Blackhawks Talk Podcast: Nick Schmaltz isn’t the only one returning; guess who is back in the booth?!

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Blackhawks Talk Podcast: Nick Schmaltz isn’t the only one returning; guess who is back in the booth?!

On the latest Hawks Talk Podcast, Tracey Myers and Pat Boyle discuss Nick Schmaltz returning to the Blackhawks line-up on Wednesday night and which player is looking forward most to his return?

They also weigh in on Corey Crawford’s incredible start to the season and why he’s the major reason why the Hawks begin the week in first place in the Central.

They also discuss who is the biggest Hawks rivalry right now, which new defenseman has impressed the most and how is Connor Murphy dealing with being a healthy scratch at times this season?

Plus, they discuss someone other than Nick Schmaltz returning to work on Wednesday night.

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Blackhawks Talk Podcast: What's the team's biggest area of concern heading into 2017-18?

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Blackhawks Talk Podcast: What's the team's biggest area of concern heading into 2017-18?

In the latest episode of the Hawks Talk Podcast, Pat Boyle and Jamal Mayers talk about the Blackhawks’ biggest concern on the team’s blue line heading into the 2017-18 campaign.

Also, the crew discusses Joel Quenneville’s decision to start top prospect Alex DeBrincat on the third line, Jonathan Toews’ quest to contribute more on offense and Patrick Sharp not looking like a 35-year-old who is just happy to be back in Chicago.

Blackhawks Talk Podcast: Can Alex DeBrincat make jump from OHL to NHL, like Patrick Kane did?

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Blackhawks Talk Podcast: Can Alex DeBrincat make jump from OHL to NHL, like Patrick Kane did?

On the latest Blackhawks Talk Podcast, Pat Boyle and Tracey Myers discuss the Blackhawks opening night roster and the biggest surprise, Alex DeBrincat.

The Hawks sent DeBrincat to Rockford on Tuesday as a salary cap related issue, but he will be on the roster for the opener vs Pittsburgh. Can Alex make the transition from the OHL to the NHL as seamlessly as Kane did? 

They also talk about the rivalry between the Penguins and Hawks for NHL team of the decade. Both weigh in on the difficulty of the Hawks early season schedule. Then, Boyle and Myers make their prediction on where the Hawks will finish in the division and their biggest concern for the team as the season gets underway.

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