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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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155 Ratings
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Best podcast

By Quethedagger - Aug 08 2019
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As a Blackhawks fan I highly suggest this podcast. Listen to one episode and be hooked

Blackhawk Podcat

By Rael96 - Sep 22 2018
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Look forward each week to your Blackhawk podcast. Keep up the great job!

iTunes Ratings

155 Ratings
Average Ratings
135
16
0
2
2

Best podcast

By Quethedagger - Aug 08 2019
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As a Blackhawks fan I highly suggest this podcast. Listen to one episode and be hooked

Blackhawk Podcat

By Rael96 - Sep 22 2018
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Look forward each week to your Blackhawk podcast. Keep up the great job!
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Blackhawks Talk Podcast

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Rank #3 in Hockey category

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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: Ep. 121: Hawks Talk Podcast with special guest Mike Tirico

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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?

Feb 18 2019
11 mins
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Rank #2: Ep. 129: Were the Blackhawks ever a playoff team?

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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

Apr 02 2019
52 mins
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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
42 mins
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Rank #4: Ep. 133: Evaluating Blackhawks defensemen prospects with Mark Eaton

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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

Apr 24 2019
40 mins
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Rank #5: 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
22 mins
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Rank #6: 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
20 mins
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Rank #7: Ep. 35: What's next for Blackhawks as free agency looms?

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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.
Jun 28 2017
19 mins
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Rank #8: 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
20 mins
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Rank #9: Ep. 135: Dimitri Filipovic on the state of the Blackhawks

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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?

Apr 30 2019
34 mins
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Rank #10: 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
39 mins
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Rank #11: Ep. 69: Is Dustin Byfuglien the one that got away?

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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.

Apr 30 2018
22 mins
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Rank #12: 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
25 mins
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Rank #13: Ep. 154: Reaction to Artem Anisimov trade and Development Camp standouts

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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

Jul 16 2019
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Rank #14: Ep. 47: The Blackhawks really miss Marian Hossa

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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?

Nov 06 2017
19 mins
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Rank #15: Ep. 26: Does a core member of the Blackhawks need to be moved this summer?

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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.
Apr 21 2017
23 mins
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Rank #16: Ep. 34: How do Friday's blockbuster deals impact the Blackhawks going forward?

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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.
Jun 24 2017
17 mins
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Rank #17: Ep. 46: Is it time for the Blackhawks to call up players from Rockford?

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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.

Oct 31 2017
24 mins
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Rank #18: Ep. 36: Will Sharp replace Panarin on Kane’s line?

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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.
Jul 12 2017
22 mins
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Rank #19: Ep. 94: Saad and Blackhawks bounce back, but will it last?

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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 

Oct 24 2018
28 mins
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Rank #20: EP. 93: Thoughts on Corey Crawford’s season debut

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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.

Oct 19 2018
16 mins
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