Former Blackhawk Patrick Sharp joins Pat Boyle on the latest episode of the Blackhawks Talk Podcast to discuss the Blackhawks' recent struggles (1:45) and to look back on winning the 2013 Stanley Cup Championship with the Hawks (7:45).
Plus, Sharpy looks back on the games following the birth of his two daughters (11:45), memories from the mother's and father's trip (13:45) and finally starting a new chapter with his broadcasting career (15:00).
Listen to the full episode here or in the embedded player below:
Blackhawks Talk Podcast
Plenty of people would love to have a picnic at Wrigley Field’s home plate. Throw in Theo Epstein, Eddie Vedder and John Cusack and that’s a dream day for plenty of Cubs fans.
Patrick Sharp got to live that day.
Sharp told that story with Duncan Keith in a video by the Blackhawks.
Sharp explains that he got a call out of the blue from Theo Epstein, asking him to come to Wrigley to “hang out for a bit.”
“I was like, ‘What does Theo want?’ The Cubs are in Pittsburgh, what’s he want me to come to Wrigley for?” Sharp said. “I walked into the bullpen area, entered the field and it was Theo’s family, Eddie Vedder’s family, [Chris] Chelios was there, John Cusack was there and they were having a picnic at home plate. I just walked in and I was like ‘Am I in the right place? What’s going on?’ One of my all-time favorite days. Hitting balls to those guys in the outfield and playing on Wrigley Field like it’s a park in Lake View.”
Not a bad perk, but that’s what happens when you win three Stanley Cups.
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On the latest Hawks Talk Podcast, Patrick Sharp sits down with Pat Boyle to discuss his new role as NBC Sports Chicago studio analyst.
Sharp talks about the return of Corey Crawford and how his presence has a calming effect on the team. He also weighs in on the work Patrick Kane puts into his game and how 88’s style has impacted the young generation of NHL players.
Sharpy has some suggestions to improve the Blackhawks' struggling power play and is he ready to deal with Adam Burish and Jamal Mayers on the NBC Sports Chicago set?
0:45 – Sharp on his Blackhawks playing back-to-backs
2:12 – Patrick Kane’s never-ending quest to get better
5:25 – When did Sharp know when to retire?
6:30 – How Patrick Kane changed the NHL
7:55 – Sharp on how Chicago has embraced the Blackhawks
9:35 – On Corey Crawford’s return
10:05 – Alex DeBrincat taking the next step
11:40 – The bounce-back of Jonathan Toews
13:10 – Sharp joins the media “dark-side”
14:04 – Sharp and Boyle break down the Blackhawks power play
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