By Chris Block
PuckChatter~Radio returned Thursday night with Al Cimaglia [@AlCimaglia on Twitter] joining in to help us break down the Blackhawks eventful, yet unproductive first week of free agency.
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Among the topics hit on this week’s program…..
-McDonough & Co. show insecurity over losing bids on Parise & Suter
-Why did they want Parise and Suter?
-The pursuit of Martin Brodeur
-Blackhawks bid to become the Miami Heat of the NHL
-What is the plan, Stan?
-How can the Hawks still improve the roster before camp?
-Odds they still can
-Potential trading partners and realistic targets
-What about the goaltending?
-The Penalty Kill
-Could RFA’s Sam Gagner, Evander Kane be on the move?
-Which Western Conference star would be a perfect 2nd line center
-The Blackhawks and Russians
-Martin St. Pierre signs with Rockford
-A review of the Blackhawks selections at the NHL Entry Draft
-Prospect camp next week
-The heat. The heat! And polyester.
-Meeting a man with a very unfortunate name
-Can I play with your poodle?
-And much, much more
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Posted in Audio, Blackhawks, Podcast, Puck Chatter~Radio
Tagged Alexander Semin, Brandon Saad, Corey Crawford, Evander Kane, Jake Chelios, Jay Bouwmeester, Joel Quenneville, Mark McNeill, Martin Brodeur, Minnesota, Nick Leddy, Niklas Hjalmarsson, Paul Stastny, Prospect Camp, Ray Emery, Ryan Suter, Sam Gagner, Stan Bowman, Teuvo Teravainen, Viktor Stalberg, Wild, Zach Parise
Chris Campoli this past Thursday on his stay in Chicago
“I have nothing but great things to say about it. It didn’t work out contract wise with them, but they’re a first-class organization. The fans were unbelievable. The city is absolutely amazing. I really enjoyed being there and I was very fortunate to be able join the team when I did.” [Fan 590 Toronto]
He wasn’t asked at all about the failed negotiations with the Blackhawks. This also a day after the Hawks officially cut Campoli loose on the UFA market. The Chicago comments came as Campoli was asked to summarize or compare each place he’s played thus far in the NHL. Simply a waste of time, a terrible interview.
Martin Lapointe, who’s served as a pro scout for the past two seasons, is no longer listed in that, or any other capacity on the Blackhawks official web site.
In case you hadn’t heard…. Read more
Posted in News and Notes
Tagged Alex Broadhurst, Bob Murray, Bobby Hull, Bryan Marchment, Chicago Express, Chris Campoli, Dave Mackey, Evander Kane, Jack O'Callahan, Jeff Taffe, John Marks, Mark Bell, Martin Lapointe, Patrick Lalime, Petri Varis, Ravil Gusmanov, Rocky Wirtz, Terry Broadhurst, Troy Murray