Podcast: Eddie Olczyk on Hawks' youth and the core four buy-in


Host Pat Boyle talks with Eddie Olczyk about the Blackhawks' youth movement and whether the core four needs to buy into the rebuild plan to make it work. Later in the pod, Pat and Eddie discuss "Hockey Fights Cancer" month, as they look back at Eddie’s battle and how that journey impacts him now. Plus, Edzo discusses Mike 'Doc' Emrick’s retirement and the challenges of broadcasting during the pandemic.

(1:09) - Life in the Edmonton bubble

(7:04) - Blackhawks being more transparent

(10:10) - The Blackhawks' plan of going with younger players, especially in net

(15:10) - What do Nikita Zadorov & Mattias Janmark bring to the Blackhawks?

(22:49) - Do you need to have the core four buy into the plan for it to be successful?

(27:53) - Edzo looks back to his battle with cancer

(50:28) - 'Doc' Emrick’s retirement

(54:45) - Broadcasting during a pandemic

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