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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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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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Charlie kills it

By Uribe5 - May 23 2020
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Love Mr. Roumeliotis’ thoughts on the Hawks.

Amazing show

By alex11266 - May 20 2020
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Always keeps me entertained! They tell it how it is and not what you want to hear.

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243 Ratings
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Charlie kills it

By Uribe5 - May 23 2020
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Love Mr. Roumeliotis’ thoughts on the Hawks.

Amazing show

By alex11266 - May 20 2020
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Always keeps me entertained! They tell it how it is and not what you want to hear.
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Blackhawks Talk Podcast

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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.

Rank #1: Blackhawks trade deadline recap plus Stan Bowman 1 on 1

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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

Feb 25 2020

29mins

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Rank #2: Ep. 68: Attempting to rebuild the Blackhawks into a Stanley Cup contender

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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.

Apr 23 2018

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Rank #3: Ep. 152: Reacting to Robin Lehner signing, Andrew Shaw trade and what's next for Blackhawks

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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? 

Jul 02 2019

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Rank #4: Ep. 174: Robin Lehner stepping up as Brent Seabrook and Blackhawks hit pressure point

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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

Oct 30 2019

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Rank #5: Ep. 173: Colliton calls out Blackhawks work-ethic in stinker vs Flyers

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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

Oct 25 2019

18mins

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Rank #6: Why can't the Blackhawks win close games!?

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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

Feb 11 2020

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Rank #7: Ep. 193: Why end Brent Seabrook's season now?

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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?

Dec 27 2019

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Rank #8: Ep. 179: Blackhawks offense finally opens things up as Patrick Kane starts streaking

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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).

Nov 12 2019

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Rank #9: Ep. 118: Brent Seabrook rumors and early Blackhawks trade deadline speculation

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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?

Feb 04 2019

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Rank #10: Ep. 181: Are the Blackhawks a playoff team?

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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

Nov 20 2019

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Rank #11: Ep. 176: A dive inside the Blackhawks slow start with NHL Network's Mike Kelly

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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

Nov 01 2019

21mins

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Rank #12: The Blackhawks are sucking Chicago back in again

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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

Mar 06 2020

23mins

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Rank #13: Why did the Blackhawks release President John McDonough

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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

Apr 28 2020

26mins

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Rank #14: Ep. 40: Jonathan Toews reveals changes to his offseason training program

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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.

Aug 25 2017

39mins

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Rank #15: Kane is on the wrong line

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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

Jan 07 2020

42mins

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Rank #16: Black History Month: The courage to be a black quarterback

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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

Feb 28 2020

48mins

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Rank #17: Ep. 67: Pat Boyle and Charlie Roumeliotis answer your questions on Periscope

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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!

Apr 16 2018

25mins

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Rank #18: Ep. 186: Things are spiraling quickly for the Blackhawks

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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

Dec 03 2019

32mins

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Rank #19: Ep. 177: One step forward, then two steps back as Blackhawks fizzle out on California road trip

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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?

Nov 06 2019

21mins

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Rank #20: Ep. 132: TSN’s Craig Button breaks down Blackhawks’ options at No. 3 overall

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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

Apr 15 2019

41mins

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Former Blackhawk Doug Wilson didn't expect to be in the Hall of Fame

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Pat Boyle is joined by former Blackhawk and now Hall of Famer Doug Wilson as they discuss Wilson's surprise at being inducted, his experience with Blackhawk great Stan Mikita when he was a rookie, and was he prepared to give up hope on making it into the Hall of Fame.


(1:32) - Doug on being shocked he made the Hall of Fame


(5:40) - Was Doug ready to give up on making the Hall of Fame


(6:56) - Doug on his strong relationship with Stan Mikita


(13:16) - Was it tough not getting to a championship with Wayne Gretzky in the way

Jul 10 2020

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Blackhawks vs Oilers matchup & a chance at the number 1 pick

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The Blackhawks' next matchup when the NHL returns is against the Edmonton Oilers, but are the Hawks at a disadvantage this time around? Pat Boyle, Charlie Roumeliotis, and Scott King discuss the matchup as the Hawks prepare. The crew also discusses the possibility that the Hawks may get the #1 overall pick in the 2020 NHL Draft, and the new collective bargaining agreement that is closed to being signed by the players and owners.


(1:30) - Edmonton Oilers vs Chicago Blackhawks


(8:00) - Updated details of the Bubble


(13:00) - Can the Hawks get the number 1 pick


(16:50) - Details of the new CBA between the players and owners


(27:44) - Will Brent Seabrook play when the Hawks return to play

Jul 07 2020

36mins

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Keeper of the Cup Philip Pritchard on his frequent visits to Chicago

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During the 2010s campaign of the Blackhawks the Stanley Cup visited the city of Chicago 3 times and no one knows the details of those visits like Keeper of the Cup Philip Pritchard does. Host Pat Boyle is joined by Pritchard as they discuss his frequent trips to Chicago during the championship runs, why was they Cup late arriving to the 2015 championship and other stories of the Cup's adventures with the Blackhawks.


(1:14) - Missing Cup during the 2015 championship


(8:12) - Reasons why the Stanley Cup isn't present at the start of close out games


(13:10) - Adventures of the Cup during the 2013 Hawks Championship


(18:06) - Most bizarre story of the Hawks championship with the Cup


(24:05) - Which Hawks team had the most fun with the Cup

Jul 03 2020

28mins

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Hockey Hall of Fame voter Brian Burke HATES the NHL draft lottery

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Pat Boyle and Charlie Roumeliotis are joined by the super opinionated Brian Burke to discuss the Hall of Fame voting, his issues with how the draft lottery was done, and his beef with Artemi Panarin.


(1:10) - Burke explains why the draft lottery is a "disgrace"


(6:18) - Burke explains the Hall of Fame voting process


(12:58) - Burke calls the 1999 NHL draft the worst draft ever


(16:55) - Does the return to play format work


(21:45) - Burke takes issue with Artemi Panarin's comments on the new CBA

Jun 30 2020

26mins

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Marián Hossa on making it to the Hall of Fame

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Former Blackhawk and multiple Stanley Cup champion Marián Hossa has been voted as a first-ballot Hall of Famer. Host Pat Boyle is joined by Hossa as they discuss what it means to be a Hall of Famer, how he got there, and his career in the NHL. Later on, Pat is joined by Charlie Roumeliotis and Scott King to discuss Hossa's career and provide perspective on what Hossa has meant to the Blackhawks and they get into Doug Wilson getting into the Hall of Fame as well.


(1:11) - 1 on 1 with Hall of Famer Marián Hossa


(6:00) - Hossa on being on the 3rd Slovakian to be in the Hall of Fame


(9:21) - Hossa on what he thought he brought to the Blackhawks


(13:14) - Biggest goal of his career


(17:38) - Best Blackhawks Championship team


(21:10) - The Blackhawks Talk pod crew discusses Hossa's career


(35:10) - Doug Wilson gets into the Hall of Fame

Jun 26 2020

44mins

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Will the recent COVID-19 outbreak stall the NHL return

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With the recent outbreak the return to play amongst the leagues may stall. Host Pat Boyle, is joined by Charlie Roumeliotis, Scott King, and Nick Gismondi to discuss the return to play plan for the NHL, will Chicago be one of the host cities still, and will Marian Hossa be voted into the Hall of Fame.


(1:08) - 11 players have tested positive for COVID-19 in the NHL as teams return to play


(6:20) - Players and the league still negotiating health and safety rules for the return to play


(12:53) - Patrick Kane is trying to be a positive face for hockey


(18:40) - Updates on the final selection process for hub cities


(27:45) - Should Marian Hossa be voted in the Hall of Fame

Jun 23 2020

36mins

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Chicago could be a host city when the NHL season returns

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The NHL is narrowing down host cities to restart the season and there's a good chance Chicago could be one of them. The NBCS Chicago Blackhawks content team of Slavko Bekovic, Charlie Roumeliotis, Scott King, and Nick Gismondi, discuss the benefits and drawbacks of Chicago hosting the NHL, the other cities that will host, and as it enters day 100 of no hockey, what does the crew remember about the last day of hockey.


(2:48) - The chances Chicago can be a hub city for the NHL


(10:26) - The COVID-19 case count is a factor when selecting a host city


(14:20) - Blackhawks veteran leadership could benefit them when the season returns


(23:37) - 100 days of no hockey

Jun 19 2020

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Paul Konerko, Ryan Dempster talk Blackhawks dynasty

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It's a cross-sport edition of the Blackhawks Talk Podcast as a pair of former Chicago baseball All-Stars join to talk about their love of hockey and their perspective of the Blackhawks dynasty during their time playing in Chicago. First, Ryan Dempster shares stories of his wild night partying with the Stanley Cup in 2010 and his incredible feat on the diamond the next day. Then, Konerko discusses a pair of drought-ending championships in Chicago, comparing his 2005 White Sox title to the 2010 Blackhawks. 


(1:42) - Dempster's stories of hanging out with the Stanley Cup


(9:05) - Dempster's love for the game of hockey and the Blackhawks 


(17:31) - Konerko's upbringing playing hockey as a kid


(19:57) - Konerko's memories of the Blackhawks renaissance


(26:25) - The time the Stanley Cup came to Crosstown at Wrigley

Jun 16 2020

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Patrick Kane pumps the brakes on July 10th training camp date

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After the NHL announced formal training camps would begin on July 10th as part of Phase 3 of the Return To Play protocol, Patrick Kane told the media to be cautious of dates being thrown around and that there was still plenty to be agreed upon between the league and the players. Pat Boyle, Charlie Roumeliotis, Scott King and Nick Gismondi break down Kane's comments and discuss the hurdles the NHL still faces before resuming play. Plus, the Blackhawks made Stan Bowman, Jeremy Colliton, Alex DeBrincat and Connor Murphy available as well and the panel discusses their biggest takeaways from two hours worth of Blackhawks conference calls. 

1:15 - Kane wants hockey, but cautions that nothing has been agreed to 

12:00 - The franchise is excited about potential playoff hockey

17:20 - John McDonough's impact on Kane and Bowman 

23:11 - Bowman provides health updates on injured Blackhawks 

26:47 - What Phase 2 looks like for the Blackhawks

32:07 - Optimism levels about hockey actually having games

Jun 12 2020

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Doc Emrick and Eddie Olczyk relive the 2010 Stanley Cup Final

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It’s been 10 years since Patrick Kane and the Blackhawks ended their 49-year Stanley Cup drought in the 2010 Stanley Cup Final. NBC Sports’ Doc Emrick and Eddie Olczyk join host Pat Boyle to discuss the magnitude of the series, the intensity of the series both on and off the ice, and ask where exactly the Cup-clinching puck went? Plus, Doc and Edzo recall what they saw (or didn’t see) as Kane slipped the game-winner past Michael Leighton and the mass confusion that happened after the goal.

1:37 – Everyone was sure the 2010 Stanley Cup Final would go to a Game 7

5:49 – The intensity on and off the ice during the SCF

11:28 – Blackhawks players that stood out in 2010 Playoffs

16:11 – What the heck happened during Patrick Kane’s Cup-clinching goal?

24:15 – Comparing 2010, 2013 and 2015 playoff moments

26:33 – Where is the 2010 Cup-clinching goal puck?

Jun 09 2020

32mins

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Jamal Mayers on systemic racism in America

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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

Jun 05 2020

44mins

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It's time to be active in the change

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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.

Jun 02 2020

52mins

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Do the Hawks have a chance to make a run in the new format

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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

May 29 2020

25mins

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The Blackhawks are IN!!

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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

May 27 2020

34mins

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The Blackhawks have a playoff chance

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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

May 26 2020

37mins

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Brandon Bollig tells stories of the 2013 Stanley Cup run

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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

May 22 2020

40mins

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A potential continuance to the season with a new format

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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?

May 19 2020

31mins

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NHL's Return to Play committee meets to discuss plans for a playoff

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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

May 15 2020

28mins

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What was it like coaching during the '90s Bulls era

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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

May 14 2020

33mins

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Front office update and a "Last Dance" Blackhawks documentary

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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

May 12 2020

38mins

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Charlie kills it

By Uribe5 - May 23 2020
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Love Mr. Roumeliotis’ thoughts on the Hawks.

Amazing show

By alex11266 - May 20 2020
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Always keeps me entertained! They tell it how it is and not what you want to hear.