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Episode 0101: Goalies on the Move, Crawford Practices, Twitter Poll Results, Simmonds to B's?, Rask Concussed, Mike Farwell Tweet, Cassidy Lucky?, Krug, Johansen Suspended and More!

The first snowfall of 2019 brings with it another episode of the Two Man Forecheck. In this episode we speak a lot about goaltenders and where they could end up. The open continues the subject of the topsy turvy standings which show the N.Y. Islanders at the top of the Metropolitan Division. Hands up from those that predicted the Isles would be on top at any point this season. You in the back with your hand up…stop lying. We move onto Chris’ list of 5 goaltenders that could potentially...


Episode 0100: Rick Nash Retires, New H.C. Effectiveness, Brind'Amour Report Card, Rookies Get a Pass, Rask Milestone, DeSmith Extension, Giordano an All-Star?, Torts Aftermath, Twitter Poll and More!

Its show 100! Can you believe it’s been that long? We are excited to have been around this long and hope to be around for at least another hundred episodes. Thank you to all that have given us a chance. We start with a discussion regarding the head coaches that have taken over this season and how much of an impact they have had on their respective teams. Here we also focus in on Rod Brind’Amour, coach of the Hurricanes and how he is faring in Carolina. Moving on to the rookies, we pose the...


Episode 0099: Torts Is Back, Vegas' Rough Start, Underrated Players, Oilers Acquire D-Men, Blues/Bruins Talk Schenn, Vasili Podkolzin, Hamilton On Trade Block, Twitter Poll and More!

After missing our first week in almost two years due to technical issues, the Forecheckers are back. We sincerely hope that everyone had a wonderful holiday season and enjoyed the Winter Classic. We lead off the show talking about the return of John Tortorella. No, he hasn’t gone anywhere, but the persona, the passion that he has shown in the past is back. We all know how much he loves the press, but when he gets grumpy and starts complaining about the lack of effort or that he has too many...


Episode 0098: Houston Franchise?, Rangers Sale Value, Crawford & Kruger Concussions, Vezina For Halak, New Flyers, Lundqvist Slowing Down, B's Player Milestones, The Panthers, Twitter Poll and More!

We are fast approaching the end of the calendar year 2018 but there is still some business to take care of here at the Two Man Forecheck. The Forecheckers start of episode 98 with a brief discussion on the return of Shea Weber. Mike teases us with the thoughts of some “behind the scenes” goings on. We are also looking to do a mailbag show so please send us your feedback at: This week’s holiday extravaganza starts out with a frank discussion regarding the...


Episode 0097: Ovechkin Keeps Scoring, Berglund Suspended, US Development Players Vlasic and Knight, Tobias Bjornfot, Kings Explosion, Lucic/Krug Rumors, Charlie Coyle, Twitter Poll and More!

We are now a week and a half until the holiday that is Christmas and the standings are as convoluted as we’ve seen all season. Some teams have fallen back to where we expected however there are still those that are punching above their weight class. The Sabres are still in third in the Atlantic and some of the other matchups are just as interesting as we discuss in the open. One man who has been on a tear recently is Alex Ovechkin. He is currently leading in goal scoring and still top 10 in...


Episode 0096: Geoff Ward, Seattle Expansion, The All-Star Game, Bettman and the Next Commissioner, Andrew Hammond, Twitter Poll and Much More!!

Now in December and the season continues to come into focus…we’re kidding…it’s still as muddled as it was a month ago. The Forecheckers continue to attempt to make heads and tails about what is going on this season, with not much luck, but we press on. We start out with a discussion regarding Geoff Ward. The assistant coach for the Calgary Flames has been successful running the power play units for both his current team and his prior one, the New Jersey Devils. We were wondering when he...


Episode 0095: Nylander Signs, Sabres Surge, Nifty's Number, Philly In Flux, The Next Kablooie, Paille's Assailant Charged, No. 32 Coming, Bowen Byram, Love for Krejci and More!!

It’s December 2and the William Nylander Opus is over! He has signed with the Toronto Maple Leafs for 6 years, 41.77 million dollars. The shock here…only that it took so long to get where they could have been at the beginning of the season. Mike believes that there is or was something else going on behind the scenes (an injury, perhaps) and Chris tends to agree. Buffalo is the surprise story of the NHL thus far, and there appears no slowing down for the surging Sabres. The Boston Bruins...


Episode 0094: Coaching Carousel, Torts vs. Boucher, Phaneuf 1000, Philly Explosion, Roussel Bites and NHL Cannibalism, Laine and Atkinson, Oates to L.A. Add One and More!

We at Two Man Forecheck hope that everyone had a warm, fun-filled Thanksgiving this past Thursday! We are thankful that all of you give us the opportunity to entertain you, even if just for a little while. That said, here is another week of mirth and mayhem to enjoy. Something else, a stocking stuffer of sorts, to enjoy is the discussion we have regarding Tortorella vs. Boucher if both coaches were to face off in the playoffs! Its hidden somewhere in the show. Opening we actually wax...


Episode 0093: Pens' Tailspin, Habs Surprising Rise, Julien's Biggest Fan, Schmidt's Return, Marchand Gun-shy?, Topsy Turvy Standings, Injury Epidemic, Twitter Poll and More!

Hello all and welcome to Thanksgiving week around the NHL. We at the Two Man Forecheck would like to wish all of you a very happy Thanksgiving to you and your families. The open for this week’s show brings another discussion of the topsy-turvy standings in the National Hockey League. At this point who would have said that the Penguins were basement in the East? Who would have guessed that the Kings were basement in the NHL? Or who among you would have put the Golden Knights, the NHL Stanley...


Episode 0092: Jones and the Sharks, Goalie Equipment, NHL Standings, Head Coach Firings, Julien and Sturm, Lehner a Steal, Thornton 1500, Krejci, Twitter Poll and More!

Its Veterans’ Day! Thank you to all those who have served in the various branches of military and Coast Guard who protect our borders and shores! It is because of you that we can do what we do. At the open, we talk about players around the NHL that are either over or under-performing. Some are obvious, but there are some that would be a surprise. Players such as Sidney Crosby, who is having a decent season, is 40in scoring this season. For him, that would certainly be considered...


Episode 0091: NHL Officiating Woes, Bruins Scoring Woes, Cassidy's Brewing Controversy, Rinne's Birthday Present, Kassian Wants Out, NHL/MGM Deal, Our Twitter Poll and More!

Halloween has come and gone. The NHL has given us both the tricks and the treats this season. One of those treats has been watching Jaroslav Halak in net for the Bruins. Another has been recording the Two Man Forecheck. So, without further ado, here is yet another episode for your listening pleasure. We start with last week’s Twitter Poll. It was the second highest vote total to date. With 46 percent of the votes, Edmonton wins the poll. How does everyone feel about this outcome? Mike...


Episode 0090: Matthews On The Shelf, Canadiens improved, Gallagher vs. Marchand, Torts Speaks His Mind, Panarin to Boston, Scoring Up, Twitter Polls and More!

It’s almost Halloween and there are some scary things happening in the NHL. Auston Matthews is injured thanks to a hit from Jacob Trouba. Jonathan Quick is day to day again and it may be cause for concern in the Los Angeles front office. The Bruins are playing without 3 of their top 6 defensemen and the Two Man Forecheck missed a week for the first time since its inception. We start out with two Twitter Poll results and introduce the new poll: Which Canadian team will make the playoffs. For...


Episode 0089: Expansion and Failed NHL Franchises, The Injury Blotter, Taylor Hall and the Hart, the Bruins Schedule, Twitter Polls and Halak vs. Rask...oh yeah...and More!

Here we are…Auston Matthews has taken the NHL by storm and all teams are in full swing. Or are they? The open questions how odd the schedule is that some teams have played 6 games while others have played 3. William Nylander is still unsigned. What are the Maple Leafs to do? That was the last Twitter Poll and the results bear out that the Leafs should trade him for a defenseman. Agreed we say, but it should have been done at the draft. The Leafs are surviving without him and the longer it...


Episode 0088: Nylander Still Not Signed, Simmonds Is Healthy Again, B's Netminder Situation, Toews Off To Smashing Start, Are Habs For Real, Twitter Polls And Much More!

Here we go! The new season has begun and there are absolutely no ways of telling who is going to be the next Stanley Cup Champion…but we are going to try and figure it out here at the Two Man Forecheck. We open the show talking about patterns present and non-existent in the stats and the haves and have nots and where they are in the standings. This leads us into Toronto, where William Nylander still has not signed and reportedly is asking for 8.5 million dollars. Should they sign him…trade...


Episode 0087: Theodore Signs, Twitter Poll Results, Goaltender Pad Rules, Top 4 Metro And Pacific Teams, Mike's Predictions, Bruins Moves And So Much More!

The NHL Season is less than 48 hours away. We at the Forecheck are celebrating vividly with another rendition of the Two Man Forecheck. Shea Theodore has come back to the fold, signing a 7 year, 36.4-million-dollar contract with Vegas. Is he really happy with this deal or did he just want to play hockey? Either way, the Golden Knights are thrilled he is back. The Twitter Polls are out and completed. Last week we asked which rookie would have the best second season. With 63% of the vote,...


Episode 0086: Top 4 Atlantic and Central Divisions, Twitter Poll Results, Nurse, Reinhart and Morrissey Sign, Melnyk Makes A Movie, Dotchin Waived, The Bruins Moves And Much More!

We are another week closer to the start of the new NHL season, which means another exciting episode of Two Man Forecheck. In the open we talk about the Vancouver Canucks and how they will fare with the no longer present Sedin Twins. The future may be bright, but how far out is that future? The Top 4 discussion doesn’t bring us any surprises. The Atlantic and Central divisions should stay the same at the top, with positions possibly switching for Nashville and Winnipeg. The Atlantic is a...


Episode 0085: Karlsson, Pacioretty and McQuaid On The Move, Crawford Skating, Suter Healthy, Zetterberg Done, Yzerman Steps Aside, Twitter Poll and More!

Training camps have started. Players have reported. Games are being played. Hockey has returned! We begin with good news out of Chicago. Corey Crawford is skating again. There is no timetable, and he hasn’t been seen at any camps however he is moving again, and that has to be a good thing. To temper that, Brent Seabrook and two other players are not at camp yet with injuries of their own. More good news…Ryan Suter is 100% healthy. The man who has led the league in average time on ice for...


Episode 0084: Wheeler Extension, Schmidt Suspended, Twitter Poll Results, Quick/Varlamov, Jones/Talbot, Chara/Letang,Tyler Seguin, Ellis/Krug and More!

Rookie camps have started! The rookie games have begun in Buffalo! There are hockey highlights on your favorite networks! Hockey is back! Three weeks from now it will be official. With all this in mind, the Forecheckers bring you another fun-filled episode to bridge the quickly closing gap to puck drop. Blake Wheeler has signed a 5-year extension with Winnipeg. The 41.25-million-dollar contract has an AAV of 8.25 million per year. It’s about time that he has been brought to the level of...


Episode 0083: Karlsson Trade, Last Week's Poll, Hanifin Signs, Krug Trolls Marchand, Increase Fines?, Buffalo Improved?, EA Rankings, Subban Comes Home, And Much More!

Hello all, It’s September! What’s that mean? Hockey is on the horizon. With only two weeks or less until rookie camps and captain’s practices getting ready to begin, our beloved sport is back. So, with that in mind, the Two Man Forecheck is getting ready with another week of excitement. Starting out, we tease this week’s poll question, when will Erik Karlsson be traded. Be sure to let us know what you think. We briefly break down last week’s question, where the results were to be expected...


Episode 0082: Worst Summer Contracts, Theodore Still Unsigned, Etem Is Back, Youth Hockey in Arizona, Rangers Playoffs, Cassidy on Chara and More!

Hello again! Can you sense it? The NHL season is fast approaching and soon we will have our beloved sport back for our enjoyment. In the meantime, we at the Two Man Forecheck will keep you informed of the goings on around the league. We start off with a frank discussion of the worst NHL contracts handed out this summer, a question posited by Mike on Facebook. We had some interesting responses, the most intriguing being Brady Tkachuk signing with Ottawa. Mike believes it may just be Dylan...