The 2023 NHL Draft is less than a week away. We know you all have been wondering who the Hawks will take with their first overall pick... The Athletic's Corey Pronman is this week's guest. He finally settles the debate of who will be drafted first, what else to expect with the Hawks' 10 other picks, and how other teams are strategizing. Enjoy!
Published 06/22/23
WE WON THE LOTTERY! The Blackhawks Insider Podcast is taking a break from its post-season hiatus to celebrate the drawings of the Draft Lottery. Our guest, Hockey Insider Frank Seravalli, was sequestered in the NHL Network studios in Secaucus, NJ to watch the draft lottery process behind the scenes. He debunks the conspiracy theories that the NHL is #rigged. Frank also discusses Kyle Davidson's good luck charm going into Monday night. Enjoy! Go Hawks!
Published 05/10/23
It's not goodbye but see you later. The Blackhawks Insider Podcast caps off the 2022-23 season with Andrew Shaw. Mutt tells Chris Vosters and Colby Cohen that these days he isn't breaking down film, but instead eying up the Food Network. Yes, chef, Shaw talks about his newfound hobbies post-retirement. Shaw also reflects on Jonathan Toews' last game with the Blackhawks, and what it was like witnessing that game in person. Colby and Chris preview the NHL postseason matchups and debate if the...
Published 04/19/23
On the latest episode of the Blackhawks Insider Podcast, we sit down with Assistant Coach Derek King. If you are in need of a new hockey stick, you've come to the right episode. Kinger and Colby Cohen break down how hockey sticks have evolved through the years, and how the lumber has never been lighter. Kinger also reflects on this season and how there were more wins than our record reflects. After the interview, Chris Vosters roasts Colby for becoming a meme during the Frozen Four. Enjoy!
Published 04/12/23
Our captain is back! Caley Chelios and Colby Cohen recap the challenges Jonathan Toews overcame to return to the ice. They also discuss Kyle Davidson's thoughts on trading the number one pick ... the Bears' number one pick that is. Listen to how Kyle Davidson, Ryan Poles, and all Chicago GM's confide in one another. Caley and Colby also give their picks for the 2023 NHL Awards, but Colby suggests shaking up the Norris Trophy award. Tweet us and let us know if you agree! This week's guest is...
Published 04/05/23
The Blackhawks Insider has a stacked episode for all you listeners this week! Chris Vosters and Caley Chelios discuss the Hawks prospects' performance in the NCAA College Hockey regionals, and what to watch for when the Frozen Four kicks off in Tampa next week. Chris and Caley also evaluate the current NHL standings and make their predictions for the draft lottery. Bear with us, but our guest this week is NASCAR Cup Series Champion, Kurt Busch. Busch discusses his love for Chicago sports, his...
Published 03/29/23
Following the Colorado game, we figured you would welcome a break from the hockey talk and ask if you had Troy Murray as the team's biggest prankster on your bingo card. Well, Chris Vosters didn't... Chris and Caley Chelios discuss Troy's antics. In Celly & Chirps, your hosts discuss the 2023 lollapalooza lineup and Caley reveals her toxic trait - adding water to cereal.
Published 03/22/23
It's a throwback episode - Chris Vosters, Caley Chelios, and Colby Cohen reflect on their "glory years" partaking (or not) in St. Patrick's Day festivities and Spring Break trips. Fast forward to the present day, they discuss the impact Taylor Raddysh makes on and off the ice for the Hawks, and the significant loss of Cole Guttman due to his season-ending shoulder injury. And finally, looking ahead to the future, the team reminds everyone that when it comes to the draft, it's not Connor...
Published 03/15/23
In this episode, the gang recaps the offensive eruption that took place Monday night against the Ottawa Senators. Along with team updates Chris, Caley, and Colby go off-script with tales from the road and heated discussions about Shamrock Shakes, Jelena, and stoplights... You're in for a doozy.
Published 03/08/23
The Blackhawks Insider Podcast is bringing you a bonus episode this week as a historic trade deadline for the Chicago Blackhawks is officially in the books. General Manager Kyle Davidson discusses closing chapters and writing the future of this franchise, all the while balancing being a father to a newborn baby girl.
Published 03/03/23
In this somber episode, we delve into the trade of Patrick Kane from the Chicago Blackhawks to the New York Rangers. Kane, a three-time Stanley Cup champion and former Hart Trophy winner, has been a cornerstone of the Blackhawks franchise for over a decade. Our guest, ESPN's John Buccigross, offers his expert analysis and national perspective on this significant shift in the NHL landscape. Bucci brings his insights on how the Blackhawks are poised to move forward and continue their winning...
Published 03/01/23
Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews both made headlines on Sunday for vastly different reasons. Chris Vosters and Caley Chelios give their insight into Toews’s health concerns and Kane’s season-best performance against the Maple Leafs. Assistant Coach, Kevin Dean is this week’s guest. Kevin discusses how happy was to return to the Blackhawks and his Midwest roots. He explains his overall approach to coaching this defensive unit, and how excited he is for the future of his franchise. We also find...
Published 02/22/23
In this episode, hosts Chris, Caley, and Colby dive into the controversial topic of whether referees should be required to answer to the media following games with impactful penalty calls. The catalyst for this discussion is the infamous holding call against James Bradberry in Super Bowl LVII and the subsequent fallout. The hosts draw on their own experiences, including moments during Blackhawks' games where referee calls have drastically impacted the outcome of the game. Joining the gang...
Published 02/15/23
The Hawks are back from the all-star break well-rested and slightly more than after spending a few days in the Florida sun. This week’s guest is Sam Lafferty, who we are dubbing as Chicago’s most interesting man given the fact he was a two-sport DI athlete at an Ivy League College. Chris Vosters and Colby Cohen also react to the Hawks’ prospect pool rankings.
Published 02/08/23
The team might be on the all-star break, but the podcast is still playing at full strength as Shooter is this week’s guest! Sharpy takes us all the way back to the beginning, when he was a center trying to work his way out of the AHL. He reminds Hawks fans that full player development often comes in one’s mid-twenties. And as the 10-year anniversary of the 2013 Stanley Cup Finals nears, Sharpy reminiscences on the team’s historic start to the season and how he tried to bring the cup to a...
Published 02/01/23
This week's episode is all-star themed as Seth Jones is Florida bound. Seth shares who he is looking forward to seeing in Sunrise, Fl, and explains what the week is like from player's perspective. He also shares funny family stories (spoiler alter: his grandma regularly DMs him memes), and we learn the fun fact that Caleb's hockey career started in goal.
Published 01/25/23
Chris Vosters, Caley Chelios, and Colby Cohen give their perspective on Lukas Reichel’s reassignment to Rockford, plus prospect Ethan Del Mastro joins the show to discuss Team Canada’s World Juniors title, and the whirlwind of being traded days after the end of the tournament. WGN Radio’s Joe Brand also makes his much-anticipated return for the latest betting advice in “Line Change” and then sticks around for “Celly & Chirps”, where let’s just say he gets heavily chirped on a recent...
Published 01/18/23
After the conclusion of World Juniors and Lukas Reichel's three points against Calgary, we think there's no better time to hear from Mark Eaton, Assistant GM, Player Development for the Chicago Blackhawks. Chris, Colby, and Caley also give their thoughts on Alex Stalock's recent performance in net, the future number one draft pick for the Chicago Bears, and biggest pet peeves when it comes to airport travel. Don't be that person holding up the TSA line.
Published 01/11/23
No topic was off the table with Connor Murphy! We discussed his decision to decommit from Miami University to instead join the OHL, his experience playing in the World Juniors tournament, what a night out in Chicago looks like from him, and he even gives us a sneak peak of what to expect out of his upcoming wedding. Chris, Caley, and Colby spend the rest of the episode playing some CFB bowl game trivia, discussing the Hawks’ prospects performance in World Juniors thus far, and they debate...
Published 01/04/23
This week we’re bringing you a short but sweet episode. Chris Vosters, Caley Chelios, and Colby Cohen are partaking in the NHL holiday break, but not without merit. This week's episode exclusively features Scott Darling to depict the transformation from goalie, to comedian, to broadcaster. Happy Holidays!
Published 12/28/22
Chris Vosters, Caley Chelios, and Colby Cohen pay homage to Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews’s new milestone by recapping their on and off-ice growth through 1,000 games played together. They also give their takes on the rumors surrounding the NHL expanding the regular season to 84 games. This week’s guest, Emily Kaplan, gives her perspective on Kane and Toews’s future with the Hawks, the state of the rebuild, and the most contentious topic of all: the quality of bagels in Chicago.
Published 12/21/22
Cheli, Mess, and Levy were on the call for ESPN's Washington Capitals vs your Chicago Blackhawks. They carved out time to share some stories and laughs with the crew. They gave their predictions where Alex Ovechkin will end up in the record books for most career goals scored. Caley, Colby, and Chris preview World Juniors, debate if Subway sandwiches are actually edible, and share one too many facts about SUE the T. Rex. Also, we discover that one Chicago broadcaster isn’t ashamed to wear...
Published 12/14/22
It's Showtime! You've seen the adorable clips of PKIII watching his dad from the stands, but now you get to hear first-hand from Kane on how he balances being a professional athlete with being a parent. Chris Vosters, Colby Cohen, and Caley Chelios give their perspective on the dropped mittens in NYC. Joe Brand makes his much-anticipated return to discuss futures you should consider placing on conferences winners and individual award winners. And we weigh in on John Tortorella's interview...
Published 12/07/22
It’s a three for one special this week! NHL on TNT play-by-announcer, Kenny Albert, joins the podcast prior to his call for the Hawks vs Oilers. Kenny gives Chris, Caley, and Colby his prospective of the rebuild and shares stories of what it’s like working with The Great One and the rest of the crew for TNT. And if that wasn’t enough, we hear from Hawks prospects and current Boston University players, Drew Commesso and Ryan Greene.
Published 11/30/22