The Blackhawks Talk Podcast takes you inside the dressing room of the Madhouse on Madison. Go behind the reasons of the latest line change, and what to expect from the team on the ice, and in the front office. Featuring Pat Boyle, Charlie Roumeliotis, Adam Burish, Jamal Mayers and Steve Konroyd.
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Host Pat Boyle and Blackhawks insider Charlie Roumeliotis are joined by NBCS Hawks analyst and former player Jamal Mayers as they discuss the racial and systemic issues the plague America and how that has infiltrated hockey. They also discuss ways to promote change so that not only hockey grows and becomes more accepting, but America as well.
(1:30) - Processing the last week in America
(9:28) - The NHL is a mirror of the racial issues in America
(22:20) - Can the culture change in the NHL
(32:00) - People are not afraid to use their platform anymore
(38:00) - People are in pain right now
Host Pat Boyle is joined by the entire Blackhawks coverage team of Charlie Roumeliotis, Scott King, Nick Gismondi, Slavko Bekovic, and podcast producer Tony Gill to discuss the George Floyd murder, the protests around the country, and how to be an active participant in the change for equality for all.
With the Hawks getting a chance to extend their season with the new playoff format, they will lineup against the Edmonton Oilers. Do they have a shot at the Cup? Host Pat Boyle is joined by NBCS Chicago hockey experts of Patrick Sharp, Charlie Roumeliotis, and Eddie Olczyk to discuss. Later on, on the pod, Mark Spector of Sportsnet Canada, to discuss the Edmonton Oilers side of the series.
(1:30) - Thoughts on the new playoff format and plan to return to play
(10:10) - Will Chicago be one of the Hub cities for the playoffs?
(13:50) - Thoughts on the matchup of the Hawks and Oilers
(15:08) - Mark Spector on the Hawks vs Oilers
(20:56) - Mark Spector discusses Hawks rookie Kirby Dach
Host Pat Boyle is joined by the NBCS Blackhawks content team of Charlie Roumeliotis, Scott King, and Nick Gismondi, as they discuss in this emergency edition of the podcast, the new 24 team playoff that the Hawks are in on. The crew discusses what does this mean for a team with experienced veterans, the details of potential host cities, and the new rules for the NHL Draft.
(2:00) - The NHL is leading the way to a return to play for sports
(7:20) - 24 team playoff format
(12:30) - Chicago as a potential host city
(19:40) - Potential timeline for players to return
(26:00) - How will the Hawks perform when they do come back
A return to play for the NHL is coming into form with the release of a potential format that woulg greatly benefit the Blackhawks. Host Pat Boyle, Hawks insider Charlie Roumeliotis, and Hawks writer Scott King discuss the new format, what it would look like, and why it gives the Hawks their best chance for another potential Stanley Cup run.
(1:10) - Details on the 24 team return to play format
(6:00) - The new format is a Godsend for the Hawks
(11:40) - Which teams or players have an advantage with the new format?
(19:00) - The target date for phase 2 of return to play is early June
(26:45) - Kane and Toews could thrive in the new format
(33:15) - The Hawks have a real chance at a Cup
The 2013 Stanley Cup run by the Hawks was a special season and to discuss with Charlie Roumeliotis is Brandon Bollig. Brandon discusses being compared to the LeBron James Heat teams as the Hawks started the season on a 24 game point streak, the dominance of the Hawks, and tells inside stories about that fantastic season.
(2:24) - Starting the season on a 24 game point streak
(8:30) - The start of the 2013 playoff run
(16:30) - Bollig describes coming back to win with 17 seconds left in the Stanley Cup Final
(24:30) - Career post playing hockey
(34:44) - Building a fitness business during the pandemic
After the 2 day meeting between the players and owners, a potential format is coming to form for a potential continuance of the 2019-2020 season. Host Pat Boyle is joined by Charlie Roumeliotis, and Scott King to discuss the new format and details, how will it impact the 2019-2020 Hawks, and how will this format impact the 2020 NHL draft.
(1:30) - This is not a 24 team playoff
(8:00) - Might be a resolution in the next 7-10 days on a return to play
(15:21) - Who would be the host cities for the "Hubs" for games
(20:00) - How will the new format affect the draft
(24:20) - Does Mick Jagger get credit for the 2013 Hawks Stanley Cup?
Host Pat Boyle is joined by Charlie Roumeliotis and Scott King to discuss the ideas the NHL's Return to Play committee has come up with to finish the season and find a suitable way to find a Stanley Cup champion. They also discuss the possibility of the 2021 season starting in January 2021.
(1:25) - Biggest takeaway from the Return to Play Committee meeting
(8:12) - A projected date for the NHL Draft
(13:15) - NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman isn't thinking of canceling the season
(17:00) - Re-evaluating former Hawks GM Mike Smith's drafts
(22:44) - There was a scenario where the Hawks could have traded Duncan Keith before the 2004 lockout
Chicago in the '90s was all about Michael Jordan and the Bulls, so what was it like for the other major teams during that time? Host Laurence Holmes discusses this with four coaches who led teams in the shadow of the Bulls during that time. From the Blackhawks former coach Craig Hartsburg, from the Cubs Jim Riggleman, from the White Sox Gene Lamont, and from the Bears Dave Wannstedt, all come together to discuss one of the most important times in Chicago sports history.
(0:43) - During the early '90s the White Sox had a shot at a World Series
(7:02) - Are there universal rules across sports to coaching a great player like Jordan
(14:34) - Was there pressure for Jim Riggleman and the Cubs to win because of the Bulls
(21:55) - Difficulties coaching in the same building as the Bulls for then new Blackhawks coach Craig Hartsburg
(28:15) - Favorite Jordan story or moment
Host Pat Boyle is joined by Charlie Roumeliotis and Slavko Bekovic to discuss what steps the Blackhawks are taking to evaluate their front office and what does the timeline look like for them to fill the role left by John McDonough. Later on, the crew answers a question from the voicemail on what would a "Last Dance" documentary of the Cup winning Blackhawks look like.
(1:20) - Status update on the Hawks' movement in the front office
(6:10) - How will the Hawks handle the NHL draft?
(13:06) - What would a "Last Dance" doc on the Hawks look like?
(19:15) - Comparisons between the Hawks and the Last Dance Bulls
(25:45) - What behind the scenes moment would you want to see in a documentary
(31:00) - Should the NHL be looking to actually do a documentary on the Hawks
Stanley Cup champion and former coach of the Blackhawks, Joel Quenneville joins the podcast with host Pat Boyle and David Kaplan, to discuss how he is handling the quarantine, remembering the Championship runs and which was his favorite, and they get into what made those Cup teams special and what could have been if it weren't for the salary cap.
(2:23) - Thoughts on people getting a chance to re-watch the championship runs on tv
(5:32) - Was the last championship run similar to the Bulls' "Last Dance" and what could have been if the team stayed together
(9:36) - Quenneville's favorite championship run
(12:00) - How does Quenneville remember his time in Chicago
In a jam packed episode, host Pat Boyle is joined by Eddie Olczyk as they interview Brent Seabrook on his health and how he's dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. Later on in the pod, Pat and Eddie discuss the 2010 Stanley Cup winning Blackhawks with a few Hawks that were on the team, Troy Brouwer, Andrew Laad, Dave Bolland, and Kris Versteeg.
(0:56) - Brent Seabrook gives an update on his health and what's next as he works his way back
(3:35) - Seabrook selects the best Cup winning Hawks team
(7:48) - Blackhawks 2010 reunion
(11:30) - The moment they knew they had a chance at the Cup in 2010
(15:34) - Who was the most underrated player that helped them win the Cup
(21:05) - The impact of Dustin Byfuglien on the 2010 Hawks
It has been a few days since the Blackhawks released president John McDonough and now the search begins for his replacement. Host Pat Boyle is joined by Insider Charlie Roumeliotis and Scott King, as they discuss the possible candidates. Later on in the pod, they discuss the need for players to stay connected with fans during this time.
(1:08) - Is there any more clarity on why McDonough was let go
(8:20) - Will there be a front office structure change
(9:28) - Who could be a candidate to replace McDonough
(18:33) - Could GM Stan Bowman throw his hat in the running
(25:28) - How long will the search take for a new President
(30:54) - Should players interact with fans like P.K. Subban has
In an emergency edition of the Blackhawks talk podcast, owner of the Hawks Rocky Wirtz sent out a statement that the Hawks have released President John McDonough. Host Pat Boyle is joined by Charlie Roumeliotis, Scott King, and Slavko Bekovic discuss what may have happened and the legacy of John McDonough.
(1:25) - Rocky Wirtz explained in March that he was happy with the direction of the team
(7:30) - Is this the start of a major overhaul in the Hawks organization
(13:30) - Is the President of the Hawks a coveted job around the league
(19:00) - The legacy of John McDonough
(23:16) - McDonough's impact on the Hawks franchise
The NHL and commissioner Gary Bettman are still trying to find ways and figure out scenarios to restart the season. Host Pat Boyle is joined by NBCS Chicago Blackhawks content team of Charlie Roumeliotis, Nick Gismondi, Scott King, and Slavko Bekovic to discuss the options the NHL has considered, and they take a couple of your mailbag questions.
(1:18) - Playing the remainder of the season in remote locations based on division
(9:16) - Commissioner Gary Bettman speaks on some solutions
(20:30) - Will the NHL finish the regular season or go straight to a unique playoff?
(28:55) - Who would the Hawks most likely buy out
(38:50) - Shoutout to the good people are doing during the pandemic
Host Pat Boyle is joined by former Blackhawk and Stanley Cup champion with the New York Rangers Steve Larmer to discuss his crazy streak of 11yrs without missing a game, his first time coming back to the Chicago Stadium to play against the Hawks, and what it's like to wait for a call for the Hall of Fame.
(2:50) - Did Larmer cross paths with Michael Jordan
(6:45) - Is the 11yrs without missing a game streak his proudest accomplishment?
(12:06) - How was Larmer's relationship with former Rangers coach Mike Keenan
(17:08) - Should his number 28 sweater be retired in Chicago?
(19:30) - What was is like watching the Hawks win 3 Cups
Host Pat Boyle is joined by the NBCS Chicago Blackhawks content team of Charlie Roumeliotis, Scott King, Nick Gismondi, and Slavko Bekovic as they discuss the chances that hockey gets played in the summer, what it would look like if played in the summer, and they also take a few calls from the voicemail.
(1:30) - Level of optimism that hockey will return in the summer
(10:40) - How would the playoffs look with a shortened season?
(22:22) - Takeaways from Elliotte Friedman interview from the Blackhawks Talk Pod last week
(28:08) - Debate: Which championship Hawks team was the best
(40:20) - Will there be a compliance buyout for teams with the work stoppage
(44:46) - If the Hawks don't make the playoffs will there be front office changes like the Bulls
The Hawks Stanley Cup teams in 2010, 2013, and 2015 dominated the decade. But which team was the best of all? Bryan Bickell who was with the team, joins host Pat Boyle to discuss which team was the best, what he's doing during the pandemic to stay busy, and does it bother him that his name isn't on the 2010 trophy.
(1:30) - Bickell discusses what he's been doing during the pandemic
(4:10) - Update on Bickell's health
(7:40) - Bickell on being called up on the 2010 championship team
(9:20) - Does is bother Bickell that his name isn't on the 2010 Cup?
(11:30) - Is there 1 championship team that's better than the others and why?
(16:30) - Who does Bickell keep in touch with on the Hawks
Host Pat Boyle and NBCS Chicago Hawks insider Charlie Roumeliotis are joined by Elliotte Friedman of Hockey Night in Canada, as they discuss what lies ahead for the NHL as they figure out ways to resume or move on from this season and how those decisions impact the Hawks financially and how it impacts the roster going forward.
(1:10) - Elliotte Friedman on being a Hawks fan growing up
(4:26) - Everyone hoped the salary cap would go up, now it may go down
(6:30) - Friedman's comments about Dylan Strome were taken out of context
(8:40) - What will the Hawks do at goaltender?
(14:00) - Is there motivation to get hockey going in July or August?
Host Pat Boyle is joined by former Blackhawk defenceman Brian Campbell as they discuss the impact of the 2010 champion Hawks on Chicago hockey, his issues with former coach Joel Quenneville, and how he's using his experience as a champion to help young players.
(1:14) - Being a part of the rebirth of hockey in Chicago
(4:20) - Not getting along with Joel Quenneville in the beginning
(11:00) - The moment Brian knew the Hawks could win the Cup
(16:10) - Coming back from a tough injury in 2010 due to a hit by Alex Ovechkin
(19:18) - Theories on where the 2010 game winning puck is
John Scott's career was an interesting one, from team tough guy to getting the All-Star MVP. Host Pat Boyle talks with John as they discuss John's new podcast, adjusting to life after hockey, and they talk about how he views his All-Star game appearance and MVP now that he is retired.
(1:16) - Using his podcast to stay connected to hockey
(4:50) - Why he signed with the Blackhawks
(6:32) - How did John get along with Joel Quenneville
(9:20) - A movie based on John's career
(12:30) - Fans pulling for John to win All-Star MVP
The full crew is back with host Pat Boyle, Charlie Roumeliotis, Slavko Bekovic, Scott King, and Nick Gismondi as they discuss how they are spending time without hockey, thoughts on the re-airing of the 2010 Hawks playoff run, and could the Hawks have won more in the last decade.
(0:55) - How to fill time with no hockey
(11:20) - Re-watching the 2010 Hawks
(18:32) - Could the Hawks have won more last decade
(26:20) - Time for the Hawks to re-invent themselves
(28:20) - Advice to get through the quarantine
We take #HawksRewind to the next level as Pat Boyle and Nick Gismondi chat with two-time Stanley Cup champion Dave Bolland. The guys discuss the 2010 Stanley Cup run, who the most underrated player on that team was and which players he enjoyed annoying the most on the ice. Bolland also explains why he threw his gloves off after scoring his famous "17 Seconds" goal and shares which former Blackhawks teammate gave him his nickname "The Rat."
1:41- What is it like for Dave Bolland to be in Vancouver?
3:50- Bolland reflects on the game-winning goal and penalty kill in game 5 vs the Predators in 2010
5:40- Why the game 5 win against the Preds was one of the most important wins for the franchise
7:26- Who is the most underrated player on the 2010 team?
13:00- What's next for Dave Bolland?
On the latest Blackhawks Talk Podcast, Pat Boyle chats with former Blackhawk and current radio analyst, Troy Murray. This podcast was recorded last month as the two drove around town.
(1:05) Murray looks back at the 2010 Stanley Cup team and shares his perspective of Patrick Kane’s cup clinching goal
(8:23) Troy’s unique relationship with Jonathan Toews
(9:48) How Marian Hossa was never a finalist for the Selke Trophy
(20:00) Troy's role as saxophone player in the band, The Chicago 6
(21:30) What was it like to play on stage with Walter Payton and Dan Hampton?
Host Pat Boyle is joined by Charlie Roumeliotis, Scott King, and Nick Gismondi, as they answer questions and concerns from fans on the Blackhawks and the NHL. They also feature a call in segment where fans get to ask their question to the crew. If you want to call in with your question dial up (312)-834-4339 and you can be apart of the show.
(2:30) - Recap of the Rocky Wirtz interview from the previous podcast
(7:40) - How will the playoff format change if/when the season continues
(12:54) - Has the break impacted contract situations on the Hawks
(21:14) - Featured call-in question
(30:24) - Do veterans respect Jeremy Colliton as a coach?
With the 2020 NHL season has been suspended indefinitely, why not talk to a person who had a voice in that decision. Blackhawks owner and chairman Rocky Wirtz talks with host Pat Boyle and Hawks insider Charlie Roumeliotis as they discuss why the league chose to suspend the season, the business aspect of losing games, and Rocky's personal conversation with Bulls owner Jerry Reinsdorf on what action should they take on United Center employees who aren't working.
(1:12) - Did Rocky realize that the season was going to be suspended
(3:15) - What are the conversations like amongst the owners
(5:20) - How did Rocky and Jerry Reinsdorf figure out how to pay United Center employees
(7:35) - Will the season be able to finish?
(12:50) - Blackhawks fans really support the team
The NHL follows in the step of the NBA and announce that the 2020 season will be suspended indefinitely as a preventative measure against COVID-19. Pat Boyle, Slavko Bekovic, Charlie Roumeliotis, and Nick Gismondi react to the news and discuss what that means for the Blackhawks and the rest of the NHL.
(1:20) - The vibe at the United Center after the NBA suspended their season
(4:50) - Last night was surreal
(8:40) - NHL suspends the season, what now?
(12:50) - What does the future of hockey look like?
(16:20) - How does sports comeback after this?
The Blackhawks lose 2 straight to the league's worst team and one of the best. With those opportunities gone, have the Hawks lost hope in making the playoffs? Filling in for host Pat Boyle, NBCS Chicago Blackhawks content head Slavko Bekovic is joined by Blackhawks insiders Charlie Roumeliotis, Scott King, and Nick Gismondi as they discuss the slim chances the Hawks still have, the Oskar Sundqvist hit on Adam Boqvist, and their thoughts on the NHL's all women's broadcast of the Hawks and Blues on Sunday night.
(2:00) - We all thought the Hawks could win the last 2 games
(7:54) - Hawks have to win 11 of 13 to get in
(13:08) - Injuries really took a toll on this team
(18:27) - Blues vs Hawks fight after Boqvist hit
(23:15) - Power Play was halted again
(27:57) - Historic International Women's day broadcast
Just when we thought they were out, they keep pulling us back in. The Hawks are winners of 4 straight and look ready to make a strong playoff push. Host Pat Boyle is joined by Charlie Roumeliotis, and Scott King to discuss the hot run the Hawks are on and could they sneak in the playoffs. Later on, Nick Gismondi talks with Connor Murphy to discuss how the Hawks can maintain this run.
(1:01) - It's not crazy to think the Hawks can make the playoffs
(4:06) - Should Corey Crawford or Malcolm Subban get the next start?
(9:40) - Moving Dylan Strome a key to recent success?
(13:15) - The Hawks really believe they can make the playoffs
(17:20) - Nick Gismondi interview with Connor Murphy
(22:26) - Predictions on if the Hawks will sweep the weekend
With the Hawks keeping their hopes alive with their recent stretch of games, can they make 1 final push for a playoff spot. In for host Pat Boyle, Slavko Bekovic, Scott king, and Charlie Roumeliotis discuss the recent play of the Hawks, has the team settled down with the trade deadline over, and can Dominik Kubalík win the Calder trophy.
(1:10) - The Hawks recent hot streak
(5:00) - Has the team settled down since the trade deadline
(11:40) - Hawks are still 6 points out but the players think they are still in it
(16:26) - The guys that have the most to play for on the Hawks
(25:24) - Can Kubalík win the Calder trophy
The NHL trade deadline has come and gone and the Blackhawks ended up being sellers. But before making key moves, should GM Stan Bowman have consulted his best players? Host Pat Boyle, NBCS Chicago Hawks insider Charlie Roumeliotis, and Hawks content producer Slavko Bekovic discuss and debate on if it was fair to Kane and Toews and later on, they also discuss the report that the Hawks didn't offer goalie Robin Lehner a contract.
(1:32) - Is it surprising that the Hawks made the moves that they made at the deadline
(4:45) - Toews' and Kane's reaction to the trades
(11:40) - Stan Bowman's thoughts on consulting players
(14:38) - Transparency with the team and with the fans
(24:52) - Report that Robin Lehner didn't get a contract offer
(29:00) - Will Corey Crawford be back next year?
NBCS Chicago is celebrating Black History Month with special episodes to discuss the impact of the black athlete in sports. In the final episode of the series, Laurence Holmes is joined by his "Football Aftershow" teammate and former Chicago Bear Alex Brown to discuss, making coaching in the NFL more diverse, is the Rooney Rule helping, and the common practice of moving black quarterbacks to other positions.
(4:20) - Alex Brown on being pushed to not play quarterback in high school
(9:15) - Jalen Hurts asked would he be willing to change positions in the NFL
(17:03) - Alex Brown on playing in a Super Bowl that featured 2 black head coaches
(22:12) - Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy not being mentioned for a head coaching job
(26:00) - Does the Rooney Rule work?
(40:35) - Overcoming unfairness
(44:28) - Watching a NFL where there are successful black quarterbacks
The Blackhawks trade goalie Robin Lehner and defenseman Erik Gustafsson at the NHL trade deadline and host Pat Boyle discusses all that went into the trades with analysts Steve Konroyd, Jamal Mayers, and NBCS Hawks writer Scott King. To further provide details on the trades, Hawks insider Charlie Roumeliotis has a 1 on 1 with GM Stan Bowman on why he made the moves.
(1:00) - Hawks trade Lehner and never offered him an extension?
(5:30) - Could the Hawks sign Lehner in the off-season?
(10:12) - Why the Hawks had to trade Gustafsson
(14:07) - Stan Bowman 1 on 1 after the trade deadline**
(19:42) - Reaction to Stan Bowman 1 on 1 interview
(23:17 Overall assessment of what the Hawks got back in the trades
NBCS Chicago is celebrating Black History Month with special episodes to discuss the impact of the black athlete in sports. Chicago Sun Times feature story writer Evan F. Moore sits down with former Blackhawk and analyst for NBCS Chicago Jamal Mayers to discuss being a black athlete in hockey and what he's doing to help grow hockey in non traditional hockey communities.
(3:00) - Why was it important for Jamal to write about his life in his book
(10:58) - Ray Emery's impact on hockey
(16:00) - Describes what the NHL and the Blackhawks are doing to grow the game
(21:37) - The Devante Smith-Pelly incident at the United Center
(36:10) - Reasons that hockey hasn't addressed social issues
(40:06) - Addressing ignorance in hockey
As the NHL trade deadline looms closer, the feeling of uncertainty has surrounded the team. In for host Pat Boyle, Slavko Bekovic, Charlie Roumeliotis, Scott King, and Nick Gismondi discuss the feeling around the team and what may lie ahead for the future of this Blackhawks team.
(1:55) - Locker room felt somber today
(7:00) - Concerns about the team not being prepared game to game
(13:20) - Potentially being traded is weighing on the players
(19:00) - Possibility this group stays together
(26:10) - Erik Gustafsson possibly being traded
(30:20) - Teams around the league looking to win now
As the crucial Canadian road trip concludes, the Hawks miss out on a great opportunity to prove that they are a playoff contender. As the trade deadline approaches, host Pat Boyle is joined by Charlie Roumeliotis, Scott King, and Slavko Bekovic as they have a round table discussion on the tough decisions that need to be made on the direction of this Blackhawks team.
(1:05) - Did the road trip set their fate for the season?
(6:00) - Lack of power play production is the reason they aren't a playoff contender
(11:50) - Penalty Kill was last year's issue, the power play is this year's
(17:36) - Hawks may be stuck if no moves are made
(25:00) - Who are the most likely candidates to be traded
(29:00) - Which goaltender may get moved
In the most crucial stretch of the season for the Hawks, they don't pick up a win in the first part of the road trip in large part due to the power play. Host Pat Boyle is joined by Blackhawks analyst Jamal Mayers to discuss the issues the Blackhawks have in the power play and what could be coming at the trade deadline if it isn't fixed soon. Later on, Hawks reporter Nick Gismondi does a "Skate-a-long" with Kirby Dach as they discuss what it's been like for him in his rookie season.
(1:00) - Hawks don't get a win in the first 3 games on the Canadian road trip
(5:19) - The Hawks are 6 points out of the last Wildcard spot
(10:51) - Kirby Dach Skate-a-long interview**
(14:29) - Who inspired him (Dach) the most
(16:50) - Biggest hurdle he's come across in his 1st yr in the league
(18:44) - Getting advice from great hockey players
Host Pat Boyle is joined by Hawks insider Charlie Roumeliotis and Hawks content producer Slavko Bekovic as they discuss why the Blackhawks are consistently losing close games. They also get into the need to go on a run for a chance at the playoffs, and if the playoffs are out of reach who would be traded away before the deadline.
(1:02) - Why can't the Hawks win close games?
(6:50) - Jeremy Colliton's decision making in game on power plays
(9:10) - Is DeBrincat losing confidence?
(11:44) - Most important stretch of games of the season is coming up for the Hawks
(17:00) - If the playoffs are out of reach, who will the Hawks trade?
(28:24) - Nick Gismondi interview with Drake Caggiula
(32:00) - The most consistent line the Hawks use
NBCS Chicago is celebrating Black History Month with special episodes to discuss the impact of the black athlete in sports. To start the series Laurence Holmes interviews former Cub, now baseball analyst Doug Glanville as they discuss his experience in baseball, and the change that black athletes have brought in baseball.
(0:53) - The legacy of Black history and sports
(5:47) - Should an athlete speak on social issues?
(10:00) - His parents weren't comfortable with him playing baseball
(14:20) - The diversity of baseball
(17:00) - Black interest in baseball
(23:00) - Current black baseball players still dealing with issues
NBCS Chicago Blackhawks content producer Slavko Bekovic and Hawks Insider Charlie Roumeliotis are in for host Pat Boyle as they are joined by Dimitri Filipovic from Yahoo Sports to discuss a wide range of Hawks topics including the issues Alex DeBrincat is having scoring this year, the controversial call in the Bruins game, and have the Hawks found some sort of consistency this year.
(2:22) - Missed call in the Bruins game
(7:10) - What can Stan Bowman do to help this team?
(9:16) - The play of Lehner and Crawford this year
(15:00) - Issues with DeBrincat's scoring
(20:10) - Why have the Hawks been so good on the road?
(26:50) - Duncan Keith is still getting it done
(32:00) - Will the Hawks make the playoffs?
As the season hit's it's crucial stages, it's time for the Hawks to consider where they are in the standings and decide what will they do as the trade deadline approaches. Host Pat Boyle is joined by NBC Sports Blackhawks writers Charlie Roumeliotis and Scott King as they discuss the crossroads the Hawks are in, they're impeccable road record, and the chance the Hawks have selected a theme song for this season.
(1:10) - Hawks are a playoff team on the road
(6:02) - Should Hawks be buyers or sellers
(12:30) - How should Hawks handle the goaltender situation
(16:56) - Finding consistent line-mates for Patrick Kane
(20:01) - Hawks need to fix the power play
(25:29) - Potential theme song for the Hawks this year
Filling in for host Pat Boyle, NBC Sports Hawks writer Scott King is joined by Hawks insider Charlie Roumeliotis to discuss the All-Star festivities, should the Hawks trade star goaltender Robin Lehner, and what the Hawks need to do to make a playoff push.
(1:48) - Hawks return to practice after a long bye week
(4:18) - Patrick Kane's All-Star appearance
(8:16) - What should the Hawks do before the trade deadline?
(11:00) - Could Robin Lehner be traded?
(15:31) - Will the Hawks pull off a trip to the playoffs?
(17:12) - Which Blackhawk deserve an award at the end of the season
Host Pat Boyle takes former Blackhawk Patrick Sharp on a ride around Chicago and they discuss Patrick making Chicago his home, the championship runs, how epic the celebrations were, and they reminisce about Patricks long successful career.
(0:56) - Chicago is home for me
(4:10) - When eh knew the Hawks were ready to compete for a championship
(6:50) - What getting a letter on his sweater meant to him
(10:50) - 2010 playoff run
(16:16) - Hockey was brought back to Chicago
(19:50) - How epic were the celebrations after the championships
(22:40) - Looking back at his career
During a trying time in America's history the NHL All-Star game in 1991 was set to start. Singer Wayne Messmer delivered one of the most memorable renditions of the anthem Chicago has ever seen and showed a tradition at Blackhawks games that still goes on today. NBC Sports producer Slavko Bekovic is in for host Pat Boyle as he talks with Wayne Messmer about that night that.
(1:02) - Wayne Messmer's anthem rendition in 1991
(4:32) - When did Messmer start singing?
(8:50) - Hard to not let the emotions overtake you while your singing
(11:18) - Wayne's anthem was the introduction to the world about the Hawks tradition
(14:12) - Lead up to the All-Star game
(17:05) - After finishing Messmer got really emotional
(19:40) - The impact the anthem had on fans
(22:50) - Messmer will always love hockey
Former Blackhawks head coach and current Florida Panthers head coach Joel Quenneville sits down with NBC Sports Chicago Hawks insider Charlie Roumeliotis and as they discuss his transition to a new job, parallels he sees from his young Hawks team and his current young Panthers team, and his feelings about returning to Chicago. Pat Boyle, and Scott King also discuss their memories about Coach Q and his impact on not only the Hawks, but the sport as well.
(1:34:) - Thoughts and memories of Coach Q
(4:13) - Quenneville's impact on his players
(11:02) - Coach Quennville's sit down interview**
(24:02) - Reaction to the Quenneville interview
(25:56) - Calgary game still bothers Quenneville
(29:52) - How fans will react to Quenneville's return
Host Pat Boyle is joined by Hawks insider Charlie Roumeliotis, and NBCS Chicago producer Slavko Bekovic as they debate the nuclear line of Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews, have the Hawks found their identity as a team, predictions for the next few games as the Hawks head to the bye week.
(1:00) - Hawks forced to use Kane and Toews on the same line
(6:15) - Dominik Kubalik is doing well with Kane and Toews
(9:55) - Colliton doesn't have a healthy roster right now
(14:12) - What is the identity of this team?
(17:18) - Maybe the Hawks have a chance at a Wildcard spot
(20:24) - Kirby Dach is getting opportunities on the power play
(23:48) - How will the Hawks play vs the Panthers and Joel Quenneville?
(26:30) - Predictions on the next few games
Host Pat Boyle is joined by Blackhawks Insider Charlie Roumeliotis and sidelined reporter Nick Gismondi as they discuss injury issues the Blackhawks have dealt with this season, Robin Lehner making it known he wants a long-term deal, and the continued excellence of Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews.
(1:30) - Framing where the Blackhawks are right now
(4:40) - Injuries have hurt this team this season
(6:30) - Jeremy Colliton has changed things up
(12:25) - Robin Lehner wants a new contract
(18:14) - Jonathan Toews has still been consistent
(28:20) - Patrick Kane is still great
Filling in for host Pat Boyle, Charlie Roumeliotis, Scott King, and Nick Gismondi discuss the missed chances to gain ground to making the playoffs by bad losses, how injuries has taken its toll on this team, and where do the Hawks go from here.
(1:20) - Can't play catch up all the time
(5:25) - Are the Hawks putting too much pressure on themselves?
(9:02) - Where are the leaders in these tough stretches
(11:35) - Are the Hawks relying too much on top guys
(14:10) - How much has injuries played a factor in the inconsistency?
(17:29) - Where do the Hawks go from here?
Host Pat Boyle is joined by Nick Gismondi and Charlie Roumeliotis to discuss their confidence in the Blackhawks making the playoffs, Dylan Sikura getting his 1st goal, an exclusive interview with Ryan Carpenter, and the crew's confusion on where Patrick Kane is playing.
(1:05) - Do they believe the Hawks can make the playoffs
(7:20) - Dylan Sikura gets his 1st goal
(9:49) - Kane is on the wrong line
(12:56) - Ryan Carpenter interview
(21:14) - What will, Hawks do without Robin Lehner
(28:55) - Injury issues on the Hawks
(31:56) - Young players getting opportunities
(40:13) - Upcoming home stretch of games
Through 41 games, Hawks are 18-17-6, 4 points out of final WC spot. They are 5 points out of last place in the west. So are they a playoff contender or pretender? Host Pat Boyle is joined by Jamal Mayers, and Slavko Bekovic to discuss.
(1:12) - What has changed for this team
(5:14) - Contender or pretender?
(9:38) - Is there something to the “simpler-game-on-the-road” theory for the Hawks?
(12:01) - Jamal's issues with the game today
(15:19) - Which rookies have impressed you the most?
(18:40) - Patrick Kane's 4 point effort
(23:24) - Kane will not take games off
(29:57) - What needs to go right for the Hawks to get into the playoffs
Host Pat Boyle is joined by Steve Konroyd, and Scott King to discuss the very best moments, characters, and memories from the best decade of hockey in Blackhawks history.
(1:13) - Most defining moment
(6:26) - Favorite rivalry
(11:11) - Biggest goal
(15:12) - Most memorable series
(19:27) - Most memorable performance
(23:49) - Most memorable game
(29:27) - Biggest character
(35:09) - Unsung performance
(39:33) - Favorite Stanley Cup celebration
Host Pat Boyle is joined by NBC Sports Chicago's Blackhawks insider Charlie Roumeliotis, and head of Blackhawks content for NBC Sports Chicago Slavko Bekovic as they discuss the details of what they think went into the decision to end Brent Seabrook and Calvin de Haan's seasons due to surgery. They also answer your questions in the mailbag segment which includes why Patrick Kane has been ranked so low on the NHL All-Decade list.
(1:49) - Why have Seabrook do season ending surgery now?
(5:56) - Losing Calvin de Haan
(9:00) - What do the Hawks do with the added cap space
(13:14) - Do the Hawks make significant trades now?
(17:17) - Which goalie do you trade if any?
(23:06) - What should Stan Bowman do?
(38:17) - Why didn't Kirby Dach and Adam Boqvist go to the World Junior Championships?
(42:55) - Why is Patrick Kane so low on the NHL All- Decade list?
After an embarrassing 7-1 loss to the Devils on home ice, Jamal Mayers, Nick Gismondi and Charlie Roumeliotis discuss where the Blackhawks go from here. Jamal says it's time for some friction and confrontation within the Blackhawks dressing room while Nick says he was sure that the comeback win against the Avalanche would be a turning point in their season. Is this roster capable of turning things around or does major change need to happen within the organization?
0:42 - The Blackhawks need to mature after embarrassment vs Devils
5:17 - Will the Blackhawks ever win one for their goalie?
7:58 - It's time for Jeremy Colliton to start benching players
10:26 - Why the Blackhawks play a simpler game on the road
12:52 - What's going on inside the Blackhawks dressing room?
19:00 - Is the current roster good enough to turn things around?
Host Pat Boyle is joined by former Blackhawk goalie, now analyst for NBC Sports Brian Boucher as they discuss issues with this year's team, Robin Lehner's shootout struggles, his thoughts on an upcoming Blackhawks championship team and the differences in the Canadian broadcast vs the American one.
(1:30) - Surprised that the Blackhawks are where they are in the standings
(3:48) - Will Robin Lehner's honesty get him in trouble
(5:17) - Possibility of trading Corey Crawford or Robin Lehner
(6:17) - Robin Lehner's shootout issues
(9:21) - Corey Crawford coming for Lehner in shootout situations
(11:15) - His 5 OT game as Flyer vs the Penguins
(14:07) - His time as a Blackhawk before the championship run
(21:30) - Differences in Canadian broadcasts vs American ones
On the latest Blackhawks Talk, Kris Versteeg sits down with Pat Boyle 1-on-1 to discuss his decision to call it a career. What factors decided Versteeg's retirement and what was his motivation to attempt an NHL comeback in the first place? Plus, Versteeg shares a story of a night out with former Bears quarterback Jay Cutler that ended in a karaoke duet.
(1:33) - Why did Versteeg decide that this was the time to retire
(2:34) - How tough it was for Versteeg to play while his mom battled cancer
(5:44) - Getting the opportunity to play with his brother in Slovakia
(6:50) - Why he wants to become a broadcaster after his hockey career has ended
(8:39) - The moment he knew the Blackhawks could win the cup
(12:19) - Singing karaoke with Jay Cutler
Another night and another awful showing by the Blackhawks team defense, and this time, Robin Lehner let the team hear about it. Pat Boyle, Adam Burish and Scott King discuss the Blackhawks' ugly loss to the Coyotes and whether there should be some more line mixing happening soon. Plus, head athletic trainer Mike Gapski took part in his 2500th game with the Blackhawks and he sat down with Pat Foley 1-on-1 to re-live his 33 years with the organization.
1:20 - Another slow start by the Blackhawks
2:40 - The odd-man rushes are piling up against this defense
5:40 - Is the power play getting going kinda maybe a little bit?
7:30 - Should Jeremy Colliton mix up the lines once again?
9:09 - The Kirby Dach playing-time dilemma
13:38 - Celebrating Mike Gapski's 2500 games with the Blackhawks
17:05 - Pat Foley's 1-on-1 interview with Mike Gapski
On the latest Blackhawks Talk Podcast, Charlie Roumeliotis and Nick Gismondi discuss the coaches getting involved in practice (0:40), the latest roster moves (2:45), Dennis Gilbert standing up for Alex DeBrincat (7:15), Robin Lehner's shootout struggles (13:45), the Blackhawks' inconsistency woes (17:45), performance vs. results (23:50) and the importance of the next eight games (27:35).
Former Blackhawk Patrick Sharp joins Pat Boyle on the latest episode of the Blackhawks Talk Podcast to discuss the Blackhawks' recent struggles (1:45) and to look back on winning the 2013 Stanley Cup Championship with the Hawks (7:45). Plus, Sharpy looks back on the games following the birth of his two daughters (11:45), memories from the mother's and father's trip (13:45) and finally starting a new chapter with his broadcasting career (15:00).
Things went from bad to ugly for the Blackhawks and quickly after getting shutout on home-ice to the defending Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues. Pat Boyle is joined by Charlie Roumeliotis and Nick Gismondi to discuss the Blackhawks' mounting frustrations and dissect why they've played so poorly against division foes. Plus, a look into the current state of hockey after the allegations against assistant coach Marc Crawford.
1:04 - Blackhawks losing ugly to Central Division foes
3:23 - Injuries and frustration both beginning to snowball
6:20 - Could help be on the way for the Blackhawks?
7:37 - Robin Lehner trying to light fire under team in Colorado
9:19 - Are the Blackhawks closer to the playoffs or another top pick?
13:38 - Getting Jonathan Toews and Alex DeBrincat going
15:57 - Blackhawks need to start winning special teams battles
19:07 - Team to review Marc Crawford allegations
25:25 - Critical trip coming up vs Bruins and Devils
The voice of the Rockford IceHogs, Joey Zakrzewski, joins the Blackhawks Talk Podcast to discuss the development of Adam Boqvist and other top prospects in the American Hockey League. What element of Adam Boqvist's game still needs to be improved upon and who are some of the other top performing prospects throughout the season thus far? Plus, Joey shares his recollections of Jeremy Colliton when he was head coach of the IceHogs.
1:15 - Rockford’s young roster off to slow start
3:29 - What is the identity of the IceHogs roster?
5:03 - How Derek King has managed prospect ice-time
6:50 - Memories of Jeremy Colliton with the IceHogs
8:25 - Matthew Highmore’s comeback story
10:33- How Adam Boqvist has developed in the AHL
13:51 - What Dylan Sikura has added to his game this season
17:05 - What MacKenzie Entwistle, Brandon Hagel and John Quenneville bring to the ice
18:50 - Philipp Kurashev’s playmaking starting to shine
21:11 - How preseason favorites Philip Holm and Anton Wedin have played
23:57 - Getting Nicolas Beaudin and Chad Krys more consistent
25:06 - The goalie trio of Collin Delia, Kevin Lankinen and Matt Tomkins
The Blackhawks are coming off a great shutout win against the Dallas Stars, so we wanted to know what everyone on our Blackhawks coverage team is thankful for. From Patrick Kane finally being put on a line with Alex DeBrincat and Dylan Strome to Rocky Wirtz's turnaround of the organization over the last decade, we asked Pat Boyle, Charlie Roumeliotis, Slavko Bekovic, Steve Konroyd, Jamal Mayers and Nick Gismondi what hockey things they are thankful for this holiday season.
0:45 – Thankful for…the Blackhawks changing their d-zone system
1:58 – Thankful for…having two number-1 goaltenders
2:55 – Thankful for…the Blackhawks play in November
4:01 – Thankful for…the DeBrincat/Strome/Kane line
5:42 – Thankful for…the privilege to watch Patrick Kane every night
7:08 – Thankful for…Movember mustaches
8:06 – Thankful for…Rocky Wirtz transforming the franchise
9:05 – Thankful for…Patrick Kane’s point streak
9:50 – Thankful for…the game of hockey
11:56 – Thankful for…our NBC Sports Chicago Blackhawks team
Robin Lehner has been very open about his shootout struggles, so Pat Boyle, Charlie Roumeliotis and Slavko Bekovic dig into how the Blackhawks could handle these situations going forward. Could Corey Crawford become the team's designated shootout goalie and would such a situation actually work? Plus, does Lehner's idea of a 10 minute 3-on-3 overtime make sense for the NHL?
1:00 - Robin Lehner's honesty about his shootout struggles
5:30 - Is Lehner giving opponents a heads up with his transparency?
10:00 - Can Corey Crawford be the Blackhawks' shootout guy?
17:35 - Would a 10 minute 3-on-3 overtime work in the NHL?
21:33 - Will Jeremy Colliton pull the trigger on the shootout goalie swap?
24:46 - Are the Blackhawks who we thought they were?
On the latest Blackhawks Talk Podcast, Pat Boyle talks to former Blackhawks Stanley Cup Champion, Brian Campbell.
They discuss his “One Last Shift” at the United Center this week, the rocky relationship he had with Joel Quenneville in year one and when he knew he was out of Q’s doghouse.
Campbell tells us the moment in 2010 when he knew the Blackhawks were Stanley Cup contenders. He also talks about the injury he received from Alex Ovechkin and his return to the line-up in the middle of the Nashville series.
Soupy tells us about his work with defenseman, like Adam Boqvist and how the Blackhawks tweaked defensive zone system has helped the team in recent weeks.
:30 What was “One more shift” like?
1:30 What did your daughters Harper & Everly think about “One More Shift”?
3:00 Back in 2008, how many teams did it come down to before you decided on Hawks?
4:45 taking less term in Chicago
6:00 Rough start with Joel Quenneville
7:30 when Campbell knew he was out of Q’s dog house
9:00 Hossa’s debut signals Cup Contender
10:00 Campbell injury from Ovechkin
11:00 Return in Nashville series
12:30 Soupy meets future wife
13:30 Sweet Home Chicago
15:00 Current role with Hawks
16:30 Working with Adam Boqvist & Nicholas Beaudin
20:30 is Gustafsson back?
22:30 Tweaked DZ coverage scheme
24:00 “Soup and a Sandwich”
On the latest Blackhawks Talk Podcast, Pat Boyle, Adam Burish and Charlie Roumeliotis break down the loss to the Hurricanes, possible changes to the power play, and how Charlie may be partially responsible for Erik Gustafsson's goal scoring streak.
01:30 Looking at the loss to the Hurricanes
05:00 On coming to Kane's defense after hard hit late in the game
06:30 Lehner's assessment of the team
08:30 Are the Blackhawks a playoff team?
11:00 Should there be changes to the Blackhawks power play
13:30 Gustafsson and other defensemen generating offense
19:00 Is great goaltending masking some of the team's offensive problems
22:00 Adam's favorite moments from his honeymoon's travels
24:30 Charlie's gambling adventures in Las Vegas
On the latest Blackhawks Talk Podcast, Charlie Roumeliotis goes 1-on-1 with Kirby Dach to discuss what the past five months have been like since being drafted No. 3 overall (1:15), his reaction after finding out he would stay with the Blackhawks past the nine-game tryout (3:30) and what he's learned the most at the NHL level. (4:50)
They also play a fun game of rapid-fire Q&A, which includes his favorite cheat day meal, the last concert he attended, NHL players he looked up to as a kid and more (11:35).
On the latest Blackhawks Talk Podcast, Pat Boyle and Charlie Roumeliotis break down the changes made to the Hawks defensive zone coverage (1:50) and Patrick Kane’s current points streak (7:30). They also discuss how most of the players that have been scratched recently have had bounce-back efforts (11:20), as well as the improved play of Erik Gustafsson (18:12) and both special teams units (20:16). Plus, the debut of “Checkpoint Charlie," where Charlie gives us a taste of life on the road and his encounter with Chris Rock’s brother (29:00).
On the latest Blackhawks Talk Podcast, current Blackhawks broadcaster Eddie Olczyk opens up about what compelled him to write his book, "Eddie Olczyk: Beating the Odds in Hockey and in Life" (2:40) and how he was able to overcome his battle with cancer (4:50). Plus, Edzo discusses how his playing career started and ended with the Blackhawks (7:25) and what he thinks of the current state of the franchise (1:00).
On the latest Blackhawks Talk Podcast, Pat Boyle and Jamal Mayers discuss the Blackhawks' maddening inconsistency and evaluate where the team stands as they enter a daunting portion of their schedule. Are Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews embracing some of this Blackhawks youth movement and has Kane been energized by his new linemates? Plus, Jamal reminisces about his first NHL goal and share some stories from his time with the Blackhawks, comparing the goalie tandem of Robin Lehner and Corey Crawford to the tandem of Crawford and Ray Emery in 2013.
0:52 - The Blackhawks simply are not a puck possession team
2:03 - What was the "compete level" against San Jose?
3:11 - The power play has sapped the Hawks' momentum
4:45 - Finally some continuity on the penalty kill
5:50 - Do the Hawks miss Connor Murphy more than we thought?
8:26 - Importance of Boqvist and Dach fitting in with teammates
9:35 - Are Toews and Kane embracing a youth movement?
11:41 - Dach and Boqvist get their first NHL goals out of the way quick
13:14 - Jamal's memorable 1st NHL goal stories
15:40 - Is Kane energized by playing with DeBrincat and Strome?
17:24 - Remembering the Crawford/Emery tandem in net in 2013
18:34 - How Lehner has separated himself from Crawford so far
19:38 - Are the upcoming 7 games crucial for a playoff push?
Why has the Blackhawks power play struggled? What's behind Patrick Kane's lack of production? Can Robin Lehner keep up his great play? NHL Network's Mike Kelly joins Pat Boyle and Slavko Bekovic to take an analytical dive into the Blackhawks October numbers.
0:54 - The Blackhawks are giving up lots of rush chances but not generating them
2:22 - Should the Blackhawks dump-and-chase more?
4:47 - Poor d-zone coverage leading to less puck possession
6:53 - Can Robin Lehner sustain his hot start?
9:44 - What is causing Patrick Kane's lack of production?
11:32 - The numbers behind the Blackhawks' power play
14:57 - What Adam Boqvist brings to the Blackhawks
16:30 - Impressions of Kirby Dach through six games
17:35 - How Mike Kelly would orchestrate the Blackhawks lines
The future of the Blackhawks is now, as the Blackhawks recalled Adam Boqvist and announced Kirby Dach will be staying in the NHL all season. Pat Boyle, Charlie Roumeliotis and Slavko Bekovic discuss what Boqvist could bring to the table, how he may be used, and whether this is a message to Erik Gustafsson. Plus, could we see Boqvist and Dach on the power play soon?
1:03 - Is Adam Boqvist here for good or just for a few games?
2:35 - How the Blackhawks will incorporate Boqvist
4:28 - Is this a message being sent to Erik Gustafsson?
5:40 - Breaking down potential blue line partners for Boqvist
6:55 - The factors that went into keeping Kirby Dach
8:47 - Does Dach deserve a role on the power play?
9:57 - Clearing up the Brent Seabrook confusion
11:33 - Does Colliton deserve credit for making tough decisions?
As the Blackhawks hit the skids in Nashville, Robin Lehner has broken out as not only the team's number-one goaltender, but one of the vocal leaders in the dressing room and on the ice. Pat Boyle and Steve Konroyd break down the ugly loss to the Predators and just how good Lehner has been in net. Plus, Patrick Sharp dives into what's happening between the Blackhawks and Brent Seabrook after he was a healthy scratch for the second straight game.
0:45 - Blackhawks never had a chance vs the Predators
1:58 - Are the Blackhawks thinking too much on the ice?
4:26 - So...the power play hasn't scored in 20 chances
6:33 - Should a shake-up come to the power play soon?
8:31 - Could we see DeBrincat/Strome/Kane together...finally?!
10:33 - How the Hawks have handled the Brent Seabrook situation
13:17 - Patrick Sharp on Seabrook's future
16:14 - Sharp impressed with the start to Kirby Dach's career
17:04 - What is Sharpy's optimal top-six for the Hawks?
18:14 - How difficult is Strome's transition from center to wing?
19:05 - Is Robin Lehner separating himself in the goalie race?
20:05 - Major injuries changing landscape of the Central Division?
21:14 - Sharpy talks about playing against Roman Josi
22:07 - How the power play can help the Hawks 5-on-5 game
After a poor showing against the Flyers, Blackhawks head coach Jeremy Colliton had a strong message to his team as they wrapped up their seven-game homestand. Pat Boyle and Charlie Roumeliotis break down what went wrong and how the Blackhawks missed a big opportunity by starting the season on home ice.
Plus, could there be some roster movement soon with Kirby Dach staying and Brendan Perlini potentially leaving?
1:03 - Poor puck management to end the homestand
3:34 - Jeremy Colliton calls out his team's work ethic
4:32 - Is it time for Colliton to go to the line blender?
7:11 - Looking at Patrick Kane and the power play units
10:45 - Takeaways from the seven-game homestand
12:26 - Kirby Dach proving he belongs in the NHL now
15:15 - Brendan Perlini given opportunity to seek trade
16:22 - Blackhawks face a tough-test vs. Carolina
Should Kirby Dach see more ice time? What should the Blackhawks do with Erik Gustafsson? Has Robin Lehner separated himself in the goalie tandem? Patrick Sharp and Charlie Roumeliotis join Pat Boyle to discuss that and much more on the latest Blackhawks Talk Podcast. Plus, you'll hear Robin Lehner's postgame comments after the loss to the Golden Knights and why he thinks the Blackhawks are "really close" to putting it all together.
1:08 - Blackhawks come up with best defensive effort of the season
2:52 - Changes made to the power play units
4:14 - Evaluating Erik Gustafsson's play so far
6:04 - Who fills in after the Connor Murphy injury
7:49 - Patrick Sharp remembers Patrick Kane rookie season
9:08 - What does the future hold for Kirby Dach?
12:04 - Struggles of the Blackhawks' top-six
14:44 - Another strong performance by Robin Lehner
16:33 - Lehner's strong post-game comments after Vegas loss
20:07 - How to handle the goalie-split going forward
23:25 - Biggest thing the Blackhawks need to improve upon
Pat Boyle and Charlie Roumeliotis welcome Nick Gismondi into the fold before discussing Friday's win over Columbus. Robin Lehner played stellar and is forming quite a tandem in net with Corey Crawford (4:10), while the DeBrincat/Kane connection is alive and well (6:10), and the Blackhawks' struggles at even strength continued (12:10). Then, the guys react to the breaking news of Kirby Dach's recall from Rockford and discuss where he might fit into this lineup (15:10).
The Blackhawks finally got on the board for the season and did so in front of the 500th consecutive capacity crowd at the United Center. Pat Boyle, Jamal Mayers and Charlie Roumeliotis break down the impressive performance by the Blackhawks against the undefeated Edmonton Oilers and discuss how Jeremy Colliton’s message got through to Alex Nylander and the rest of the team. Plus, after an impressive performance in net, should Corey Crawford get the next game vs the Blue Jackets? And what does the future have in store for Kirby Dach? Jamal makes a bold prediction.
0:54 – Blackhawks finally show urgency in 2nd period
2:47 – Penalty kill starting to show some life
5:00 – Thoughts on the Shaw/Strome/Kane line
6:43 – Hawks eliminating some defensive breakdowns
9:23 – Big rebound performance from Corey Crawford
11:36 – Colliton’s message to Alex Nylander got through
15:21 – Brandon Saad has been a pleasant surprise early on
17:15 – Dominik Kubalik’s impressive performance
18:31 – Will Kirby Dach be with the Hawks all season?
22:42 – Does Crawford or Lehner start vs the Blue Jackets?
On this edition of the Blackhawks Talk Podcast Pat Boyle sits down with Blackhawks legend, former goaltender Ed Belfour. Belfour talks about the Hawks current goalie tandem, his time in the NHL with Chicago and his Stanley Cup, his new line of spirits and much more.
0:00 - 1:35 - Belfour on Crawford/Lehner tandem
1:36 - Belfour on starter/backup relationship
2:32 - Belfour on relationship with his backups
3:55 - Belfour on getting traded by Hawks
4:16 - Belfour on winning Cup vs Dominik Hasek
5:14 - Belfour on relationship with goalies from his era
5:56 - Belfour on favorite Chicago moments
7:19 - Belfour on favorite teammate in Chicago
10:36 - Belfour on today's stars
11:19 - Belfour on his "One More Shift" honor
12:13 - Belfour on his new whisky business
On the latest Blackhawks Talk Podcast, Pat Boyle, Charlie Roumeliotis and Slavko Bekovic put a bow on the Prague trip. What was the biggest on-ice takeaway from their season-opener vs. Philadelphia?
The guys also discuss what's the deal with Calvin de Haan, the plan for Kirby Dach and how comfortable they are with the top line of Alex Nylander, Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane. They wrap up the show by answering your mailbag questions, including whether Corey Crawford or Robin Lehner should start in the home opener on Thursday, what the future holds for Erik Gustafsson and what line combinations they'd like to see.
0:55 - Biggest takeaway on the ice from Prague
1:52 - Importance of Alex DeBrincat signing
2:40 - Atmosphere overseas
5:00 - Third pairing and update on Calvin de Haan's status
8:00 - What's the plan for Kirby Dach?
11:45 - How comfortable are we with Nylander-Toews-Kane line?
14:37 - Blackhawks give up too many scoring chances and high danger chances vs. Flyers
15:27 - Who will be the Blackhawks' first call-up this season?
16:45 - What does the future hold for Erik Gustafsson?
21:40 - Is David Kampf slotted too high as third-line center?
24:43 - If both goalies have strong play, could one be used as a trade piece?
25:40 - Will the return of de Haan and Murphy be enough to plug holes on defense?
28:37 - Who will start home opener: Crawford or Lehner?
34:16 - What line combinations would you like to see?
On the latest Blackhawks Talk Podcast, Eddie Olczyk joins the podcast along with David Kaplan to talk about the team's uneven performance in Prague against the Flyers. What did Edzo think about Corey Crawford's performance and what does he think the Hawks can hang their hat on? Plus, Pat Boyle and Slavko Bekovic discuss where the Blackhawks go from here. Could we see Patrick Kane join Alex DeBrincat and Dylan Strome and who will get the start between the pipes for the home opener back in Chicago.
0:32 - Are these the same old Blackhawks?
3:23 - Blackhawks lacking depth on the blue line
6:09 - What line should Patrick Kane be on?
8:20 - The Kane-DeBrincat connection
12:26 - Would Kirby Dach be on the fit on that 3rd line?
14:32 - Evaluating Corey Crawford's performance
16:45 - Who starts between the pipes for the home opener?
19:38 - Eddie Olczyk joins the podcast
20:05 - An uneven performance by the Blackhawks
21:39 - Flyers deserve credit for limiting Hawks' forwards
22:53 - How long will it take for the Hawks to mesh?
24:01 - Edzo on how he would handle the goalie workload
25:20 - The Blackhawks are never out of a game
26:36 - DeBrincat's ceiling and what Edzo sees as his contract
28:31 - Was Eddie Olczyk a selfish player - in a good way?
On the latest Blackhawks Talk Podcast, Charlie Roumeliotis gets the chance to catch up with Marian Hossa 1-on-1 from Prague with an update on his health and his thoughts on potentially rejoining the Blackhawks organization one day. Charlie is also joined by Slavko Bekovic to break down Alex DeBrincat's three-year extension and preview the Blackhawks' season opener against the Flyers in the NHL Global Series.
1:09 – Initial reaction to Alex DeBrincat’s extension
2:21 – How the deal came together
3:16 – DeBrincat’s deal expires at the same time as Kane & Toews
4:18 – Surprised DeBrincat want a long-term deal?
5:00 – How DeBrincat’s extension impacts Dylan Strome
6:35 – Jeremy Colliton keeping roster close to the vest
7:36 – The “Czeching Line” with Saad, Kubalik and Kampf
9:46 – The health of the Blackhawks blue line
11:14 – Which goalie will start game one?
12:02 – What’s the status of Kirby Dach
13:20 – Marian Hossa joins the Blackhawks Talk Podcast
14:15 – Hossa updates us on his health
14:34 – How difficult was it for Hossa to walk away from the NHL?
15:03 – What does Hossa miss most about playing hockey?
15:32 – How much does Hossa follow the Blackhawks?
15:47 – Hossa’s memories of the 2010 Stanley Cup run
16:10 – Did Hossa envision three Cups when he signed in Chicago?
16:43 – What was Hossa feeling in the penalty box in Nashville in 2010?
17:29 – Can Hossa see himself back in the Hawks organization?
18:45 – How excited were the Hawks to see Hossa in Prague?
On the latest Blackhawks Talk Podcast, President and CEO John McDonough sits down 1-on-1 with Pat Boyle to discuss his "realistic optimism" about the upcoming season. McDonough also discusses Marian Hossa's impact on the franchise and reflects on the three Stanley Cups the team won in the last decade.
0:51 - McDonough feeling optimistic about Blackhawks
2:00 - The passion of Blackhawks fans
3:17 - His thoughts on the Blackhawks offseason moves
4:31 - Excitement for trip to Europe
5:59 - Marian Hossa's impact on the organization
7:24 - The void Hossa left on the Blackhawks
8:37 - Has Hossa been offered a front office job?
9:16 - On a new era of sports in Chicago
10:24 - How McDonough savored the three Stanley Cups
On the latest Blackhawks Talk Podcast, Blackhawks Head Coach Jeremy Colliton sits down 1-on-1 with Pat Boyle before the team heads overseas to start the season. Colliton discusses how the Blackhawks have handled the preseason to Colliton's expectations for the team.
0:33 - Does this season feel different to Colliton?
1:18 - Was camp as competitive as he wanted?
2:28 - Players who exceeded expectations at camp
3:52 - Where Adam Boqvist fits with the team
4:57 - Are the Blackhawks tougher to play against?
6:11 - His conversation with Bulls coach Jim Boylen
7:08 - The message to the team
8:23 - How the veterans' work ethic rubs off on others
9:42 - Confidence in the PK and the d-zone systems
10:34 - Will Prague remind him of coaching in Sweden?
11:18 - Colliton's work/life balance
12:12 - Importance of the early home schedule
13:35 - Kirby Dach's status
14:40 - The Crawford/Lehner relationship
15:46 - Colliton's expectations for the season
On the latest Blackhawks Talk Podcast, Pat Boyle and Charlie Roumeliotis discuss the roster being trimmed to 30 and the forwards that are on the bubble.
The guys weigh in on Kirby Dach’s situation and whether he will end up playing nine games with the big club. How does Calvin de Haan’s status impact Adam Boqvist’s chances of making the team and what did Duncan Keith think about Boqvist’s between the legs move last week?
Plus, they discuss Alex DeBrincat, Patrick Kane and Dylan Strome practicing on the same line.
1:30 - Forwards on the bubble
3:35 - Alex Nylander evaluation
6:15 - Kirby Dach chances of going to Europe
7:45 - Dylan Sikura sent to Rockford
11:18 - de Haan’s availability
14:15 - Will Boqvist make the team?
15:45 - Boqvist highlight reel play
19:25 - Third line appears to be set in stone
21:45 - Kane on different lines
On the latest Blackhawks Talk Podcast, Pat Boyle and Charlie Roumeliotis break down the first three days of training camp.
Which players have stood out so far and how will the injuries to Kirby Dach and Calvin de Haan impact the final roster?
The guys also discuss Jonathan Toews being motivated by an NHL Network snub and their feelings about the relationship between Corey Crawford and Robin Lehner.
0:45 - Fan support at Training Camp Festival
1:45 - Impressions of Wedin-Toews-Nylander line
2:35 - Olli Maatta getting offensive
4:00 - Aleksi Saarela impact
5:00 - Andrew Shaw at center
6:00 - Will Kris Versteeg get another spin with Blackhawks?
7:45 - Optimism at camp
10:15 - Kirby Dach injury
12:00 - What are Dach’s chances of making the team?
14:00 - Will Calvin de Haan be ready for season opener?
17:15 - Jeremy Colliton teaching D-zone
19:00 - Adam Boqvist chances of making the team?
20:15 - Jonathan Toews motivated by snub
24:15 - Crawford-Lehner relationship
28:45 - Importance of three preseason games in three days
On the latest Blackhawks Talk Podcast, Pat Boyle, Charlie Roumeliotis and Slavko Bekovic recap the top storylines from the 2019 Traverse City Prospect Tournament. How did Adam Boqvist and Kirby Dach perform?
The guys also discuss some standouts, takeaways from the tournament and four prospects escaping with minor injuries. They wrap up by reacting to the Brendan Perlini extension and share what they'll be looking for when training camp opens on Friday.
0:45 – Kirby Dach and Adam Boqvist’s performance in Traverse City
2:40 – What was the talent level at the tournament?
4:08 – Blackhawks Director of Player Development Mark Eaton on tournament evaluation
7:35 – Who can springboard themselves into training camp?
9:36 – How the Blackhawks can reign in Boqvist’s game
12:10 – Crazy injuries in tournament finale vs Wild
16:25 – Other prospects that stood out in the tournament
18:10 – Does Dach or Boqvist have a better chance to play the season opener?
24:02 – Brendan Perlini’s role on the Blackhawks
26:30 – Camp Storylines: Dach’s chances at third line center spot
27:50 – Camp Storylines: the goalie tandem
28:35 – Camp Storylines: the defensive improvements
30:02 – Camp Storylines: Patrick Kane’s usage this season
31:10 – Camp Storylines: the Hawks’ d-zone system
32:20 – Camp Storylines: winger spots open on the top two lines
On the latest Blackhawks Talk Podcast, Slavko Bekovic and Charlie Roumeliotis preview the eight-team prospect tournament in Traverse City and what to look for from the Blackhawks.
The guys also look ahead to training camp and cover the top storylines, including Kirby Dach's chances at making the Blackhawks roster, where Brendan Perlini fits into the equation and who could get a shot in the top-six.
1:18 – Prospect Tournament preview
3:13 – What to expect from Kirby Dach and Adam Boqvist
7:32 – Defenseman group at the Prospect Tournament
9:37 – Forward prospects to keep an eye on
17:30 – Roster battles open at training camp
19:40 – Should Kane and Toews stay together on a line long-term?
21:27 – Does Dach or Boqvist have better shot to make the Hawks?
25:18 – Clarity on Brendan Perlini’s contract situation
26:15 – The Blackhawks’ bottom-six is wide open at camp
28:15 – How CBA is effecting the RFA market
34:04 – Top Blackhawks get their NHL 20 video game ratings
On the latest Blackhawks Talk Podcast, Pat Boyle, Charlie Roumeliotis and Slavko Bekovic answer your mailbag questions.
Will the Blackhawks will make the playoffs this season? Which darkhorse player could have a breakout season? And is Stan Bowman's seat a little warm? The guys hit on all that and more.
1:06 – NHL Network lists snubbing the Blackhawks
7:32 – Is Corey Crawford ready for the start of the season?
9:51 – Excitement building around potential of the Hawks
13:27 – Can the Hawks improve their age mix and contract efficiency?
19:22 – Brent Seabrook’s future with the Blackhawks
27:15 – Will a signing like Marian Hossa ever happen again?
32:15 – Who are potential breakout candidates this year?
35:51 – The hype surrounding Dominik Kubalik
38:28 – Is Stan Bowman on the hot seat entering the season?
On the latest Blackhawks Talk Podcast, Pat Boyle catches up with Senior VP of Hockey Operations, Al MacIsaac. They discuss the process the Blackhawks took in transforming the roster this off-season. MacIsaac is entering his 20th year with the Blackhawks and talks about the organizational changes over the last two decades. He also weighs in on the role analytics plays in evaluating current or potential Blackhawks and he explains why the team made a commitment to make its new practice facility the “gold standard” of the NHL.
0:45 – MacIsaac on changes within the Blackhawks organization in the last 20 years
4:00 – How the Blackhawks have added great depth this summer
5:25 – A good problem to have with two good goaltenders
6:23 – How the hockey ops meeting went at the end of last season
8:45 – How much the Blackhawks use and rely on analytics
10:27 – The importance of the Blackhawks strength and conditioning programs
12:24 – The planning behind Fifth Third Arena’s development
14:40 – The dynamic between hockey ops and business ops
16:37 – Agreements and disagreements within the hockey ops group
18:32 – MacIsaac’s longtime relationship with Mark Bernard
20:27 – Looking ahead to training camp and the regular season
22:42 – Tough decisions will need to be made when the season starts
On the latest Blackhawks Talk Podcast, Pat Boyle, Charlie Roumeliotis and Slavko Bekovic offer their thoughts on Jonathan Toews being left off NHL Network's Top-20 center rankings and make their case for why he should be on the list.
The guys also answer your mailbag questions, including whether Patrick Kane and Toews have another Stanley Cup run in them, Kirby Dach's chances at making the Blackhawks out of training camp and what the lines may look like on Opening Night.
0:43 – NHL Network keeps Jonathan Toews off top-20 centers list
8:45 – Will Blackhawks move on from Brendan Perlini?
11:30 – Status of DeBrincat and Strome contract extensions
14:35 – Do Toews and Kane have another Stanley Cup run in them?
18:26 – Is Saad/Dach/Shaw the Hawks third line?
22:08 – Evaluating the Hawks’ current playoff chances
24:45 – Who is the Hawks' No. 1 goalie?
27:04 – Will the Hawks make more roster moves?
30:48 – Frontrunners for Hawks bottom six roles?
33:13 – What the Hawks lines and pairings might look like?
37:11 – The Erik Gustafsson situation going forward
On the latest Blackhawks Talk Podcast, Pat Boyle and Charlie Roumeliotis recap the top storylines from the 12th annual fan convention.
The guys talk about Chris Kunitz joining the organization as a player development adviser, Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews on the roster makeover this offseason, Andrew Shaw's return to Chicago and top prospects Adam Boqvist and Kirby Dach aiming to make the NHL roster out of training camp.
0:45 Chris Kunitz joins team as player development adviser
4:45 Biggest takeaway from Hawks Convention
8:15 Kane & Toews discuss offseason moves
9:45 Versatility of roster
15:45 Kane & Toews on Shaw’s return
18:45 Playing in Chicago vs. elsewhere
22:45 Goalie situation & Delia’s role
27:50 Marc Crawford addition
29:20 Brendan Perlini’s contract
31:50 What’s up Dach?
34:20 Upcoming schedule
The biggest bromance in the NHL joins the Blackhawks Talk Podcast live from the Blackhawks Convention. Alex DeBrincat and Dylan Strome join Pat Boyle and Charlie Roumeliotis to break down their long-time friendship, share stories of their time playing with Connor McDavid and look ahead to the upcoming Blackhawks season.
0:47 – Dylan Strome on his first convention
1:11 – Alex DeBrincat on another convention experience
1:30 – On staying in Chicago to train
3:20 – Strome on using a shorter stick than usual
4:27 – How much did they pay attention to the Hawks roster changes?
5:04 – On Andrew Shaw playing on Strome/DeBrincat line
6:13 – How Connor McDavid was there before the Strome/DeBrincat bromance
8:09 – On playing with Connor McDavid with Erie
9:00 – DeBrincat’s feistiness on the ice getting Strome and McDavid in trouble
10:00 – Biggest pet peeves in their friendship
10:45 – Who keeps who in order in the friendship?
11:30 – Friendship put aside during the World Championships this spring
12:19 – On the Canada/USA rivalry
13:05 – How much of the playoffs did they watch?
14:08 – On the Blues winning the Stanley Cup
15:20 – Early impressions of Kirby Dach, Adam Boqvist and other prospects
16:23 – Advice to prospects trying to break the team after camp
17:42 – Strome on why he only would have wanted to get traded to Chicago
19:18 – DeBrincat on the goal scoring lead wager with Patrick Kane
20:36 – How Patrick Kane continues to get better over time
22:27 – Strome’s competition with his brothers
24:04 – Who they would dream to play in a line with
25:05 – How they chose their sweater numbers
26:13 – DeBrincat on his pregame doughnuts tradition
26:55 – On Strome’s Blackhawks debut
27:45 – Favorite non-hockey memories from their time in Erie
29:10 – Best (and worst) parts of playing together
30:10 – The scoop on Ralph DeBrindog!
31:00 – First tourist things they did in Chicago
31:45 – Best nicknames on the Blackhawks
32:50 – Favorite players growing up
33:30 – Their mental preparation before games
34:23 – The Blackhawks Lightning Round
37:49 – Who is the better dancer between Strome and DeBrincat?
On the latest Blackhawks Talk Podcast, Pat Boyle and Charlie Roumeliotis react to the trade of Artem Anisimov to the Senators for Zack Smith. The guys discuss the role Smith could have with the Hawks and the areas where he has an edge over Anisimov. They also discuss the first couple days of Development Camp and how this year’s top two draft picks - Kirby Dach and Alex Vlasic - have looked so far. Plus, a breakdown of the other top blue-liners and how Adam Boqvist, Nicolas Beaudin and Chad Krys have progressed and why they agree with Ian Mitchell’s decision to return to Denver for his junior year.
0:35 – Initial reaction to Anisimov/Smith trade
2:02 – Smith adds faceoff and penalty kill abilities
3:38 – Candidates for bottom-six center spots
4:57 – Edge a common theme among new Blackhawks
6:08 – Alex Nylander’s presence at Development Camp
8:20 – Kirby Dach has an open door to a roster spot
10:38 – Alex Vlasic holding his own against Dach
11:46 – Adam Boqvist wants to play in the NHL now
13:23 – Were Blackhawks recent moves scripted before NHL Draft?
15:28 – Ian Mitchell’s decision to return to college
18:57 – Young defenseman make decisions tough down the road
20:21 – Keeping an eye on Philipp Kurashev at camp
21:20 – Is Stan Bowman done making moves?
22:34 – Salary cap outlook with DeBrincat/Strome extensions coming
On the latest Blackhawks Talk Podcast, Robin Lehner joins the show to talk about mental health, the goaltending competition with Corey Crawford, his potential workload with the Blackhawks and much more.
Pat Boyle and Charlie Roumeliotis then react to the Lehner interview, discuss how the starts could be divided between Crawford and Lehner, react to the Henri Jokiharju-Alex Nylander trade and project the defensemen pairings.
0:40 - Robin Lehner joins the show
0:55 - Lehner in Chicago, what has the last week been like?
2:00 - Did going through treatment help Robin deal with uncertainty of free agency?
4:30 - Did Lehner discuss with Blackhawks their medical staff and support system for Robin to use going forward?
7:00 - Changing the stigma of bipolar disorder
10:15 - Has he talked to Corey Crawford?
10:40 - Summer training regimen
11:15 - How are you approaching your role this season?
12:55 - Did you discuss workload with Colliton?
14:30 - New mask design
16:00 - React to Lehner interview
17:25 - Sharing Lehner's story
19:35 - Goalie workload
22:00 - Does top goalie performer get extension?
23:30 - Will Crawford play beyond this season?
24:53 - Reaction to Jokiharju trade
27:00 - Scouting Nylander
34:00 - Projected defensemen pairings
36:18 - Blackhawks sign Kirby Dach
38:20 - Blackhawks biggest boom or bust team?
On the latest Hawks Talk Podcast, Pat Boyle, Slavko Bekovic and Charlie Roumeliotis talk about the Blackhawks' surprise free-agency splash with Vezina Trophy finalist Robin Lehner. What was the reasoning behind it?
The guys also discuss the trade for Andrew Shaw, a busy day in the Central Division and what could be next for Stan Bowman and the Blackhawks this summer.
0:55 – Robin Lehner a surprise splash in free agency
5:35 – Lehner’s messy situation with Islanders
8:21 – Is Lehner product of Isles’ great defense?
11:13 – Stan Bowman on the Blackhawks cap situation
12:23 – Great 1-2 punch with Crawford & Lehner
15:39 – Andrew Shaw back with Blackhawks
18:31 – Shaw can help Hawks in many ways
20:58 – Bowman addressing Hawks’ biggest problems
25:53 – Busy day for the Central Division
30:48 – Finally…an offer sheet!
32:53 – Biggest move the Hawks have made so far
37:04 – What move is next for Bowman?
On the latest Hawks Talk Podcast, Slavko Bekovic and Charlie Roumeliotis offer their thoughts on the Calvin de Haan trade and what it could mean for the future of the Blackhawks defense. Is Stan Bowman finished exploring the trade market?
The guys also talk about the Blackhawks' restricted free agents, potential free agent targets, competition for the bottom-six spots and the prospects on display at development camp.
0:53 – Thoughts on the Calvin de Haan trade
2:46 – NHL trades have been salary cap driven
6:00 – How does Hawks blue line shake out?
9:07 – What to do with Erik Gustafsson
11:59 – Hawks have depth on the blue line
14:20 – Potential free agent targets for the Hawks
18:44 – Will Artem Anisimov get traded?
21:17 – Can Kirby Dach make the NHL right away?
23:44 – RFA’s that got qualifying offers
25:21 – Competition for bottom six spots
26:52 – Is Dylan Sikura a lock to make the Hawks?
27:36 – A wild week for Ryan Hartman
30:30 – Prospects on display at development camp in two weeks
32:20 – Michal Teply headed to the CHL
35:12 – Will we finally see an offer sheet signed?
After being introduced to the media, Blackhawks third-overall pick Kirby Dach sits down with Charlie Roumeliotis to talk about what it's like to join the historic Original Six franchise, why he wears the number 77 and how he plans on breaking camp in the NHL this fall.
0:35 – Kirby Dach joins the podcast
0:55 – Dach on the history of the Blackhawks
1:25 – His conversations with Kane and Toews
1:40 – The whirlwind after the draft process
2:10 – His meetings with the Blackhawks at the combine
2:50 – What draft day was like
3:23 – On his competitive nature
3:40 – How much hockey does he watch?
4:20 – How his game translates to playoff hockey
4:50 – Why he wears #77
5:10 – Will he wear 77 in the NHL?
5:30 – His offseason plans
6:10 – His goal of making the NHL right away
6:25 – Winning the Cup would be…
Day 2 of the NHL Draft kicked off with a bang as PK Subban was traded out of the Central Division and Pat Boyle and Charlie Roumeliotis recap a busy weekend in Vancouver. The guys break down how Wilmette native Alex Vlasic could be a steal in the 2nd round and Pat catches up with the newest Hawks’ defenseman prospect. Plus - why their trade with the Devils bringing back a Quenneville to Chicago could be a good change-of-scenery for both sides and GM Stan Bowman looks ahead to the next 10 days where there could be a lot of movement with trades and in free agency.
0:30 – Morning trades shook up day 2 of NHL Draft
1:57 – John Hayden traded for John Quenneville
3:36 – Thoughts on Blackhawks drafting Alex Vlasic
5:29 – Interview with Alex Vlasic
7:48 – Vlasic’s NHL projections
9:11 – Hawks prioritize adding size in draft
10:41 – Will Bowman be active in trade market?
12:16 – Stan Bowman on the next moves for Hawks
14:26 – How Hawks will fill out roster in next 10 days
15:22 – Does Corey Perry fit with Hawks next season?
17:30 – Blackhawks interested in Christian Dvorak?
18:57 – Dach’s chances of making NHL immediately
Kirby Dach is the newest Chicago Blackhawk! On the latest Hawks Talk Podcast, Pat Boyle and Charlie Roumeliotis react to the Blackhawks selecting Dach with the third overall pick in the NHL Draft. Pat catches up with Dach 1-on-1 just moments after the pick was made, and you’ll hear from Stan Bowman on why it was an “easy decision” to pick the 6’4 center. Plus, how much of this pick was based on organizational need and what did the guys think of some of the other first round surprises?
0:35 – Was there surprise by the Kirby Dach selection?
1:30 – Dach checks boxes for regular season and playoffs
2:49 – 1-on-1 with Kirby Dach
5:04 – How Dach projects in the NHL
8:01 – Dach’s impact on Artem Anisimov’s role?
9:42 – Stan Bowman’s thoughts on Kirby Dach
12:10 – When the Hawks made up their mind on Dach
14:52 – Concerns about Dach’s skating?
15:28 – What are the chances he plays in NHL right away?
17:15 – Awkward moments with Bowen Byram backstage
18:14 – Other surprises in the first round of the draft
On the latest Hawks Talk Podcast, Pat Boyle, Slavko Bekovic and Charlie Roumeliotis react to the Olli Maatta trade and how this impacts the Blackhawks' defensive group. Is this the first of more moves to come?
The guys then break down their top-three candidates for the Blackhawks at No. 3 overall and predict who the pick will be on Friday. They also discuss how the Blackhawks' selection may impact the offseason and the big picture going forward.
0:40 – Initial reaction to the Olli Maatta trade
3:45 – How Maatta fits with the Blackhawks
7:45 – Filling Dominik Kahun’s spot
10:00 – Maatta’s contract situation
11:00 – Our top-3 draft predictions
18:30 – Official predictions on who the Blackhawks will pick
24:30 – Is there a wrong pick in the top 10?
27:30 – If the Blackhawks don’t pick D, the forward is…?
29:30 – How the Blackhawks selections shape the offseason
On the latest Hawks Talk Podcast, TSN's Craig Button joins the show to explain his final NHL Draft rankings, why there was fluctuation in his list and who the Blackhawks should take at No. 3 overall.
Pat Boyle, Slavko Bekovic and Charlie Roumeliotis then offer their biggest takeaways from the Button interview and how much the latest rankings have changed their view of who the Blackhawks may select.
0:35 – Craig Button describes his ranking methodology
3:35 – Bowen Byram still a lock to be a No. 1 defenseman
5:30 – How adding Byram to Blackhawks prospect group would look
8:00 – Is there any debate Byram is the third-ranked prospect?
8:50 – Cole Caufield checking all the pre-draft boxes
12:05 – Is there an edge to Caufield’s game?
13:30 – Could Caufield fit in the Blackhawks top-6?
17:00 – Why Craig is so high on Matthew Boldy
19:20 – Does Trevor Zegras have any downside?
20:50 – Why Vasili Podkolzin’s stock is dropping
22:25 – Concerns about Alex Turcotte’s ceiling
23:45 – Concerns about Dylan Cozens’ NHL position
25:10 – The Blackhawks will select...
27:05 – Why the Blackhawks can’t go wrong with the third pick
29:45 – Bowen Byram’s fit with the Blackhawks
32:15 – Question marks about some of the top other prospects?
Jeremy Colliton joins Pat Boyle and Charlie Roumeliotis on the Hawks Talk Podcast for an exclusive interview following Colliton's first year in charge of the Blackhawks. Colliton dives into the process of filling out his coaching staff, how involved he's been in the draft and free agency processes, and how he hopes to improve the Blackhawks next season.
0:45 How the Blackhawks finalized the coaching staff
3:15 Marc Crawford’s responsibilities
4:40 Colliton's relationship with Tomas Mitell
6:05 On moving up in lottery
6:55 His involvement in draft process
8:00 What prospects stand out
9:10 What Hawks need to do to return to playoffs
10:50 The development of the d-zone coverage
12:05 What to improve in training camp
13:10 On their aggressive penalty kill
14:55 How to improve the PK with personnel
15:35 On Kane/DeBrincat playing on the same line
16:50 How Colliton uses analytics
18:30 On analytics staffers in the NHL
19:55 How the Hawks were missing that "edge"
21:05 What he learned from this year's playoffs
22:05 Winning with various styles of play
22:55 Monitoring players at IIHF World Championship
23:35 Kevin Lankinen’s performance
24:05 Competition for roster spots/depth
25:00 Looking ahead to free agency
25:50 On building rosters
The second of a two-part edition of the Hawks Talk Podcast featuring 1-on-1 interviews with some of the top draft prospects at the NHL Scouting Combine in Buffalo. Slavko Bekovic and Charlie Roumeliotis discuss how Cole Caufield, Alex Turcotte and Trevor Zegras could potentially fit with the Blackhawks and what stood out from their interviews.
0:45 – Just how good was this year’s USNTDP team?
2:40 – Interview with Cole Caufield
11:05 – Caufield embracing Alex DeBrincat comparison
16:15 – Interview with Alex Turcotte
25:10 – Turcotte the perfect combo of “sandpaper and silk”
30:40 – Interview with Trevor Zegras
36:35 – Patrick Kane’s influence on Zegras
39:00 – How good can this draft class can be?
The first of a two-part edition of the Hawks Talk Podcast featuring 1-on-1 interviews with some of the top draft prospects at the NHL Scouting Combine in Buffalo. Slavko Bekovic and Charlie Roumeliotis discuss how Bowen Byram, Dylan Cozens and Kirby Dach could potentially fit with the Blackhawks and what stood out from their interviews.
0:55 – Recapping a busy week at the draft combine
2:45 – How the Blackhawks have made an impact on the top prospects
4:25 – Interview with Bowen Byram
11:45 – Byram’s incredible playoff run helped his stock
15:35 – Interview with Dylan Cozens
23:00 – Why Cozens grew up a Toews/Blackhawks fan
24:30 – Cozens could offer some versatility to Blackhawks
26:50 – Interview with Kirby Dach
34:45 – Dach’s fit in NHL game with his size vs speed
36:30 – Grueling interview process at combine for players and teams
40:20 – Guys who tested well at the combine
On the latest Hawks Talk Podcast, J.D. Burke of Elite Prospects and co-host of Rink Wide on TSN 1040 joins Pat Boyle, Slavko Bekovic and Charlie Roumeliotis to give us an analytical perspective on the 2019 NHL Draft class.
What goes into Burke’s rankings? Whose stock is rising and whose is falling? Is Bowen Byram a slam-dunk No. 1 defenseman? Is Alex Turcotte the best center available after Jack Hughes? Burke answers all that and more, including his personal pick on who the Blackhawks should take at No. 3 overall.
0:20 – Ranking methodology
3:45 – Prospect stock movement
7:00 – Vasili Podkolzin’s stock
10:30 – Bowen Byram a sure thing?
13:10 – Where Byram ranks vs. Rasmus Dahlin
15:00 – Is Alex Turcotte the best center after Jack Hughes?
16:30 – Where Turcotte would fit on the Blackhawks
18:30 – Whose stock is rising?
21:45 – Trevor Zegras eye test
26:15 – Turcotte comparison
On the latest Hawks Talk Podcast, NHL on NBC analyst Eddie Olczyk joins Pat Boyle to break down Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Boston Bruins and St. Louis Blues. Edzo explains how the Bruins turned the game around in the second period and how their young defensemen played a major role in their come from behind win.
Olczyk has not been surprised with how Joakim Nordstrom has performed since leaving the Blackhawks. Edzo tells us how the Blues have trailed this postseason before and what it will take for them to win the series.
Eddie also weighs in on Blackhawks goalie prospect Kevin Lankinen and his breakout performance at the World Championships, and gives us his top priority for the Blackhawks this offseason.
0:45 - Eddie Olczyk joins the show
1:25 - Edzo on Blues missed opportunity in Game 1
2:45 - Defense helping offense for Boston
4:35 - Bruins top line quiet or rusty?
6:45 - Joakim Nordstrom's career after Chicago
9:40 - How the Blues can win the series
11:40 - Who could Blackhawks jump in the Central Division next season?
16:45 - Kevin Lankinen's breakout at IIHF World Championship
18:45 - Blackhawks' top priority this offseason
On the latest Hawks Talk Podcast, Connor Murphy joins the show to break down the Blackhawks' man-on-man defensive zone coverage, how the team stayed together during the long losing skids and do the young players have a strong voice in the locker room?
Pat Boyle is then joined by Slavko Bekovic and Charlie Roumeliotis to discuss what the Blackhawks may be thinking with the No. 3 overall pick and narrow the field to three potential candidates. Should the Blackhawks draft for need or best available player?
Plus, the guys provide an update on how the Blackhawks are performing at the 2019 IIHF World Championship.
0:45 – Connor Murphy joins the podcast
2:00 – Murphy’s summer so far
2:35 – Murphy’s off-ice training regimen
3:35 – Murphy evaluates his season
5:05 – Murphy on comeback from injury
6:30 – Murphy explains the Hawks d-zone coverage
10:00 – Murphy’s conversations with father Gord Murphy
12:10 – Murphy on making it through tough times last season
13:10 – Murphy on unity between vets and youth
14:25 – Murphy’s goals for the future
17:00 – Hawks draft prospects one month out from NHL Draft
19:30 – Byram’s stock up while Podkolzin’s stock down
21:00 – Should Blackhawks draft for need and improve now?
26:25 – Future of the Blackhawks blue-line
33:15 – Blackhawks replenishing the prospect pipeline
35:45 – Our top 3 prospects for the No. 3 pick
41:05 – How the Blackhawks are doing at the IIHF World Championship
On the latest Hawks Talk Podcast, Adam Kimelman of NHL.com and host of the NHL Draft Class podcast joins Pat Boyle, Slavko Bekovic and Charlie Roumeliotis to give us scouting reports on the top half of the 2019 class.
Kimelman also weighs in on whether Bowen Byram could be a fit for the Blackhawks at No. 3, tells us whose stock is rising and dropping, who's the top center in the draft after Jack Hughes and his gut feeling — as of right now — on who the Blackhawks could take third overall.
0:45 – Could Kakko’s strong Worlds help him leap Hughes?
3:05 – Is Vasili Podkolzin’s stock dropping?
6:40 – Could Bowen Byram be a fit at No. 3?
10:20 – Could someone trade up to No. 3 for Byram?
12:00 – Who is the top prospect after Hughes and Kakko?
13:50 – Alex Turcotte’s stock rising?
16:15 – Who are the top centers after Hughes?
17:45 – Why Dylan Cozens is the 3rd best prospect in this class
19:00 – Other players with a rising draft stock
20:15 – What is Cole Caufield’s ceiling?
21:45 – What would it cost the Blackhawks to trade into the top 2?
23:30 – Getting to know players at the Draft Combine
25:15 – Gut feeling: the Blackhawks will select…
On the latest Hawks Talk Podcast, Blackhawks winger Alex DeBrincat joins Pat Boyle from the IIHF World Championship in Slovakia.
DeBrincat reflects on his second year in the NHL, how far away the Blackhawks are from being a playoff team and if he’s surprised by the final four in the Stanley Cup Playoffs?
DeBrincat also weighs in on playing with Dylan Larkin and Patrick Kane at the Worlds, and breaks down the game of the two players expected to be taken at the top of June’s draft: Jack Hughes and Kaapo Kakko.
DeBrincat tells us he hasn’t been hanging out with his buddy Dylan Strome and fills us in on who is hanging out with his dog Ralph during the tournament.
0:35 -- What's Kosice like?
1:25 -- How far away are Blackhawks from contending?
3:00 -- What part of your game grew the most?
3:30 -- Decision to represent Team USA again
4:40 -- Playing on larger ice surface
6:48 -- Facing Kaapo Kakko
7:30 -- Playing with Jack Hughes
9:10 -- Film preparation
10:25 -- Still keeping an eye on Stanley Cup Playoffs?
11:45 -- Biggest difference with St. Louis
12:25 -- Intensity building as IIHF World Championship progresses?
13:30 -- Highlight of trip to Slovakia
14:15 -- Who's taking care of Ralph?
On the latest edition of the Hawks Talk Podcast, Blackhawks vice president of amateur scouting Mark Kelley joins Pat Boyle and Charlie Roumeliotis to discuss NHL Draft preparations.
Kelley talks about whether there's added pressure in picking third overall, what goes into the scouting meetings at this time of year and how deep the first round is in terms of high-end talent. Kelley also provides brief scouting reports on a handful of top prospects, and whether the Blackhawks are leaning a certain direction at No. 3.
0:42 - Is there more pressure coming into the draft picking at No. 3?
1:45 - Different feel organizationally picking third this year vs. 2006 (Jonathan Toews)
2:45 - Is the expectation that Jack Hughes and Kaapo Kakko will go 1 and 2?
4:05 - The Blackhawks control their destiny at No. 3
4:40 - Did the lottery throw a curveball into draft process?
5:35 - Inside the current scouting meetings
6:20 - What the Blackhawks were keying in on at Under-18 World Championship
7:15 - Best available player?
9:20 - Scouting reports on top draft prospects
13:13 - Building roster built for regular season and playoffs?
13:50 - Having a pool of players to choose from vs. a clear-cut player at No. 3
14:40 - What you're looking for at the NHL Draft combine
16:15 - Do the scouting meetings ever get intense?
18:20 - So, are the Blackhawks leaning a certain way at No. 3 yet?
On the latest edition of the Hawks Talk Podcast, Blackhawks legend Denis Savard, a former third overall pick in the 1980 NHL Draft, weighs in on the Blackhawks options with the No. 3 selection and remembers his time as a draft prospect, nearly getting selected by his hometown Canadiens.
Savard also goes in-depth on the development he’s seen throughout Patrick Kane’s career and how Marian Hossa made an impact on his game.
0:45 – Savard on not being drafted by hometown Canadiens
2:30 – What draft nights used to be like
4:00 – The type of player you get at No. 3 overall
4:30 – Would Savy go No. 1 in a 1980 re-draft?
5:50 – Projecting a high draft pick’s career
6:50 – Savard’s passion for golf and horses
9:10 – Drafting need vs best player available
11:00 – Supplementing Kane, Toews and the vets with youth
13:30 – How Savard watched Patrick Kane grow
16:30 – Comparing Savard to Kane on the ice
21:35 – Wasting career years from Kane, Toews & DeBrincat
25:00 – Blackhawks have flexibility this summer
26:00 – High praise for Nicolas Beaudin
26:45 – Youth on the Blackhawks blue line
27:35 – Savard on Jeremy Colliton & the Blackhawks future
On the latest Hawks Talk Podcast, Dimitri Filipovic from Yahoo, ESPN and The Hockey PDOcast joins Pat Boyle, Slavko Bekovic and Charlie Roumeliotis to discuss the state of the Blackhawks. How far away are they from contending?
Filipovic also talks about the Blackhawks' defensive struggles, what they can do to turn it around, how they should spend their money this summer and which NHL prospects jump out at No. 3 overall.
1:00 - How far are the Blackhawks from contenting?
1:45 – Did the Blackhawks miss a golden chance in this year’s playoffs?
3:45 – Are the Avalanche an example for the Blackhawks to follow?
4:50 – How badly do the Hawks need a top-4 defenseman?
6:15 – How good (really) is Erik Gustafsson?
8:30 – Evaluating the Blackhawks’ defensive personnel
10:15 – Is this defensive system right for the Blackhawks?
13:45 – What franchise are the Blackhawks modeling?
15:00 – Did the Hawks wait too long to move on from Quenneville?
16:20 – Going worst-to-first like the Islanders
18:20 – Blackhawks need to beef up
20:20 – Building the Blackhawks with a Bruins outline
22:00 – The need for more secondary scoring
22:50 – Finding the right line for Patrick Kane
24:50 – Draft prospects that the Blackhawks should consider at No. 3
28:50 – Could Artemi Panarin stay in Columbus?
30:20 – Spending on top-end players or filling multiple needs
32:10 – Extensions for Alex DeBrincat and Dylan Strome
33:35 – Should Kane have been a Hart finalist?
On the latest Hawks Talk Podcast, Pat Boyle catches up with two-time Stanley Cup winner and the newest member of the Rockford IceHogs Kris Versteeg.
Versteeg explains his recent medical issues and his experience playing last season in the KHL and Swedish Elite League. He also talks about why he decided to sign a one-year deal with Rockford and defines his role the IceHogs.
Versteeg weighs in on getting a third chance to play for the Blackhawks organization and what would be the perfect ending to the Kris Versteeg hockey movie?
1:00 - Why sign with Rockford?
2:00 - KHL experience
3:00 - Back on track in Sweden
4:30 - Health update
6:00 - Deal with Rockford
7:30 - Contact with Kane and Toews?
9:00 - Family coming to Rockford?
10:00 - Mentor or last fling with Hawks?
12:00 - Kris Versteeg Movie Ending
On the latest edition of the Hawks Talk Podcast, Blackhawks director of player development Mark Eaton joins the show to evaluate the organization’s top defensemen prospects and where each of them are at in their developments. Which ones could make the NHL jump next season?
Pat Boyle and Charlie Roumeliotis offer their takeaways from the Eaton interview and outlook the Blackhawks blue line group as a whole.
1:00 – Eaton on Henri Jokiharju’s development
3:30 – Adam Boqvist’s growth in North America
6:50 – Evaluating Nicolas Beaudin’s progression
8:15 – Surprised about Ian Mitchell’s decision to return to college?
10:55 – Assessing Chad Krys in college and AHL
13:10 – Challenge between stressing defensive side of game but not taking away from who the player is
15:55 – Which defensemen prospects could be in NHL next season?
18:25 – The message Erik Gustafsson’s breakout season sends to prospects
21:15 – Takeaways from Eaton interview
31:25 – Reviewing Blackhawks defensemen contracts
33:35 – Thoughts on Gustav Forsling
35:20 – The challenge for Blackhawks defense this offseason
On the latest edition of the Hawks Talk Podcast, TSN analyst Craig Button joins Pat Boyle to discuss the pool of players that could be available for the Blackhawks at No. 3 overall and who may have the highest ceiling. Button also weighs in on which player could be the most NHL ready after Jack Hughes and Kaapo Kakko.
Slavko Bekovic and Charlie Roumeliotis join Pat in the second segment to react to Button’s analysis. Could the Blackhawks actually look to draft a defenseman? Who’s the best center available? The guys also discuss which player stands out among the crop.
0:45 – Is there a dropoff after Hughes and Kakko?
1:45 – Is Podkolzin NHL ready?
3:15 – Could Podkolzin get the Artemi Panarin treatment?
5:15 – Which center is the best available after Hughes?
7:40 – Scouting report on Byram
10:30 – Which prospect is the most NHL ready after Hughes and Kakko?
11:45 – Could the Devils or Rangers trade out of No. 1 or 2?
12:30 – Is there anything Kakko can do to jump Hughes for No. 1?
14:00 – Takeaways from Button’s interview
16:30 – Could the Blackhawks actually take a defenseman?
24:50 – Trevor Zegras earns high praise
27:45 – Don’t count out a trade?
33:00 – Dylan Cozens stands out on tape
36:30 – Patrick Kane to captain Team USA at Worlds
They only had an 8.2% chance at a top 3 pick, but the lottery balls bounced the Blackhawks way and they landed the third overall pick in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft. Pat Boyle, Charlie Roumeliotis and Slavko Bekovic break down what this means for the franchise, what options they might have now in adding a top asset and what players might be available for the Blackhawks at the third overall pick. Plus, we’ll hear directly from GM Stan Bowman on whether he had any good luck charms with him and how this is changes the outlook of the Blackhawks going forward.
0:30 – Holy crap the Blackhawks got a top-3 pick!
2:45 – The Blackhawks now have a lot of options
6:30 – Stan Bowman addresses the media on the #3 pick
9:15 – This should add some “juice” to the organization
13:00 – Who are the top prospects in the draft?
17:00 – Importance of adding depth at center
19:20 – Could the Hawks trade up to #1 or #2?
28:45 – Was the draft lottery rigged?!?!
30:45 – Would you rather have the #3 pick or make the playoffs?
On the latest Hawks Talk Podcast it’s all about the Blackhawks exit interviews on Sunday. Pat Boyle and Charlie Roumeliotis give you their biggest takeaways from the interviews they had with Stan Bowman, Jeremy Colliton, Jonathan Toews & Patrick Kane. You will also hear from Bowman on how active he plans on being in free agency. Colliton shares how he plans to target Kane’s minutes better next season.
00:00 Exit interview podcast
01:00 Hawks active in free agency?
02:30 No excuse not to spend this summer
04:30 Is Gus part of long term core?
06:00 Will players ‘overachieve’ again?
07:00 Late 50 games, good enough to win division?
09:15 Crawford and Delia the future in net?
10:30 Recapping other players in the system
13:30 Colliton using Kane next season
17:30 How do Bowman and Colliton work together to form the head coach’s team?
19:15 Kane and Toews – together or apart?
21:00 Patrick Kane’s career season
23:30 Finding chemistry for the star players
26:00 Toews answering his critics
28:30 Gus saves his career?
30:00 Which Blackhawks heading to World Championships?
31:30 Quenneville to the Panthers?
33:00 NHL Draft lottery on Tuesday
On the latest Hawks Talk Podcast, Pat Boyle, Slavko Bekovic and Charlie Roumeliotis debate whether this Blackhawks team ever had a playoff roster. The guys also wonder if fatigue became an issue, where the season really turned and what’s at stake in the final three games. They wrap up by summarizing the season, looking ahead to this summer in free agency and the NHL draft lottery.
1:00 - Were the Hawks a playoff roster?
4:20 - Simply put: the Hawks defense is awful
9:00 - Where could Hawks add Top-4 d-man?
15:45 - Did the Hawks overperform this year?
20:20 - Where did this season go wrong?
25:00 - Is there fatigue for the top players?
32:05 - Erik Gustafsson's breakout season
35:10 - Draft lottery around the corner
37:00 - Who will lead the Hawks in goals?
38:40 - What's at stake in the final three games?
40:15 - Kevin Hayes to the Hawks?!
46:20 - How do you sum up this season?
48:30 - Keith/Seabrook legacy
March 29th, 2018 is a day that most Blackhawks fans will never forget. The game marked the debuts of both Collin Delia and Dylan Sikura, and Brent Seabrook played in his 1000th NHL game. But Scott Foster, an accountant from Chicago, stole the show as the emergency goalie, giving the faithful at the United Center a new star to cheer for, even if it was only for a few minutes. Pat Boyle sits down 1-on-1 with Foster to relive the night that changed his entire life and made him one of the great stories in Blackhawks franchise history.
On the latest Hawks Talk Podcast, Pat Boyle and Charlie Roumeliotis discuss what the weekend vs. Colorado meant and whether fans are looking ahead to the NHL Draft or still holding out hope for a miraculous playoff push.
The guys also weigh in on the power play struggles, why John Hayden hasn't been able to crack the lineup, where Drake Caggiula could fit back in and which defensemen prospects could be in Chicago next season.
0:55 - What weekend against Colorado meant
3:23 - Looking at the remaining schedule for Blackhawks
6:33 - How did the Blackhawks get here?
8:50 - Power play struggles continue
11:42 - Are John Hayden's days in Chicago numbered?
13:50 - Thoughts on Dylan Sikura's recent play
16:44 - Where does Drake Caggiula fit back in?
18:07 - Brandon Saad's reemergence
22:48 - Are you hoping for a miraculous playoff push or more concerned about draft order?
25:43 - Which defensemen prospects could be in Chicago next season?
What will it take for the Chicago Blackhawks to earn a playoff spot with 10 games remaining? Pat Boyle, Steve Konroyd and Charlie Roumeliotis discuss where the Blackhawks stand after a rough 3-2 loss in overtime to the Vancouver Canucks. With Corey Crawford at the top of his game again, should the Blackhawks try to ride him into the playoffs? How have Jeremy Colliton’s line changes impacted Patrick Kane’s game? Plus, breakouts from Eric Gustafsson and Brendan Perlini have been huge for the Blackhawks during their recent streak of six straight games with a point.
0:45 - Missed opportunity for Blackhawks against Canucks
2:45 – Hawks changing up lines has slowed down Patrick Kane
5:45 – Should the Blackhawks ride Corey Crawford while he’s hot?
8:00 – Hawks will need 13-15 points in final 10 games to get playoff spot
10:30 – Brendan Perlini has finally figured it out for Hawks
12:35 – Erik Gustafsson’s breakout year has been vital to Hawks success
15:35 – Dylan Sikura still hasn’t scored, but he’s been all over the ice
18:50 – Prediction time…will the Hawks make the playoffs?
After destroying the red-hot Arizona Coyotes, the Blackhawks find themselves five points out of a playoff spot with 13 games remaining. Pat Boyle, Jamal Mayers and Charlie Roumeliotis break down the Blackhawks playoff chances and discuss the team’s improved play over their last three games. And Jamal fills us in on his discussion with Head Coach Jeremy Colliton and explains the Blackhawks defensive systems. Plus – will Patrick Kane decide his own fate down the stretch when it comes to his ice time?
0:30 – Helpful night in the NHL means Blackhawks playoff hopes not dead yet
2:15 – The Blackhawks are finally playing some defense
3:50 – Jamal’s discussion with Jeremy Colliton breaking down Hawks defensive coverage
7:25 – Perlini breaks out in a big way against his former team
8:50 – Kampf’s return made the Hawks fourth line legit once again
10:00 – How do the Blackhawks handle Patrick Kane’s minutes down the stretch?
12:35 – Which Hawks goal total is most surprising? Alex DeBrincat or Erik Gustafsson?
16:35 – Thoughts on Dylan Sikura’s fit on Colliton’s new lines
20:30 – Any concern over the power play drought?
22:30 – Do the Blackhawks have a shot or are they just teasing us?
On the latest Hawks Talk Podcast, Pat Boyle, Slavko Bekovic and Charlie Roumeliotis discuss whether the West Coast trip sealed their playoff fate. Is it time to look ahead to next season?
The guys also weigh in on whether their style of play is sustainable, their man-on-man defensive structure and Patrick Kane's dry spell. Is fatigue kicking in?
They wrap up by talking about Brandon Saad's emergence in a third-line role and the rule changes for next season.
0:45 - Hawks playoff chances plummet to under 2%
3:45 - Was the way the Hawks were playing sustainable?
6:30 - Hawks defense still struggling with systems
11:30 - Do the Hawks have the right personnel
16:00 - Time to look ahead to next year? Outlook for Jokiharju?
18:45 - Can Kane keep up in points race?
20:30 - Is fatigue kicking in for Kane?
22:40 - Looking at depth forwards down the stretch
24:00 - How do we evaluate Saad's season?
26:20 - Proposed rule changes and playoff format
The NHL Trade Deadline got crazy in the final minutes, but the Blackhawks stood pat as no deals came together. You’ll hear from GM Stan Bowman on why the Hawks didn’t make any moves and how they’ll attack improving the team this summer. Steve Konroyd and Pat Boyle break down the Hawks’ approach on deadline day, how the addition of Corey Crawford impacts the stretch run and take a look at some of the major trades that shook up the NHL on Monday.
0:45 – Surprised the Hawks stood pat at trade deadline?
2:00 – Did losses to Avalanche and Stars impact deadline moves?
3:45 – Stan Bowman addresses why the Blackhawks made no trades
5:45 – Hawks did business early with Strome and Caggiula
7:50 – Evaluating the Blackhawks crop of young defensemen
10:00 – What are the Hawks’ chances with 19 games left?
11:20 – Corey Crawford officially activated
13:20 – Vegas makes big splash landing Mark Stone
15:00 – Predators add Simmonds and Granlund
16:30 – Winnipeg aggressive in landing Hayes and other depth
18:30 – West Coast trip coming up for the Blackhawks
21:15 – Which Wild Card contenders in the West are for real?
On the latest Hawks Talk podcast, Pat Boyle, Jamal Mayers and Charlie Roumeliotis preview a wildcard weekend in Chicago, discuss Patrick Kane continuing his point streak, the latest on Corey Crawford, what Colin Delia needs to work on, and how the Hawks will approach the trade deadline.
1:00 - Hawks winning when not playing their best
1:45 - Kane extends point streak to 19 games
3:00 - Can Kane surpass his previous 26-game point streak?
8:33 - DeBrincat reaches 33 goals this season
10:30 - Hawks get ready to take on Avs and Stars
13:30 - Update on Corey Crawford status
16:00 - Crawford play before the trade deadline?
17:30 - Crawford being around affecting Colin Delia?
18:30 - What Delia needs to work on
21:00 - How the Hawks will approach Monday's trade deadline
14:00 - Is Gustav Forsling the only defenseman the team would move?
26:00 - Are Perlini and Sikura part of the long-term plan with the Hawks
28:00 - How Artem Anisimov's contract will affect his future with the Hawks
29:00 - Would the Hawks be willing to move Brandon Saad?
On this episode of Hawks Talk Podcast, Pat Boyle talks with Mike Tirico, who is doing play-by-play for the Blackhawks-Red Wings game on Wednesday night.
0:45 - Mike Tirico on how he got the call to call hockey
1:30 - Tirico's preparation for his first NHL play-by-play broadcast
4:15 - Patrick Kane continue's to impress as a veteran
6:20 - Can Tirico fit more NHL into his busy schedule?
8:20 - Will Tirico get nervous for his first NHL broadcast?
On the latest Hawks Talk Podcast, Pat Boyle, Steve Konroyd and Charlie Roumeliotis discuss Corey Crawford's return to practice and how he could impact the Blackhawks' playoff push.
They also weigh in on whether Patrick Kane's 15-game point streak is more impressive than his record-setting 26-game streak from the 2015-16 season, and what to make of the team's seven-game winning streak that ended on Tuesday in Boston.
The guys wrap up the segment by offering their bold predictions ahead of the Feb. 25 trade deadline and what would need to happen for the Blackhawks to become buyers.
0:45 – Corey Crawford participating in practice with Blackhawks
3:05 – How Crawford’s return would impact Cam Ward & Collin Delia
7:45 – What to make of the Hawks 7-game winning streak
11:40 – Patrick Kane’s point streak now up to 15
14:30 – Kane eats, breathes and lives hockey
17:30 – Are the Blackhawks still sellers at the trade deadline?
20:45 – Hawks gain more ground over next 6 games
22:30 – Bold prediction for the NHL trade deadline
24:45 – At what point would the Hawks officially become “buyers”
On the latest Hawks Talk Podcast, Pat Boyle, Patrick Sharp and Adam Burish break down the Hawks 6 game win streak and their chances at making the playoffs.
01:00 - Hawks are just 2 points out of a playoff spot
03:30 - Has the win streak changed your opinion on the Blackhawks?
07:00 - The Hawks resurgent power play
13:45 - Is Kane an MVP candidate?
17:00 - Toews having a bounceback season
21:00 - Does the win streak change Corey Crawford's timeine for return?
On the latest Hawks Talk Podcast, Pat Boyle and Charlie Roumeliotis discuss the rumors surrounding Brent Seabrook and his comments on whether or not he was asked to waive his no-movement clause. Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews are on pace to set a career high in several offensive categories, yet the Blackhawks are near the bottom of the NHL standings. What does that say about the current state of the Blackhawks? The guys also discuss the different ways Kane has evolved his game both on and off the ice, and wrap up by going through a list of players that could be moved before the Feb. 25 trade deadline.
0:45 – Trade rumors swirling around Seabrook and Keith
1:45 – Seabrook and Kane address trade rumors
4:30 – Reaction to Seabrook denying trade rumors
6:00 –Bowman’s conversations with Seabrook and Keith should stay in-house
8:00 – What is the market for Duncan Keith?
11:30 – Hawks need young defense prospects to “hit”
13:30 – Winning should not change Hawks plan to sell at deadline
15:00 – Kane and Toews on pace for career years
17:30 – Kane’s trying to mimic Tom Brady’s longevity
22:05 – Selling off parts at the deadline to try for higher pick
25:05 – Brandon Saad a potential trade candidate?
26:20 – Could Saad’s salary be used to lure back Artemi Panarin?
28:50 – Artem Anisimov a better trade chip this summer?
30:40 – Hawks should hold on to John Hayden
31:20 – What is Erik Gustafsson’s trade value?
33:40 – Would you rather keep Gustafsson or Forsling?
On the latest Hawks Talk Podcast, Slavko Bekovic and Charlie Roumeliotis discuss their trip to Rockford, where they caught up with several Blackhawks prospects.
What is Dylan Sikura’s mindset after getting sent down a second time? How is Anton Forsberg handling his situation? Is he still part of the Blackhawks’ plans going forward?
The guys also weigh in on the state of the IceHogs, Derek King’s transition from assistant coach to interim head coach and the biggest surprise.
0:45 – Recapping a visit with the IceHogs
3:10 – Is Derek King the perfect coach for the Hawks AHL team?
4:15 – Dylan Sikura has positive mindset after being sent down
7:45 – Sikura trying to find his identity
8:45 – Anton Forsberg handling tough situation well
14:20 – Victor Ejdsell adjusting to speed of the game
15:45 – Ejdsell learning about tough schedules
19:00 – Darren Raddysh hoping to join DeBrincat, Strome in Chicago
24:10 – What we learned about Derek King
26:45 – The IceHogs spend A LOT of time on the ice
27:30 – Lucas Carlsson the biggest Rockford surprise
28:30 – Rockford’s other big character: Joni Tuulola
29:30 – King explains why Carl Dahlstrom’s game translates to NHL
31:00 – How NHL trends are helping Anthony Louis
In the latest edition of the Hawks Talk Podcast, USA gold medalist Kendall Coyne joins the show to discuss her historic week of becoming the first woman to participate in the NHL Skills Competition, the growth of women's hockey and her national television debut on NBCSN.
Pat Boyle and Charlie Roumeliotis also weigh in on the Blackhawks' decision to send Henri Jokiharju to Rockford and what's going on with his development.
Plus, the guys discuss what the team's plan should be and what they think it will be going into the Feb. 25 trade deadline. Will a big piece be moved? Plus,
1:16 – Surprised the Blackhawks sent Jokiharju to Rockford?
2:20 – Why hasn't Jokiharju's return from World Juniors been smooth?
5:20 – How do the defensemen pairings look going forward?
7:20 – Do you see the Blackhawks trading a defenseman by the Feb. 25 trade deadline?
9:50 – What do you think the Blackhawks' plan is?
11:10 – Where does John Hayden fit into the plans?
13:45 – Pat's thoughts on the Blackhawks plan
17:06 – How far away are the Blackhawks from competing again?
18:42 – What should the plan be?
27:33 – Can the Blackhawks financially afford a big fish like Artemi Panarin?
30:51 – Kendall Coyne on how it came about that she would participate in fastest skater competition
31:37 – How nerve-wracking was it?
32:23 – What did your husband Michael Schofield say about it?
33:53 – What's going through your mind seconds before the skate?
34:23 – Coyne's reaction to viral coverage
35:23 – Patrick Kane's positive feedback to Coyne after the race
36:44 – Did you look at it as a big deal participating with men?
38:12 – Coyne's emotions after seeing video of 5-year-old wanting to skate because of her
39:07 – Coyne on the state of women's hockey
40:05 – Who gets more nervous watching the other play a game: Coyne or Schofield?
40:33 – Coyne on upcoming USA-Canada rivalry series
41:24 – Coyne on broadcasting future and work with the Blackhawks
On the latest Hawks Talk Podcast, it’s all about the NHL All-Star game with Blackhawks greats, Patrick Sharp and Jeremy Roenick. Pat Boyle talks to Sharp about his lone All-Star appearance in 2011. Sharp explains how he was nervous during the draft and why he thinks he won the MVP voting. Roenick shares his memories from the 1991 All Star Game in Chicago. JR tells us the hockey idol that had the locker next to him and how he still thinks about the anthem, which he says is the greatest sign of patriotism he has ever seen in sports.
0:30 - Sharp on the 3 on 3 format
3:15 - Sharp on Ovechkin skipping ASG
4:15 - Kane going to ASG and the honor Sharp has over Kane
7:15 - Sharp’s memories of 2011 ASG
10:15 - MVP and who got the truck
15:15 - How would he tweak AS weekend?
18:50 - Where does JR rank Kane's season compared to others by #88?
19:05 - Does Roenick like the current format in the All-Star Game?
20:35 - Roenick looks back at the 1991 All-Star game in Chicago
21:10 - Roenick on being on the All-Star team with Wayne Gretzky in '91
22:40 - How Roenick almost won the MVP of the 1991 All-Star Game
24:25 - Roenick's encounter with Gordie Howe at an All-Star Game
On the latest Hawks Talk Podcast, Jamal Mayers and Pat Boyle discuss whether the Blackhawks can get back in the Wild Card race. They tell us which Blackhawks player has been the biggest surprise so far and have they figured out their defensive zone issues?
Jammer weighs in on what he would like to see from this team after the All-Star break, how they can improve their penalty kill and will they be a buyer or seller at the NHL trade deadline?
The guys close out the podcast with their bold predictions for the final 31 games of the regular season.
0:15 Teasing us or can they get into WC race?
2:00 Why is the power play clicking?
3:45 Biggest surprise between Kane, Toews and DeBrincat
6:00 Toews finds confidence
7:30 Biggest surprise from players not named Toews, Kane and DeBrincat
10:00 Strome factor
11:30 Have Blackhawks figured out defensive zone issues?
13:30 Jokiharju after the World Juniors
16:00 What would you like to see post All-Star break?
17:00 How do they improve penalty kill?
19:00 Buyer or seller at trade deadline?
21:00 Bold Predictions
Despite an ugly loss to the New Jersey Devils, Patrick Kane once again stood out and proved he is still one of the game’s best players. Pat Boyle, Steve Konroyd and Charlie Roumeliotis debate whether Kane is having a better season than he did in 2016 when he won the Hart trophy as the league’s MVP and break down the Blackhawks’ much-improved power play – which Kane has dominated.
Plus, would Duncan Keith or Brent Seabrook be willing to waive their no-movement clauses and accept a trade outside of Chicago?
0:30 – Is Patrick Kane having a better season than his Hart campaign in 2016?
4:00 – Kane has single-handedly transformed the Blackhawks power play
7:00 – Kane gets it done no matter who is on his line or what the team’s circumstances are
9:15 – Why Kane could explode in next two games vs Rangers and Capitals
11:50 – Blackhawks power play scoring in six straight games
14:30 – No more Duncan Keith or Brent Seabrook on the power play?
17:30 – More concerned with depth scoring or lack of foot-speed by Hawks defense?
18:45 – Hawks can patch up some of those concerns in free agency
21:00 – What does this defense core look like next season?
24:00 – Would Keith or Seabrook be willing to accept a trade?
27:30 – Is it time to start using the word “tank” if it nets you Jack Hughes?
On the latest Hawks Talk Podcast, Pat Boyle, Jamal Mayers and Charlie Roumeliotis talk about the current state of the Blackhawks. With playoffs a long shot, has management started to look ahead to the 2019-20 season?
The guys also discuss Collin Delia’s consistent play, the power play trending upwards and how the defense may play out when Henri Jokiharju returns.
0:50 — The current state of the Hawks
2:50 — Delia facing high volume of shots
5:00 — Penalties killing momentum
8:30 — Alex DeBrincat’s second straight 20-goal season
11:20 — Power play continues to improve
14:12 — Looking ahead at light January schedule
17:50 — How will blue line shake out when Jokiharju returns?
21:02 — Are the Hawks looking ahead to free agency and NHL Draft?
In the latest Hawks Talk Podcast, Pat Boyle, Jamal Mayers and Charlie Roumeliotis discuss the progress the Blackhawks are making but also point out areas they need to be better in.
What roster moves are coming with Drake Caggiula on the way and Henri Jokiharju returning? Could Dylan Sikura be squeezed out of the lineup and headed to Rockford? Plus, an update on the Blackhawks prospects at the 2019 World Juniors.
The guys also talk about whether Patrick Kane will break his single-season goal mark and how the Blackhawks should handle the goaltending duties between Collin Delia and Cam Ward going forward.
1:25 — Recent play and Winter Classic recap
2:58 — Blackhawks changing trend by scoring first/roster progression
5:40 — Jamal on Brandon Saad's struggles getting to the net
7:53 — Finding the right combinations with lines and pairings
11:50 — Roster moves to make after Drake Caggiula trade
14:00 — Blackhawks at the World Juniors
16:20 — Patrick Kane heading to 8th All-Star Game; can he break his single-season goal mark?
20:10 — Goalie competition between Collin Delia and Cam Ward
On the latest Hawks Talk Podcast, Pat Boyle and Steve Konroyd discuss the Blackhawks’ recent surge after their 3-2 win over the Avalanche. The guys go over personnel moves that have keyed better play recently (1:00), Collin Delia’s emergence in net (4:00), Patrick Kane’s red-hot stretch paired with Dylan Strome (10:00), and the improvement on the power play (14:00). Then, Pat & Steve preview Tuesday’s Winter Classic at Notre Dame against the Boston Bruins (18:00).
Pat Boyle and Jamal Mayers discuss the challenges the Blackhawks and Bruins might face playing in the elements outdoors for the 2019 Winter Classic at Notre Dame Stadium. Plus, Pat is joined by Steve Mayer, the Chief Content Officer of the NHL to fill us in on the fan festivities in both Chicago and South Bend leading up to and on the day of the game.
On the latest Hawks Talk podcast, Pat Boyle, Steve Konroyd and Charlie Roumeliotis discuss Corey Crawford's concussion, Henri Jokiharju leaving the team to play in World Juniors, how the Blackhawks defensemen stack up, and what gift do the Blackhawks need this holiday season?
01:30 Corey Crawford's concussion
04:00 You can't use Crawford's injury as an excuse this season
06:10 Hawks able to get a look at Collin Delia
07:00 Henri Jokiharju to play for Finland in World Juniors
10:30 Erik Gustafsson's potential
14:00 Strome and Kane playing on the same line
17:00 What have the guys seen from Dylan Sikura
21:30 Tough back to back games at Dallas and Colorado
24:30 Guys give their holiday gift to the Blackhawks
On the latest Hawks Talk Podcast, Patrick Sharp and Jamal Mayers join Pat Boyle to discuss snapping the 8-game losing streak, the Hawks no longer being able to rely on skill alone to win games, and what line combinations the guys would like to see on the ice.
2:00 The fourth line being the key to the Hawks win over the Penguins
4:00 Hawks giving up goals in the final minute of the first 2 periods
5:50 Hawks needing to outwork their opponents
6:55 Hawks looking more organized on the ice
7:30 Value of Marcus Kruger on the 4th line
9:45 The need to stick with lines for a few games for players to develop chemistry
13:00 Do the guys like the current lines?
15:00 Strome finding new life with his new team
18:45 What Brendan Perlini needs to do to be effective with the Hawks
23:00 What should the Hawks ask Santa for Christmas?
On the latest Hawks Talk Podcast, Slavko Bekovic and Charlie Roumeliotis talk about Adam Boqvist's emergence with the London Knights in the OHL, how his game has developed and when we could see him with the Blackhawks.
The guys provide updates on a handful of Blackhawks prospects, including Rockford IceHogs forwards Victor Ejdsell and Dylan Sikura, defensemen Nicolas Beaudin and Ian Mitchell, and NCAA's leading scorer Evan Barratt. Why hasn't Sikura been called up yet and should he be? What kind of player could Barratt turn into?
They also preview the IIHF World Junior Championships and which Blackhawks prospects to look out for.
0:55 – What did Charlie learn in 1-on-1 with Boqvist?
2:00 – How has Boqvist adjusted to smaller ice surface?
3:10 – How has Boqvist developed in OHL?
5:00 – What is the benefit of playing with Evan Bouchard on a loaded team?
6:45 – Boqvist comps with Erik Karlsson
9:35 – What did Knights GM Rob Simpson say about Boqvist?
10:35 – Brian Campbell helping develop Boqvist
12:10 – Boqvist on Sweden’s World Junior roster
14:25 – Sikura, Ejdsell and Louis updates in Rockford
18:45 – Evan Barratt leading NCAA in points
22:15 – Ian Mitchell makes Team Canada preliminary roster
24:40 – Nicolas Beaudin underrated prospect?
28:35 – Could Jokiharju play in the World Juniors?
30:00 Brandon Hagel a pleasant surprise
On the latest Hawks Talk Podcast, Pat Boyle, Jamal Mayers and Charlie Roumeliotis assess the past week and provide early impressions on Brendan Perlini and Dylan Strome.
They also weigh in on the ongoing first period struggles, the inefficient power play, whether their recent physical play has helped bring the Blackhawks together and what Connor Murphy’s return could mean for the defense.
The guys wrap up by discussing what their favorite NHL city to spend an off-night in is.
1:00 Strome and Perlini's first week with the Blackhawks
3:30 First period struggles
6:15 Blackhawks getting used to playing man-on-man under Colliton
9:00 Kunitz' penalty forcing the Blackhawks to an extended penalty kill in two straight games
15:00 Has the recent physical play help bring this team together?
16:00 Blackhawks 1-for-16 on the power play over the last seven games
20:05 Kahun-Kampf-Kane playing together and other possible line changes
23:00 Is Alex DeBrincat a top-6 forward?
26:00 What Connor Murphy's return will mean to the defense
28:00 Favorite NHL city to spend an off-night in
In the latest Hawks Talk Podcast, Rocky Wirtz joins Pat Boyle to talk about the state of the team, the firing of Joel Quenneville, and the release of his new book "The Breakaway".
1:00 Rocky Wirtz explains background of “The Breakaway” book
4:00 Rocky talks about his relationship with his father, Bill
5:30 The decision to let Joel Quenneville go
6:00 The dialogue between Rocky and Joel after the decision
7:00 Early thoughts on Jeremy Colliton’s time as Head Coach
8:00 Does Rocky believe this is a playoff roster?
9:00 Rocky will not shy away from tough decisions
10:00 What the Winter Classic means to Rocky
In the latest Hawks Talk Podcast, Jamal Mayers joins Slavko Bekovic and Charlie Roumeliotis to discuss the three-player trade that saw Chicago send Nick Schmaltz to Arizona for forwards Brendan Perlini and Dylan Strome. Why did the Blackhawks give up on Schmaltz now and who are they getting in Perlini and Strome?
The guys also talk about why Schmaltz was never able to reach his full potential in a contract year, whether Alex DeBrincat and Strome can rekindle the magic they shared with the Erie Otters in the OHL and how this trade impacts the Blackhawks’ plans next summer in free agency.
0:27 – Initial thoughts on the Schmaltz for Strome/Perlini deal
1:10 – Why did the Hawks give up on Schmaltz now?
3:00 – Did contract negotiations play into the timing of the trade?
4:20 – Patrick Kane disappointed in Hawks trading Schmaltz?
5:40 – Coyotes have pursued Schmaltz for a year
7:10 – What could Schmaltz ultimately become as a player?
8:50 – Trade frees up some summer cap room for the Hawks
11:15 – Fourth trade between Hawks and Coyotes in 18 months
13:30 – Schmaltz never reached his potential with Hawks
16:37 – What are Hawks getting in Strome & Perlini?
19:50 – Hawks hope change of scenery does wonders…again
21: 45- Can Strome/DeBrincat OHL magic be rekindled?
23:45 – How does Jeremy Colliton rework his lines?
26:00 – Hawks add young forwards to promising defense prospects for future
29:30 – Another former first-round pick traded by Bowman
On a special Thanksgiving Day edition, Pat Boyle and Slavko Bekovic give thanks for the last 11 seasons of Blackhawks hockey. From the way the city of Chicago embraced the franchise (7:00), to the evolution of Patrick Kane from 18-year-old talent to 30-year-old superstar (11:30), they touch on everything that has happened since the Blackhawks franchise was “rejuvenated and reinvigorated” in 2007.
Blackhawks fans have been spoiled by success over the last 11 seasons and there is much to be thankful for! However, the Blackhawks success has also proven costly (3:30) in the salary cap era because winning Stanley Cups means you have to pay players, and that makes longevity difficult in today’s NHL.
We asked the listeners of the Hawks Talk podcast to tell us what they were thankful for and the resounding response was the return of Corey Crawford (14:25). Other responses were the return of Jonathan Toews to top form (17:00), the prominsing start to Henri Jokiharju’s career (21:00), and the health of Eddie Olczyk (25:45) allowing him to return to the broadcast booth.
As a bonus, Hawks fans are also thankful for the challenge the St. Louis Blues have had winning a Stanley Cup…but could there be a reunion with Joel Quenneville in St. Louis? The guys discuss the fit (23:30) and where Joel Quenneville might eventually end up.
On the latest Hawks Talk Podcast Adam Burish joins Pat Boyle to breakdown the Blackhawks' recent four-game point streak, Corey Crawford's second star of the week honors and Brandon Saad’s best stretch of hockey since he returned to Chicago.
Burish talks about the criticism that Nick Schmaltz receives, the tweaks to the power play and whether he is impressed with how the team leaders have handled the coaching change.
Adam also shares his thoughts on Joel Quenneville attending Sunday night’s Bears game, Eddie Olczyk’s "One More Shift" and shares a couple off-ice stories about Patrick Kane.
0:36 What have you seen over this four-game points streak?
2:35 Crow is second star of the week, are the Hawks relying too much on Crawford?
4:00 Crow: no soft goals and rebound control
5:30 Problems exiting zone cleanly
8:00 Art of the hoister
9:40 Best Saad has looked?
10:45 Schmaltz inconsistencies
12:30 New wrinkles on Power Play
16:30 Sikura call up?
18:00 Leaders handling coaching change
22:00 What Q’s been up to
25:00 Burish Beauty
26:00 Edzo's One More Shift and Hockey Fight’s Cancer Night
28:30 Kane’s 21st Birthday and off-ice 88 story
The Blackhawks losing streak extended to eight games with an overtime loss in Carolina, but there were some signs of improvement with the team. Pat Boyle and Steve Konroyd discuss Jeremy Colliton going to the “nuclear option” pairing Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane on the same line and it seemed to work, but how did the other lines fare? Plus – how close are we to seeing some calls made to Rockford and how important are the next two “winnable” games?
On the latest Hawks Talk Podcast, Pat Boyle and Steve Konroyd break down...
00:45 - Mindset of the team after their 8th straight loss
02:00 - Opposition getting quality chances against hawks goalies
4:00 - Toews and Kane playing on the same line
5:00 - Nick Schmaltz needs to take more shots
5:45 - Colliton's lines during overtime
8:00 - DeBrincat playing on a line with Kampf and Kahun
9:45 - Debrincat with more goals than Kane or Roenick through 100 career games
12:10 - How close are the Blackhawks to making some callups from Rockford to give the team a boost?
14:00 - Hawks get a chance against 2 other struggling teams in Blues and Knights
Pat Boyle sits down for a 1-on-1 with new Blackhawks Head Coach Jeremy Colliton and they discuss Colliton’s journey to become head coach of the Hawks, how he plans to attack his new job, plus memories of the only NHL game he played at the United Center.
0:45 – A whirlwind of a week for Colliton
1:26 – His biggest challenge taking over the Blackhawks
1:55 – How his style is different from Joel Quenneville’s
3:08 – His memories of playing at the United Center
4:07 – On playing with Brent Seabrook as kids
4:50 – Dealing with concussions as a player
6:00 – When he knew he wanted to coach
6:55 – How he went from Sweden to Rockford
8:15 – What he learned in his deep run with the IceHogs
9:00 – How he attacks the power play
10:10 – On how he uses analytics
11:30 – When will Forsling, Sikura and Ejdsell
On the latest Hawks Talk Podcast it’s all about the firing of Joel Quenneville and the hiring of Jeremy Colliton as the 38th head coach of the Chicago Blackhawks.
Pat Boyle and Charlie Roumeliotis discuss why the move was made now? Blackhawks management believes they have a playoff roster right now and other takeaways from the press conference. Who is Colliton and where could Q end up coaching next?
:30 - Why did Q get fired?
4:10 - Timing of the firing
9:15 - Young players and Q
12:30 -Blackhawks brass believes they have a playoff roster
15:50 - Colliton, who is he?
20:00 - What’s next for the Blackhawks under Colliton?
21:20 - Q ends up coaching in...?
On the latest Hawks Talk Podcast Adam Burish joins Pat Boyle to discuss the Hawks recent 0-4-1 stretch of games and answer fans' #AskAdam questions. Burish talks about the Hawks struggles closing games, whether they should call up someone from Rockford and should DeBrincat join Kane’s line?
:45 - Takeaway from 5-game losing skid and winless Western Canada road trip
1:35 - How did the Hawks blow a 3-1 lead in Calgary?
2:20 - Trouble closing games
4:00 - Time to call Rockford?
5:15 - Should Cat join Kane?
7:00 - What’s up with Schmaltz?
8:55 -Bottom 6 talk
10:40 - Improving defense
12:30 - Power play solutions
18:00 - Favorite person you fought?
21:15 - 2nd fiddle to Sharp?
On the latest Hawks Talk Podcast, Patrick Sharp sits down with Pat Boyle to discuss his new role as NBC Sports Chicago studio analyst.
Sharp talks about the return of Corey Crawford and how his presence has a calming effect on the team. He also weighs in on the work Patrick Kane puts into his game and how 88’s style has impacted the young generation of NHL players.
Sharpy has some suggestions to improve the Blackhawks' struggling power play and is he ready to deal with Adam Burish and Jamal Mayers on the NBC Sports Chicago set?
0:45 – Sharp on his Blackhawks playing back-to-backs
2:12 – Patrick Kane’s never-ending quest to get better
5:25 – When did Sharp know when to retire?
6:30 – How Patrick Kane changed the NHL
7:55 – Sharp on how Chicago has embraced the Blackhawks
9:35 – On Corey Crawford’s return
10:05 – Alex DeBrincat taking the next step
11:40 – The bounce-back of Jonathan Toews
13:10 – Sharp joins the media “dark-side”
14:04 – Sharp and Boyle break down the Blackhawks power play
On the latest Hawks Talk Podcast, Pat Boyle, Adam Burish and Steve Konroyd discuss the Blackhawks' recent nine-day stretch where they went 3-2-1. What worked and what didn't during it?
The guys also talk about Patrick Kane's hot start, play a game called "Noticeable or Inconsistent?" with the Blackhawks lineup, and try to figure out what is wrong with the power play.
1:15 — Are you happy going 3-2-1 over the 6 games in 9 days stretch?
3:00 — Patrick Kane is putting up spectacular numbers despite not getting much help
6:05 — Should Nick Schmaltz move back to the same line as Kane?
9:15 — The guys play the game "Noticeable or Inconsistent?" with the Blackhawks lineup
17:50 — What is wrong with the power play?
22:50 — Should Brent Seabrook be taken off the power play?
24:50 — Should Stan Bowman be looking to add a top 4 defenseman or a forward?
On the latest Hawks Talk Podcast, Pat Boyle and Charlie Roumeliotis discuss Corey Crawford’s immediate impact on a Blackhawks team that has been struggling defensively. They chronicle the wild week that Brandon Saad experienced, from being a possible healthy scratch, to joining Patrick Kane’s line and having his first multi-goal game in more than a year. The guys break down Erik Gustafsson’s shot-pass effect on the offense and the Art Of Patrick Kane’s one-timer. The boys also join in with the rest of Alex DeBrincat’s teammates for a chuckle after Feisty Cat faced off with Josh Manson. Lastly, they give a shout out to the Blackhawks fans who listen to the podcast from all over the world.
0:50 - Corey Crawford’s immediate impact in return to lineup
2:40 - On overall team game improving from Tampa Bay game to Anaheim
3:55 - Brandon Saad breaks out
5:11 - Thoughts on separating Patrick Kane and Nick Schmaltz
6:52 - Jonathan Toews continues to look like his old self
9:06 - Alex DeBrincat gets scrappy
10:51 - DeBrincat, Toews, Kane and Joel Quenneville on Feisty Cat
15:45 - The effect of Erik Gustafsson’s slap-pass on offense
20:18 - Why Kane adjusted the flex on his stick
24:11 - The crowded race in the Central Division
25:42 - Hawks Talk country roll call
In the latest Hawks Talk Podcast, Pat Boyle, Jamal Mayers and Charlie Roumeliotis recap Corey Crawford’s season debut after missing nearly 10 months with a concussion. Mayers talks about the Kitty system that Niklas Hjalmarsson and Vinnie Hinostroza probably dealt with in their returns to Chicago. The guys also discuss what’s next for Crawford, the upcoming matchup against Artemi Panarin and the Columbus Blue Jackets, and the Blackhawks’ biggest areas for improvement.
In the latest Hawks Talk Podcast, Pat Boyle, Charlie Roumeliotis and Slavko Bekovic provide their thoughts on the Blackhawks’ 3-0-2 start.
They also discuss Brandon Saad’s demotion and whether it could serve as a wake-up call, Corey Crawford’s potential return on Thursday vs. Arizona and what could happen with Anton Forsberg because of it, and address the power play concerns.
The guys wrap up the podcast by making a few bold predictions going forward.
On the latest Hawks Talk Podcast, Pat Boyle goes 1-on-1 with Duncan Keith ahead of his 1,000th NHL game with the Blackhawks and what it means to him.
Keith tries to pick out one game that sticks out to him most, opens up about losing seven teeth during the 2010 Stanley Cup run and how it still affects him to this day, and which player he had the most heated battles against.
Coach Joel Quenneville and teammate Brent Seabrook also weigh in on Keith's milestone and what his most memorable moment has been as a player.
On the latest Hawks Talk Podcast Adam Burish and Jamal Mayers discuss with Pat Boyle a comeback filled first three games of the season. The guys breakdown Toews and Kane’s incredible start, Jokiharju’s play and the problems on the Hawks power play. The boys also have a marketing plan for the NHL and it involves using Sunday’s game vs Toronto. They finish up the podcast with their bold predictions for the Hawks going forward.
In the latest Hawks Talk Podcast, Pat Boyle and Charlie Roumeliotis preview the upcoming season ahead of Opening Night and try to answer the main questions surrounding the team. The guys also talk about Corey Crawford's possible return date, what it could mean for Anton Forsberg, who will make up the blue line and break down the lines. They also answer your mailbag questions, including where the Blackhawks could finish in the Central Division this season and who's bound for a bounce-back year.
On the latest Hawks Talk Podcast Steve Konroyd joins Pat Boyle to discuss Corey Crawford's return to practice, but when might he return to NHL game action?
The guys also discuss the roster that will start the season in Ottawa. Did they go with more defensive minded forwards because of the uncertainty in net? Konroyd also weighs in on the camp that Kahun, Kampf, Johnson and Jokiharju had, plus what we can expect from them to start the season.
On the latest Hawks Talk Podcast, Pat Boyle and Charlie Roumeliotis talk about Joel Quenneville leaving the door open for No. 8 overall pick Adam Boqvist to start the season with the Blackhawks. What are the chances he and Henri Jokiharju both make the team?
The guys also discuss Corey Crawford's status and what to make of his abbreviated on-ice session after six straight days of skating, Connor Murphy's injury that could sideline him until December, how the line of Brandon Saad, Nick Schmaltz and Patrick Kane will work and the new 1-3-1 power play structure.
They also weigh in on which position battles they're looking forward to tracking during the back half of training camp.
On the latest Hawks Talk Podcast, Pat Boyle and Charlie Roumeliotis talk about Corey Crawford revealing that he's dealing with a concussion, the progress he's made over the last couple months and what's next. The guys also discuss the injuries of Connor Murphy and Brent Seabrook and how that impacts the blue line going forward, particularly Henri Jokiharju's chances of making the team. Plus, Pat and Charlie weigh in on Brandon Saad starting on a line with Patrick Kane and Nick Schmaltz and Chris Kunitz joining Alex DeBrincat and Jonathan Toews on the top line to start training camp.
On the latest Hawks Talk Podcast, Pat Boyle and Charlie Roumeliotis listen and react to your voicemails about the Blackhawks offseason so far and what they should've done differently.
The guys also talk about how important the Traverse City prospect tournament is ahead of training camp, explore what the Blackhawks could do with Artem Anisimov and debate whether they should consider trading for Max Pacioretty and what it would take to land the Montreal Canadiens captain as the search for Patrick Kane’s left wing continues.
On the latest Hawks Talk Podcast, Pat Boyle and Charlie Roumeliotis talk about the odds of Corey Crawford being ready by the start of the regular season and whether the Blackhawks are comfortable with Anton Forsberg and Cam Ward as their two options if he's not.
The guys also weigh in on what their biggest concern is going into training camp and discuss which player will have and needs to have the biggest bounce-back season.
They also dip into the mailbag and answer your questions, including where the Blackhawks rank among other Central Division teams and what happens to the older defensive core as the younger defensive prospects develop into everyday NHL players.
On the latest Hawks Talk Podcast, Pat Boyle and Charlie Roumeliotis talk about Jonathan Toews being left off NHL Network's Top 20 center rankings. Will that serve as motivation for the Blackhawks captain?
The guys also weigh in on the Blackhawks' current roster compared to last year's and discuss what their confidence level is on Corey Crawford being ready by training camp.
They also answer your mailbag questions, including whether Patrick Kane and Brandon Saad as potential linemates is a real possibility for the 2018-19 season, the chances of Artemi Panarin returning as an unrestricted free agent in 2019 and where Gustav Forsling stands within the organization following his latest injury.
On the latest Hawks Talk Podcast we look back at the life of Blackhawks legend Stan Mikita after he passed away at the age of 78.
Pat Boyle talks with Eddie Olczyk, Mike Ditka and Cliff Koroll about the Blackhawks all-time points leader.
Ditka was a groomsman in Mikita’s wedding. The Coach discusses their friendship that started in the early 60s, encounters on the golf course and his final meeting with Mikita last year.
Koroll played for more than a decade with Mikita and said he was a fierce competitor. Mikita’s former linemate also says "Stosh" is the greatest player to ever put on an Indian head sweater.
Olczyk reminisces about the first time he met Mikita in the late 70s, Stan’s charitable work in the community and where Mikita belongs in the conversation of Greatest Chicago Athletes of all-time.
On the latest Hawks Talk Podcast, Pat Boyle is joined by Jamal Mayers from the Blackhawks Convention.
They discuss Corey Crawford’s first public appearance in several months.
Crow admits that he is not 100 percent healthy and that has Mayers very concerned.
The guys debate whether Cam Ward can be the Hawks number 1 net-minder if Crawford is not able to go?
They also discuss the role veterans should take with some of the young guys when training camp gets underway.
Hawks rookie winger Dylan Sikura joins the podcast to discuss what he learned from his first 5 games in the NHL, what he is working on most this offseason and the role he expects to have next season.
On the latest edition of the Hawks Talk Podcast, Charlie Roumeliotis is joined by Scott Powers of The Athletic to discuss Stan Bowman's comments following the Marian Hossa trade and debate whether they're finished making moves this summer.
They also provide their thoughts on the Blackhawks' top prospects and which players have caught their attention as development camp winds down.
In the latest Hawks Talk Podcast, Pat Boyle and Charlie Roumeliotis discuss the nine-piece trade that saw the Blackhawks ship Marian Hossa's contract and Vinnie Hinostroza to the Arizona Coyotes and whether it could be a precursor to a larger move.
They also weigh in on what the Blackhawks are getting in return, how important Marcus Kruger would be if he can return to form prior to his injury and remember Hossa's legacy in Chicago.
On the latest Hawks Talk Podcast, Pat Boyle and Charlie Roumeliotis wonder if the Blackhawks are really done making moves this offseason.
Plus, the guys weigh in on whether the Blackhawks are silently rebuilding, discuss who they're most looking forward to watching at prospect camp, talk about what Adam Boqvist signing with the London Knights means for his development and answer your mailbag questions.
They also give away a pair of passes to the Blackhawks Convention, which will take place from July 27-29 at the Hilton Chicago.
In the latest Hawks Talk Podcast, Pat Boyle, Charlie Roumeliotis and Slavko Bekovic break down the Blackhawks' three signings on Day 1 of NHL free agency and where each of them fit into the lineup.
They also discuss whether the Blackhawks should have spent their money differently, weigh in on what could be next and answer your mailbag questions.
On the latest Hawks Talk Podcast, Pat Boyle and Charlie Roumeliotis discuss the chances of the Blackhawks landing prized free agent John Tavares.
They also discuss other targets on the free agent market like James van Riemsdyk, James Neal, Ian Cole and Carter Hutton. They also answer your mailbag questions on free agency, trade market and NHL draft recap.
The guys also make their Blackhawks free agent predictions.
On the latest Hawks Talk Podcast, Pat Boyle and Charlie Roumeliotis recap Round 1 of the 2018 NHL Draft.
They discuss the pair of puck-carrying defensemen that the Blackhawks selected on Friday, Adam Boqvist and Nicolas Beaudin. When can we expect to see these first-round picks play in the NHL?
Boyle also goes 1-on-1 with Boqvist and Beaudin. The guys spoke with Stan Bowman and Joel Quenneville on Friday.
The guys also share their biggest takeaways from those interviews, which includes your daily Corey Crawford update and Quenneville appeared excited that the team has plenty of cap space to spend in free agency.
On the latest Hawks Talk Podcast, it’s all about the 2018 NHL Draft. Pat Boyle is joined by NBC Sports Chicago’s Charlie Roumeliotis and Slavko Bekovic. The trio discusses whether the Blackhawks will hold on to the eighth and 27th overall picks in next week’s draft?
They run down the prospects that could be available at the top of the first round, such as defensemen Noah Dobson, Evan Bouchard, Adam Boqvist and Quinn Hughes. They also weigh in on forwards Brady Tkachuk, Filip Zadina, Oliver Wahlstrom and Jesperi Kotkaniemi and which would be the best fit for the Blackhawks.
The guys also discuss the rumors about the Blackhawks possibly trading for Justin Faulk, and the chances of going after Jacob Trouba or Erik Karlsson. Plus, Blackhawks vice president of amateur scouting Mark Kelley rates this year’s draft prospects. Do the Blackhawks need to land an NHL-ready player with the No. 8 overall pick?
Kelley also weighs in on Henri Jokiharju’s chances of playing in the NHL next season.
On the latest Hawks Talk Podcast, Pat Boyle and Charlie Roumeliotis react to Rocky Wirtz's comments that “nothing lasts forever” and that changes could be made midseason if the Blackhawks struggle out of the gates.
The guys discussed the new Chicago Pro Hockey League that will begin in July and play eight exhibition games. Rosters have not been finalized, but as of now Jonathan Toews is not among the six Blackhawks that have decided to participate.
The summer league prompted a discussion about current leadership on the Blackhawks and Boyle believes Kane is showing more “captain” like leadership with the current team than Toews is.
They open up the mailbag and answer your questions about whether the Blackhawks can make a run at John Tavares and of the “Top 4” defensemen available, who would be the most realistic fit with the Blackhawks?
On the latest Hawks Talk Podcast, Pat Boyle and Charlie Roumeliotis welcome Scott Powers from The Athletic.
The trio dives into the Hawks mailbag and answer your questions about former Blackhawks defenseman Michal Kempny. Is Barry Trotz using Kempny in a different way than Joel Quenneville did?
They discuss Victor Ejdsell’s emergence with Rockford this postseason and with his move to wing, could Ejdsell eventually be on the opposite wing of Patrick Kane?
With the draft a few weeks away, the guys weigh in on what the Blackhawks may do with the eighth and 27th overall picks and also make a bold prediction about the Blackhawks offseason.
In the latest Blackhawks Talk Podcast, Pat Boyle and Charlie Roumeliotis discuss the Supreme Court's decision to legalize sports gambling and how it impacts the NHL.
They also weigh in on why it didn't work out with Michal Kempny in Chicago and why these Stanley Cup Playoffs have proved the Blackhawks should prioritize their power play this offseason. Plus, they check in on Alex DeBrincat and Patrick Kane at the IIHF Men's World Championship.
Finally, Pat and Charlie answer your mailbag questions, including whether the Blackhawks could realistically sign John Carlson this summer.
On the latest Hawks Talk Podcast, Eddie Olczyk joins Pat Boyle to discuss the Stanley Cup Playoffs: Alex Ovechkin finally punching his ticket to the Conference Final, he previews Game 7 between the Predators-Jets and evaluates a few former Blackhawks who are still in the hunt for the Stanley Cup.
Before he calls Game 7 between Nashville and Winnipeg, Olczyk tells us if the winner of Thursday night’s game is the favorite to hoist Lord Stanley’s Cup. He also weighs in on the gap between the Blackhawks roster and the two Central Division teams that are left standing.
While Ryan Hartman to Nashville was a bigger headline at the trade deadline, Olczyk tells you why Michal Kempny to Washington may be a more impactful move this postseason.
Plus, with the World Championship’s going on in Denmark, Edzo talks about Alex DeBrincat being paired with Patrick Kane and whether it could be a long-term line combination for the Blackhawks?
Pucks talk takes a turn down the stretch and the guys discuss the ponies. Is Kentucky Derby winner Justify, a legitimate Triple Crown contender?
On the latest Blackhawks Talk Podcast, Jamal Mayers joins Pat Boyle to discuss the Stanley Cup Playoffs. They go over the controversial no goal in the Penguins-Capitals series and a solution for when there isn’t conclusive video of the puck in relation to the goal line.
They also weigh in on Dustin Byfuglien’s game and whether Big Buff is the biggest cap casualty loss for the Blackhawks in the Cup era.
Plus, with the World Championships starting this week in Denmark will the international experience help Connor Murphy’s and Jordan Oesterle’s NHL game?
Finally, the guys dive into the mailbag for your questions regarding the Blackhawks selecting eighth in the upcoming NHL draft.
On the latest Hawks Talk Podcast, Adam Burish joins Pat Boyle to answer your mailbag questions. Among the questions they tackle: What was your favorite moment from the Blackhawks’ past season and were you surprised that Joel Quenneville didn’t make any changes to his coaching staff?
They also discuss re-signing Vinnie Hinostroza, backup goalie options for Corey Crawford and who do they like in the Jets/Predators second-round series?
Plus, Burish looks at the Penguins roster and sees some similarities to the Blackhawks’ situation and attempts to rebuild a Stanley Cup contender.
In the latest Hawks Talk Podcast, Pat Boyle and Charlie Roumeliotis answer your questions as we look ahead to an important offseason.
Which position should the Blackhawks prioritize and who could be available via free agency? Should Stan Bowman adjust his lineup construction this summer based on how the Western Conference is unfolding? How can Jonathan Toews get back to being Jonathan Toews?
They answer all that and more right here!
On the latest Hawks Talk Podcast Jamal Mayers and Steve Konroyd talk to Pat Boyle about the reasons why the Hawks didn’t make the playoffs and what they can do to get back to the postseason next year.
The guys breakdown the Hawks defensive struggles and what blue liners show the most promise of becoming a number four defenseman.
They also discuss Corey Crawford’s future, the team’s lack of depth at center and ways to improve that sluggish power play.
Also, Konroyd and Mayers give Toews and Saad advice for their offseason in hopes of seeing both bounce back next year.
In the latest Blackhawks Talk Podcast, Pat Boyle, Adam Burish and Charlie Roumeliotis weigh in on whether John McDonough’s decision to bring back GM Stan Bowman and coach Joel Quenneville next season was the right one.
They also discuss which areas both Bowman and Quenneville can improve in, what structural changes to the special teams should be made and a possible change in the hockey operations department?
Jamal Mayers and Adam Burish join Pat Boyle to discuss recent additions to the Blackhawks line-up and Pat Boyle sits down with Patrick Kane to talk about his chemistry with Nick Schmaltz and Brent Seabrook's 1,000th game.
Plus, the surprising debut of Scott Foster, accountant by day goalie by night.
Eddie Olczyk joins Pat Boyle, Steve Konroyd and Jamal Mayers to discuss what went wrong for the Blackhawks this season, and what changes could happen this summer to get the team back into the postseason.
On the latest Hawks Talk Podcast, Jonathan Toews sits down with Pat Boyle for a 1-on-1 interview. Toews weighs in on his season with Brandon Saad, whether he expects major changes this offseason and has the championship window closed?
Also, Adam Burish joins the podcast and plays the game: “Building block, not sure, or no thanks.” Burish runs down the Blackhawks forwards and predicts whether or not they have a future with the team.
In the latest Blackhawks Talk Podcast, Brian Campbell and Steve Konroyd discuss with Pat Boyle the issues on the blue line and what changes should they make next season.
Konroyd and Campbell would like to see Gustav Forsling recalled from Rockford.
The guys weigh in on who they think will be Corey Crawford’s back up next season and they discuss trying Toews at wing the final month of the season.
On the latest edition of the Hawks Talk Podcast, Charlie Roumeliotis and Steve Konroyd discuss the Blackhawks’ trade deadline moves involving Ryan Hartman and Tommy Wingels.
They also look at the bigger picture, which players in Rockford could get a look before the end of the season and whether the Blackhawks should consider moving one of their two first-round picks for a Top 4 defenseman in the offseason.
On the latest Blackhawks Talk Podcast, Adam Burish and Pat Boyle discuss which Blackhawks could be on the trading block and what players are building blocks for the Hawks future.
Burish also shares a couple memorable trade deadline days and his “near” return to the Blackhawks in 2012. Plus, he makes his bold trade deadline prediction for the Hawks.
Jamal Mayers and Adam Burish sit down with Pat Boyle after the Blackhawks fall short to the Dallas Stars on Thursday night. They discuss the fading playoff hopes and why Bowman says he doesn't expect to be a buyer at the trade deadline.
Also, Pat sits down with Nick Schmaltz to talk about his chemistry with Patrick Kane and when it clicked.
In the latest Hawks Talk Podcast, Pat Boyle and Brian Campbell weigh in on the Blackhawks' continued power-play struggles and the lack of offensive production from their stars.
They also look ahead at the team's upcoming schedule, which includes back-to-back matchups against the Calgary Flames, a home contest against the Dallas Stars and a road game against the Minnesota Wild for a chance to make up some ground in the Western Conference wild-card race.
On the latest Blackhawks Talk podcast, Adam Burish joins Pat Boyle to discuss the three-game losing skid the Hawks are experiencing, the problems on the power play and how they should mentally approach getting back into the playoff race.
The guys also discuss Crawford’s first public sighting, trade rumors and Adam shares his favorite Original 6 story.
On the latest Hawks Talk Podcast, Pat Boyle and Steve Konroyd discuss the Blackhawks’ poor effort vs Detroit, Corey Crawford’s health and what kind of run they will need to go on to make the Staney Cup playoffs.
Konroyd also weighs in on his roster concerns and whether or not the Blackhawks will be buyers or sellers at the Feb. 26 trade deadline.
On the latest Hawks Talk Podcast, Adam Burish and Pat Boyle discuss the Blackhawks' first half of the season. Are the Blackhawks what their record says, a non-playoff team, or are they a playoff team that has under achieved?
The guys also weigh in on Jonathan Toews and Brandon Saad’s resurgence and whether Anton Forsberg has proved that he should see a bulk of the time in net until Corey Crawford returns.
Plus, Burish gives us a scouting report on Jordan Oesterle, his biggest area of concern for the Blackhawks and he makes a bold prediction on the second half of the season.
On the latest Hawks Talk Podcast Jamal Mayers and Pat Boyle discuss the Blackhawks 1-1-1 road trip to end 2017.
What players are trending up and which players need to get back on track in the new year?
The guys also discuss the playoff chances in 2018 and they share their New Years Resolutions for Q’s crew.
On this episode of the Blackhawks Talk Pat Boyle is joined by Jamal Mayers and Brian Campbell. The guys discuss which Blackhawks are on the top of their game. Patrick Kane is certainly on the list after he scored two goals against the Wild, and Corey Crawford has been lights out since his return from injury.
Plus, If Erik Karlsson is on the trade block, how aggressive should Hawks be in acquiring him?
A disappointing week for the Blackhawks and a disappointing power play, to boot.
On the latest edition of the Hawks Talk Podcast, Pat Boyle, Jamal Mayers and Brian Campbell share their solutions for the struggling power play.
Plus, who should replace Richard Panik on the top line alongside Jonathan Toews? And the guys make bold predictions for the remainder of 2017.
On the latest Hawks Talk Podcast Jamal Mayers, Adam Burish & Pat Boyle discuss Alex DeBrincat’s first career hat trick, as the Blackhawks cruised to a 7-3 win over Anaheim.
The guys share the biggest reason why they think the Hawks have gone 5-1-1 in their last 7 games. The former Stanley Cup champs also discuss the recently improved power play and how Coach Q might handle his lineup with five games in seven nights.
They also look back at Hockey Fights Cancer Night and Eddie Olczyk’s involvement in Monday’s pregame ceremony.
On the latest Hawks Talk Podcast Tracey Myers and Jamal Mayers join Pat Boyle to discuss the team's wins over the Rangers and Penguins. Have they figured some things out? What is the identity of this team after 20 games?
Jammer weighs in on Artem Anisimov’s big week and are there enough Hawks committed to net front presence? They also discuss the surging play of the blue liners. Plus, Jammer thinks the Hawks failed to send a message to Evgeni Malkin after he kneed Corey Crawford in the head.
In the latest Blackhawks Talk Podcast, Jamal Mayers and Brian Campbell join Pat Boyle to discuss the past weekend’s action. Both were impressed with Alex DeBrincat and Nick Schmaltz’s play and predict which line DeBrincat may end up on. The two Stanley Cup champs discuss the overall inconsistent play of the Blackhawks and how they can improve in this area. They are also asked whether it’s time to call Rockford and bring up Vinnie Hinostroza and whether Anton Forsberg is the long term answer as Corey Crawford’s backup.
This edition of the Blackhawks Talk Podcast features Pat Boyle, Jamal Mayers and Tracey Myers. The crew discusses the one topic everyone's been talking about for the past few weeks -- the Hawks continued struggles on offense. Obviously Marian Hossa was a force on the ice, but do the Blackhawks miss him beyond his offensive contributions?
On the latest Hawks Talk Podcast, Pat Boyle and Tracey Myers discuss the Hawks 1-4-1 stretch and why they’ve struggled to score. Is DeBrincat close to being sent to Rockford and how is Patrick Sharp dealing with his role in his second stint with the Hawks?
They also dive into the power play issues and the revamped defensive pairings. Plus, with Halloween here they discuss their favorite costumes and candy.
On the latest Hawks Talk Podcast Pat Boyle and Tracey Myers discuss the Energy Line of Bouma, Wingels and Hayden.
The also look at how video replay hasn’t gone the Hawks way this season and the dangerous hit that Ryan Hartman received from Zack Kassian.
They also preview the match-up with the surprise of the NHL, The Vegas Golden Knights and the issues the expansion team has in net.
On the latest Blackhawks Talk Podcast, Tracey Myers and Pat Boyle discuss Nick Schmaltz returning to the Hawks lineup on Wednesday night and which player is looking forward most to his return.
Then they weigh in on Corey Crawford’s incredible start to the season and why he’s the major reason why the Hawks begin the week in first place in the Central. Plus, who is the biggest Hawks rival right now, which new defenseman has impressed the most and how is Connor Murphy dealing with being a healthy scratch at times this season?
Finally, someone other than Nick Schmaltz is returning to work on Wednesday night!
In the latest episode of the Blackhawks Talk Podcast, Pat Boyle and Jamal Mayers talk about the Blackhawks’ biggest concern on the team’s blue line heading into the 2017-18 campaign.
Also, the crew discusses Joel Quenneville’s decision to start top prospect Alex DeBrincat on the third line, Jonathan Toews’ quest to contribute more on offense and Patrick Sharp not looking like a 35-year-old who is just happy to be back in Chicago.
On the latest Hawks Talk Podcast Pat Boyle and Tracey Myers discuss the Blackhawks opening night roster and the biggest surprise, Alex DeBrincat.
The Hawks sent DeBrincat to Rockford on Tuesday as a salary cap related issue, but he will be on the roster for the opener vs Pittsburgh. Can Alex make the transition from the OHL to the NHL as seamlessly as Kane did?
They also talk about the rivalry between the Penguins and Hawks for NHL team of the decade. Both weigh in on the difficulty of the Hawks early season schedule. Then, Boyle and Myers make their prediction on where the Hawks will finish in the division and their biggest concern for the team as the season gets underway.
On the latest Hawks Talk Podcast Pat Boyle and Tracey Myers discuss the first week of training camp. Alex DeBrincat will skate on Patrick Kane’s line with Nick Schmaltz in Thursday’s preseason game, but is DeBrincat ready for the NHL? In Columbus, Artemi Panarin talked to the Tribune and Suntimes about the trade. The Breadman did his best Kane impression saying ‘‘This is business, baby,’’ Panarin also said that in Columbus ‘‘I can play a little bit more with the puck,’’ adding via an interpreter ‘‘Just kind of express myself on the ice a little bit more.’’ Boyle and Myers debate whether this is Panarin’s attempt to throw shade at Kane and the Hawks. They also discuss which defensemen have turned some heads in the first week of camp, Anton Forsberg’s impressive debut as Crawford’s under study and who might be “the guy” to bring the young Blackhawks and the core group together.
On the latest Hawks Talk Podcast Pat Boyle, Tracey Myers and Charlie Roumeliotis discuss Jonathan Toews, his off-season workout changes, worrying less about defense, and concentrating more on offensive production. The crew also plays the game, forward lines roulette. They also discuss Eddie Olczyk’s medical battle and they answer some listener questions.
On the latest Hawks Talk Podcast, Bryan Bickell sits down with Pat Boyle and they discuss Bickell’s journey to the NHL, which included being an Ottawa clubhouse assistant where he met future teammate, Marian Hossa. Bickell admits when he finally knew he was a regular in the NHL, his incredible 2013 postseason performance and 17 seconds in Boston. Finally, Bryan gets emotional when discussing his MS diagnosis, his shoot-out goal in his final NHL game, and how his wife Amanda has been at his side throughout his entire hockey career.
On the latest Hawks Talk Podcast, Pat Boyle takes the show on the road to Jeremy Roenick’s first ever Hockey School. A trio of Blackhawks & USA Hockey legends join the podcast: Jeremy Roenick, Patrick Kane and Chris Chelios. They all share camp stories from when they were kids and how the youth talent level in the Chicagoland area has improved during the Hawks recent Cup runs. Kane tells us if Panarin has responded to his post trade text and JR lets us know how the Breadman’s departure is not easy on Patrick. They also discuss the crossroads the Hawks are at this season and Kane explains how it can’t be the core players and young guys this season, it needs to be a total team effort.
On the latest Hawks Talk Podcast, Pat Boyle goes 1-on1 with Brandon Saad.The 2-time Stanley Cup Champion discuss’ the disappointment of getting traded just two weeks after winning the Cup in 2015, plus what’s the biggest difference between Joel Quenneville and his former Columbus coach, John Tortorella?Saad also breaks down some of his favorite moments from his first stint with the Blackhawks, getting engaged, similarities between the Penguins and Blackhawks and of all his nicknames, which one is his favorite?
On the latest edition of the Hawks Talk Podcast, Pat Boyle, Tracey Myers and Charlie Roumeliotis discuss where Patrick Sharp factors into the Blackhawks' plans, and project the rest of the team's line combinations and defensive pairings for the upcoming 2017-18 campaign. They also weigh in on how the Blackhawks may utilize Marian Hossa's cap space during the season, and which positions they could look to strengthen as the year progresses.
On the latest edition of the Hawks Talk Podcast, Pat Boyle, Tracey Myers and Charlie Roumeliotis discuss what's next for the Blackhawks after a trade-filled weekend. They also weigh in on whether the Blackhawks are done trading, preview free agency, and toy with the idea of a potential Patrick Sharp reunion.
On the latest edition of the Hawks Talk Podcast, Pat Boyle, Tracey Myers and Charlie Roumeliotis break down the Blackhawks' blockbuster deals--including Niklas Hjalmarsson being dealt to Arizona and re-acquiring Brandon Saad from Columbus in exchange for Artemi Panarin. They also discuss what it means for the team going forward and whether it's a precursor to bigger deals to come.
On the latest Hawks Talk podcast, Pat Boyle, Tracey Myers and Charlie Roumeliotis discuss the Pittsburgh Penguins winning their third Stanley Cup since 2009, and whether they or the Blackhawks have the stronger hold on the dynasty claim. They’ll also talk about the Blackhawks’ salary cap issues and who they believe is the most likely player to be traded. Plus, the NHL Draft convenes in Chicago next week. Will the Blackhawks trade picks or prospects to move up higher in the first round?
On the latest HawksTalk Podcast Pat Boyle and Tracey Myers discuss the signing of defenseman Jan Rutta and what it means for Trevor van Riemsdyk’s future with the Blackhawks. They also address reports that Ulf Samuelsson will replace Mike Kitchen as Hawks assistant coach and whether there will be a third assistant added to Joel Quenneville’s staff. Plus, Tracey spoke to Alex DeBrincat’s coach from last season, Kris Knoblauch, about the chances of DeBrincat playing in the NHL next season.
On the latest Hawks Talk Podcast, forward Vinnie Hinostroza joins Pat Boyle and evaluates his rookie season, tells us how he has added MMA and Ju-jitsu to his offseason training and is he going to room with Ryan Hartman next season? Plus, Tracey Myers joins Pat to discuss Patrick Kane’s first interview this off-season, the latest on the Hawks coaching moves and tournament fall-out for Panarin, Kruger and DeBrincat.
On the latest Hawks Talk Podcast, former Blackhawks goalie Scott Darling joins Pat Boyle to discuss his favorite memories with the Hawks, joining the Hurricanes and what happened vs. Nashville in the playoffs? Plus, Tracey Myers and Charlie Roumeliotis join Pat to discuss Richard Panik’s extension, Artemi Panarin at the World Championships and OHL phenom Alex DeBrincat’s chances of making the big club next season.
On the latest episode of Blackhawks Talk Podcast, Pat Boyle is joined by former Hawk, Bryan Bickell. Bickell discusses his early retirement due to his multiple sclerosis diagnosis and what's next for him and his family. Bickell also talks about the charity event he and his wife are planning in Chicago this summer, A Fetching Affair, which will benefit abused children and dogs, including a new program to provide MS patients with service dogs. Then, Pat Boyle sits down with Mark Kelley, the Blackhawks Vice President of Amateur scouting. Kelley talks about the Hawks drafting philosophy and reflects on OHL phenom and Blackhawks prospect, Alex DeBrincat.
On the latest Hawks Talk Podcast Pat Boyle sits down with Tracey Myers and Charlie Roumeliotis to discuss the trade of Scott Darling. The trio gives their favorite Darling moment and how this puts an end to any Corey Crawford trade rumors. They also discuss the puzzling story from Artemi Panarin where he told a Russian reporter that he was fatigued going into the playoffs and how the team did the Bread man a solid allowing him to go after his performance bonus. Lastly, the crew weighs in on what might be missing from the Hawks roster and how the decision process may go to replace Mike Kitchen.
On the latest Hawks Talk Podcast Tracey Myers and Pat Boyle discuss Stan Bowman’s season ending presser and the coaching dismissals of Mike Kitchen and Ted Dent. Plus, what are Bowman’s top three things on his off-season to do list? Also, Tracey plays the Blackhawks roster game, part of their future or unclear.
On the Hawks Talk Podcast Steve Konroyd and Jamal Mayers join Pat Boyle to breakdown the Hawks disappointing first round playoff loss to Nashville. Why did the top seed go down in four games? Was it more compete level or roster makeup? The guys discuss if a member of the core group needs to be moved this summer, to free up salary for a playoff proven player. They also rundown the young Hawks players on the roster and tell us if they are part of the team’s plan or if their future is unclear.
CSN's Chris Boden and Tracey Myers reflect on the first three games of the playoff series against Nashville and how the Blackhawks have handled an 0-3 deficit in the past. Find out what it will take for the Hawks to make a comeback against the Predators.
Take a listen as Pat Boyle, Steve Konroyd and Jamal Mayers break down the Blackhawks third period collapse in Nashville. The guys debate whether Corey Crawford was interfered with on the Predators' second goal of the game. Plus, hear from Coach Q, Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane and Corey Crawford.
PAT, STEVE AND JAMAL BREAKDOWN GAME 2…WANT WENT WRONG, AND CAN THE HAWKS BOUNCE BACK ON MONDAY NIGHT, AND IN THE SERIES? PLUS HEAR FROM TOEWS, KANE, CRAWFORD, AND QUENNEVILLE FROM THE UNITED CENTER.
On the latest Hawks Talk Podcast CSN's Pat Boyle, Steve Konroyd, and Jamal Mayers break down Game 1 of the Blackhawks 1-0 loss to the Predators. The guys debate the no delay-of-game call, which cost the Hawks a five-on-three opportunity, the Blackhawks lack of net front presence, and preview Game 2. What adjustments will they need to make to solve Pekka Rinne?
On the latest Hawks Talk Podcast, Pat Boyle and Tracey Myers preview the first round match-up with the Predators. They discuss the return of Anisimov, Hayden and Tootoo on the 4th line and how this is the healthiest and most rested the Hawks have been in the playoffs since 2013.Boyle also sat down with Tanner Kero on the eve of game 1 to talk about the forward's role vs Nashville.They also discuss the Predators defenseman, led by PK Subban and how active they are in the offensive zone. Plus, the Hawks better be careful on the power play and how Corey Crawford has the upper hand over Pekka Rinne, no matter what happened back in 2015.
On the latest Hawks Talk Podcast, Pat Boyle and Steve Konroyd discuss the latest slump and how much does Artem Anisimov's injury play a role in their struggles?Konroyd tells us he was surprised by Ryan Hartman's benching in Tampa.The guys play the game, playoff minutes or press box minutes? They run through the players who are on the bubble when it comes to postseason play.They also discuss the Hawks chances of overtaking Washington for the President's trophy.Plus, Konroyd breaks down possible first round opponents: St Louis, Calgary and Nashville.
On the latest Hawks Talk Podcast Tracey Myers and Pat Boyle breakdown Tuesday’s controversial ending with Vancouver. They discuss whether Darling was interfered with on the game winning goal and did Toews deserve a penalty for running into Ryan Miller? They also discuss the expectations for John Hayden and the tough lineup decisions at forward, that Joel Quenneville will have in the playoffs. Tracey weighs in on who has been the more impressive goalie tandem, Crow and Emery in 2013 or this year's pair, Crow and Darling?
On the latest Hawks Talk Podcast, Pat Boyle & Steve Konroyd discuss the teams latest run to the top of the Western Conference standings, plus the loss of Anisimov & the recent addition of John Hayden. Konroyd also breaks down Nick Schmaltz's struggles in the faceoff circle, the Hawks pursuit of the President's trophy and the Minnesota Wild's recent losing skid.
On the latest Hawks Talk Podcast Pat Boyle & Tracey Myers discuss all things trade deadline for the Blackhawks. The return of Johnny Oduya to Chicago, who was the first to greet him and who will #27 play with? Tracey & Pat also discuss the trade deadline moves made by the Wild, Kings, Blues and Ducks and how it effects the Hawks chances to win the West.
On the latest Hawks Talk Podcast, Pat Boyle is joined by Tracey Myers and they discuss the Blackhawks impressive 9 and 1 month of February. Plus, why the offensive surge for Jonathan Toews? They also discuss the maturation of Tanner Kero and Nick Schmaltz this season. What should we expect from Tomas Jurco and will Stan Bowman add a veteran blue liner before Wednesday’s NHL trade deadline. #HawksTalk
On the latest #HawksTalk Podcast Pat Boyle talks with Steve Konroyd about Jonathan Toews recent scoring surge. Could the recent line combinations be the 12 we see in the Stanley Cup Playoffs? They also discuss whether beating the Wild twice in 13 days means anything big picture for the Hawks. Following Quenneville’s 400th career with the Hawks, does Q get enough credit for keeping this team in the cup conversation every year? Lastly, Konroyd chimes in on whether he thinks Stan Bowman will make a move before the March 1st trade deadline.
On the latest Hawks Talk Podcast, Pat Boyle catches up with Tracey Myers at the halfway point of this 6-game road trip. They discuss Crawford, Toews line-mates and finding consistency throughout a game.They also weigh in on Stan Bowman’s prediction that he doesn’t expect to make a “big move” before the March 1st trade deadline and they preview the final 3 games of this trip before the Hawks enter their 5 day bye week.
On the latest #HawksTalk Podcast: Jamal Mayers & Pat Boyle breakdown the Hawks loss to the Sharks, as they opened their 6 game road trip. They also discuss the Hawks pursuit of long term wingers for the Jonathan Toews line. Plus, they react to Stan Bowman's announcement that he doesn't plan on making any trades before the NHL trade deadline.
Jamal Mayers and Tracey Myers join Pat Boyle following the Blackhawks 5-2 loss to the Lightning on Tuesday night. The crew breaks down the third period collapse which led to their defeat and looks ahead to the Hawks next matchup against the Winnipeg Jets.
On the latest Hawks Talk podcast Pat Boyle talks to Jamal Mayers about the bottom 6 carrying the Hawks to a come-from-behind win over Colorado. Mayers also weighs in on possible targets with the trade deadline 6 weeks away.
Pat Boyle talks to the Athletic.com's @byScottPowers Scott Powers about Hawks All-Stars & snubs, plus the Art of Panarin's 1-timers
Pat Boyle is joined by Jamal Mayers and Tracey Myers following the Blackhawks 4-3 loss to the Senators on Tuesday night. The crew breaks down the loss and looks ahead to Corey Crawford's return to the net as soon as this Friday.
On the latest Hawks Talk Podcast Steve Konroyd talks about Darling’s impressive run during Crawford’s absence. Anisimov has 12 goals and half are GWG’s. Plus, are the Hawks as good as their record says they are?
Pat Boyle is joined by Steve Konroyd and Tracey Myers following the Blackhawks 4-0 shutout win over the Coyotes. The crew breaks down how the Hawks keep finding ways to win, how Marian Hossa has remained a top-6 forward and how the team seems to have finally found some chemistry without Jonathan Toews and Corey Crawford. #HawksTalk
On the latest Hawks Talk Podcast Pat Boyle joins Jamal Mayers & Tracey Myers to discuss their ho-hum Post circus trip win over Florida and how they hit the Panik button. Plus Crawford's steady play and the power play issues. Also we update the latest injury news on Toews, TVR & Anisimov.
Pat Boyle and Steve Konroyd break down the first four games of the Circus Trip and discuss how rookies Ryan Hartman, Vinnie Hinostroza, Tyler Motte and Gustav Forsling have upped their game. They also talk about the future of the Kane/Toews line and preview the California portion of the long road trip.
In this weeks episode we discuss the Hawks lack of offense in Winnipeg, the struggling power play and improved penalty kill. Pat and Tracey also talk line-up changes and health updates on TVR and Motte. Plus, Tracey rates her favorite Western Canada stops on the circus trip.
On the latest episode of the #HawksTalk podcast, Pat Boyle talks with Jamal Mayers and Tracey Myers about the Blackhawks recent success at home, Crawford's stellar play in net, PK improvement, and the upcoming schedule. Plus, young players emerging and Artem Anisimov's career best 8 game point streak.
Pat Boyle, Jamal Mayers and Tracey Myers talk the Blackhawks struggling penalty kill and Quenneville's coaching 7 games in. They also discuss defensemen...who's in, who's out?#HawksTalk
On the inaugural episode of the Blackhawks Talk Podcast, Pat Boyle and Jamal Mayers talk about the Blackhawks 7-4 marathon victory against the Flyers on Tuesday night. Pat also chats with CSN Insider Tracey Myers to look ahead at the upcoming schedule and what the Hawks are up against.#HawksTalk