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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 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)




Episode 18: Doan, Shanahan and Punch Broadbent

20-11-2018

Does Shane Doan even have a Hall of Fame case? Was Shanahan a no-doubter? Who was Punch Broadbent

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 79.89MB - Duration: 1:27:15 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)




Episode 17: Desjarins, Rob Blake and Her Gardiner

07-11-2018

Does Eric Desjardins belong in the HOF? Was Rob Blake as good as we remember? Who was Herb Gardiner?

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 70.71MB - Duration: 1:17:14 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)




Episode 16: Damphousse, Modano, Dick Irvin

22-10-2018

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.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 74.7MB - Duration: 1:21:35 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)




Episode 15: Brind'Amour, Forsberg, Frank Nighbor (Defensively Responsible Forwards Part 1)

09-10-2018

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?

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 70.5MB - Duration: 1:17:00 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)




Episode 14: Datsyuk, Lidstrom, Frank Foyston

24-09-2018

Does Pavel Datsyuk belong in the HOF? Was Lidstrom the second best D of all time? Who was Frank Foyston?

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 69.89MB - Duration: 1:16:20 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)




Episode 12: Palffy, St Louis and Jack Darragh

27-08-2018

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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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 53.03MB - Duration: 57:55 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)




Episode 11: Zubov, Pronger, Sprague Cleghorn

13-08-2018

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?

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 69.6MB - Duration: 1:16:01 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)




Episode 10: Hossa, Fedorov and Joe Malone

08-08-2018

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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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 66.85MB - Duration: 1:13:01 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)




Episode 9: Sergei Gonchar, Phil Housley, Eddie Gerard

30-07-2018

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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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 58.38MB - Duration: 1:03:46 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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