Episode 107

Zach Martin talks Blackhawks, Rebuilding, and more

Zach Martin joins Matt and Mike for some hockey talk on The Blackhawks.

  • We go over the Status of the team. Hawks have put up some big numbers recently but can't string wins together for a winning streak.
  • The Future of Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane. What contracts would look good for these 2. Would it be better for Tazer to retire?
  • Should it be a full tear down or keep the core. We make a case for both.
  • Is Derek King the right coach for a rebuild? The players seem to respect him but is he the guy to coach this team through a rebuild and to contention hockey.
  • Blackhawks bring back Norm Maciver. He was working with the Kracken but has come back to The Blackhawks in the associate GM role. This is a good move because it helps Davidson see some different perspectives. Davidson is a numbers guy and Maciver is a hockey mind.

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About the Podcast

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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.

About your hosts

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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 !!