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Episode 0157: Beanpot Review, Bouwmeester Recovering, Boudreau Fired, Another Krug Milestone, Kane & Lauzon Suspended, Sharks & Wings Issues and So Much More!

This week's episode is completely packed with topics for open discussion so without further ado here we go... We start with a Beanpot review of the consolation and championship games. We move on to a quick comment on Jay Bouwmeester and his recovery from a cardiac episode. Torey Krug has hit yet another milestone with the Bruins. Tenth defenseman in team history to have 5+ years of 8+ goals. Five of the players on that list are in the hall of fame and one will go in when he retires. By the...


Episode 0156: Our ECHL Experience, Beanpot Tournament, Lauzon Hit & Hearing, L.A./Toronto Trade, Elvis For Calder, Add One and More!

UPDATE! The correct podcast recording from February 9th has been added. Our apologies to all our listeners and thanks to those that noticed the incorrect recording and let us know. As always, Enjoy the Show! The Two Man Forecheck Hockey Tour continues as we discuss both the opening games of the Beanpot Tournament and our experience with the ECHL. We break down the first two games with BU being the surprise winner in game two of the tournament. Ashton Abel, BU goaltender is an early leader...


Episode 0155: B's Post All Star Break, Ovi Ties Pasta (Briefly), Coyotes Being Investigated, Hertl Out For Season, Seattle Q & A, Beanpot Preview, Gibson's Mask and More!

As we emerge from the All Star Break, some teams may find themselves a bit rusty, be we at the Two Man Forecheck are still at the top of our game. This week we start with a brief discussion about the Bruins first two games post All Star Game and how they have fared. Ovechkin has caught Pastrnak for the league lead in goals, until tonight when Pasta pulled ahead again. The Coyotes are being investigated for giving prospects fitness tests prior to the combine, something that is frowned upon by...


Episode 0154: All Star Weekend, Revisiting Boston/Minnesota Trade, Toronto/Buffalo Issues, Lindblom Back on the Ice, Twitter Poll, Over/Under and More!

All Star Weekend has happened and we briefly touch on the results. We re-visit the Coyle/Donato trade from last year. We look into the issues with both Buffalo and Toronto as make or break teams. Guess which way we vote. Oskar Lindblom, diagnosed with Ewings Sarcoma is back on the ice in Philly. Not anywhere near game ready, but skating is a very good sign. All positive thoughts and prayers go to him and his family. We delve into the latest Twitter Poll results and reveal who we would vote...


Episode 0153: Gallant Fired, Kovi Reinvigorated, The Calder Race, Kassian Suspended, Backes Waived, Krejci Out, Ovi Top 10, Over/Under and More!

We are fast approaching the All-Star Break and will start seeing bye weeks in the NHL, but some other goings on have taken place in the past week. Gerard Gallant has been fired by the Vegas Golden Knights, who have hired Peter DeBoer as their new head coach. Ilya Kovalchuk has been reinvigorated in Montreal, amassing 8 points in 8 games since his arrival. The Calder Race is heating up, and for those of you who believe it is Cale Makar’s to lose, there is a new name to add to the list…Elvis...


Episode 0152: Hynes Hired in Nashville, Krug Contract?, Kassian Loses It, Our Schedule, NWHL All Star Game, Williams Back in Carolina, Toffoli Rumors, Predictions and More!

January is in full effect mode, but news is getting thin. With this in mind, we present you with another glorious episode of the Two Man Forecheck. John Hynes has been hired as new head coach of Nashville with the firing of Peter Laviolette. Strange move that elicits some thoughts from Mike and I. Torey Krug is in need of a new contract in Boston, but will he get what he deserves there or will he be moved? Zach Kassian laid a beating on Matthew Tkachuk after a legal hit. Why did he do this?...


Episode 0151: B's Issues, Burke/Larkin Comments, Tortorella Gold, NHL Surprises, Scandella Dealt, Sharks 2 Problems, 3 Things We'd Like to See

The Holidays are over but the hockey continues. This week we delve deep into the Bruins issues this season including the unbalanced lines and lack of scoring depth. Should they have some kind of shake up and what is the fallout from Marchand's All Star snub. Brian Burke has something to say to Dylan Larkin after the latter has stated that fans should not vote for him because he would rather have the time off from the All Star break. John Tortorella has had some famous rants in the past, and...


Episode 0150: Halak 50 Shutouts, B's and 'Hawks Injury Bugs, Brent Seabrook, Top 100 List, Top 5 Under the Radar, Beauvillier Tweeting and More!

The Holidays are in full swing and so are we at the Two Man Forecheck. Today we talk about… Jaroslav Halak now has 50 shutouts in his career, third most among active goaltenders. The injury bug has hit the Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks pretty hard. Brent Seabrook in particular is looking at a long recovery period after surgeries are expected on both hips and his shoulder. We break down the top 100 players of the decade list from ESPN and Greg Wyshynski. Here is the link:...


Episode 0149: Ron Francis, Kevan Miller Done?, Kovalchuk Out in L.A., Rakell to Boston?, Hall to Arizona, McAvoy Not Scoring, B's Coaching Change? and So Much More!

The Christmas holiday is right around the corner but the hockey season continues on (with a brief break around the holiday). This week the Forecheckers discuss Ron Francis, GM of the new Seattle franchise, and his role in the physical abuse scandal that saw Bill Peters resign as head coach of the Flames. We talk about the active games leaders and Chara’s place in it with Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau. Kovalchuk has been waived and terminated in L.A., but is there a place for him in the...


Episode 0148: Housely in Arizona, DeBoer Out in SJ, Montgomery Out in Dallas, Where Will Hall Land?, Tocchet For the Adams, Blashill on Slow Burn, Lindblom Diagnosis, Twitter Poll and So Much More!

This week the Forecheckers appear to be focusing on the coaches around the league. There have been 3 coaches relieved of duties and this week we touch on both Peter DeBoer of San Jose and Jim Montgomery of the Dallas Stars. We open with a brief discussion on Phil Housely and his Coyotes defense. We break things up by talking about the potential trade of Taylor Hall and where he is likely to land, with a lenthy discussion around Ottawa being a potential landing zone for the winger. We give...


Episode 0147: The Crazy Standings, John Hynes Fired, Carlson Best D-Man, Halak Reaches 500, Twitter Poll Results, Goldobin Sent Down, Pontus Aberg Back in NHL and More!

First week of December and we have seen yet another coaching change. The Devils have relieved John Hynes of coaching duties and named assistant head coach Alain Nasreddine interim head coach. But was this the right move for the team? We discuss. The open revolves around the standings and the flying Arizona Coyotes. We also talk about head coaches that are still in their positions and should they be changed out. John Carlson has matched a feat only accomplished by 3 other defensemen, two of...


Episode 0146: Bill Peters, B's Playing Down to Competition, Coyle & Wagner Extensions, Mailbag, Hall Trade Rumors, Brad 600, Twitter Poll and More!

Thanksgiving in America has come and gone, but hockey presses on. This week we have seen a blight on the hockey landscape with the resignation of Bill Peters as head coach of the Calgary Flames. His alleged actions in the past have left both of us at the Two Man Forecheck at a loss for words that can be spoken during the podcast but we push forward and try to express our opinions. The Bruins have been playing down to their competition as of late, who is to blame for the lack of motivation on...


Episode 0145: Babcock Out, The Wild...Tweak or Tear Down, McAvoy Offensive Woes, What's Up With the Press, Bortuzzo Hit, Dallas a Surprise, Head Coach Firings, Twitter Poll and More!

Mike Babcock is the first head coach to be fired, who's got next? Is it entirely his fault? Should Kyle Dubas share in the blame? The Minnesota Wild couldn't win against the Bruins, are they fixable or should they be torn down and built back up? Charlie McAvoy has no goals 23 games into the season. Are we expecting too much of him or is he just underperforming? The Predators are nowhere near a playoff spot at this time. What is wrong with Nashville? Should they consider a coaching change or...


Episode 0144: The Injury Bug, Craig Anderson, Pacific Division Comparison, Pens Talking Trade, T.J. Oshie for HOF, Twitter Poll, The No. 72 and More!

Another week and more hijinks from the Two Man Forecheck. The injury bug has hit the NHL hard at this point in the season, with many big names on the shelf. Craig Anderson is the best bad team goaltender in the league, no question, but his worth goes deeper when you look at his career, as we did. The Pacific Division is nowhere near what we expected, with the Oilers, 'Yotes and Canucks at the top so we compared the division to where it was at this time last season. The Pens appear to be...


Episode 0143: Makar vs. Crosby, The Islanders D, Buy or Sell, B's Outplayed, Which B's Are HOFers, Roman Josi Contract, Twitter Poll and More!

Another week in the NHL and things have leveled off a bit. John Cooper should still be the first coach to fall, but none have been released as of this date. Cale Makar is more important to the Avs than Sidney Crosby is to the Pens...discuss, we'll wait. We brought about a few buy or sell discussion points, including whether the Bolts are still the team to beat, will the Isles finish second in their division and will the Coyotes trade a goaltender at or before the deadline. Some interesting...


Episode 0142: Tampa's Woes, Sabourin & Backes Injuries, Ducks Injury Issues, Domingue Trade, Devils Troubles, Byfuglien Update and More!

Is John Cooper to blame for the Lightning issues? Should he be fired? We discuss why he should. What coaches could replace him? Scott Sabourin and David Backes hit each other last night and both left the game with injuries. Do the Anaheim Ducks pay attention to injury history when acquiring players? At times it doesn't seem like it, and the team is decimated at the moment. We talk about the resurgence of Vancouver and break down the New Jersey Devils after they have added Louis Domingue....


Episode 0141: NHL Standings, Sabres For Real?, Calgary Flaming Out?, 10 Game Awards, Krug's Value, Pastrnak To 50, B's Secondary Scoring, Women's NHL and More!

The NHL standings are getting as muddled as the U.S. Tax Code at this point, right up there with trying to understand them. How are the Oilers in the top spot in their division? Are the Buffalo Sabres for real at this point in the season? We discuss. As always, Chris somehow interjects goaltending into the conversation. We break down an article on The Hockey News by Sam McCaig giving out awards at the 10 game mark of the season. Most are expected, but we discuss the Jack Adams award...Dave...


Episode 0140: The State of Goaltenders, Mike's 3 Surprises (And 1 Disappointment), The Leafs D, Seattle AHL Affiliate, Drew Doughty, Neal Pionk, Over/Under and More!

The goaltending this season has been an interesting topic as more teams appear to be splitting starts rather than going with a dedicated 1 and 2. Mike has three surprises and one disappointment already this season, and one of them is a defenseman! The Toronto Maple Leafs defense may be worse than last year, if that is possible. Morgan Rielly has not revisited last year's form and they appeared to struggle even though they beat the Bruins in overtime. Drew Doughty has been a bad boy while...


Episode 0139: Early Season Surprises, Buffalo & Oilers For Real?, Neal's Goals or Dougie's +\- Bigger Shock, Lauko & Steen First Goals and More!

There are a few things that surprise the Forecheckers about the beginning of this season. Carolina and Edmonton jumping out to 5 wins in a row, Buffalo on top in the east just to name a couple. James Neal leading the league in goals with 7 and Dougie Hamilton leading the league in plusminus are two surprises but which one is more shocking to you? Esa Lindell leads the league in short handed time on ice at over 5 minutes per game. This could be telling for the Stars sluggish start as they...


Episode 0138: Bill Guerin/Wild Issues, Vegas Packs 'Em In, Early Season Predictions & Rankings, The B's Offense is Missing and More!

This show was recorded on October 6th. We talked about Early season rankings for the teams by various talking heads and the four letter network. They compared subjects such as league rankings by forwards, rookie rankings and most G,A and points by player. We also discussed the lackluster start to Bill Guerin's reign as GM of the Wild as well as the absent offense of the Boston Bruins. All this and more...Enjoy the Show!