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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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Excellent Access. Great content.

Go Hawks!

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Awesome podcast! I listen to it year round including the offseason. Matt from PHX AZ here!

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192 Ratings
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170
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Excellent

By osucrew983 - Oct 28 2019
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Excellent Access. Great content.

Go Hawks!

By MattAZ84 - Oct 20 2019
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Awesome podcast! I listen to it year round including the offseason. Matt from PHX AZ here!

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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.

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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Ep. 180: Kirby Dach on road to NHL, role with Blackhawks and rapid fire Q&A

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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).

Nov 16 2019

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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

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Ep. 139: NHL Draft expert Adam Kimelman on potential fits for Blackhawks at No. 3

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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…

May 16 2019

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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

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Ep. 52: Which Hawks have impressed most during five game win streak?

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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? 

Dec 18 2017

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Ep. 51: How do the Blackhawks fix their broken power play?

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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.

Dec 04 2017

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Ep. 107: Hawks snap 8-game losing streak

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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?

Dec 13 2018

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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

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Ep. 146: TSN's Craig Button explains final NHL Draft rankings and Blackhawks pick at No. 3

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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?

Jun 10 2019

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Ep. 50: Cat and his Hat-trick

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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.

Nov 28 2017

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Ep. 112: Are the Blackhawks looking ahead to next season?

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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?

Jan 08 2019

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Ep. 145: Jeremy Colliton on draft and how Blackhawks can become playoff contender

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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

Jun 06 2019

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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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Ep. 104: Rocky Wirtz opens up about the state of the Blackhawks

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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

Nov 30 2018

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Ep. 122: Patrick Kane streaking into wildcard weekend in Chicago

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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?

Feb 21 2019

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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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Ep. 103: Did Blackhawks make right move in cutting ties with Nick Schmaltz?

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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

Nov 26 2018

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Ep. 153: Robin Lehner on mental health and competition with Corey Crawford; reaction to Henri Jokiharju trade

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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?

Jul 09 2019

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Ep. 53: Are the Blackhawks a playoff team in 2018?

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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.

Jan 02 2018

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Ep. 187: Patrick Sharp gives insight on Blackhawks' struggles, his hockey career, and life after hockey

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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).

Dec 06 2019

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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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Ep. 185: The development of Adam Boqvist and other Blackhawks prospects

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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

Nov 29 2019

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Ep. 184: Blackhawks Talk Podcast "Thankful For" Episode

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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

Nov 27 2019

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Ep. 183: Could Corey Crawford become the Blackhawks designated shootout goalie?

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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?

Nov 25 2019

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Ep. 182: Soups on, Brian Campbell on his career with the Blackhawks and what’s next

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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”

Nov 22 2019

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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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Ep. 180: Kirby Dach on road to NHL, role with Blackhawks and rapid fire Q&A

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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).

Nov 16 2019

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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

33mins

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Ep. 178: Eddie Olczyk opens up about his career, beating cancer, and the current state of the Blackhawks

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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).

Nov 08 2019

19mins

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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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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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Ep. 175: Emergency Podcast - Adam Boqvist is here and Kirby Dach is here for good

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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?

Oct 31 2019

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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

23mins

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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

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Ep. 172: How should Blackhawks handle Kirby Dach's future?

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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

Oct 23 2019

26mins

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Ep. 171: Blackhawks scratch out a win and Kirby Dach recalled

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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).

Oct 19 2019

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Ep. 170: Blackhawks show urgency vs. the undefeated

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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? 

Oct 15 2019

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Ep. 169: Sitdown with Ed Belfour

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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

Oct 11 2019

17mins

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Ep. 168: Who should starter home opener, Corey Crawford or Robin Lehner?

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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?

Oct 08 2019

38mins

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