belong in the HOF? Where Does Scott Niedermayer Rank All Time? Where Does Georges Boucher Rank All Time?
Filetype: MP3 - Size: 72.56MB - Duration: 1:19:15 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)
Does Shane Doan even have a Hall of Fame case? Was Shanahan a no-doubter? Who was Punch Broadbent
Filetype: MP3 - Size: 79.89MB - Duration: 1:27:15 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)
Did Damphousse do enough outside of his offence to warrant consideration? How good was Modan if he never scored more than 90 points? How good was Dick Irvin Sr.
Filetype: MP3 - Size: 74.7MB - Duration: 1:21:35 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)
Does Rod Brind'Amour Belong in the Hall of Fame with his terrible minus? How Good was Peter Forsberg? Why was Frank Nighbor the league's first MVP?
Filetype: MP3 - Size: 70.5MB - Duration: 1:17:00 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)
Does Pavel Datsyuk belong in the HOF? Was Lidstrom the second best D of all time? Who was Frank Foyston?
Filetype: MP3 - Size: 69.89MB - Duration: 1:16:20 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)
Since before Bobby Orr, there have been defenders who contribute very little offensively to a team. Do they deserve more credit for the games teams win? Do the very belong in the Hall of Fame?
Filetype: MP3 - Size: 65.78MB - Duration: 1:11:51 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)
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.
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 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.