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Hawks Talk Podcast: NHL Combine interviews Part 2: Cole Caufield, Alex Turcotte and Trevor Zegras

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Hawks Talk Podcast: NHL Combine interviews Part 2: Cole Caufield, Alex Turcotte and Trevor Zegras

The second of a two-part edition of the Hawks Talk Podcast featuring 1-on-1 interviews with some of the top draft prospects at the NHL Scouting Combine in Buffalo. Slavko Bekovic and Charlie Roumeliotis discuss how Cole Caufield, Alex Turcotte and Trevor Zegras could potentially fit with the Blackhawks and what stood out from their interviews.

0:45 – Just how good was this year’s USNTDP team?

2:40 – Interview with Cole Caufield

11:05 – Caufield embracing Alex DeBrincat comparison

16:15 – Interview with Alex Turcotte

25:10 – Turcotte the perfect combo of “sandpaper and silk”

30:40 – Interview with Trevor Zegras

36:35 – Patrick Kane’s influence on Zegras

39:00 – How good can this draft class can be?

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

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Blackhawks' Patrick Kane issues statement against racism

Blackhawks' Patrick Kane issues statement against racism

On Friday, Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane authored a Twitter thread against racism composed of four tweets that read as follows:

"Racism and injustice in our country must end.  

"As a white male in this society, I will never truly understand. But I want to help in this fight for change - and I know I cannot do that in silence. 

"I’m here to listen and to educate myself – but most importantly, to act. While I have so much more to learn and do, I was inspired by @jahmal_cole words, ‘What’s something simple I can do that will have a positive impact on my block?’

"Today, I’m contributing to Chicago’s own @mbmhmc (My Block, My Hood, My City) and @ASPChicago (All Stars Project of Chicago) and encourage others to learn more about the many inspirational and impactful organizations serving the black community.

"You may have seen this video already, but I think it’s important to share. It helped me begin to better understand systemic racism and open my eyes to the problems many may not be aware of."

Kane linked the following video, titled "Systemic Racism Explained", in his final tweet:

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Blackhawks' Jonathan Toews and Malcolm Subban participate in event for local youth

Blackhawks' Jonathan Toews and Malcolm Subban participate in event for local youth

Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews and goalie Malcolm Subban participated in a By the Hand Club event for Kids in the Austin neighborhood on Chicago's West Side Thursday. 

Per ChicagoBears.com, the event was coordinated by Bears outside linebacker Sam Acho. Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky and receiver Allen Robinson also took part in the function, along with Cubs players Jason Heyward and Jason Kipnis and the Bulls' Ryan Arcidiacono and Max Strus. 

The pro athletes spoke with children and representatives from the By the Hand Club, BUILD and the Westside Health Authority. Chicago police officers also joined to help form "healing circles." 

The group then took a bus tour of the neighborhood led by Alderman Emma Mitts and a youth leader from the By the Hand Club. Congressman Danny Davis also spoke to the group. 

The By the Hand Club for Kids is an after-school program whose mission is "helping children who live in under-resourced neighborhoods have an abundant life."

BUILD — Broader Urban Involvement & Leadership — an organization focusing on gang intervention, violence prevention and youth development, strives "to engage at-risk youth in schools and on the streets to help them realize their potential and contribute to our communities."



The Westside Health Authority provides services, promotes wellness and development, and encourages and enables growth, engagement and positive change. Its mission is "to use the capacity of local residents to improve the health and well-being of the community."

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