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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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Mark Lazerus and Scott Powers are joined by Jay Zawaski to discuss his new book "The Big 50: Chicago Blackhawks: The Men and Moments that Made the Chicago Blackhawks". He discusses coming up with the 50, writing about his formative years as a fan, his take on the team's new direction, why Chicago radio doesn't talk hockey, and much more. Subscribe to The Athletic and save: theathletic.com/lazandpowers Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Belfry Hockey, written by Darryl Belfry and Scott Powers, is available now, and Scott and Darryl sit down with Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane to discuss the book and reminisce about the Belfry/ Kane relationship. Subscribe to The Athletic for $1/week: theathletic.com/lazandpowers Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mark Lazerus and Scott Powers are joined by Blackhawks Head Coach Jeremy Colliton for an hour to discuss the Blackhawks' offseason, putting faith in their young goaltenders, player development, team transparency, and much more. Subscribe to The Athletic for $1/week: theathletic.com/lazandpowers Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mark Lazerus and Scott Powers are joined by Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman to discuss the team's announcement of a rebuild, the departure of players like Corey Crawford and Brandon Saad in free agency, development of young players, and much more. Subscribe to The Athletic for $1/month: theathletic.com/lazandpowers Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mark Lazerus and Scott Powers discuss the Blackhawks' recent moves during the free agency period, like letting Corey Crawford walk, trading Brandon Saad, and question what the front office's underlying plan is.  Subscribe to The Athletic: theathletic.com/lazandpowers Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mark Lazerus and Scott Powers discuss the Blackhawks moving on from Corey Crawford, free agency questions and decisions the team will need to face, and a few thoughts about the NHL Draft. Subscribe to The Athletic for $1/month: theathletic.com/lazandpowers Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mark Lazerus and Scott Powers hypothetically jump into the driver's seat of the Blackhawks organization to discuss how the team should approach the offseason. Does the team make moves for the future, or do they try to squeeze in one more Stanley Cup run in the next couple of years?  Also how to address Corey Crawford, RFAs, Seabrook, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mark Lazerus and Scott Powers present a postmortem for the Blackhawks after Chicago was eliminated in game 5, Tuesday night vs the Vegas Golden Knights. Laz & Powers dissect the performance of the Hawks aging stars, the younger players like Kirby Dach, Dominik Kubalik, Alex Debrincat, Adam Boqvist and Alexander Nylander and the lack of size and depth in the organization. Plus Laz & Powers discuss the future of Brent Seabrook in Chicago and how his 8 year contract continues to cripple the Hawks cap management. The guys discuss what the team is going to do with Corey Crawford, and the goaltending position in general. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mark Lazerus and Scott Powers recap the Blackhawks' 3-1 win last night to avoid elimination by the Vegas Golden Knights. They discuss Corey Crawford's spectacular play, what needs to change to keep the team in the series, a look ahead to Olli Maatta's future in the offseason and more Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mark Lazerus and Scott Powers discuss the merits of the Blackhawks winning their qualifying round rather than having a chance at the number one pick, preview the team's upcoming series against the Vegas Golden Knights, which team's name should get pulled for that coveted draft spot and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mark Lazerus and Scott Powers discuss last night's 4-3 win over Edmonton. Who bounced back, who's disappointing and what to look forward to in Game 4 in this qualifying series.Get 40% off of an annual subscription to The Athletic: theathletic.com/lazandpowers Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mark Lazerus and Scott Powers recap the Blackhawks 6-3 loss in game 2 of their qualifying series. Goaltending isn't great, the defense isn't great, McDavid is well, McDavid. Hear their thoughts on Crawford, Nylander, and what Chicago needs to do in game 3. Get 40% off of an annual subscription to The Athletic: theathletic.com/lazandpowers Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mark Lazerus and Scott Powers give their observations about the Blackhawks' exhibition game vs. the St. Louis Blues, including thoughts about Corey Crawford and Alex DeBrincat. Also, they look ahead to the qualifying round about the Oilers and the mental and physical tests that will bring. Finally, the NHL has successfully made it into their bubbles, and the duo voice their optimism about a Stanley Cup winner actually happening.Get 40% off of an annual subscription to The Athletic: theathletic.com/lazandpowersAdvertise on Laz and Powers: theathletic.com/podcastads Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Scott Powers and Mark Lazerus give their initial reactions to the announcement of the Seattle Kraken. Also, thoughts on Corey Crawford and Jonathan Toews and the "unfit to play" designation. Get their standouts from Blackhawks' scrimmages, they discuss new challenges of broadcasting and more. Get 40% off of an annual subscription to The Athletic: theathletic.com/lazandpowers Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Laz & Powers return with a new podcast, as they dissect the first day of Chicago's Summer camp. Starting goaltender Corey Crawford has been deemed unfit to play. The guys discuss the impact of Crawford's absence, and how it will effect the Hawks, if Corey is unable to play vs the Oilers at the beginning of August. The guys look at the return of Calvin Du Haan and possibly Brent Seabrook to the hawks blueline and the risk of teams practicing in their home cities ahead of traveling to the hub cities of Edmonton and Toronto. Plus the guys look ahead to how the Blackhawks face-off against Edmonton, as they have two weeks to prepare, for the NHL play-in series vs the Oilers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mark Lazerus and Scott Powers discuss the latest with the NHL's return to play plan, and if it's feasible. Also, if Brent Seabrook returning for camp complicates things, they discuss Scott's story about the Blackhawks' logo and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Scott Powers is joined by Hockey Graph's Chris Watkins to discuss race in hockey, analytics, how the NHL Draft lottery can affect the Chicago Blackhawks and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Scott and Mark give an update on the latest with return-to-play hub cities, and with the Hall of Fame class announcement coming later this week, a discussion of Marián Hossa's chances of getting voted in. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Scott and Mark further discuss the NHL's plan for return-to-play, and the opportunity the NHL may have in being the only major league returning in the summer. Also, having too much time to gameplan, thoughts about Chicago possibly being a hub city, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Hypothetical Hockey

Hypothetical Hockey

2020-05-3134:19

Scott and Mark engage in some much-needed frivolity and talk about the NHL's return-to-play plan, how realistic is is, and the possibility of Chicago being a hub city for the 24-team tournament. They also welcome in The Athletic's Oilers writer, Daniel Nugent-Bowman, to break down the proposed Blackhawks-Oilers qualifying-round series. Turns out this Connor McDavid fella is one to keep an eye on. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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