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The Hockey Show Podcast: Remembering Rocky Wirtz | Chicago's Hockey Savior

Join hosts Pat Boyle and Barstool Chief on this heartfelt episode of The Hockey Show Podcast as they pay tribute to the legendary Blackhawks owner, Rocky Wirtz. In this special edition, the guys dive into Rocky's extraordinary legacy and the lasting impact he has left on the sport of hockey in Chicago. Rocky Wirtz's name will forever be synonymous with the revival of hockey in the Windy City. Through his vision, dedication, and unwavering commitment to the game, he orchestrated one of the most remarkable turnarounds in sports history. Tune in as Pat and Chief recount the pivotal moments that transformed the Blackhawks from struggling underdogs to three-time Stanley Cup champions, reigniting the passion for hockey in the hearts of Chicagoans. In this heartfelt discussion, the hosts shed light on Rocky Wirtz's leadership style, his unyielding support for the team and its fans, and how he fostered a sense of community around the sport. From transforming the United Center into a roaring hockey haven to assembling a winning roster, Rocky's determination and love for the game were unparalleled. As they share personal anecdotes and memorable stories, Pat and Chief highlight the profound impact Rocky Wirtz had on players, coaches, and the entire hockey fraternity. His legacy continues to inspire generations of athletes, fans, and sports enthusiasts alike. Don't miss this emotional and enlightening episode, where The Hockey Show Podcast celebrates the life and achievements of a true sports visionary. Join us as we honor the memory of Rocky Wirtz and his invaluable contributions to the sport he loved. Listen now and share your thoughts in the comments below. Remember to like, subscribe, and hit the notification bell for more exciting episodes of The Hockey Show Podcast. Let's keep the hockey spirit alive


6/30 The Connor Bedard Era Begins!

Welcome to The Hockey Show Podcast with NBC Sports Chicago's Pat Boyle and Barstool Chief! In this episode, we dive into the new era of the Chicago Blackhawks as the highly anticipated Connor Bedard Era begins. Join us as we discuss how Bedard will handle the immense pressure that comes with being a top prospect in the NHL. We also explore the intriguing question of whether the Blackhawks will regret not having the veteran presence of Patrick Kane in the locker room. Kane has been a cornerstone of the franchise for years, and his absence leaves big shoes to fill. Tune in as we meticulously analyze the Blackhawks' picks on the second day of the draft. Who will be the future stars that join the team? We break down the potential and impact of each selection, giving you an inside look at the team's strategy. Lastly, we evaluate the stage presence of the Blackhawks' general manager. The draft is not only about the players but also about the executives who shape the team's future. We discuss the GM's ability to make confident and strategic decisions, examining how it will shape the Blackhawks' trajectory. Don't miss out on this exciting episode filled with expert analysis, in-depth discussions, and captivating insights into the Chicago Blackhawks' new era. Subscribe now and join us on this thrilling journey!


6/26: Blackhawks Trade For Taylor Hall & NHL Draft Preview

In this episode, we dive into the exciting news surrounding the Chicago Blackhawks' acquisition of former #1 overall pick Taylor Hall, as they look to pair him with the highly anticipated upcoming #1 overall pick Connor Bedard. Join us as we break down the trade and analyze the impact that Taylor Hall's addition will have on the Blackhawks' roster. With his proven scoring ability and dynamic style of play, we discuss how Hall's presence on the ice will complement the young talent already on the team, including rising star Bedard. As the NHL draft approaches, we also provide an in-depth preview of what to expect during this highly anticipated event. We delve into the top prospects, including Bedard, and explore how their skills and potential fit within the teams that hold the early draft picks. Tune in to "The Hockey Show" as we bring you the latest insights, expert analysis, and lively discussions on the Chicago Blackhawks' new addition, Taylor Hall, and the upcoming NHL draft. Don't miss out on the excitement as we navigate the twists and turns of the hockey world, delivering everything you need to know about your favorite sport.



Pat Boyle and Barstool Chief reunite to react to a franchise-altering day for the Chicago Blackhawks: They won the NHL Draft lottery and the chance to draft the once-in-a-generation prospect, Connor Bedard.


4/15 10 AM: Toews Final Game as a Blackhawk

In the Season Finale, Pat Boyle and Barstool Chief breakdown Johnathan Toews final game as a Blackhawk. We discuss Kyle Davidson's decision to end the dynasty era.


4/7: Colby Cohen

Pat Boyle and Barstool Chief talk: Final stretch of the Hawks season, a call to flex games, the lottery, final few games for Toews? . Plus they're joined by Colby Cohen who's on the call of tonight's Men's Championship match.


3/31: The Hockey Show

Podcast only version! Boyle and Chief are feeling the drag as the season slowly comes to a halt. They react to Toews comments early this week and they debate if the Blackhawks have too many picks.


3/25: Charlie Roumeliotis

Pat Boyle and Chief discuss how NHL couple replicate the excitement the WBC created for their sport. What winnable games are left on the Hawks schedule? Blackhawks Insider for NBC Sports Chicago Charlie Roumeliotis joins the guys.


3/18: Eddie Olczyk

The guys start the show discussing the Blackhawks recent winning streak and Detroit increasing their chances of getting the top pick. Later they talk to former Blackhawk, Eddie Olczyk about ESPN Chicago's 25th Anniversary Reunion and the Kraken's season.


3/11: Andrew Shaw

The guys discuss a behind the scenes Blackhawks program where they show the moment Patrick Kane was told he would be sent to the Rangers. Former Blackhawk, Andrew Shaw joins the show to discuss the team and their future.


3/04: Did the Blackhawks Push Kane Out?

The guys open the show discussing their feelings now that Patrick Kane is officially with the Rangers and some of the comments made by Kane and the team. They also react to the Emily Kaplan report that stated when Kane didn't receive an extension in the summer he began looking to play elsewhere.


2/25: Saying Good-Bye to Patrick Kane

The guys talk about Patrick Kane possibly being traded to the NY Rangers and we hear from fans as they deal with this news. Lastly, the guys talk to Blackhawks Insider, Charlie Roumeliotis and Host of The Fourth Period, Dave Pagnotta.


2/18: Emily Kaplan

Emily Kaplan joins Pat Boyle and Barstool Chief to discuss the NHL trade deadline and where to expect Kane and Toews to find themselves.


2/11: Elliotte Friedman

Pat Boyle and Barstool Chief are back to discuss Patrick Kane's recent quotes about the New York Rangers, as well as the trade value of Jonathan Toews. Then, Elliotte Friedman joins them to preview the trade deadline.


2/04: NHL All-Star Game

Today is the NHL All-Star game and the guys debate if their skills competition is the best among the major sports. As the trade deadline approaches the guys discuss options for Blackhawks and their star players. There was a big trade in the NHL involving the Canucks sending Bo Horvat to the Islanders. Lastly, the guys remember legendary NHL player, Bobby Hull.


1/28: Patrick Sharp

Pat Boyle and Barstool Chief are back to break down another Hawks win. They also discuss Pat's conversation with Blackhawks GM Kyle Davidson on the state of the team. Finally, Patrick Sharp joins the guys to talk all things hockey and Blackhawks.


1/21: Frank Seravalli

Pat Boyle and Barstool Chief react to the Blackhawks' continued winning streak before they are joined by President of Hockey Content at the Daily Faceoff, Frank Seravalli, to discuss the NHL trade deadline and where players could be headed.


1/14: Hawks winning streak?

The Blackhawks have won 3 in a row now and Chief and Pat Boyle are back to discuss how we should feel about it.


01/07: Connor Bedard Conspiracy Theory

Pat Boyle and Barstool Chief start the show off discussing a Blackhawks win. Also, the guys share their joy of watching Connor Bedard play and why they believe he will be special in the NHL. Plus, they share a Connor Bedard conspiracy theory by Ryan Whitney. Lastly, NHL Analyst, Dave Starman joins the show to share what makes so Bedard so skilled and other players around the NHL.


12/24: Colby Cohen

The guys recap the week of Blackhawks hockey before discussing all things Hawks and college hockey with Colby Cohen of NBC Sports Chicago.