Episodes
To wrap up the season, Laz and Scott sit down with Blackhawks GM Kyle Davidson to discuss the future of the team, including the addition of Jeff Greenberg as Associate GM, the rebuilding process, Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews, the search process for a head coach, and much more. Save on a subscription to The Athletic: theathletic.com/lazandpowers Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 04/29/22
Laz and Scott discuss the final stretch of the Blackhawks' season, what has been valuable for the team, burning a year on Lukas Riechel's ELC, if next year will be another developmental season, and more. Save on a subscription to The Athletic: theathletic.com/lazandpowers Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 04/22/22
Join Mark Lazerus and Scott Powers, who cover the Blackhawks and host 'Laz & Powers' for The Athletic, as they team up for this Live Room. Listen as they take your questions and look ahead to tonight's game against the Kings. Please note: This live room was recorded on April 12, 2022. Save on a subscription to The Athletic: theathletic.com/lazandpowers Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 04/12/22
Laz and Scott discuss the news that Marian Hossa's number would be retired, and debate that who else should/could be getting the same treatment. Also, how the organization is adjusting their approach to their season tickets. To wrap up, Chris Vosters is the new voice of Blackhawks. Save on a subscription to The Athletic: theathletic.com/lazandpowers Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 04/08/22
Skills analyst Darryl Belfry joins this week's show to discuss everything from youth development and small-area games to how much longer he believes Patrick Kane can produce at a high level and how the NHL game is evolving to why he thought the the Czech Republic women's team was the story of the Olympics. Belfry is considered one of hockey's top player development coaches and his clients include some of the game's elite players, including Kane, Auston Matthews and Nathan MacKinnon. Learn...
Published 03/31/22
The trade deadline has officially passed, and Scott (checking in from Anaheim), and Laz, (checking in from vacation) recap the Blackhawks moves at the trade deadline trading Marc-Andre Fleury and Brandon Hagel, if Kane and Toews will be around this time next year, stories killed by trades, what they are both looking for from the team with 19 games left in the season, and more! Save on a subscription to The Athletic: theathletic.com/lazandpowers Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...
Published 03/22/22
From Podmobile Studio B, Laz and Scott get together post-practice on Thursday to discuss the approaching trade deadline, including the arrival of Alex Vlasic, and what to expect from a college player. Also, the Blackhawks approach to the deadline in regards to the rebuild, the how the future of Kane and Toews play a part. Also, other players with long-term contracts that could hinder a rebuild, comment on the "burn it down" approach and more. Save on a subscription to The Athletic:...
Published 03/17/22
Following an 8-3 win over the Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday night, Laz and Scott return to discuss a clicking DeBrincat-Strome- Kane line, and dig into the pros and cons of trading Dylan Strome. Also, Norm MacIver returns to the organization in an Associate General Manager role, as the Blackhawks seem to be doing more of the same. Also, Niklas Hjalmarsson's legacy night, questions from listeners including a fight over green Blackhawks jerseys, and more. Save on a subscription to The Athletic:...
Published 03/09/22
Live, from the official podmobile of Laz & Powers, Mark and Scott discuss the Blackhawks officially naming Kyle Davidson as GM of the team on Tuesday. They dig into Tuesday's press conference, the team's GM search process, and what the team could've learned from talking to out of the box candidates. Also, decisions Davidson will have to make as Toews and Kane will need contract extension, looking ahead to the trade deadline, and much more! Save on a subscription to The Athletic:...
Published 03/01/22
Mark and Scott return to discuss Bobby Hull no longer being an ambassador for the Blackhawks after 13 years, the return of Kevin Lankinen, and the latest with the GM search. Early on it felt like Kyle Davidson would eventually be named, but is that the case now? Also as the team has three practices this week, Derek King's mentality moving forward, Olympics thoughts, mice talk, and more! Save on a subscription to The Athletic: theathletic.com/lazandpowers Learn more about your ad choices....
Published 02/23/22
Join Mark Lazerus and Scott Powers, who cover the Blackhawks and host 'Laz & Powers' for The Athletic, as they team up for this Live Room. Listen as they take your questions and discuss the trade deadline, the GM search, and much more. Please note: this episode was recorded live on Tuesday, February 15th, 2022. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 02/15/22
Live, from after Blackhawks practice, Mark Lazerus sits down with Phil Thompson of the Chicago Tribune to discuss what transpired at last week's Blackhawks town hall meeting, the effects of Rocky Wirtz's outburst, and what the team needs to do going forward. Then, The Athletic's Jon Greenberg joins Mark to give his perspective on the Blackhawks' GM search, including looking at candidates outside of hockey, and the need for a new public voice. Save on a subscription to The Athletic:...
Published 02/08/22
Mark and Scott discuss Monday's game vs Vancouver and takeaways from Tuesday morning's practice, before diving into the latest with the Blackhawks' GM search and the advisory committee with Marian Hossa, Eddie Olczyk, and Patrick Sharp. Also, what to expect from Wednesday's town hall meeting, and to wrap up, digging into readers' comments on what they would do if they were the new GM of Chicago. Have a question for Mark and Scott? email [email protected]! Learn more about your ad...
Published 02/01/22
Laz and Scott dive into the latest on the Blackhawks' search for a GM, and a deeper discussion about their approach to the position. Also, Dylan Strome had a big night on Wednesday, what is his trade value, and should the team even trade him at the deadline? Save on a subscription to The Athletic: theathletic.com/lazandpowers Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 01/27/22
As the NHL season inches towards the halfway mark, Mark and Scott discuss a team that's seems like it's going through the motions, and with the trade deadline two months away, decisions Kyle Davidson will need to make on Chicago's direction. Then, Lukas Reichel's impact in his appearances with the big club, and his future, and evaluating the team's defense. Also, Monday night's shootout loss to Seattle, Ryan Hartman flourishing in Minnesota, and to wrap up, your listener questions! Have a...
Published 01/18/22
Mark and Scott are back to recap the latest road trip, the "rock-bottom" loss to the Coyotes, then beating the Golden Knights and Blue Jackets. Also, digging into Lukas Reichel as he is set to make his NHL debut on Thursday vs the Canadiens. The front office has a set plan for him, but will they adjust if he flourishes in the big league? Then, as Andrew Shaw is going to being honored at Thursday's game, discussing his legacy as a member of the Blackhawks. Learn more about your ad choices....
Published 01/12/22
After a loss at the hands of the Coyotes, Mark and Scott discuss the long road ahead for a team that looks good on paper, but has been a disaster in reality. Do the players still have hope? Also, digging what the possible fixes could be. In listener questions, lines Mark and Scott would roll out, what the team's approach at the trade deadline should be, Dominic Kubalik's trade value, and comparing Thursday night's Strome/DeBrincat goal with the recent Zegras/Milano one. Save on an annual...
Published 01/07/22
In their last episode of 2021, Mark and Scott look back at the many things that have transpired for the Blackhawks over the year, counting down the twelve biggest stories. Have a question for Mark and Scott? Email [email protected]! Through New Year's Eve, get a subscription to The Athletic for $1.99/month! theathletic.com/lazandpowers Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 12/27/21
Mark and Scott discuss the recent surge in positive COVID tests in the NHL, and why daily testing in necessary. Then, recapping the Blackhawks scoring three goals in 34 seconds in their OT win over the Capitals, the universal love for Marc-Andre Fleury, answer your listener questions including a Jujhar Khaira update, if Ian Mitchell should get more ice time, and more! Save on a subscription to The Athletic: theathletic.com/lazandpowers Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...
Published 12/16/21
Laz (checking in from Montreal) and Scott discuss the devastating hit Jujhar Khaira sustained in Tuesday's game. Also, with the emergence of players like Mortiz Seider and Trevor Zegras, how members of the 2019 draft class are catching up to Kirby Dach. Then, how will this team become a contender in the future? Plus, diving into numbers on 5 on 5 offense, the pair answer some listener questions, and more. Have a question for Mark and Scott? Email [email protected] or call (714)...
Published 12/09/21
Mark and Scott discuss the Blackhawks' continuing offensive struggles, depth concerns including in future roster projections, and answer listener questions including a questions about Jonathan Toews' future, their favorite Canadian cities to visit on the road, and more. Have a question for Mark and Scott? Email [email protected] or call (714) 759-4529! Save on a subscription to The Athletic: theathletic.com/lazandpowers Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 11/29/21
After going 5-1 since Derek King took over as head coach, Mark and Scott take a look at this Chicago Blackhawks team. Are they any better? They discuss what definitely IS different, the team playing more confidently, and the dividends that could play in the long term. Plus, the task ahead in the search for a new GM, the effects of Stan Bowman's decisions on the team in the future, and more. The deal of the year is here! Lock in a subscription for $1/month at theathletic.com/lazandpowers Learn...
Published 11/23/21
Scott checks in with Laz on the road as the Blackhawks prepare to face the Seattle Kraken for the first time, and also a big picture look at a road trip where the team will also visit Edmonton, Vancouver, and Calgary. Then, thoughts on on-ice performance and adjustments Derek King has made so far, and his impact on the team. With it being Hall of Fame Week, they have a discussion including Marian Hossa's induction and the process behind selection. To wrap up, a listener asks about the...
Published 11/16/21
Back in the Podmobile, Mark Lazerus and Scott Powers discuss the firing of Jeremy Colliton, Derek King being named interim head coach, takeaways from Kyle Davidson's media availability, a 2-1 win over the Nashville Predators Sunday night, answer your questions, and more. Save on an annual subscription to The Athletic: theathletic.com/lazandpowers Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 11/08/21