Happy Saturday, Blackhawks fans. Are you excited for the big Northwestern-Nebraska football game in Ireland? Yeah, I’m still thinking about hockey, too. And I played football in college! Thankfully the end of this week was relatively quiet. But there’s still some good new Blackhawks and hockey content out there.
- Troy Murray sat down with the boys at NBC Sports Chicago to talk about returning to the broadcast booth for the coming season. Murray and Patrick Sharp were named the color analysts for the coming season’s television and radio broadcasts, which is great news. Murray has been in a fight and told the guys on this podcast that his body is ready for the new year.
- Our buddy Steve Konroyd talked about the possibilities of 88 and 19 leaving town on NHL Network on Friday night. Not much new here, but they talked about it last night.
- Today’s “Sure, why not?” Tweet comes from Nick Alberga, who has done work for NHL Network Radio and Sportsnet. Kaner and Johnny Hockey together?
- Since I had a couple tweet at me, slide into the DMs and text me about this, here are your answers: No, the Blackhawks are not actively talking to Columbus. No, this isn’t even a rumor about Kane going to Columbus. This is someone in the industry acknowledging he received a text message about a team potentially being interested.
- At some point, there will be between 12-22 teams very interested in Patrick Kane if he decides to waive his no-move clause. And then there will be more text messages. So relax. This is going to be out there a lot in the coming days/weeks/months.
- We found out what number Max Domi (and the other new Blackhawks) will be wearing earlier this week. On Friday, the Blackhawks made sure the dog of the house matched his human. This is a good looking good boy!
- Whelp, it looks like Mike Babcock “staying in the game” isn’t going very well for the long-time NHL head coach. Sports Illustrated is reporting his coaching gig at the college level lasted one season — less than expected.
- On behalf of Blackhawks fans who are still grieving the loss of the young star who was supposed to carry the team from one great generation to the next, we co-sign this tweet.