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Hawks Talk Podcast: Are you hoping for miraculous playoff push or more concerned with draft order?

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Hawks Talk Podcast: Are you hoping for miraculous playoff push or more concerned with draft order?

On the latest Hawks Talk Podcast, Pat Boyle and Charlie Roumeliotis discuss what the weekend vs. Colorado meant and whether fans are looking ahead to the NHL Draft or still holding out hope for a miraculous playoff push.

The guys also weigh in on the power play struggles, why John Hayden hasn't been able to crack the lineup, where Drake Caggiula could fit back in and which defensemen prospects could be in Chicago next season.

0:55 - What weekend against Colorado meant 

3:23 - Looking at the remaining schedule for Blackhawks

6:33 - How did the Blackhawks get here?

8:50 - Power play struggles continue

11:42 - Are John Hayden's days in Chicago numbered?

13:50 - Thoughts on Dylan Sikura's recent play

16:44 - Where does Drake Caggiula fit back in?

18:07 - Brandon Saad's reemergence

22:48 - Are you hoping for a miraculous playoff push or more concerned about draft order?

25:43 - Which defensemen prospects could be in Chicago next season?

Listen to the entire podcast here or in the embedded player below.

Blackhawks Talk Podcast

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Coach Joel Quenneville addresses the media during his first night back in Chicago

Coach Joel Quenneville addresses the media during his first night back in Chicago

Coach Joel Quenneville has quite a legacy in Chicago. During his 10 years as Blackhawks coach, he won three Stanley Cups after a near 50 year drought. After being fired on November 6, 2018 following a five game losing streak, Coach Q is now the head coach of the Florida Panthers (27-16-5), who are third in the Atlantic Division. NBC Sports Chicago's Blackhawks Insider Charlie Roumeliotis got the chance to sit down with Coach Q for an exclusive interview upon his return to Chicago to face his former team. 

Watch Coach Q address the media ahead of the Chicago Blackhawks matchup against the Florida Panthers at the United Center. 

Jonathan Toews and Duncan Keith separated at Blackhawks morning skate

Jonathan Toews and Duncan Keith separated at Blackhawks morning skate

Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews and alternate captain Duncan Keith had to be separated during Tuesday's morning skate after the two appeared to get into a confrontation.

The two three-time Stanley Cup champs wrestled to the ice, with Toews pinning Keith down. Assistant coach Sheldon Brookbank broke the pair up.

“Just a little friendly wrestling," Toews said of the bout. "Were ready to go. It’s a big game tonight. I think the whole point of morning skate is to get going and we’re ready now.”

Blackhawks head coach Jeremy Colliton also made light of the situation following the skate. 

"You got a brother?" Colliton asked Chicago Tribune reporter Jimmy Greenfield, who asked about the altercation. "I do too and I got two boys at home, so I've seen that movie before."

Things have been looking up for Chicago, which is three points out of a WIld Card spot and riding a five-game winning streak with one game left before the All-Star break. 

"I don't know," Patrick Kane said with a laugh regarding the kerfuffle. "I think they were just messing around, I'm not really sure what happened there." 

The Hawks welcome coach Joel Quenneville back to the United Center for the first time since he was fired on Nov. 6 of 2018 Tuesday night. Quenneville now coaches the Florida Panthers, third in the Atlantic Division.

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