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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 33: Ulf Nilsson, Nedomansky, Ty Arbour

16-09-2019

If Vaclav Nedomansky is in the Hall of Fame, shouldn't Ulf Nilsson be in too? And what about Ty Arbour?

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 63.57MB - Duration: 1:30:22 m (98 kbps 44100 Hz)




Episode 33: Lehtonen, Carbonneau and Shorty Green

09-09-2019

If Guy Carbonneau is in the Hall of Fame, why isn't Jere Lehtinen? Also, Shorty Green, NHL labour rights pioneer.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 78.55MB - Duration: 1:25:48 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)




Episode 32: Henrik Zetterberg, Steve Yzerman and Tommy Smith

20-08-2019

Does Henrik Zetterberg belong in the HOF? Is Yzerman one of the best ever? Who was Tommy Smith and how good was he?

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 68.62MB - Duration: 1:14:57 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)




Episode 31: Dave Taylor, Robitaille, Fredrickson

08-08-2019

Does Dave Taylor belong in the HOF? Is Luc Robitaille the best LW of All Time? How good was Frank Fredrickson?

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 69.15MB - Duration: 1:15:32 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)




Episode 30: Schneider, Leetch and Lester Patrick

25-07-2019

Does Mathieu Schneider belong in the HOF? Where does Brian Leetch rank among the best offensive D all time? Does Lester Patrick belong as a player or just a builder?

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 86.81MB - Duration: 1:34:49 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)




Episode 29: Roenick, Hull, Hobey Baker

24-06-2019

Does Jeremy Roenick belong in the HOF? Was Brett Hull one-dimensional? Should we even talk about Hobey Baker's case for the Hall?

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 83.03MB - Duration: 1:30:41 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)




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)




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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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