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Hopefully everyone had a good American Thanksgiving holiday and you have awoken from your turkey and gravy induced comas. The Chicago Blackhawks have seen the proverbial “crash to Earth” in recent weeks, falling from the point in the NHL standings where we asked, “are they too good to tank?” shortly before realizing no, no they are not. At 6-10-3, heading...

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Jay Zawaski and Mario Tirabassi are joined by Chicago Blackhawks play-by-play announcer Chris Vosters to discuss the Marian Hossa number retirement ceremony and see how the first nearly-quarter of the season has gone for the new voice of the Blackhawks. Plus, Jay and Mario answer your questions on a Mailbag Monday! Be sure to check out our brand new LEGENDARY shirt hitting the CHGO Locker Room for a limited run! Watch the YouTube Replay https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNNnIVOPs9k Subscribe to the Show Follow the Hosts

The Chicago Blackhawks honored Marian Hossa tonight with the official No. 81 retirement ceremony prior to dropping the puck against one of Hossa’s former teams in the Pittsburgh Penguins. After falling behind 3-0, the Blackhawks muster a three-goal comeback but are foiled by Sidney Crosby late in the third period on their way to a 5-3 loss. Jay Zawasi, Greg Boysen, and Mario Tirabassi recap the game and all the festivities of the night. By the way, we have a brand new LEGENDARY shirt hitting the CHGO Locker Room in honor of tonight’s special event that you definitely don’t want to miss out on! Watch the YouTube Replay https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1LUzXa884Y Subscribe to the Show Follow the Hosts

Back-to-back losses by the Chicago Blackhawks have them moving closer to the bottom of the standings than a Stanley Cup Playoff spot. That has been the plan all along. The 2022-23 NHL season is not about results but rather setting up for the future. That is where our prospects experts Mario Tirabassi and Greg Boysen come in. Our weekly Rebuild Report keeps you updated on all of the Blackhawks’ prospects around the globe and how they fared over the past week. Mario takes you around the junior and college ranks across North America while Greg keeps tabs on those playing professionally here and overseas. Mario’s Notebook: Sleepless in Seattle I can’t remember a time, off the top of my head,…

The St. Louis Blues have been doing what the Blackhawks should have been doing to start this season: Losing way more than they are winning. Coming into Wednesday night’s game, the Blues were looking up at the Blackhawks from the bottom of the Central Division standings, even with a three-game winning streak. But it was the momentum of that three-game heater that helped propel the Blues to their fourth-straight win and the Blackhawks to their eighth loss (including overtimes and shootouts) in their last 11 games and their eighth loss to the Blues in their last nine meetings. St. Louis capitalized on turnovers, which we’ll get to, and a short-handed chance to take multiple two-goal leads over Chicago at 2-0,…

Coming into the 2022-23 season, the expectations for the Chicago Blackhawks were among the lowest in the NHL. Along with the Arizona Coyotes, the vast majority of fans and people in and around the league thought the Blackhawks would be squarely in the running for the worst record in the league and playing for the best odds in the Connor Bedard sweepstakes. They were built to do so. But after the first 15 games of the season, the Blackhawks find themselves exceeding early expectations with a 6-6-3 record and playing on an 82-point pace for the season. That isn’t expected to be sustained, but it’s also not bad enough to land inside the top three, or even top five, best…

There was no comeback effort to be had tonight for the Chicago Blackhawks as they drop a 3-0 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes at home. Is this the team that we expected to see all season from the Blackhawks? Jay Zawaski, Mario Tirabassi, and Greg Boysen breakdown the loss from Monday night. Watch the YouTube Replay https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHteEWfAVtE Subscribe to the Show Follow the Hosts

Did you stay up late for this whole game? Were you even able to see it on ESPN+/Hulu? If your answer to one or both of these questions is ‘yes,’ then come on down and claim your prize. At least we were treated to a highly entertaining game between the Chicago Blackhawks and Los Angeles Kings in the second meeting between these teams this season. Taylor Raddysh opened the scoring for the Blackhawks on the powerplay in the first period, but former Blackhawk Philip Danault scored the game-tying goal for the Kings early in the second period. After a flurry of chances for the Kings at the end of regulation were denied by Petr Mrazek, the game would head to…

Could it be true? Was this game boring? No, it’s the children who are wrong. This was not the most exciting tilt between the Blackhawks and Kings that there ever was. Remember those teams in the 2010’s that split five Stanley Cups between them? Those were great Kings-Blackhawks games. This was not like that. Sure, there was a tussle and some decent goals scored, but nothing that resembled what the games between these teams used to be like, even if Anze Kopitar, Patrick Kane, Jonathan Quick, and Jonathan Toews are still on their respective sides. The Blackhawks were out-possessed by the Kings all night, registering 33 shots on net on 71 shot attempts and winning 60% of their faceoffs against…

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