Hawks Talk Podcast: Predicting who Blackhawks will take at No. 3 overall

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Hawks Talk Podcast: Predicting who Blackhawks will take at No. 3 overall

On the latest Hawks Talk Podcast, Pat Boyle, Slavko Bekovic and Charlie Roumeliotis react to the Olli Maatta trade and how this impacts the Blackhawks' defensive group. Is this the first of more moves to come?

The guys then break down their top-three candidates for the Blackhawks at No. 3 overall and predict who the pick will be on Friday. They also discuss how the Blackhawks' selection may impact the offseason and the big picture going forward.

0:40 – Initial reaction to the Olli Maatta trade

3:45 – How Maatta fits with the Blackhawks

7:45 – Filling Dominik Kahun’s spot

10:00 – Maatta’s contract situation

11:00 – Our top-3 draft predictions

18:30 – Official predictions on who the Blackhawks will pick

24:30 – Is there a wrong pick in the top 10?

27:30 – If the Blackhawks don’t pick D, the forward is…?

29:30 – How the Blackhawks selections shape the offseason

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Hawks Talk Podcast: TSN's Craig Button explains final NHL Draft rankings and Blackhawks pick at No. 3

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Hawks Talk Podcast: TSN's Craig Button explains final NHL Draft rankings and Blackhawks pick at No. 3

On the latest Hawks Talk Podcast, TSN's Craig Button joins the show to explain his final NHL Draft rankings, why there was fluctuation in his list and who the Blackhawks should take at No. 3 overall.

Pat Boyle, Slavko Bekovic and Charlie Roumeliotis then offer their biggest takeaways from the Button interview and how much the latest rankings have changed their view of who the Blackhawks may select.

0:35 – Craig Button describes his ranking methodology
3:35 – Bowen Byram still a lock to be a No. 1 defenseman
5:30 – How adding Byram to Blackhawks prospect group would look
8:00 – Is there any debate Byram is the third-ranked prospect?
8:50 – Cole Caufield checking all the pre-draft boxes
12:05 – Is there an edge to Caufield’s game? 
13:30 – Could Caufield fit in the Blackhawks top-6?
17:00 – Why Craig is so high on Matthew Boldy
19:20 – Does Trevor Zegras have any downside?
20:50 – Why Vasili Podkolzin’s stock is dropping
22:25 – Concerns about Alex Turcotte’s ceiling
23:45 – Concerns about Dylan Cozens’ NHL position
25:10 – The Blackhawks will select...
27:05 – Why the Blackhawks can’t go wrong with the third pick
29:45 – Bowen Byram’s fit with the Blackhawks
32:15 – Question marks about some of the top other prospects?

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Hawks Talk Podcast: Jeremy Colliton on draft and how Blackhawks can become playoff contender

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Hawks Talk Podcast: Jeremy Colliton on draft and how Blackhawks can become playoff contender

Jeremy Colliton joins Pat Boyle and Charlie Roumeliotis on the Hawks Talk Podcast for an exclusive interview following Colliton's first year in charge of the Blackhawks. Colliton dives into the process for filling out his coaching staff, how involved he's been in the draft and free agency processes, and how he hopes to improve the Blackhawks next season.

0:45 - How the Blackhawks finalized the coaching staff

3:15 - Marc Crawford’s responsibilities

4:40 - Colliton's relationship with Tomas Mitell

6:05 - On moving up in lottery

6:55 - His involvement in draft process

8:00 - What prospects stand out

9:10 - What Hawks need to do to return to playoffs

10:50 - The development of the d-zone coverage

12:05 - What to improve in training camp

13:10 - On their aggressive penalty kill

14:55 - How to improve the PK with personnel

15:35 - On Kane/DeBrincat playing on the same line

16:50 - How Colliton uses analytics

18:30 - On analytics staffers in the NHL

19:55 - How the Hawks were missing that "edge"

21:05 - What he learned from this year's playoffs

22:05 - Winning with various styles of play

22:55 - Monitoring players at IIHF World Championship

23:35 - Kevin Lankinen’s performance

24:05 - Competition for roster spots/depth

25:00 - Looking ahead to free agency

25:50 - On building rosters

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