Episode 103

Jonathan Toews is skating, Injury Report, New Lines, and NHL News

Blackhawks News:

Blackhawks have been off and play their next game Friday night against the New Jersey Devils.( dougie Hamilton is back to push for that Stanley cup)

  • Jonathan Toews, Tyler Johnson, Reese Johnson are skating.  It’s notable that Tazer is skating which means he’s progressing with his concussion symptoms.  Tyler Johnson is also very close to returning.  Reese Johnson and Riley Stillman still out
  • Tyler Johnson had the same surgery as Jack Eichel.
  • Notably Lankinen has been activated and his first game back but not sure when his first game will be.
  • Jake McCabe is out with an injury and will not play against the Devils.  An apparent back injury .
  • JuJhar Khaira underwent successful back surgery and will be out for 10-12 weeks.
  • Bobby Hull out as ambassador.  Who could be brought on?
  • Interim GM Kyle Davidson has been taking calls from teams about multiple Blackhawks players, including the likes of Brandon Hagel, Dominik Kubalik, Ryan Carpenter, Dylan Strome, Marc-Andre Fleury and Calvin de Haan, among others.

Lines at Thursday’s Practice:

DeBrincat-Strome-Kane

Kubalik-Reichel-Hagel

Kurashev-Dach-Borgstrom

Entwistle-Carpenter-Lafferty

NHL News:

  • Asking Russian players feelings on Ukraine Situation.
  • “Ovechkin realizes even though he spends time and makes money in the U.S., the Russian security service knows where his grandma lives, knows what bank accounts he uses, knows where he keeps his dacha... if he strays off the path, they can do what they want.”
  • NHL News -Habs win 4 in a row . Caufield red hot since coaching change . St. Louis was his idol growing up . This could be a good coaching choice for next season and it’s been helping their future star pick it up . 
  • NO CONTRACT TALKS YET BETWEEN LAINE, BLUE JACKETS
  • Jonathan Huberdeau is matt’s mvp pic so far 
  • Pekka Rinnie jersey retired

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Chicago TomaHawk: A Podcast on The Chicago Blackhawks
We are a podcast about The Chicago Blackhawks hockey team on The Faceoff Hockey Network. We provide honest analysis of the team, provide NHL-wide hockey news, and a written column for the network.

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Mike Prieto

Mike Prieto is a longtime Blackhawks fan. He has played recreational hockey for fun and loves to follow the Blackhawks. 1 of the reasons he started the podcast was to give Blackhawks fans what he thinks they deserve, honest reporting on the Chicago Blackhawks that is not influenced by the team.
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Matt Raisutis

I started playing hockey when I was about 7-8. I played goalie my whole minor hockey career . When I wasn’t on the ice I was out in the street or on playing inline hockey at a rink . I’ve goalie coached for 4 years now . I’ve been a hawks fans my whole life . My dad had season tickets when I was a kid . It’s one of my favorite memories, going to hawks games with my dad up in 320. After I graduated In 2005 , I got my own tickets and owned them till about 2012. It was awesome to see the team build a dynasty . I love talking hockey and hockey history . I hope you enjoy our podcast !!