The Blackhawks Talk Podcast takes you inside the dressing room of the Madhouse on Madison. Go behind the reasons of the latest line change, and what to expect from the team on the ice, and in the front office. Featuring Pat Boyle, Charlie Roumeliotis, Adam Burish, Jamal Mayers and Steve Konroyd.
On the latest edition of the Hawks Talk Podcast, Blackhawks director of player development Mark Eaton joins the show to evaluate the organization’s top defensemen prospects and where each of them are at in their developments. Which ones could make the NHL jump next season?
Pat Boyle and Charlie Roumeliotis offer their takeaways from the Eaton interview and outlook the Blackhawks blue line group as a whole.
1:00 – Eaton on Henri Jokiharju’s development
3:30 – Adam Boqvist’s growth in North America
6:50 – Evaluating Nicolas Beaudin’s progression
8:15 – Surprised about Ian Mitchell’s decision to return to college?
10:55 – Assessing Chad Krys in college and AHL
13:10 – Challenge between stressing defensive side of game but not taking away from who the player is
15:55 – Which defensemen prospects could be in NHL next season?
18:25 – The message Erik Gustafsson’s breakout season sends to prospects
21:15 – Takeaways from Eaton interview
31:25 – Reviewing Blackhawks defensemen contracts
33:35 – Thoughts on Gustav Forsling
35:20 – The challenge for Blackhawks defense this offseason