Episode 0134: Kronwall Retires, U.S. HOF Inductees, Keller Extends, Pens Window Still Closing, RFA Madness, Twitter Poll and More!

September 8th, 2019

Chris is back from his sabbatical/scouting trip to England!  Niklas Kronwall has called it a career, while Justin Williams has not been very clear on his plans, but is stepping away from hockey.  The U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame has named it's class for 2019 and it includes honorees such as Neal Henderson, Tim Thomas and Gary Bettman.  The Hurricanes have signed Jake Gardiner to a 4 year contract, adding to its already solid defense corps.  Jack Campbell signed with Los Angeles, giving the Kings another good problem to have in the crease.  Clayton Keller signed an extension with the Coyotes, giving both him and the team the stability they are looking for.  The Pens still have a closing window on their playoff hopes, but what is the window on their GM, Jim Rutherford?  We discuss.  Joe Thornton signs a 1 year contract with the Sharks and what is with all the RFAs that are still not signed.  All that and a Twitter Poll to boot.  Here's the link...

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Epoisde 133: Damien Cox Thoughts on Marner Trade, No Progress Report on RFAs, Bruins Trade Potential, A look at the Canucks

September 1st, 2019

As always we can be reached at ThoseTwo@TwoManForecheck.com This week's show is about RFA's including Brandon Carlo, Mitch Marner, Brock Boeser, Charlie McAvoy, how back the Canucks have managed their cap, Markov's possible return to the #NHL and more.

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Auston Matthews Dons an Arizona Jersey, “Wild-Bill Guerin”, Boston Bruins Opening Season Hard, and lots of other words spoken

August 25th, 2019

The Kuznetzov cocaine drama, Auston Matthew's in another jersey, the value of Patrick Maroon's signing, and other topics on this weeks Two Man Forecheck.

 

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Episode 0131: Holtby contract year, Rookies To Watch, Top 20 Centers, Top Defense, Canes D gets deeper.

August 18th, 2019

Cale Makar, Patrice Bergeron, Sidney Crosby, Arizona Coyotes, NHL Seattle, Jacob Trouba, Taylor Hall, Tyler Seguin, Eddie Lack, Seth Jones, Roman Josi, and dozens of other words spoken in 46 minutes of hockey chatter.

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Episode 130: Wild GM Search, CBA Opt out, #Twitter #Poll, Why is Jake Gardiner still unsigned?, Oilers, Maple Leafs, Boston Bruins, Value of Traning camp and more

August 11th, 2019

Chris is on vacation so Mike is running with scissors.

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Episode 0129: The Mitch Marner Saga, Which RFA to Boston, Detroit or Anaheim, Boston’s Roster Dilemma, Calgary’s Stadium, Arizona’s New Owner and More!

August 4th, 2019

Which teams could (if they wanted to) offer Marner an offer sheet, Why Toronto hasn't signed him and was a deal blocked by president Brendan Shanahan?  If so, who is pulling the strings for the Maple Leafs?  Given four RFA's:  Point, Rantanen, Tkachuk or Werenski, which player should Anaheim, Boston and Detroit target first?  We discuss.  Calgary and the Flames have got themselves a ratified stadium deal that is a win for the team and the City of Calgary.  While it should be available for the 24-25 season, this deal will bring revenue to the city from ticket taxes and a share of the naming revenues.  The Bruins may have a whole of average where the team is concerned.  Will there be more opportunity for competition at various roster spots, and is that a good thing at this stage?  Finally, Arizona got themselves a new majority owner in the man of Alex Meruelo.  The first latino owner in the NHL, he owns 95 percent of the team.  Here's hoping he keeps Chayka around to finish the job he started.  All this and more so, sit back, listen, send us your feedback and Enjoy the Show!

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Episode 0128: Toronto Still Has Cap Issues, Devils Throw P.K. a Party, World Junior Summer Showcase, Frederic Should Be a Bruin, NHL Signings and More!

July 28th, 2019

Due to the fact that there is no hockey on television, we at Two Man Forecheck offer a wide variety of subject matter this week that spans Toronto once again messing up their salary cap issues, the New Jersey Devils throwing a party for P.K. Subban and the Summer Showcase.  Toronto has still not signed its best player yet they appear to be taking on salary, something which may adversely affect the team's ability to sign Mitch Marner.  The New Jersey Devils welcomed Subban to the team with a blowout celebration disguised as a press conference where one of the gifts was a Ric Flair styled robe with feathers galore.  We talk about his affect on the team and should he be captain.  We delve into the World Junior Summer Showcase and the variety appearing on the rosters of the countries involved.  We discuss Trent Frederic and whether he is a forgone conclusion to make the Bruins and finally we talk about the players that have gone through arbitration and those that have signed or are still waiting their turn.  As always, please tell us what you think and...Enjoy the Show!

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Episode 0127: New GM in Seattle, Trouba Gets a Deal, Lucic/Neal Trade, Our 2013 Draft Teams, Twitter Poll Results and More!

July 21st, 2019

Seattle has signed themselves a new GM, Ron Francis.  A .500 GM in Carolina, Ron will now start with a clean slate.  Jacob Trouba signed a 7 year, 56 million dollar contract with the Rangers.  Jeff Gorton has now given almost 25 percent of the salary cap to two players.  How do Ranger fans feel about this?  Mike and Chris created teams consisting only of players from the 2013 draft using today's cap number as a guide.  There was some overlap, but there are a few differences.  Let us know what you think.  We also had our largest voter turnout ever for a Twitter Poll, 181 votes for the GM who has done the best job this off season.  Gorton was the big winner with 52 percent, but is he really the big winner?  We discuss.  Tell us what you think and Enjoy the Show!

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Episode 0126: Coyotes Are Moving Up, Trouba Still Unsigned, Isles Need to Meet Expectations, Sweeney On Carlo & McAvoy, Twitter Poll, A Laughable Trade and More!

July 14th, 2019

The Arizona Coyotes are putting winning ahead of a new stadium and it may just pay off.  Jacob Trouba was traded to the Rangers, however still has not signed the young defenseman.  What is taking so long?  The Islanders set a pretty high mark with their playoff run last season, but can they meet the lofty expectations that come with such a finish?  Don Sweeney, GM of the Boston Bruins has drawn a line in the sand stating that he is targeting December 1st when it comes to Brandon Carlo and Charlie McAvoy.  Can the Bruins afford to wait that long to sign their young, talented defensemen?  The Twitter Poll results are up and it appears that everyone who voted had the right idea.  Marner took 32 percent, Laine 26%, Point 24% and McAvoy 18%.  Finally, we talk about a laughable trade posted on CapFriendly between the Buffalo Sabres and Vegas Golden Knights.  Let us know how you feel and if you would make the trade, but most importantly...Enjoy the Show!

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Episode 0125: NHL Free Agency, 3 Teams Worse Off Next Season, 3 Most Improved Teams, Best and Worst Moves, RFAs Still Available, Twitter Poll and More!

July 7th, 2019

We are now one week into NHL Free Agency and there have been many moves, but there are still some players available.  More importantly are the RFAs that have not been signed by their current clubs.  Who would you throw an offer sheet at for the upcoming campaign?  That is the topic of our latest Twitter Poll.  Last week's poll results are not suprising as 49 percent of you chose the Edmonton Oilers to make the worst moves during free agency.  We chose our three teams to not have as good a season this upcoming year compared to last year and we only had one overlap between us.  We break down some RFAs that have not been signed and some of the teams that have made vast improvements of this time with trades, the draft and free agents.  Give us a listen and let us know what you think, but as always...Enjoy the Show!

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