Bill and Riley debate which NHL players belong in the Hockey Hall of Fame and which don't. Episodes every few weeks.
Does Pavel Datsyuk belong in the HOF? Was Lidstrom the second best D of all time? Who was Frank Foyston?
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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?
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Is it possible there's a case for Ziggy Palffy to be in the HOF? Ddi you know some people think Marty St. Louis doesn't belong? Who was Jack Darragh
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Why is Sergei Zubov not yet in the Hall of Fame? I thought he was pretty good. Should Pronger have been inducted while still under contract? What's the story behind Sprague Cleghorn and his awesome name?
Filetype: MP3 - Size: 69.6MB - Duration: 1:16:01 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)
Does Marian Hossa belong in the HOF? Where does Fedorov rank All Time? Was Joe Malone just the worst puck hog in NHL history?
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Does Sergei Gonchar belong in the HOF? Did Phil Housley deserve to be induction? Our old-timer this week is Eddie Gerard
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Does Kent Nilsson belong in the HOF with his gaudy PPG and short career? What about Makarov, who was never an NHL star? And what about Jack Walker, who didn't even have a great career?
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Were the Sedins good enough to belong in the HOF? What about Dave Andreychuk? Should he have been inducted? Really? How good was Newsy Lalonde?
Filetype: MP3 - Size: 100.57MB - Duration: 1:49:51 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.