Hawks Talk Podcast: Bold predictions about the Blackhawks' post-All-Star schedule

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Hawks Talk Podcast: Bold predictions about the Blackhawks' post-All-Star schedule

On the latest Hawks Talk Podcast, Jamal Mayers and Pat Boyle discuss whether the Blackhawks can get back in the Wild Card race. They tell us which Blackhawks player has been the biggest surprise so far and have they figured out their defensive zone issues?

Jammer weighs in on what he would like to see from this team after the All-Star break, how they can improve their penalty kill and will they be a buyer or seller at the NHL trade deadline?

The guys close out the podcast with their bold predictions for the final 31 games of the regular season.

0:15 Teasing us or can they get into WC race?

2:00 Why is the power play clicking?

3:45 Biggest surprise between Kane, Toews and DeBrincat

6:00 Toews finds confidence

7:30 Biggest surprise from players not named Toews, Kane and Debrincat

10:00 Strome factor

11:30 Have Blackhawks figured out defensive zone issues?

13:30 Jokiharju after the World Juniors

16:00 What would you like to see post All-Star break?

17:00 How do they improve penalty kill?

19:00 Buyer or seller at trade deadline?

21:00 Bold Predictions

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Hawks Talk Podcast: The 'Patrick Kane is Really Good' Podcast

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Hawks Talk Podcast: The 'Patrick Kane is Really Good' Podcast

Despite an ugly loss to the New Jersey Devils, Patrick Kane once again stood out and proved he is still one of the game’s best players. Pat Boyle, Steve Konroyd and Charlie Roumeliotis debate whether Kane is having a better season than he did in 2016 when he won the Hart trophy as the league’s MVP and break down the Blackhawks’ much-improved power play – which Kane has dominated.

Plus, would Duncan Keith or Brent Seabrook be willing to waive their no-movement clauses and accept a trade outside of Chicago?

0:30 – Is Patrick Kane having a better season than his Hart campaign in 2016?

4:00 – Kane has single-handedly transformed the Blackhawks power play

7:00 – Kane gets it done no matter who is on his line or what the team’s circumstances are

9:15 – Why Kane could explode in next two games vs Rangers and Capitals

11:50 – Blackhawks power play scoring in six straight games

14:30 – No more Duncan Keith or Brent Seabrook on the power play?

17:30 – More concerned with depth scoring or lack of foot-speed by Hawks defense?

18:45 – Hawks can patch up some of those concerns in free agency

21:00 – What does this defense core look like next season?

24:00 – Would Keith or Seabrook be willing to accept a trade?

27:30 – Is it time to start using the word “tank” if it nets you Jack Hughes?

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Hawks Talk Podcast: Are the Blackhawks looking ahead to next season?

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Hawks Talk Podcast: Are the Blackhawks looking ahead to next season?

On the latest Hawks Talk Podcast, Pat Boyle, Jamal Mayers and Charlie Roumeliotis talk about the current state of the Blackhawks. With playoffs a long shot, has management started to look ahead to the 2019-20 season?

The guys also discuss Collin Delia’s consistent play, the power play trending upwards and how the defense may play out when Henri Jokiharju returns.

0:50 — The current state of the Hawks

2:50 — Delia facing high volume of shots

5:00 — Penalties killing momentum

8:30 — Alex DeBrincat’s second straight 20-goal season

11:20 — Power play continues to improve

14:12 — Looking ahead at light January schedule

17:50 — How will blue line shake out when Jokiharju returns?

21:02 — Are the Hawks looking ahead to free agency and NHL Draft?

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