Blackhawks Talk Podcast: Blackhawks show urgency vs. the undefeated

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Blackhawks Talk Podcast: Blackhawks show urgency vs. the undefeated

The Blackhawks finally got on the board for the season and did so in front of the 500th consecutive capacity crowd at the United Center.

Pat Boyle, Jamal Mayers and Charlie Roumeliotis break down the impressive performance by the Blackhawks against the undefeated Edmonton Oilers and discuss how Jeremy Colliton’s message got through to Alex Nylander and the rest of the team.

Plus, after an impressive performance in net, should Corey Crawford get the next game vs. the Blue Jackets? And what does the future have in store for Kirby Dach? Jamal makes a bold prediction.

0:54 – Blackhawks finally show urgency in 2nd period

2:47 – Penalty kill starting to show some life

5:00 – Thoughts on the Shaw/Strome/Kane line

6:43 – Blackhawks eliminating some defensive breakdowns

9:23 – Big rebound performance from Corey Crawford

11:36 – Colliton’s message to Alex Nylander got through

15:21 – Brandon Saad has been a pleasant surprise early on

17:15 – Dominik Kubalik’s impressive performance

18:31 – Will Kirby Dach be with the Blackhawks all season?

22:42 – Does Crawford or Lehner start vs. the Blue Jackets?

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Blackhawks Talk Podcast: Who should start home opener, Corey Crawford or Robin Lehner?

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Blackhawks Talk Podcast: Who should start home opener, Corey Crawford or Robin Lehner?

On the latest Blackhawks Talk Podcast, Pat Boyle, Charlie Roumeliotis and Slavko Bekovic put a bow on the Prague trip. What was the biggest on-ice takeaway from their season-opener vs. Philadelphia?

The guys also discuss what's the deal with Calvin de Haan, the plan for Kirby Dach and how comfortable they are with the top line of Alex Nylander, Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane. They wrap up the show by answering your mailbag questions, including whether Corey Crawford or Robin Lehner should start in the home opener on Thursday, what the future holds for Erik Gustafsson and what line combinations they'd like to see.

0:55 - Biggest takeaway on the ice from Prague

1:52 - Importance of Alex DeBrincat signing

2:40 - Atmosphere overseas

5:00 - Third pairing and update on Calvin de Haan's status

8:00 - What's the plan for Kirby Dach?

11:45 - How comfortable are we with Nylander-Toews-Kane line?

14:37 - Blackhawks give up too many scoring chances and high danger chances vs. Flyers

15:27 - Who will be the Blackhawks' first call-up this season?

16:45 - What does the future hold for Erik Gustafsson?

21:40 - Is David Kampf slotted too high as third-line center?

24:43 - If both goalies have strong play, could one be used as a trade piece?

25:40 - Will the return of de Haan and Murphy be enough to plug holes on defense?

28:37 - Who will start home opener: Crawford or Lehner?

34:16 - What line combinations would you like to see?

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Blackhawks Talk Podcast: Breaking down Alex DeBrincat's extension plus 1-on-1 with Marian Hossa

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Blackhawks Talk Podcast: Breaking down Alex DeBrincat's extension plus 1-on-1 with Marian Hossa

On the latest Blackhawks Talk Podcast, Charlie Roumeliotis gets the chance to catch up with Marian Hossa 1-on-1 from Prague with an update on his health and his thoughts on potentially rejoining the Blackhawks organization one day. Charlie is also joined by Slavko Bekovic to break down Alex DeBrincat's three-year extension and preview the Blackhawks' season opener against the Flyers in the NHL Global Series.

1:09 – Initial reaction to Alex DeBrincat’s extension

2:21 – How the deal came together

3:16 – DeBrincat’s deal expires at the same time as Kane & Toews

4:18 – Surprised DeBrincat want a long-term deal?

5:00 – How DeBrincat’s extension impacts Dylan Strome

6:35 – Jeremy Colliton keeping roster close to the vest

7:36 – The “Czeching Line” with Saad, Kubalik and Kampf

9:46 – The health of the Blackhawks blue line

11:14 – Which goalie will start game one?

12:02 – What’s the status of Kirby Dach

13:20 – Marian Hossa joins the Blackhawks Talk Podcast

14:15 – Hossa updates us on his health

14:34 – How difficult was it for Hossa to walk away from the NHL?

15:03 – What does Hossa miss most about playing hockey?

15:32 – How much does Hossa follow the Blackhawks?

15:47 – Hossa’s memories of the 2010 Stanley Cup run

16:10 – Did Hossa envision three Cups when he signed in Chicago?

16:43 – What was Hossa feeling in the penalty box in Nashville in 2010?

17:29 – Can Hossa see himself back in the Hawks organization?

18:45 – How excited were the Hawks to see Hossa in Prague?

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