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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Episode 0124: Kessel Traded, Pens Wish To Get Tougher, Pavelski Looking For A New Home, Devils Game Plan, B’s Dev Camp and More!

June 30th, 2019

This week saw some activity in the NHL with signings and trades.  The Maple Leafs signed Kapanen and Johnsson.  The Pens traded Kessel to the Coyotes in a desire to "get tougher".  The return...Alex Galchenyuk.  Joe Pavelski is shopping himself around but cancelled a trip to Minnesota after meeting with Dallas.  Has he found his new home?  The New Jersey Devils have made some moves around the draft this season, however Chris Wassel has put together a five point plan for the Devils to continue improving on what they have done.  The Bruins held their annual development camp and Mike reports on what he saw.  The Twitter Poll results should surprise no one and a new poll has been released.  All this and so much more...enjoy the show!!

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Episode 0123: Lehner Speaks Out, NHL Draft 2019, Subban, Marleau and Miller On The Move, Twitter Poll and More!!

June 23rd, 2019

The NHL Awards and Draft took place this past week and we at the Two Man Forecheck have broken down most of the key picks and some of the surprises from this years selections.  Which team won the draft...you tell us!  We also talk about the three key trades that took place over the two day event and how the teams acquiring the players will fare (and this is also our Twitter Poll question for the week).  Finally, we get a little serious for a moment and talk about Robin Lehner and his award acceptance speech for the Masterton trophy.  All this and so much more!  Enjoy the Show!!

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Episode 0122: Lord Stanley’s Wrap Up, Bruins’ Injury List, Sharks’ Offer to Karlsson, Rangers/Devils In On Trouba, Maatta & Niskanen Moved, Twitter Poll and More!

June 16th, 2019

The Stanley Cup has been hoisted, the players have cleaned out their lockers and parades have been marched.  Now we learn who was injured.  Karlsson reported to have received an offer from the Sharks, but should they want him back?  The Rangers and Devils are both in on Jacob Trouba, but should he want to go to the Islanders anyway?  Olli Maatta has been moved from the Penguins to the Blackhawks for Dominik Kahun and Matt Niskanen has been moved from Washington for Radko Gudas.  Which teams won?  Dion Phaneuf and Andy MacDonald are the first victims of the dreaded buyout.  Will there be more?  All that plus a new Twitter Poll and so much more!  Enjoy the Show!!

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Episode 0121: NHL Officiating Woes, Corey Perry and Jacob Trouba Moving, Skinner Signs, Kevin Hayes Dealt, Twitter Poll and More!

June 9th, 2019

Kevin Hayes moved to Philly, Corey Perry and Jacob Trouba possible moves and destinations.  The NHL Officiating woes continue.  Barbashev suspended for hit on Johansson.  Twitter Poll results from last week and the new poll for this week!  All this and so much more!  Enjoy the Show!!

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Episode 0120: IIHF Championships, Stanley Cup Final Update, Potential Zaitsev Marleau and Callahan Moves, Twitter Poll and More!

June 2nd, 2019

Stanley Cup Final Update.  Grzelcyk still out, Moore in.  IIHF Championship Winners Finland and their captain Marko Antilla.  Zaitsev, Marleau and Callahan are potentially moving to new homes this off season.  Torey Krug, Sean Kuraly and other unsung heroes of the Bruins.  Bergeron evades injury question beautifully.  Twitter Poll results and more!   Enjoy the Show!

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Episode 0119: Stanley Cup Final Preview, Conn Smythe Possibilities, Bobrovsky New Home?, Vegas/N.Y. Islanders Trade, Twitter Poll and More!

May 26th, 2019

We discuss the Stanley Cup Final this week and give our picks for the winner.  We go over the top 6 (based on the Sporting News) possibilities for Conn Smythe.  Where is Sergei Bobrovsky going to land?  We were wondering as well so we discuss five landing spots for the Vezina winning goaltender.  Finally, we discuss a proposed trade (by Michel Anderson of Eyes on Isles) for the New York Islanders to acquire William Karlsson.  All this and so much more hilarity!  Enjoy the Show and hit the Twitter Poll...up now!

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Episode 0118: Bruins in the Final, GM of the Year, IIHF Championships, Winnipeg Shopping List, Cap Casualties, New Sabres H.C. and More!

May 19th, 2019

Another week, another podcast!  The Bruins are in the Stanley Cup Final.  The General Manager of the Year candidates have been announced and are the topic of this week's Twitter poll.  The IIHF Championships are on day 9 and the U.S. are playing Germany.  Winnipeg has to start putting together a shopping list and it should start with a center.  We talk about the cap casualties and trade bait that have come up since being eliminated from the playoffs.  Finally, the Sabres have announced a new head coach.  All this and much more!  Enjoy the Show!

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