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 Blackhawks Talk Podcast, Pat Boyle and Charlie Roumeliotis react to the trade of Artem Anisimov to the Senators for Zack Smith. The guys discuss the role Smith could have with the Hawks and the areas where he has an edge over Anisimov. They also discuss the first couple days of Development Camp and how this year’s top two draft picks - Kirby Dach and Alex Vlasic - have looked so far. Plus, a breakdown of the other top blue-liners and how Adam Boqvist, Nicolas Beaudin and Chad Krys have progressed and why they agree with Ian Mitchell’s decision to return to Denver for his junior year.
0:35 – Initial reaction to Anisimov/Smith trade
2:02 – Smith adds faceoff and penalty kill abilities
3:38 – Candidates for bottom-six center spots
4:57 – Edge a common theme among new Blackhawks
6:08 – Alex Nylander’s presence at Development Camp
8:20 – Kirby Dach has an open door to a roster spot
10:38 – Alex Vlasic holding his own against Dach
11:46 – Adam Boqvist wants to play in the NHL now
13:23 – Were Blackhawks recent moves scripted before NHL Draft?
15:28 – Ian Mitchell’s decision to return to college
18:57 – Young defenseman make decisions tough down the road
20:21 – Keeping an eye on Philipp Kurashev at camp
21:20 – Is Stan Bowman done making moves?
22:34 – Salary cap outlook with DeBrincat/Strome extensions coming