The Hockey History Podcast

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 39: When the Spanish Flu Cancelled the Cup

03-04-2020

Sports have been suspended for public health reasons before

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Episode 38: Reevaluating the Hart Part 4: Expansion to the Merger

20-03-2020

Podcast Episode

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Episode 37: Revisting the Hart Part 3: Original Six Trophies

05-03-2020

The Back Check

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Episode 36 Revisiting the Hart Part 2: Early Hart Trophies

05-12-2019

We evaluate the early Hart Trophy awards from 1924 to 1942

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Episode 35: Reevaluating the Hart Trophy Part 1 - Introduction

24-10-2019

What does MVP actually mean? Is the Hart really a best player award? Who should have won the Hart before it existed?

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Episode 13: Defensive Defencemen

10-09-2018

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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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.

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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