In the latest Blackhawks Talk Podcast, Pat Boyle, Adam Burish and Charlie Roumeliotis weigh in on whether John McDonough’s decision to bring back GM Stan Bowman and coach Joel Quenneville next season was the right one.
They also discuss which areas both Bowman and Quenneville can improve in, what structural changes to the special teams should be made and a possible change in the hockey operations department?
Take a listen here or in the embedded playlist below.
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.
Listen to the full podcast right here:
The NHL announced their final jersey sales from the 2017-18 regular season, and there's a new name at No. 1.
Reigning Calder Trophy winner Auston Matthews edged out last season's winner Sidney Crosby as the top-selling jersey after finishing fourth in 2016-17.
The Blackhawks may have missed the playoffs for the first time since Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews were rookies, but that's not stopping fans from purchasing their merchandise.
Each of them stayed inside the top 10, although it's a drop-off from a year ago when Kane was second and Toews was third.
Here what the rest of the Top 15 looked like: