On the latest Hawks Talk Podcast, Connor Murphy joins the show to break down the Blackhawks' man-on-man defensive zone coverage, how the team stayed together during the long losing skids and do the young players have a strong voice in the locker room?
Pat Boyle is then joined by Slavko Bekovic and Charlie Roumeliotis to discuss what the Blackhawks may be thinking with the No. 3 overall pick and narrow the field to three potential candidates. Should the Blackhawks draft for need or best available player?
Plus, the guys provide an update on how the Blackhawks are performing at the 2019 IIHF World Championship.
0:45 – Connor Murphy joins the podcast
2:00 – Murphy’s summer so far
2:35 – Murphy’s off-ice training regimen
3:35 – Murphy evaluates his season
5:05 – Murphy on comeback from injury
6:30 – Murphy explains the Hawks d-zone coverage
10:00 – Murphy’s conversations with father Gord Murphy
12:10 – Murphy on making it through tough times last season
13:10 – Murphy on unity between vets and youth
14:25 – Murphy’s goals for the future
17:00 – Hawks draft prospects one month out from NHL Draft
19:30 – Byram’s stock up while Podkolzin’s stock down
21:00 – Should Blackhawks draft for need and improve now?
26:25 – Future of the Blackhawks blue-line
33:15 – Blackhawks replenishing the prospect pipeline
35:45 – Our top 3 prospects for the No. 3 pick
41:05 – How the Blackhawks are doing at the IIHF World Championship
Listen to the entire podcast here or in the embedded player below.
Blackhawks Talk Podcast