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Laz and Powers

The Athletic

Some call them the Jordan and Pippen of hockey podcasting. Others, more appropriately, call them the Kane and Toews. They just call themselves Laz and Powers. Back for another season, The Athletic's Mark Lazerus and Scott Powers bring you a twice-weekly, in depth look at everything happening in the world of The Chicago Blackhawks.

Some call them the Jordan and Pippen of hockey podcasting. Others, more appropriately, call them the Kane and Toews. They just call themselves Laz and Powers. Back for another season, The Athletic's Mark Lazerus and Scott Powers bring you a twice-weekly, in depth look at everything happening in the world of The Chicago Blackhawks.
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Some call them the Jordan and Pippen of hockey podcasting. Others, more appropriately, call them the Kane and Toews. They just call themselves Laz and Powers. Back for another season, The Athletic's Mark Lazerus and Scott Powers bring you a twice-weekly, in depth look at everything happening in the world of The Chicago Blackhawks.

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Episodes

Reckless revenge?

12/9/2019
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Dominik Kubalik has finally been elevated to the top line, so the podcast has officially run its course. But the show must go on, so Scott and Mark weigh in on the Blackhawks' shootout loss to the Arizona Coyotes, and whether it's worth dropping the gloves to defend a teammate in a one-goal game when it's going to leave you shorthanded. They also talk about Robin Lehner's latest heroics (and latest shootout woes), and whether Jeremy Colliton needs to yell more at the officials. That and more...

Duration:00:24:54

Hockey, but not hockey

12/5/2019
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Mark and Scott dig deep into the serious discussion of the changing culture in hockey and its coaches, including the recent news that Blackhawks assistant coach Marc Crawford will be on leave as the organization investigates allegations from his past. They also discuss Robin Lehner's thoughts on cancel culture and mental health. Mark's complete interview with Lehner is included in the podcast. Plus, there is some actual hockey talk about the Blackhawks' recent struggles and what must change...

Duration:00:56:28

The 2010s: Blackhawks All-Decade Team

11/27/2019
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Scott and Mark come together for a special episode of Laz and Powers where the guys pick who they would put on their Chicago Blackhawks All-Decade Team. Do you agree? If not, yell at Mark!

Duration:00:34:41

Death to the shootout!

11/25/2019
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Scott and Mark start off the show by discussing the merits (or lack thereof) of the shootout, and discuss better ways to decide a hockey game than a gimmicky skills competition. They then discuss rookie Kirby Dach's performance, and what kind of expectations he's setting for the long term, as well as Alex Nylander's struggles on the top line. Then they answer some listener questions about Matthew Highmore, Ian Mitchell, and the changing hockey culture when it comes to how coaches treat their...

Duration:00:30:14

Will the Blackhawks ever lose again?

11/18/2019
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The Blackhawks are suddenly one of the hottest teams in the league, rocketing back into the playoff mix with a 5-0-1 stretch since returning from California. But is it sustainable? Scott and Mark discuss the Blackhawks' abnormally high shooting percentage and save percentage during this stretch and if the team really is this good, or if they're just on a lucky streak. Then they answer listener questions about Kirby Dach, Popeye's chicken, the path back to Cup contention, and why so many...

Duration:00:36:24

The Blackhawks are fun again, but are they good?

11/11/2019
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In the wake of a wild 5-4 victory over the Maple Leafs in which the Blackhawks won despite allowing 57 shots on goal, Scott and Mark try to figure out if this fast-and-loose style is the best way forward for Jeremy Colliton. They also assess Adam Boqvist five games into his NHL career and discuss whether he's here to stay or not. And how about Robin Lehner? He's the Blackhawks' goaltender of the present, but will he be the goaltender of the future, too?

Duration:00:28:48

The kids are all right

11/7/2019
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Scott and Mark discuss the Blackhawks' sudden youth movement, with four recent top-eight picks in the lineup, including 18-year-old Kirby Dach and 19-year-old Adam Boqvist. Is Boqvist here to stay, or just something to keep the team upbeat and the fans engaged? And what will the blue line look like once Connor Murphy returns? A daunting schedule looms; can three points in two days springboard the Blackhawks back into the mix?

Duration:00:21:58

Slump buster

10/28/2019
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Mark and Scott discuss the scratching of Brent Seabrook, and what possible long-term solutions there could be for handling him going forward. They also dive into the Blackhawks' cathartic 5-1 victory over the Kings on Sunday night, and what embattled coaches Jeremy Colliton and Matt Nagy might have in common. And hey, whatever happened to Brendan Perlini, anyway?

Duration:00:25:49

The Dach is in

10/21/2019
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The Dach is inKirby Dach held his own in his NHL debut Sunday night, but what does the immediate future hold for the No. 3 overall pick? Scott and Mark lay out the reasons why the best option might be to keep him in the NHL all season, and in the process, discuss whose seat might be getting a little toasty. Meanwhile, Brandon Saad has been one of the best wingers in the league in the season's first month. Can Jeremy Colliton continue justify playing him only 15 minutes a night?

Duration:00:32:10

Sound the alarms!

10/14/2019
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Scott and Mark dive into the Blackhawks' alarming 0-2-1 start, trying to figure out what's gone wrong, what's gone right, and what Jeremy Colliton is doing with the lineup and the goalies. Scott, after visiting Rockford on Saturday night, breaks down Kirby Dach's pro debut and how NHL-ready he is.

Duration:00:31:02

Back State Side!

10/7/2019
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Mark and Scott are back in the US and ready to get the season really underway in Chicago! The guys talk about the trip to Europe and dive more into what the Blackhawks need to do to have a successful season.

Duration:00:33:22

Trailer

9/26/2019
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Laz and Powers coming to you from Chicago. Find out here what the podcast will be bringing you each week! Subscribe here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/laz-and-powers/id1481428395

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