Mock drafts range beyond core seven for Bears


Mock drafts range beyond core seven for Bears

You shouldnt pay attention to what others say about you. But as long as GM Phil Emery is doing mock drafts drafts plural lets see what is going on as far as what others are saying the Bears will do with that pick at No. 19 in the draft this Thursday evening.

Illinois defensive end Whitney Mercilus is the unofficial leading vote-getter in this informal sampling. Emery said that the Bears have a core of seven players they feel comfortable with at No. 19 and there are nine different opinions just in this test strip. Should be interesting on Thursday. Whitney Mercilus, DE, Illinois

SB Nation Brandon Thompson, DT, Clemson group

Bucky Brooks Whitney Mercilus, DE, Illinois

Greg Cosell Kendall Wright, WR, Baylor

Steve Wyche Michael Floyd, WR, Notre Dame

Charley Casserly Dontari Poe, DT, Memphis

Charles Davis Quinton Coples, DE, North Carolina

Albert Breer Michael Floyd, WR, Notre Dame

Peter King, Sports Illustrated Kendall Wright, WR, Baylor

ESPN group

Mel Kiper Whitney Mercilus, DE, Illinois

Todd McShay Stephon Gilmore, CB, South Carolina

CBSSports group

Rob Rang Whitney Mercilus, DE, Illinois

Dane Brugler Nick Perry, DE, USC

Clark Judge Dontari Poe, DT, Memphis

Pat Kirwan Whitney Mercilus, DE, Illinois

Pete Prisco Dre Kirkpatrick, CB, Alabama Michael Brockers, DT, LSU

Sports Talk Live Podcast: Are the Blackhawks buyers or sellers?


Sports Talk Live Podcast: Are the Blackhawks buyers or sellers?

Charlie Roumeliotis, Scott King, and Ben Pope join Leila on the panel.

0:00- The Blackhawks return home after two weeks on the road. Did they return to Chicago as trade deadline sellers? And what are the chances both goalies could be dealt by Monday?

12:00- Pat Boyle joins the panel. He gives his thoughts on the Blackhawks trade deadline plans.

14:30- David Ross says the Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo could hit 1-2 in the Cubs lineup in 2020. Will that solve their leadoff woes?

19:00- The Astros controversy just won't go away. The panel discusses.

21:00- The NFL reportedly wants to expand the playoffs to 14 teams and go to a 17 game regular season. Is this a good idea?

Listen to the full podcast here or via the embedded player below:

Sports Talk Live Podcast



5 Takeaways: Blackhawks give up five third-period goals in loss to Rangers

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5 Takeaways: Blackhawks give up five third-period goals in loss to Rangers

The Blackhawks lost 6-3 to the New York Rangers on Wednesday. Here are five takeaways:  

Brutal third period

After going 1-4-0 on their recent road trip, the Hawks needed a solid game to defeat the Rangers, who were in the same desperate spot they were - eight points out of the second wild card spot.

The start and resolve were there for Chicago until the third period, when after being tied 1-1, they were outscored 5-2. 

Keith 500

Duncan Keith became the seventh player in Hawks history to record 500 assists and just the second defenseman to do so. Doug Wilson had 554. 

Keith had the primary assist on Dominik Kubalik's goal at 2:29 of the second period, which tied it 1-1.

Kane keeps climbing

Patrick Kane grabbed the secondary assist on Kubalik's second period goal, tying him with Pat LaFontaine for 86th on the NHL's all-time points list with 1,013. 

Strome vs. Strome

Brothers Dylan Stome (Blackhawks center) and Ryan Strome (Rangers center) faced off on Wednesday night... Literally. The brothers took the opening faceoff against each other with Dylan winning the draw for Chicago. 

Ryan later scored on a Rangers power play at 4:01 of the third period to make it 3-1 for the Rangers. 

Man of Bread

Former Hawk Artemi Panarin scored at 9:41 of the third period, making it 5-2 in favor of New York. 

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